Big ol’ bragging rights
Royal Caribbean and the biggest cruise ship in the world
You’ve probably heard the figures: 18 decks; 2747 staterooms; seven distinct neighbourhoods; 20 dining options; an international crew of 2100 for 6780 guests. And here’s one more: Royal Caribbean’s new Harmony of the Seas took 32 months to construct and is indeed the biggest cruise ship in the world. In addition to 23 pools, waterslides and flowriders, it also features a full-sized basketball court, two climbing walls, a zip line, a skating rink and — if you have a quiet moment to read the news and catch up on social media — the fastest Internet at sea available throughout the ship. The official launch of Harmony’s inaugural summer season was a seven-night western Mediterranean sailing on June 7. In November, she will arrive at her homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale from where she’ll offer seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings. royalcaribbean.com/harmonyoftheseas.
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