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Harmony of the Seas, the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, is Delivered to Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, has officially been delivered to the cruise line and is the largest cruise ship ever built at more than 227,000 gross tons.  The ship took 32 months to construct at the STX France shipyard.

At a cost of $1 billion, Harmony of the Seas is the 25th cruise ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet and has the following features:

  • A 100-foot drop with The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, plunging courageous adrenaline seekers 10 stories down from deck 16 to the Boardwalk on deck 6
  • 4,700,000 lbs. (2,150 tons) of water in 23 swimming pools, whirlpools, two FlowRider surf simulators and waterslides, including the Perfect Storm, a thrilling trio of waterslides, and the Splashaway Bay waterpark for young guests
  • The first double-story Wonderland, the specialty restaurant concept first introduced onboard the global cruise line’s Quantum class of ships delivering an imaginative and whimsical feast for all the senses
  • The debut of Broadway’s hit musical Grease in the Royal Theater and spectacular diving shows in the AquaTheater
  • 11,252 works of art showcased throughout the ship and Central Park, a living park in the center of the ship which features a total of 10,587 plants, 48 vine plants and 52 trees, some over 20 feet (6.1 meters) high
  • VOOM, the fastest internet at sea, available exclusively to Royal Caribbean guests, which allows travelers to seamlessly stay connected, stream their favorite entertainment, video chat and share their adventures with friends and family at home

The 6,000 passenger cruise ship is so large that it is divided into the following seven neighborhoods:

After a season of sailing in the Mediterranean, Harmony of the Seas will head home to Port Everglades and sail week long cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

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There are 2,100 crew members on Harmony of the Seas from 77 different nationalities.

 

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