In Photos: World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail


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Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, has set sail on its first sea trial.

The ship built in France cost around 1 billion euros and is 1,187 feet, which is nearly 330 feet longer than the iconic but ill-fated Titanic, and weighs 227,000 pounds.

The massive vessel, which has been tagged a floating city, is 165 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris.

The ship, which has 18 decks, is 210 feet tall.

The ship embarked on the sea trial on Friday with 500 crew members but no passenger on-board.

When fully operational, the crew strength is designed to be 2,000, while its passenger capacity is 6,000.

It boasts of a sports court, suites, a youth zone, pool and waterpark as well as a gym and spa, among other essential features.

Harmony of the Seas, which is set to embark on its first commercial voyage in May, is more than three feet wider than the previous world’s largest cruise ships – Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas.

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