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World's largest ship sets sail

Posted: 4:29 PM, Mar 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-11 21:29:32Z
World's largest ship sets sail
World's largest ship sets sail
World's largest ship sets sail

The largest cruise ship ever built set sail yesterday, as the ship launched from Saint-Nazaire, France for a trial run. If all goes well, the Harmony of the Seas will open to the public on May 26.

The boat is essentially a city on its own as it has room for more than 2,000 crew members and 6,000 passengers. The ship weighs 226,000 tons, and is nearly a quarter-mile long.

Among the amenities, the ship includes a full-sized basketball court, an ice skating rink, surf simulators and a three-story water slide. There are also 20 dining options on the ship and 10 whirlpools. There is even a shopping center on the ship.

The ship will be stationed in Europe for much of the summer before coming to the United States and the Western Atlantic in November.