Harmony of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship, was floated out of dry dock at the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The float out was conducted June 18 and 19 under perfect conditions, STX France said on its website.
The ship is under construction for Royal Caribbean and is the third ship in the company’s Oasis-class.
At 227,000 gross registered tons, Harmony of the Seas will be the biggest cruise ship ever built, beating out Oasis 1 and 2 – Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas – by about 1,700 tons. The ship will carry 5,479 guests at double occupancy, about 79 more than the first two.
Delivery of Harmony of the Seas is expected for April 2016. A fourth Oasis class ship is also under construction at the STX France shipyard.
Yesterday we showed you pictures of the Harmony of the Seas at STX France as the vessel was prepared for its float out.