The Largest Passenger Ship In The World Cost $1 Billion And Is Ready To Brave The Seas (18 pics)

Harmony of the Seas, an Oasis-class cruise ship, was delivered last Sunday and is ready to set sail. With a gross tonnage of 227,700 GT, she is the largest cruise ship ever built, surpassing her older sisters Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas by some 2,000 gross tons, as well as 2.15 metres (7.1 ft) in length. It was constructed at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France where thousands people gathered to see her off and now she's on her way to Southampton, England. At 1,188 feet long, Harmony of the Seas is roughly the same length as five Boeing 747s placed end to end.
It's powered by three 25,000-horsepower and three 18,600-hp Wärtsilä diesel generators. They drive three electric Azipod thrusters.