World's largest cruise ship, Harmony of Seas, docks at UK port

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World's Largest Cruise Ship Makes Maiden Voyage

SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 17 (Reuters) - The world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, arrived in the British port of Southampton on Tuesday ahead of its maiden cruise later this month.

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The Royal Caribbean International's vessel measures 362 meters (1187.66 ft) long, the size of nearly four soccer fields, and weighs around 227,000 gross registered tons.

The ship will sail from Southampton on short trips to northern Europe ahead of a maiden cruise which arrives in Barcelona in early June.

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World's largest cruise ship, Harmony of Seas, docks at UK port
Bystanders watch the worlds largest cruise ship, the 361 metres long, Harmony of the Seas, arrives in port for its mayden voyage, in Southampton, Britain May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Two men stand on a balcony of a guest room aboard the worlds largest cruise ship, the 361 metres long, Harmony of the Seas, berthed in port ahead of its maiden voyage, in Southampton, Britain May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
General view during the delivery ceremony of the Harmony of the Seas ( Oasis 3 ) class ship at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, France, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A picture taken on May 12, 2016 at the STX shipyard of Saint-Nazaire, western France shows the auditorium inside the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship during the delivery ceremony of the boat. With a capacity of 6.296 passengers and 2.384 crew members, the Harmony of the Seas, built by STX France for the Royal Caribbean International, is the world's largest ship cruise. / AFP / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)
A room in the "Harmony of the Seas" is pictured Thursday Feb. 18, 2016 at the STX Shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. Owned by the Royal Caribbean, the Harmony of the Seas will be worldâs largest passenger ship and is expected to enter service in May 2016. (AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni)
The worlds largest cruise ship, the 361 metres long, Harmony of the Seas, arrives in port for her mayden voyage, in Southampton, Britain May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
The worlds largest cruise ship, the 361 metres long, Harmony of the Seas, arrives in port for her mayden voyage, in Southampton, Britain May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
General view during the delivery ceremony of the Harmony of the Seas ( Oasis 3 ) class ship at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, France, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
The Harmony of the Seas (Oasis 3) class ship leaves the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, France, May 15, 2016. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
A photo taken on May 15, 2016 shows the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship as it sails from the STX Saint-Nazaire shipyard, western France, out to sea. The world's biggest-ever cruise ship, the 120,000-tonne Harmony of the Seas, a luxury home on the waves for 8,500 passengers and crew, was handed over by a French shipyard after a 40-month engineering feat. At 66 metres (217 feet), it is the widest cruise ship ever built, while its 362-metre length makes it 50 metres longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower.The floating town, which cost close to one billion euros, has 16 decks and will be able to carry 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members. / AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Harmony of the Seas cruise ship leaves the STX shipyard of Saint-Nazaire, western France, for a three-day offshore test, on March 10, 2016. With a capacity of 6.296 passengers and 2.384 crew members, the Harmony of the Seas, built by STX France for the Royal Caribbean International, is the world's largest ship cruise. / AFP / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Slot machines are pictured inside the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship during the delivery ceremony of the boat at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, Thursday, May 12, 2016. With a capacity of 6.296 passengers and 2.384 crew members, the Harmony of the Seas, built by STX France for the Royal Caribbean International, is the world's largest ship cruise. (AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni)
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