A massive cruise ship that features a 10-storey slide, a robotic bar and a zip-line has completed its trial run after it set sail from the French port of Saint Nazaire.
The Harmony of the Seas took a trial run before it brings on passengers for the maiden voyage on 29 May.
The massive ship is 1187 feet long and 218 feet wide and will hold 6410 guests in total and 2300 international crew members. It will have 16 guest desks and 24 passenger elevators.
The ship, owned by cruise company Royal Caribbean International will sail around the Western Mediterranean.
The ship features a large array of features, including what is billed to be one of its highlights the Ultimate Abyss – a 10-storey slide and the Perfect Storm, a trio of waterslides.
The boat is so large it has seven designated neighbourhood areas: Central Park, Boardwalk, Royal Promenade, a pool zone, spa area, entertainment place and kid’s zone.
The pool and sports zone will have four unique types of pools, two FlowRider surf simulators and a zip line. There will also be an adults-only Solarium with “a three-deck high, glass-paneled enclave designed with seating on various ‘islands’ surrounded by water, providing guests with the sensation of floating on air. The open-air Solarium offers a tranquil swimming pool, two serene whirlpools, and four cantilevered whirlpools suspended 136 feet (41.5 meters) above the ocean”.
The Boardwalk area will feature a carousel, places to eat and two rock-climbing walls, while Central Park is at the centre of the ship, featuring plants, flowers and trees in an area the length of a football field. On the Royal Promenade, there is the futuristic Bionic Bar, which uses robotic bartenders to mix drinks to order.
The ship will undergo another trial run before it is ready to set sail with travellers on board.