HOW does the world's biggest super-yacht match up to some of the planet's most luxurious cruise ships?

The Dilbar is moored alongside Carnival Breeze and other giants of the cruise industry which are currently sitting idle in Southampton Docks because the coronavirus pandemic.

Carnival Breeze cost $740m build and is capable of carrying almost 3,700 passengers.

Dilbar is small in comparison and can accommodate only 40 guests, but what she lacks in size she more than makes up for in other ways.

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She cost $600m to build and is currently said to be worth $650m, thanks to luxury facilities that include two helipads on the upper deck.

With her sleek and elegant lines, she makes an impressive addition to the vessels lined up in the docks.

Dilbar arrived in Southampton on Thursday after a week-long voyage from Barcelona.

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She is the fourth largest yacht in the world by length but the biggest in terms of gross tonnage (15,917) and interior volume.

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Her 30,000kw diesel electric power plant, thought to be a record for a super-yacht, gives her an impressive cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

She is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who is not thought to be on board.

Two years ago Usmanov, pictured below, was estimated to be Russia's fifth richest man, with a net worth of $16 billion.

He is best known in business circles as the main shareholder of USM Holdings.

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Dilbar took more than four years to build.

The luxury mega-yacht was launched on November 14 2015 at the Lurssen shipyard in Bremen, Germany, and delivered the following year.