The freshly completed world’s largest cruise ship – HARMONY OF THE SEAS
Gettone Group completed this major project in 2016 and the super-sized cruise ship is now on its way from France.
Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, is capable of accommodating up to 6,000 passengers. The astounding vessel, which is almost 165 feet longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower, is currently undergoing its first sea trial from France. The 1,188ft long Harmony of the Seas cost one billion US dollars, can carry 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew, and took more than two-and-a-half years to construct.
Harmony of the Seas has 2,747 staterooms, with a wide variety of types, to accommodate (at double occupancy) 5,479 guests ranging from small interior rooms to larger rooms and suites, some of which are fitted with wall-mounted 80-inch screens, covering nearly the floor to ceiling, that show the ship’s environment as if through a window, named ‘virtual balconies’. These screens were first fitted on the Quantum class of cruise ships. A full 43 categories of stateroom types are offered, starting at a size of 180 square feet; several types of suites are available, including the new Royal Class.
Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, complete with its 10-storey slide that turns in a serpentine movement, robots mixing cocktails at the Bionic Bar and 12,000 different types of plants and trees, sailed out of Southampton on 20 May.
With a gross tonnage of 227,700 GT, she is the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters MS Oasis of the Seas and MS Allure of the Seas by some 2,000 gross tons, as well as 2.15 metres (7.1 ft) in length.