Harmony of the Seas officially delivered to Royal Caribbean
16 June 2016
On Thursday, Royal Caribbean International observed the project team and crew of its brand new cruise ship, the Harmony of the Seas, during a traditional flag changing and delivery ceremony in the French port of Saint Nazaire.
After 32 months of hard work by thousands of shipyard workers, suppliers, and sub-contractors, the world's new biggest cruise liner now provides a home to 2,100 crew members from 77 different countries.
The event took place in the ship's trademark AquaTheater. Among the dignitaries were the CEO and Chairman of Royal Caribbean, Richard Fain; the CEO and President of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley; and the General Manager of STX France, Laurent Castaing.
Fain said that the Harmony of the Seas was the culmination of their company ethos of unceasing improvement, where they have combined the trailblazing technological innovation and ground breaking ship design for which Royal Caribbean is known.
He added: "Thank you to STX France for their ongoing partnership in building our ships, which continue to introduce unexpected industry innovations."
Bayley responded by saying that the Harmony of the Seas was genuinely superb in every sense, from her design and architecture to the minute attention to detail and high level of care with which staff members are preparing for the ship's first passengers.
He concluded by saying: "The ship is the 'best of the best' of what our guests love most about Royal Caribbean, combined with new and thrilling experiences never before found in one place but it is the passion and dedication of our crew that will make everlasting memories for our guests."
Author – Andrew White