Harmony of the Seas arrives in Southampton

Harmony of the Seas arrives in Southampton

Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, arrived in Southampton on 17 May 2016.

Harmony of the Seas handed over to RCI

Harmony of the Seas handed over to RCI

Royal Caribbean International honored the crew and project team of the new Harmony of the Seas at a traditional delivery and flag changing ceremony in Saint Nazaire on 12 May 2016.

Busy time at Portsmouth International Port in May

Busy time at Portsmouth International Port in May

With 13 cruise ship movements in May 2016, staff at Portsmouth International Port are gearing up for their busiest month of the year.

New cranes arrive in Mersey

New cranes arrive in Mersey

The first six cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes arrived in the River Mersey on Sunday 1 May ready for installing and commissioning at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal.

Rhapsody of the Seas in storm

Rhapsody of the Seas in storm

Forty-four passengers on Rhapsody of the Seas were forced to abandon their cruise after a large wave broke windows and flooded cabins early in the morning of 25 April, the first of a nine-night cuise in the Mediterranean.

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