Photos by Rich Freudenberg
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas makes maiden call to Vigo, Spain
The world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, made a stop in Vigo, Spain today on its maiden voyage from Southampton, with some 8,000 people on board, including passengers and crew.
The massive ship, which was build at STX France, made her first stop in the city earlier today.
To commemorate the occasion, the ship's captain and the President of the Vigo Port Authority met to officially welcome Harmony of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean's General Director of Spain and France, Bethlehem Wanguemert, has been estimated an economic impact to Vigo of some 350,000 euros.
Harmony of the Seas spent almost 12 hours in port, and as the ship sailed away from Vigo, about 200 blue balloons were released to celebrate the world 's largest cruise ship's presence.
Harmony of the Seas headed next to Malaga, Spain and from there to Barcelona, where he is scheduled to arrive on Sunday.