The world's largest cruise ship has made its UK debut as it sailed into Southampton's port.

At 1,187 metres long, the Oasis of the Seas is longer than the Shard is tall and 40% larger than any other ship of its type.

It accommodates more than 5,400 guests, has 2,394 crew members and comes complete with a real outdoor park longer than a football pitch.

However moving the Royal Caribbean International ship is no mean feat, as it is unable to leave port until tidal conditions are at a premium and there is no other river traffic.