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World's biggest cruise ship heads to Southampton on maiden voyage

Tens of thousands of French wellwishers waved au revoir to the largest cruise ship in the world as it set sail on its maiden voyage to the UK after 32 months in a French shipyard.

The one billion US dollar Harmony Of The Seas cut a gargantuan silhouette on Sunday as it left the western port town of Saint-Nazaire.

At 362 metres (1,187 feet) long, the 16-deck ship, is bigger that the Eiffel Tower and holds the records as the widest cruise ship ever built - boasting a 6,360-passenger-capacity.

The Harmony Of The Seas is expected in Southampton on Tuesday, ahead of its inaugural voyage on May 22 to Barcelona.


From Belfast Telegraph