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World’s biggest cruise ship sets sail from France, massive crowd sees off

Tens of thousands of French well-wishers waved goodbye to the largest cruise, Harmony of the Seas, ship in the world as it set sail on its maiden voyage to the U.K. after 32 months in a French shipyard. It was built at Saint-Nazaire on France’s Atlantic shore.

At 66 metres, 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. It weighs around 1.2 lakh tonne and the cost of its manufacturing is nearly 75000 crore rupees. The number of people the ship can carry 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members.

The ship is headed for Southampton in southern England on last Tuesday, before its inaugural voyage on May 22 to Barcelona.

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