Historic Gathering: World's 3 Largest Cruise Ships Meet in Fort Lauderdale

By ,   November 6, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

The largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean's three Oasis-class ships, met for the first time Friday, November 4.

The three megaships - Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas, line's newest ship, came together off Fort Lauderdale.

Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ships

Image: Michel Verdure

The 3 record-breaking sister ships, which together carry over 16,000 passengers, joined up to celebrate the United States' arrival of Harmony of the Seas on the eve of ship's debut in her new permanent homeport of Port Everglades.

Harmony of the Seas took hold of the title of world's largest cruise ship from her elder sister, Allure of the Seas, when she launched in May - by only one foot and 1,700 tons.

Harmony debuted in Southampton, spent summer in Barcelona and completed her first Transatlantic crossing on Friday.