Harmony of the Seas will arrive in Southampton on Tuesday prior to embarking on its inaugural cruise on Sunday. Boasting of record-breaking dimensions, capacities and onboard amenities, Harmony of the Seas will sail across western Mediterranean this summer prior to reaching Florida and Caribbean in November.
Harmony of the Seas has a capacity for 6,410 passengers. It is the length of four football pitches and is longer by 164 ft as compared to the height of Eiffel Tower in Paris.
At 215.5 ft, this cruise ship is also the widest cruise ship at sea. The $1 billion (£700 million) cruise ship is a floating metropolis. It was ordered in December 2012 and joins Royal Caribbean International fleet. The cruise ship boasts a total of 18 decks, 2,747 staterooms, and suites. The signature room, Royal Loft Suite spans 2 storeys. It measures 1,600 square feet on the main floor and an additional 874 square feet of mezzanine area.
Harmony of the Seas also boasts of the Ultimate Abyss, a towering slide that goes down 10 storeys from deck 16 to 6. It has 7 neighborhoods, 23 swimming pools, an aqua theater, Central Park with 10,587 plants, 48 vines, and 52 trees beside a host of cafes, bars, and restaurants.
It has taken 2,500 workers at STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire 10 million work hours to build this cruise ship over the past 32 months. A four-night package from Southampton to Rotterdam and back will be at £349 a person while the three nights round trip to Cherbourg, France will be from £299 a person. On 7th June, Harmony of the Seas will undertake a 7 night trip from western Mediterranean at £800 per passenger.