Early birds and intrepid ship lovers will be some of the first to catch a glimpse of the largest passenger cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, as she makes an early morning arrival into Southampton tomorrow morning.
Royal Caribbean International’s brand new Harmony of the Seas is coming direct from the shipyard in St Nazaire, France where the ship has spent the past 32-months being constructed.
Currently anchored off the coast of the Isle of Wight and Bournemouth, the 227,000 GT ship is expected to arrive at Southampton’s City Cruise Terminal shortly before 6:15 a.m tomorrow. The ship will then spend the next few days in port preparing to welcome its firsts guests on May 22 after a two-night trade sailing on May 20.
The 5,500-passenger ship features many industry firsts including a ten-storey slide called The Ultimate Abyss, as well as Grease The Musical. The ship also features three thrilling waterslides, a zip-line, a park, robotic bartenders, Starbucks Coffee shop and Jamie’s Italian restaurant.
Best Viewing Places and Estimated Times (Tuesday, May 17):
- Portsmouth and Ryde: 4:25 a.m.
- Cowes: 4:55 a.m.
- Calshot: 5:10 a.m.
- Netley: 5:30 a.m.
- Hythe: 5:40 a.m.
- Town Quay: 5:50 a.m.
- Mayflower Park: 6 a.m.
Best Viewing Places and Estimated Times (Friday, May 20):
- Mayflower Park: 6 p.m.
- Marchwood: 6:10 p.m.
- Town Quay: 6:25 p.m.
- Hythe: 6:35 p.m.
- Netley: 6:45 p.m.
- Calshot: 7:05 p.m.
- Cowes: 7:20 p.m.
- Portsmouth and Ryde: 7:50 p.m.