World's biggest cruise ship sets sail from France

2016-05-15 22:15
President and CEO Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, gives thumbs-up during the delivery ceremony of the Harmony of the Seas in Saint-Nazaire, France. (Laetitia Notarianni, AP)

President and CEO Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, gives thumbs-up during the delivery ceremony of the Harmony of the Seas in Saint-Nazaire, France. (Laetitia Notarianni, AP)

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Paris - Tens of thousands of French well-wishers 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 $1bn Harmony of the Seas cut a gargantuan silhouette on Sunday as it left the western port town of Saint-Nazaire.

At 362m 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.

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