I feel like I have been reading about Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas for years now. The new cruise ship, which will be the largest in the world, will finally make her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, on May 29, 2016.
How big exactly is the Harmony of the Seas? Well, the New York Post recently published an article trying to answer this question with 10 crazy facts. Among these are the following:
● This monster is a whopping 1,187 feet long — 165 feet more than the Eiffel Tower is tall,according to the Daily Mail’s math and monuments bureau.
● She can clown-car in 6,410 guests, each of whom will be equipped with GPS wrist trackers so they don’t get lost. For reals.
● She has seven nonironically designated “neighborhoods”: Central Park, Boardwalk, Royal Promenade, Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
● She has the tallest slide at sea, the Ultimate Abyss, which is actually dry, not water-based, and you scoot down its 10 stories via mat. We’re sure it hurts less than it sounds.
● She somehow manages to move at all thanks to four 7,500-horsepower bow thrusters (hitting 22 knots at cruising speed).
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I am certainly intrigued by this behemoth, but I am not sure if it is simply too big to be enjoyable. Between passengers and crew, there could be as many as 8,500 people on board!
Are you more like or less likely to cruise on the Harmony of the Seas because of its size?