The world's largest cruise ship arrived on British shores yesterday.
The 160,000-ton Liberty of the Seas docked in Southampton on its only European visit.
The ship has 15 passenger decks with room for 4375 guests and is longer than three football pitches.
It has a surf simulator generating waves at 20 mph, ice skating rink and children's water park, as well as the more traditional casino and spas.
Owners Royal Caribbean will use the ship on the lucrative American and Caribbean market. A sister ship, Independence of the Seas, will be launched next year.
(Sina.com Glasgow Daily Record April 23, 2007)