Cruise NewsWorld's Largest Cruise Ship Arriving in South Florida

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Arriving in South Florida

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever built, is finally arriving in South Florida this weekend.

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The 227,000 gross ton Harmony of the Seas debuted in May and has been sailing in Europe ever since.  The 6,000 passenger cruise ship will arrive in her homeport at Port Everglades for the first time on November 4, 2016.  After a short cruise to the Bahamas, the ship will be christened by 23-year-old Brittany Affolter from the Miami-Dade region of Teach For America.

Once christened, Harmony of the Seas will begin sailing seven night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale.  Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean will stop in the ports of Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.  Cruises to the Western Caribbean have port stops in Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico.  View Cruises on Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas is one of the most anticipated new cruise ships of 2016 that combined all of the great features of the Oasis class ships, but also added many of the popular features from the Quantum class.  The ship features not only a trio of waterslides, but also the tallest slide (dry slide) at sea dropping more than 10 stories.

The world’s largest cruise ship has something for everyone and is the ultimate ship for families. Check out this short video of Harmony of the Seas that shows a little of what the ship has to offer:

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

Harmony of the Seas offers the debut of Broadway’s hit musical Grease in the Royal Theater and spectacular diving shows in the AquaTheater. There are also 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.

Harmony of the Seas is the 25th cruise ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet and cost more than $1 billion to build.

Photo Credit: kees torn via Wiki CC 2.0

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