THE world’s biggest ever cruise ship has docked in Barcelona after completing its maiden voyage.
Weighing 227,000 tonnes, the €1 billion Harmony of the Seas – described as a ‘floating town’ – moored in its home port of Barcelona after setting sail from Southampton, UK.
With 6,400 passengers and 2,100 crew on board, the 218-foot ship has 18 decks and is longer than the Eiffel Tower is high.
Built for US-based Royal Caribbean, it also has a 10-storey-high water slide, cinema room and casino.
A giant climbing wall, a rope slide, mini-golf, surf simulator, floating jacuzzis, and 1,400-seat theatre playing Broadway musicals are among the other attractions.
Two robot barmen serve passengers in the ‘Bionic Bar’ and the ship even has its own high street, as well as a ‘Central Park’ deck featuring 12,000 plant species.
The boat will be moored in Barcelona and will begin regular cruises this summer through to late October.
- Not just for Christmas: The heroic work of Estepona’s Adana kennels - 8 Jan, 2017 @ 10:23
- Bambi on ice - 1 Jan, 2017 @ 16:01
- Cars banned from Madrid streets in trial run for pedestrianised city - 25 Dec, 2016 @ 16:54
- Gang of thieves gas and rob expat homes on Costa del Sol - 22 Dec, 2016 @ 09:14
- Spain boosts security in ‘Christmas hotspots’ following Berlin attacks - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 15:31
- Flood advice: How to claim on insurance following Costa del Sol deluge - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 13:25
- PIC EXCLUSIVE: Britain’s Most Wanted fugitive Mark Acklom strips off in Spain - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 11:05
- Prime Minister Theresa May vows to protect 1.2 million British expats living in Europe - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 09:51
- Britain’s Captain Calamity stranded in Spain after leaving passport onboard abandoned vessel - 20 Dec, 2016 @ 12:43
- Woman from Granada named best rugby referee in the world by IRFU - 20 Dec, 2016 @ 10:36