|Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas Departs Saint Nazaire, France for Southampton, England|
5/15/2016 - Today Royal Caribbean's new Harmony of the Seas left the STX Shipyard in Saint-Nazaire France. An estimated 70,000 spectators lined the Saint-Nazaire jetty and shoreline as two tugboats escorted the cruise ship to the open ocean. The Harmony of the Seas is expected to arrive in Southampton, England on Tuesday.
In Southampton the ship will be toured by the media and travel agents before sailing on 2 short cruises. before heading to the Mediterranean. The Harmony of the Seas will then sail to Barcelona, Spain where she will operate a series of 34 seven-night cruises in the western Mediterranean. In late October, the Harmony of the Seas will re-position to Port Everglades, Florida for the winter season. During the winter, she will sail to the Eastern Caribbean or Western Caribbean on 7-day cruises.
Here are some great photos of the Harmony of the Seas' departure front STX Saint-Nazaire France (Please note this link will take you to the UK newspaper - the Daily Mail).
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas weighs a whopping 226,000 tons, measures 1,187 feet long, 154 Feet wide and 16 decks high. She carries 5,400 passengers double occupancy and crew of 2,394.The Harmony of the Seas has a cruising speed of 23 knots.