Onboard the World’s Largest Passenger Ship (25 Photos)
On May 29, 2016, the Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas set sail on her maiden voyage. At 1,188 ft long, 215.5 ft wide and 226,963 GRT, she is the is the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.
With accommodation for up to 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew members, the facts and figures for this ‘floating city’ are truly mind-boggling. Let’s take a closer look at the largest passenger ship ever built.
Harmony of the Seas was built by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France for Royal Caribbean. She is registered in the Bahamas and took 32 months to complete at a cost of more than $1 billion.
Harmony of the Seas homeports in Barcelona, Spain and embarked on the first of 34 seven-night sailings in the western Mediterranean on June 7, 2016.
– 18 total decks with 16 guest decks
– 2,747 staterooms, 1,768 balconies
– There are 4 bow thrusters with 7,600 horse power each
– 24 guest elevators
– 7 distinct ‘neighbourhoods’
– 8 specialty restaurants and 4,908 total restaurant seating
– 11,252 works of art showcased throughout the ship
– 4,700,000 lbs. (2,150 tons) of water in 23 swimming pools, whirlpools, two FlowRider surf simulators and waterslides
– A 10 story, 100-foot drop with The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea
– The fastest Internet at sea
For every 7-day cruise, the ship is loaded with: 9,700 lbs of chicken; 5,000 dozen eggs; 15,000 lbs of beef; 700 lbs of ice cream; 20,000 lbs of potatoes; 2,100 lbs of lobster tails; 12,600 lbs of flour, 2,500 lbs of salmon; 5,0000 lbs of french fries; 5,300 lbs of bacon
110,000 lbs of ice cubes are made each day and 479,314 gallons of fresh water are consumed every 24 hours. Harmony carries 40 brands of beer, 340 brands of wine and 127 specialty cocktails. There are 40 varieties of fruit and 80 kinds of vegetables.