Harmony of the Seas begins ocean trials
It’s less than two months until Royal Caribbean gets its hands on the biggest cruise ship in the world, Harmony of the Seas.
The 5,497-passenger, 227,000-ton behemoth is the third Oasis-class vessel, a slightly bigger sister ship to Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.
Under construction at STX France in St. Nazaire, France, the ship is slated to begin its first set of sea trials today as it get its finishing touches before delivery to the cruise line on May 12. The ship’s inaugural sailing from Southampton will be May 19 before spending a summer in the Mediterranean before making its way to its new home at Port Everglades this fall.
The inaugural Fort Lauderdale sailing will be Nov. 7 after a three-day Bahamas trip on Nov. 5. Afterward it will begin alternating seven-night trips to the eastern and western Caribbean.