Trial run of largest cruise ship successful

Touted as Titanic of modern era, ‘Harmony of the Seas’, the world’s largest cruise ship, has successfully completed its first sea trials. The 227,000-tonne mammoth craft sailed about 1,000 nautical miles during its three-day voyage.

The mega vessel, built by Royal Caribbean, touched the waters for the first time on 10 March off the coast of France. During the trial sail, the ship’s power plant capacity, as well as its propulsion and manoeuvrability were put to the test.

About 500 people — mostly crew members and engineers — were on board the ship, which is built with a capacity to host 6,400 passengers — who will be taken care by a 2,100-strong crew.

The ship will start sailing in May after completing another round of sea trials in Apri

Medaram Jathara

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