Harmony of the Seas. Photo RCL
St. Maarten News – Port St. Maarten will welcome the Oasis class cruisxe vessel Harmony of the Seas, now considered the world’s largest cruise ship of Royal Caribbean Lines in November when it makes its inaugural call.
Harmony of the Seas cost more than $1 billion to build and is the lines 25th ship. The vessel made her world debut on May 17 when it sailed into the British port of Southampton.
The vessel is higher than the Eiffel Tower in height and is also the widest and heaviest cruise ship ever built.
“Harmony of the Seas will showcase groundbreaking vacation amenities onboard to allow vacationers to have a great holiday at sea for all the family. Cruising is changing, as noted by executives from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association recently to MPs and to the St. Maarten Economic Cruise Association.
“Destination renewal and reinventing our cruise product is needed more than ever. We are all aware of all-inclusive resorts on land, well this has now been replicated on the high seas and Harmony of the Seas is a clear example,” the port said in a press statement.
“Reinventing Cruise St. Maarten has to take place today and the challenges pointed out in those recent meetings by cruise executives to MPs and several representatives of the business community, have to be addressed in the coming weeks and months.”