The world’s largest cruise ship will arrive in Barcelona on Sunday for its inauguration
The cruise records (larger tonnage, passenger capacity and variety of attractions and gastronomy on board) and lines up heading to Barcelona, where he will land on Sunday morning to start their regular routes with the Catalan capital as homeport throughout the summer. The Harmony of the Seas will make a total of 22 departures from the port of Barcelona, with mostly international passage that half the world will come to embark on the new proposal of Royal Caribbean.
In theory, the Harmony is part of the series comprising two other brothers carving, Oasis and Allure of the Seas, which already were shooting in Barcelona the past two summers to note that the Mediterranean market was mature enough to Brand, for the first time in history, a boat of these characteristics and dimensions in a port in southern Europe. However, the shipping company has injected only a few centimeters wide, involving 1,700 tons (holds 227,000) to label rigorously with the claim of “largest in the world.” With 362 meters long, aboard fit between 5,479 and 6,780 passengers (depending on whether the occupation of some of the cabins is double or triple) and about 2,100 crew members, currently 77 nationalities.
But beyond the mega measures, the gigantic ship causes enormous excitement among cruise addicts by the myriad attractions that make it a sort of thematic city. Like his brothers, he is the first cruise crossed by a park-avenue full of greenery and open air, and that looks balconies overlooking these ‘avenues’ and or not only the sea good interior without a view, as is common in the sector. Even the interiors feature here with a virtual balcony on the wall to see what would be watching live from the side.
Harmony, built during 32 months in France, is performing a pre-inaugural route from Southampton (United Kingdom) to position itself in Barcelona, it is formally opened on Sunday (with a day and a half of navigation) and start their summer itineraries from the city, in seven days that will take you from Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, La Spezia, Rome and Naples. In the fall he will go to start routes through the Caribbean.
Your navigation these days, with more than 8,000 people on board, mostly British, has led him to spend a few hours Wednesday of scale in Vigo, which has caused real commotion. So will on Friday in Malaga, where you will receive both the port authority as municipal and tourism representatives. In Barcelona the Port will give the first scale plate, but the council has not planned no participation. While other ports of national cruise try to gain market share, the Barcelona’s questions the numerical success of the sector in the city and is currently studying whether it should limit its growth to avoid saturation or apply a new tourist rate even though not spend the night in the city.
To achieve even harder and tempt those who have tried other boats XXL, the Harmony launches novelties like the Ultimate Abyss, the highest aboard slide more than 40 meters long and passes through 10 of 18 covers; the Splashaway Bay, an interactive children’s water park and a trio of slides water. Dreamworks also offers expirience for family holidays … as well as known in the Aquatheater shipping with water acrobatics show open, and a more conventional theater where they can be seen as Grease Broadway productions.
The vast offer to be lost (literally) on board includes 20 restaurants (from the most creative cuisine to fast food) and incorporated into this series robots waiters Bionic Bar and smart bracelets to open the cabins and make any reservation of activities on the high seas.