Harmony of the Seas, launched in
Harmony of the Seas is the third in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of ships and features even larger staterooms than previously enjoyed, as well a deck-top waterpark with three all-new multi-story waterslides twisting into a champagne bowl finish.
Like previous Oasis class ships, Harmony has a Central Park of real grass and plants open to the air and overlooked by inside staterooms that on most cruise ships would have no windows or balconies at all. Other inside cabins not overlooking the park have virtual balconies – a white board that can show scenes from the front of the ship – a feature pioneered on Quantum of the Seas, launched in late 2014.
Harmony features other Quantum innovations, including robot bartenders in the Bionic Bar that serve up one-of-a-kind crafted cocktails while dancing to the bar’s beat.
Royal WOWBands – similar to festival wristbands – give access to the fastest internet connections at sea, while also acting as credit cards and the key to your cabin.
Internet connections are notoriously bad on cruise ships, but RCI claims its superfast system allows guests to stream video, Skype with family and friends at home and instantly share their vacation through social media.
Dynamic Dining, introduced on Quantum, gives passengers a choice of new specialty restaurants where they can eat at any time.
The new Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine gives guests the chance to experience a unique culinary adventure for the senses with never-before-seen menus.
“We are orchestrating a medley of new exciting concepts with the best Royal Caribbean innovations to strike the perfect chord for adventurous holidaymakers. That is why we are calling our third Oasis-class ship Harmony of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, said: “The Oasis class ships continue to astound and delight both new and experienced cruisers.
“They shatter preconceived notions of what cruising can be and continue to stand in a category by themselves.
“With Harmony of the Seas, we are making the most exciting experience at sea even better.”
Also onboard will be a handcrafted carousel and a new classic games arcade on the ship’s Boardwalk neighborhood – one of seven “neighborhoods” on bard that include the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone as well as Central Park, Boardwalk and the Royal Promenade with its shops and cafes.
Royal Caribbean ships are well-known for their family-friendly facilities, and on harmony these will include a new climbing play area.
Harmony of the Seas spans 16 decks, encompasses 227,000 gross registered tons, carries 5,479 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,747 staterooms.
For further information go to www.royalcaribbean.co.uk.