The new world’s largest cruise ship has made its first call in Mexico.
Royal Caribbean’s giant Symphony of the Seas on Sunday arrived at the beach-lined Mexican island of Cozumel, the Caribbean’s busiest cruise port, for a day-long visit.
Th 228,081-ton vessel is on its maiden voyage from Miami, its new year-round home. It’s a special four-night sailing during which Cozumel is the only stop.
Symphony departed Miami late Friday under a fusillade of fireworks that lit up the city’s waterfront, part of a welcome celebration that also included a fire boat spraying water high into the air. Soaring 18 decks high and nearly 1,200 feet long, Symphony is the largest cruise ship ever to sail out of PortMiami, the world’s busiest cruise port.
Local media in Cozumel was waiting for Symphony on Sunday for what they called a historic visit. The ship will be visiting Cozumel regularly starting later this month when it begins seven-night voyages to the Western Caribbean.
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