April 24, 2024

Harmony of the Seas stays in Med during summer

The largest cruise ship in the world will sail on 7-day cruises out of Barcelona for the summer.

The largest cruise ship in the world – measuring more than four football pitches in length with a maximum capacity for 6,780 passengers – completed its inaugural season cruising the Mediterranean with itineraries of the Western Med from Barcelona to Rome.

The $1.5 billion Harmony of the Seas sailed from a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France sailed to Southampton on its maiden voyage and will stay in the Med until the latter part of October when will sail between Florida and the Caribbean over the winter.

Royal Caribbean International’s 18-deck ship has set new records for length (1,1188ft), gross tonnage (227,000),
width (215.5ft), passenger capacity (5,479 at double occupancy or a maximum of 6,780) and staterooms (2,747).

With a crew of 2,100 from 77 countries, the floating city boasts seven ‘neighbourhoods’, a 10-storey slide that is the tallest at sea, 23 swimming pools, 20 dining venues, 52 trees, surf simulators, robot bartenders, a casino and climbing walls. Everyone wears a GPS wristband in case your child becomes lost!

Visit Royal Caribbean for more information: Harmony of the Seas

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