World's biggest cruise ship sets sail from France

The Harmony of the Sea set sail for the first time from France yesterday as a massive crowd of well-wishers waved goodbye to the world's largest cruise liner


Pic/AFP

Quick facts

1.2 lakh tonne
Total weight of the luxury liner

40 months
The time it took to build the ship

66 metres
The width of the ship, making it the widest cruise ship ever built

362 metres
Harmony’s length, making it 50 metres longer than the Eiffel Tower

1 billion euros
(Rs 75,000 crore) The amount it cost to make the floating town, which has 16 decks

8,500
The number of people the ship can carry (6,360 passengers and 2,100 crewmembers).

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