10 things you wanted to know about the world’s biggest cruise ship

A lot of us dream of boarding a cruise ship sometime. After all, any traveller would love to be pampered with the best of luxury while enjoying stunning views of the ocean. If that’s something in your travel wish list, then you might like to add something really amazing. Royal Caribbean International has built the world’s largest cruise ship!

Christened as Harmony of the Seas, the cruise ship has set sail on its maiden voyage to the UK from Saint-Nazaire, France on Sunday. The ship will reach Southampton on May 22. Since this is no ordinary ship that we are talking about, a lot of you must be already eager to know more about it. Here are 10 quick facts on the world’s biggest cruise ship:

  1. Something that will amaze someone at first is the sheer length of this ship. Harmony of the Seas is 1,187 feet high, which simply means that the ship is 124 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower! Unbelievable, isn’t it?
  2. The ship weighs 2,27,000 tons and can fit 5,479 passengers and about 2,000 crew members.
  3. The ship is so massive that it is said to have a smaller version of New York’s iconic Central Park within its 16 decks, having 10,587 plants and 52 trees that are up to 20 feet tall.
  4. GPS-style wrist trackers has been issued to the passengers so that they don’t lose their way in the vast labyrinthine interiors.
  5. Each guestroom in this cruise ship boasts of a virtual balcony that promises beautiful views of the sea.
  6. The ship is being compared to a floating city as it features more than 2,500 staterooms, 20 dining venues, and 23 swimming pools.
  7. The cruise has all kinds of guest conveniences and services including restaurants, bars, spas, adventure zones, sports zone and a lot more.
  8. One of the biggest highlights in the adventure activities on offer is the Ultimate Abyss, which is the world’s tallest slide at sea, with an impressive plunge measuring 100 feet. So, it is essentially a 10-storey slide from the top deck to the boardwalk. The purple slide can be clearly seen at the rear of the ship.
  9. There’s a giant climbing wall, a rope slide, mini-golf, surf simulator, floating jacuzzis, casino and 1,400-seat theatre playing Broadway musicals.
  10. It took 2,500 workers and a total of some 10 million work-hours to build the entire cruise ship after work began in September 2013.

Source:IndiaToday

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