Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Harmony of the Seas: World's largest cruise ship in Southampton


Media captionHarmony of the Seas arrived in Southampton under clear blue skies
The world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, has arrived in the UK.
The £783m vessel, which came into Southampton earlier, is 361m (1,187ft) long and can carry 6,780 passengers.
It features 20 restaurants, 23 swimming pools and took more than two-and-a-half years to construct.
The 70m (230ft) high cruise ship had its first trial in March when it was guided out to sea from the port of Saint-Nazaire.
It will leave Southampton for a four-night cruise to Rotterdam on 22 May.
On 26 May it will leave the city again for a three-night cruise to Cherbourg before finally leaving Southampton for its summer base of Barcelona on 29 May.
Harmony of the Seas size comparison
Harmony of the SeasImage copyrightPA
Image captionThe 70m (230ft) high Harmony of the Seas makes its way up Southampton Water
Harmony of the SeasImage copyrightROYAL CARIBBEAN
Image captionCrowds turned out to see the new cruise ship arriving in Southampton
Harmony of the Seas
Image captionPreparing to berth in Southampton
Harmony of the Seas
Image captionThe cruise ship features a 10-storey water slide and 23 swimming pools
Harmony of the SeasImage copyrightPATRICIA DEMPSEY
Image captionPatricia Dempsey captured the ship as it made its way into Southampton

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