361 meters long, 66.5 meters wide, 64 meters high (18 decks), 227,000 tons heavy, and 23 knots fast – these are the impressive key data for the “Harmony of the Seas”. The largest cruise ship of all time offers space for 5,500 passengers, who will be pampered by 2,000 crew members. The cost of the luxury ship, which sails under the flag of Royal Caribbean, amounts to around 1 billion euros and sets new standards.
The new cruise ship “Harmony of the Seas” is larger than the Eiffel Tower and recently had its maiden voyage. At the end of May 2016, the first passengers will board in Southampton (England) and experience a cruise of superlatives. Luxury and adventure await the guests at sea. The largest slide on a cruise ship to date runs over ten decks in total, gigantic climbing walls, an indoor ice rink, or a water park ensure entertaining hours for young and old. Numerous specialty restaurants pamper the guests culinary, such as Wonderland, which offers fairytale dining experiences. The Bionic Bar on the Royal Promenade is futuristic, where robots mix cocktails… For the first time at sea, passengers will be offered the Broadway musical “Grease”. In addition, Voom provides the fastest internet at sea.
Largest cruise brand
Usually, the “Harmony of the Seas” will set sail from Barcelona and Fort Lauderdale. Destinations include the Western Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, Western Europe, and Transatlantic. Royal Caribbean International has been around since 1969 and is the largest cruise brand in the world. Currently, 21 ships operate under its flag, with three more under construction.