Royal Caribbean’s NEW Harmony of the Seas

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Largest cruise ship in the world
  • Dining choices including new venues
  • Chic bars & lounges
  • Seven “neighborhoods
  • Royal Suite Class
  • VitalitySM Spa
  • Grease the Musical
  • New to line waterslides
  • Ultimate Abyss – 10-story slide
  • Splashaway Bay water park
  • Zip line

Big and beautiful! Royal Caribbean International’s newest addition to its award-winning Oasis Class fleet will make her debut in May 2016. The 227,000-ton, 5,479-guest Harmony of the Seas® will make history as the largest cruise ship in the world. She is the big sister of Oasis of the Seas Bwk_Blcny_FmlyHspand Allure of the Seas, but will be about 10 feet wider, affording more space for larger cabins.

Think of this incredible ship as a floating mega-resort loaded with family-friendly activities, 20 dining choices and the first in the fleet to have waterslides. After her inaugural sailings in Europe, she will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and sail to the Caribbean.

Like other ships in her class, she will feature seven “neighborhoods,” or activity zones, including the tree-lined Central Park®. Stroll along this popular spot with its outdoor garden, restaurants and shopping. Others include the Boardwalk, Royal Promenade — with fun parties and parades; Entertainment Place, Pool and Sports Zone, Youth Zone, plus Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Centers. Relax with your favorite drink at any of 26 fabulous lounges and chic bars, including the Bionic Bar, where a robot creates your favorite cocktail and serves it to you. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy relaxing at Vintages wine bar.

 

AMAZING AMENITIES

Exciting features will be offered throughout Harmony of the Seas, including one of the highlights, a 10-story waterslide with an exhilarating vertical drop called the Ultimate Abyss and exhilarating multi-level slides called The Perfect Storm. One will boast an exhilarating “champagne bowl” that will “swirl” guests for an unforgettable time. Laughter will also abound at Splashaway Bay, a water park for kids.

Shop for a variety of name-brand, duty-free items in Central Park and along the Royal Promenade, featuring an art gallery, plus stores for kids and teens. Among impressive offerings you’ll find luxury watches, cosmetics, fragrances, liquor, apparel, accessories fine and fashion jewelry. Share your vacation with friends back home via VOOM, touted as the fastest Internet at sea.

Take classes such as yoga and tai chi at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center and soothe your senses at the full-service Vitality™ Spa. Guests will be able to relax and enjoy four pools, including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat. If that’s not enough, there will also be 10 whirlpools – two of which will be cantilevered overlooking the ocean.

Lots of fun features are available for families to enjoy together. Harmony of the Seas will offer classic carnival games at the new Boardwalk Arcade, two FlowRider® surf simulators, two 43-feet-high rock-climbing walls and a zip line which resides a breathtaking nine decks in the air and reaching 82 feet across. Shoot hoops at the full-sized basketball court and do some flying spins at the ice-skating rink.

While adults are relaxing and enjoying a host of amenities, the kids will be having a blast with all of the fun things planned for them. Age-specific activities like dance parties and treasure hunts are offered at the complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program. There is also the Royal Babies & TotsSM Nursery, teen lounges and disco, Splashaway Bay kids water park and a 3D movie theater. A multitude of family-friendly activities can be shared together, such as games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures.

Highlighting the cruise for kids will be the DreamWorks Experience, where they can “meet” favorite characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Alex the Lion and others. They can also watch Dreamworks Animation films in the 3D movie theater and on a DreamWorks TV channel in your stateroom. Sure to delight the young, and young at heart, is a ride on the beautiful hand-carved carousel located on the Boardwalk.

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DINING

Tantalizing dining will be offered at an extensive variety of 20 venues on Harmony of the Seas. Entice your taste buds with bold flavors. Delicious CoastalKitchenofferings range from tasty fast snacks to special destination inspired dining for regional favorites.
Main Dining Rooms provide an expansive menu for delightful dinners at early or late seating. Some alternate favorites include Chops Grille, a classic setting for steaks.  Try the fabulous pan-Asian Izumi Hibachi & Sushi for sizzling hibachi dishes, plus sushi rolls and noodle bowls. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has his Jamie’s Italian for trattoria-style delectable Italian classic dishes.

Fans of molecular gastronomy and those looking for something unique will enjoy the Alice in Wonderland-inspired Wonderland with innovative dishes served in a whimsical setting. Sabor Modern Mexican restaurant will offer a fresh twist on classics. Pints and finger foods are served at the English-style Boot & Bonnet Pub. The ship also boasts several casual choices, including venues for hot dogs, delicious pizza at Sorrento’s and many others.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS         

Harmony of the Seas will boast a wide range of accommodations to suit everyone, ranging from Studio Cabins for those traveling solo to immense spectacular suites. Interior cabins with “virtual balconies” that display real-time video of what is outside the ship let everyone enjoy the views. In addition a selection of Accessible Staterooms are offered with a variety of convenient features.

Family-friendly quarters abound on this spectacular ship with a variety of configurations to easily accommodate everyone, such as sofa beds that convert to a double bed, Pullman beds and more. Making its debut on the ship is the new richly appointed Royal Suite Class boasting fabulous amenities and services, such as the spectacular two-deck Royal Loft Suite. Others include the Owner’s Loft Suite, Grand Loft Suite and the Sky Loft Suite.

The two-bedroom AquaTheater Suites will boast perfect views of the AquaTheater, so you can comfortably watch the shows without leaving. The four-bedroom Royal Family Suites with a balcony is the showstopper with lots of features, including two bathrooms — one with a bathtub, a stunning marble entry and entertainment center.

Guests in the Royal Suites will be offered a range of exclusive amenities from high-end toiletries and complimentary Royal Genie service to exclusive access to the chic Coastal Kitchen restaurant and full-service Suite Sun Zone sun deck and more.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Royal Caribbean International will take entertainment to a whole new level on Harmony of the Seas. The stunning two-deck 1,380-seat Royal Theater is home to two high-tech headline shows. Columbus, The Musical – the line’s original production for the whole family. Slick back your hair and pack your poodle skirts, as the Broadway hit Grease The Musical will be performed with new choreography, costumes and incredible aerial performers. Awe-inspiring optical illusions will be used during the show at the oceanfront AquaTheater. Enjoy a Jazz Club and dancing at the Latin-style Boleros.

During the day, there are cooking demonstrations and state-of-the art ice-skating shows at Studio B, such as “iSkate Showcase.” Head to the Puzzle Room for the unique experience of finding hidden clues and solving puzzles to eventually “escape.”

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Discover all this and so much more on the big and beautiful Harmony of the Seas where there are so many sensational things to do, there are thrills at every turn. Enjoy the boldest vacation ever on this gigantic fun-filled ship. Take the whole family – there will be something for everyone!

For more information on Harmony of the Seas and Royal Caribbean International, visit us at Cruise.com or call one of our cruise experts at 1-888-776-0659.

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Royal Caribbean’s NEW Harmony of the Seas

  1. Why can’t Canadians participate in the contest to win the free cruise for 4 persons? We are diamond members and love to cruise with Royal…we are sailing for our 50th wedding anniversary on May 30th to Norway. Also what is the tonnage of the Harmony?

  2. We are cruising on The Harmony in December 2016 and can’t wait. I love Royal Caribbean cruises. So many things to do and see.

  3. Hi Cruise Expert,

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