The world's largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas
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Harmony of the Seas sets sail on first sea trial

The world's largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas has set off on its first sea trial from France.

The ship comes with an impressive list of statistics, at 362m ( long and 120,000-tonnes, the €1bn (£783m; $1.1bn) vessel beats all previous-held records.

Thousands of people gathered to watch in the port of Saint-Nazaire when the 70m (230ft) high vessel was guided out to sea by six tugs on Thursday.

David Campanale reports.

  • 11 Mar 2016
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