World's largest cruise ship departs for sea trials

Harmony of the Seas Harmony of the Seas STX France

MARCH 10, 2016 — The world's largest cruise thus far, the 5,497 passenger Harmony of the Seas, departed shipbuilder STX France's Saint-Nazaire, France, shipyard today assisted by six tugs and headed for three days of sea trials.

The 16 passenger deck ship is slightly larger than the two other Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ships with a length of 1,194 ft and a 227,700 gt tonnage.

The ship has 500 people on board and these first sea trials will focus mainly on tests of the electric power plant and propulsion system tests as well as maneuverability tests.

Further sea trials are set to be held before the end of April.

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