The port of Southampton UK was bustling today as onlookers gathered to see Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, upon her first arrival into port.

Following 32 months of construction, ship’s arrival marked a major milestone for Royal Caribbean as Harmony became the 25th cruise ship in line's fleet.

Harmony of the Seas


“Harmony of the Seas is redefining holidays and intriguing a new generation of travellers with a bold and unexpected line-up of first at sea innovations, while enticing them to explore the world from a new perspective,” said president, Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley.

“From thrilling on-board activities and experiences to visiting awe-inspiring destinations across the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, Harmony places guests at the forefront and encourages them to create their own adventures on-board and at every destination.”

Harmony of the Seas will sail out of Southampton on a series of short cruises to Northern Europe before embarking on her maiden voyage on May 29, arriving in Barcelona June 5.

The unparalleled ship and her 2,100 crew members will then officially launch Harmony's inaugural summer season with the first out of 34 seven-night western Mediterranean cruises June 7.

In November 2016, Harmony of the Seas will arrive at homeport of Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale FL), from where she will offer 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.

The ship will join her sisters Allure and Oasis of the Seas, home ported in Port Everglades and Port Canaveral respectively, on the east coast of Florida.