The largest cruise ship in the world – measuring more than four football pitches in length with a maximum capacity for 6,780 passengers – has docked in Southampton for final preparations before its maiden voyage. A small crowd of well-wishers, including some dressed in their pyjamas, welcomed the £800million Harmony ($1 billion) of the Seas as it arrived. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the coastal city to catch a glimpse of the gigantic vessel before it carries paying customers for the first time.
With a crew of 2,100 from 77 countries, the floating city boasts seven 'neighbourhoods', a 10-storey slide that is the tallest at sea, 23 swimming pools, 20 dining venues, 52 trees, surf simulators, robot bartenders, a casino and climbing walls.
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