Lonely Planet Writer

World’s largest cruise ship with room for 6360 passengers to make maiden voyage

A cruise ship that’s longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall was set to depart the French port of Saint Nazaire today.

The port at Saint Nazaire, France.
The port at Saint Nazaire, France. Image by pierrO / CC BY-SA 2.0

Harmony Of The Seas is sailing to Southampton, UK in a tester voyager without passengers, before moving on to Barcelona for its first holiday cruise. The ship weighs 227,000 tonnes and can accommodate 6360 passengers. There will be plenty on board to entertain them, including a fine dining restaurant, 31 bars, water slides and performances of the musical Grease.

Read more: thelocal.fr