Its the largest ever passenger ship and dwarfs all that stands next to it, making the thousands of spectators which came to see it's launch look
little more than ants as they waved the graceful ship out of the port.
The 315m-long ship is so wide it barely squeezed out of the Papenberg watergates, but ably helped by two tug-boats it escaped on it's to the North
sea, where it will head to Denmark.
She is one of five Solstice ships launching between now and 2012, and can carry nearly 3,000 passengers.