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Harmony of the Seas

$1bn supership stacked high with first-at-sea experiences

Costing more than a $1bn, (£700m), Harmony of the Seas is curently the world's largest cruise ship and the 25th in the Royal Caribbean fleet, boasting many first-at-sea experiences.

It combines the distinct seven neighbourhood concept that Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of ships are known for, with some of the most modern and groundbreaking amenities.

The neighbourhoods concept includes Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea spa and fitness center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.

Innovative features include The Ultimate Abyss, a thrilling slide 10 storeys high - the tallest at sea - robot bartenders, virtual balconies with real-time views of the destination for interior rooms, and VOOM - the fastest internet at sea allowing guests can stay connected, stream their favourite entertainment and share their adventures.

Harmony of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas took 32 months to build at a cost of £700m

Entertainment in the air, in water and on ice will keep guests dazzled with exciting high-diving, acrobatic and aquatic performances in the deepest pool at sea at the iconic AquaTheater; an ice show extravaganza and Broadway’s hit musical Grease.

Catering to every craving, Harmony offers a massive array of dining options in 20 venues, including new specialty restaurants Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, SaborTaqueria and Tequila Bar, Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, a whimsical setting where Royal Caribbean chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes, and the popular Jamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Harmony of the Seas spans 16 guest decks, encompasses 227,000 gross registered tons, carries 5,479 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,747 staterooms.

First-at-sea experiences

  • A 100ft drop with The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, plunging courageous adrenaline seekers 10 storeys down from deck 16 to the Boardwalk on deck 6
  • 4,700,000 lbs (2,150 tons) of water in 23 swimming pools, whirlpools, two FlowRider surf simulators and waterslides, including the Perfect Storm, a thrilling trio of waterslides, and the Splashaway Bay waterpark for young guests
  • The first double-storey Wonderland, the specialty restaurant concept first introduced onboard the global cruise line’s Quantum class of ships delivering an imaginative and whimsical feast for all the senses
  • The debut of Broadway’s hit musical Grease in the Royal Theater and spectacular diving shows in the AquaTheater
  • 11,252 works of art showcased throughout the ship and Central Park, a living park in the center of the ship which features a total of 10,587 plants, 48 vine plants and 52 trees, some more than 20ft tall
  • VOOM, the fastest internet at sea, available exclusively to Royal Caribbean guests, which allows travellers to seamlessly stay connected, stream their favourite entertainment, video chat and share their adventures with friends and family at home
  • Following 32 months of construction at the STX France shipyard involving thousands of shipyard employees, sub-contractors and suppliers, the ship is now home to 2,100 crew members from 77 different nationalities.

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Royal Caribbean International
    Built at STX France in St Nazaire
    Entered service: June 2016
    Gross tonnage: 227,000 tons
    Passengers: 5,497 double occupancy, 6,780 total
    Passenger decks: 16
    Lifts: 24
    Crew: 2,394
    Staterooms: 2,747 including
    :: 1,768 with balcony
    :: 266 outside
    :: 524 inside
    :: 717 with third berth
    :: 46 wheelchair accessible
    Width: 215.5ft
    Draft: 30ft
    Cruising speed: 22 knots


    Three main dining rooms (two sittings), four alternative dining options, three show lounges, library, casino, four swimming pools, fitness centre, sauna, steam room, ice skating rink, jogging track, two rock climbing walls, basketball/volleyball court, surf-rider, nine hole golf, health spa and aerobics.

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