Cruise News10 Things You Didn't Know About the World's Largest Cruise Ship

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever built at just under 227,000 gross tons.  The ship can carry 9,000 passengers and crew members at maximum occupancy and is the 3rd Oasis class cruise ship built by the cruise line.
Harmony of the Seas is currently sailing a season in Europe before embarking on a Transatlantic sailing on October 23, 2016.  The ship is scheduled to be christened in Port Everglades on November 10 and begin sailing week long cruises to the Caribbean.  Here are 10 interesting facts that you didn’t know about the world’s largest cruise ship.

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1. With 20 different restaurants on board Harmony of the Seas, the ship offers over 300 individual menu options. If there is one thing that is for certain, you won’t go hungry on this cruise ship.

2. Central Park on Harmony of the Seas has more plants than the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection.

3. The 23 pools, waterslides, and Flowriders on Harmony contain more water than 94 times the water of one eruption of Old Faithful.

4. Harmony of the Seas has more works of art than the Louvre has paintings. The 3,000 works of art on the ship are valued at $6.5 million.

5. Standing upright at 1,188 feet, Harmony of the Seas is twice as high as the Washington Monument.

6. At 150 feet above sea level, the Ultimate Abyss (the tallest slide at sea) is taller than Mount Rushmore.

7. Harmony of the Seas weights more than 17,000 African elephants.

8. It took 500,000 individual pieces to construct Harmony of the Seas, 27 times the parts used to assemble the Eiffel Tower.

9. Just one of the ship’s four bow thrusters has more power than seven Ferraris.

10. Performers on the ship’s Aquatheater use two 10 meter Olympic height diving boards.

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Ben Souza
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Cruise News10 Things You Didn't Know About the World's Largest Cruise Ship

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