: Daily Mail: World's largest cruise ship sets sail for UK ahead of its maiden voyage (video)

09:39 May. 16, 2016

Daily Mail: World's largest cruise ship sets sail for UK ahead of its maiden voyage (video)

The Harmony of the Seas class ship docks at at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, during the delivery ceremony, May 12, 2016 (AP Photo)

The USD 1 billion boat boasts a 10-storey slide and capacity for 5,500 passengers  

The largest cruise ship in the world - Harmony of the Seas - has said au revoir to a French shipyard after 32 months of construction and is en route to the UK.

Tens of thousands of people watched from shore and much smaller vessels as the gigantic Harmony of the Seas, built at a cost of more than USD 1bn (£700million), left Saint-Nazaire for Southampton on May 15.

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With a capacity of 5,479 guests at double occupancy, the 18-deck ship is set to arrive in England on Tuesday ahead of its inaugural voyage on 22 May. Full story 

 

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