Cruise ship “Harmony of the seas” is the largest ship in the world in 2016-th year. This giant oasis-class reaches 362,12 meters long and 66 meters wide. Its height is 70 meters and a depth of 22.6 feet. The number of crew – 2 100. “Harmony of the seas” is a cruise ship built in French shipyard in Saint-Nazaire for “Royal Caribbean international” is the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing the size of their older sisters – “the oasis of the seas and Allure of the seas”.
The success of the first two ships of class “oasis” inspired “Royal Caribbean cruises” to order a third ship of this type in December 2012. “Harmony of the seas” was first launched on 19 June 2015, since then, has started her first sea trials. On May 15, 2016, the ship set sail from France to your first destination – Southampton (England). At the end of October 2016, the ship will cross the Atlantic towards the US and will arrive in port Everglades (Florida) in early November.
Compare, for example, the famous “Titanic” leaves the latter no chance. If you could imagine these ships together, the famous giant of the last century, compared with modern “Harmony seas” would be just a pleasure boat. The biggest cruise ship of this century has 2 747 cabins of different shapes and sizes that can accommodate 5 479 guests.
There are economical options with small simple and discreet interior and large rooms of class “luxury” (some of them feature a wall-mounted 80-inch screen almost from floor to ceiling virtual balcony). The size of the room can reach 180 square meters, there are several types of suites, including the new “Royal class”.
The largest airliner has an incredibly rich infrastructure. Aft is the Aqua theatre. At a height of 20 floors is a complex of dry sliding “Ultimate abyss”. On the ship there is a Spa and a fitness center, a small Bay, where you can even surf, 2 walls for climbing, a water area with three water slides, 4 pools and 10 Jacuzzis, two hot tubs hanging over the edge of the ship.
On Board has its own casino, 20 restaurants, including “Wonderland,” with molecular gastronomy, cinema, bionic bar, where drinks are two-robot bartender that can make two drinks per minute and 1,000 drinks per day. There is also Central Park, the Royal theatre, basketball court, life-size, and numerous playgrounds for children and youth.
On Board there is also high speed Internet access Voom. Each guest is given a special bracelet that serves as a pass to many opportunities. The large cruise ship is more like a resort town than just a great ship.
As already mentioned, the “Harmony of the seas” – the largest airliner. And the most expensive. Prices for travel start from $1 125 per person for seven nights, including a tour of the Western Mediterranean.
Average prices range from about $800 for a basic cabin for three night flight and to more than $4,000 for a Deluxe room for seven nights. Can’t afford an expensive room with a view of the ocean? 70 cabins have “virtual balconies”, floor to ceiling, which represent the led screens, exactly resembling balconies, which projected the image from the external cameras mounted on the sides of the vessel, recreating the view of the ocean in real time. The computer screen also has a railing, because testing showed that their presence made people feel much safer than in the “open” virtual Windows.