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World’s Largest Cruise Ship Arrives In Southampton

Early birds and intrepid ship lovers were some of the first to catch a glimpse of the largest passenger cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, as she made an early arrival into Southampton this morning.

The 227,000 GT vessel arrived in Southampton shortly before 6 a.m. and docked at City Cruise Terminal. The ship will remain in port until Friday when it departs on a two-night trade sailing at 6 p.m.

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.

Royal Caribbean International’s brand new Harmony of the Seas  has arrived direct from the shipyard in St Nazaire, France where the ship has spent the past 32-months being constructed.

The ship will 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 ship will be based in Barcelona during the summer season operating seven-night sailings to Rome, Naples, Marseilles, La Spezia and Palma De Mallorca. The ship will then head to its new home-port of Fort Lauderdale in October where Harmony of the Seas will operate seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch Harmony of the Seas‘ arrival into Southampton.

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Jordan Bailey
21-year-old travel journalist, Jordan, has been reporting on cruise news since 2011. Since taking his first voyage on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in 2009, Jordan has now been on over 50 cruises. He currently studies Journalism at Southampton Solent University.
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  1. Ady mills

    Fantastic pictures. Which show the ship at her most beautiful ( at sea ). You must be pleased with getting up early to get them.

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