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World's three largest cruise ships meet at sea for the first time

By Nicole Feenstra, Postmedia Network

Royal Caribbean International's Oasis-class ships, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and the new Harmony of the Seas greeting each other at sea for the first and possibly only time. (PRNewsFoto/Royal Caribbean)

Royal Caribbean International's Oasis-class ships, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and the new Harmony of the Seas greeting each other at sea for the first and possibly only time. (PRNewsFoto/Royal Caribbean)

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The three largest cruise ships on the sea have come together for their first -- and possibly only -- meeting.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and the new Harmony of the Seas met in Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades on Saturday to celebrate the Florida debut of the Harmony of the Seas. As reported by the Orlando Sentinal, the ship had been sailing Europe for summer after going into commission in May 2016.

At 362.12 metres in length and more than 205,897 tonnes, Harmony beats her sister ships to claim the title of the world's largest cruise ship.

New experiences available on Harmony include the Ultimate Abyss, a dramatic 10-storey tall slide, celebrity dining experiences from Jamie Oliver with his Jamie's Italian Cuisine restaurant, entertainment including Broadway's hit musical Grease, and the latest in technology, from the fastest Internet access on the seas to robot bartenders.

Harmony of the Seas will now sail year-round from Florida on alternating western and eastern Caribbean itineraries.