On March 10, 2016, The Harmony of the Seas (Oasis 3) class ship left the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, France.
The city’s STX France shipyards began building the €1bn ($1.1bn) mammoth for US shipbuilder Royal Caribbean International (RCI) in September 2013. I am sure you all saw it all over the news – it was like the new titanic era. Here are some stats about the gigantic cruise ship:
- Weight: 120,000-tonnes
- On board for first time: 500 people
- Stretches 362m
- It has16 decks (1,187 feet) (50m longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower).
All photos by Loic Venance / AFP Photo