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Onboard the world's biggest cruise ship

Last updated on: May 20, 2016 16:13 IST

The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, is all set for its maiden voyage.

Image: The world's largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, arrives in port for her maiden voyage, in Southampton, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters
 
 

Royal Caribbean's newest ship will begin its first journey from Southampton, England on May 22.

Here’s a look at the amazing facts about the mighty ship…

Image: The ship has a capacity of over 8,000 people.
Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters
 
 

The mighty ship weighs 227,000 gross registered tons, has a passenger capacity of 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew members.

Image: Swimming pools, a big attraction. Photograph, courtesy: Royal Caribbean
 
 

With 23 swimming pools, the ship will offer much excitement for swimmers.

Image: Bionic bar onboard. Photograph, courtesy: Royal Caribbean
 
 

In a first, the ship will have robot bartenders who can mix 1,000 drinks a day. 

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Image: All set for the maiden voyage. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters
 
 

The 362-metre-long ship ‘Harmony of the Seas’ cost a whopping $1 billion.

Image: The ship it is taller than the Eiffel Tower. Photograph, courtesy: Royal Caribbean
 
 

Believe it or not, it is taller than the Eiffel Tower and has 2,500 state rooms.

Image: A paradise on the seas. Photograph, courtesy: Royal Caribbean
 
 

That’s not all - 20 restaurants, 24 lifts for guests, double-storey wonderland specialty restaurant make it a paradise on the seas. 

 

Image: A green park too onboard. Photograph, courtesy: Royal Caribbean
 
 

A park in the centre of the ship has more 10,000 plants and 50 trees.

For adventure lovers, the tallest slide gives guests a 30 metre drop, making it the tallest slide at sea.

Image: Set for a great sailing experience. Photograph, courtesy: Royal Carribean
 
 

With 11,252 works of art on display, it is a floating art museum too.

Image: Royal Theatre onboard. Photograph, courtesy: Royal Caribbean
 
 

It houses a 1,400-seat Royal Theatre for Broadway-style shows.

Image: ArcelorMittal's steel used to build the ship. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters
 
 

Interestingly, ArcelorMittal provided the steel used in construction of this ship. It took two and a half years to build this wonderful ship.