Imagine that you go on a free cruise on the largest ship in the world. Inside, there’s a megacity of entertainment and services, and all is for free. Is that a fantasy? Yes. But one day, when there is a parade of planets, the company is launching a new ship, and this fairy tale becomes reality. Tour operators, the media representatives, and everyone, who will subsequently sell tickets to this ship, are usually invited to make the first trip.
is the biggest cruise liner for 8200 people, 2,200 of which are crew members. The height of the vessel is comparable to the height of a 20-storey building. It’s 362 meters length. Construction of the liner cost the
more than one billion euros.
A helipad, swimming pools, water slides, a casino, a theater, an ice rink, a garden with 12 thousands of different plants and much more are the most impressive things. On board, there is even a Bionic bar, where robots are working instead of waiters. Let's see how it looks from inside...
Here’re general plans of the liner. It’s really gigantic the Ark of Noah with a displacement of 227,500 tons:
We left the port of Barcelona. We were escorted by two fire ships that were “saluting” with water from water cannons in honor of the first voyage:
The first place, where you get on a cruise is a cabin. I will not talk about a footage, let me just say that there was a separate dressing room:
Here’re common zones of the liner. On the right in the photo, there’s a giant sculpture of the head, which layers were rotating in different directions:
There are pedestrian streets on board. There’s a feeling that it’s not a ship, but a piece of a continent was put to sea. There are a lot of people. An advanced facial recognition system that allows identifying each passenger in the crowd was set up on board. There are many sculptures and works of contemporary art:
Let us ascend to the top of the deck. There are two types of decks - indoor, comfortable in windy weather, and street ones. On board, there are 16 decks. 6 main pools and 10 giant jacuzzi:
The upper deck is full of public zones:
Sun beds are numerous. Pay attention to the slides behind a swimming pool:
There’s a golf field on the other side:
There are waves to ride on boards:
There’s a rope ferry at the height of seven floors:
A huge water theater is located at the stern of the ship. Two tubes go down from the upper deck, by which one can go down in clothes. Feels like - very fast, very scary and very dark. You overcome almost 30 meters of altitude in 13 seconds, making the path of the two turning 360 degrees:
To the right of water theater, there’s a pedestrian area called Central Park:
There is a giant gym. There are a lot of training equipment:
Here’s a casino:
There are 20 restaurants on the board of the Harmony of the Seas. The main one occupies three floors, where daily dinners are held:
And this is the Bionic bar, where robots work. Mechanical arms work with 30 alcoholic components. They may produce an infinite set of cocktails. A preparation of one cocktail takes 30 seconds. It looks fantastic:
Another memorable restaurant is called "
" after the well-known writing of Lewis Carroll. Here’s a decoration the hall:
Instead of the menu, waiters bring an empty picture which is necessary to paint with water, and after these manipulations, the text appears. It may seem to be a trifle, but it leaves an indelible impression:
Weekly, visitors of the liner restaurants eat 4,500 kg of chicken and about 7000 kg of beef. There are 4,900 seats in restaurants and bars on board. The assortment of desserts had knocked me up again:
There are dozens of shops for every budget in Central Park:
You won’t be bored in the evening. On the contrary, you will have to run from one performance to another:
This is a water show:
It is often said that cruises are for European pensioners. However, the situation is changing, and companies become increasingly oriented to middle-aged and young people. Dance clubs, good restaurants, fitness, shopping, and beach holiday – that is really not boring.