On February 24th Royal Caribbean revealed the name of it;s third Oasis class ship which will become the worlds largest once completed. Well now the cruise line has released further details of harmony of the Seas thrills and adventures, let the build up begin!
The huge 227,700 ton vessel will be a similar design to sister ships Oasis and Allure of the Seas including different neighborhoods that offer different experiences and environments. one of the first onboard features revealed are the three multi story water slides that are 3 decks high and look-over the Central park neighborhood. One of the slides also will feature a champagne bowl that swirls guests around as they make their approach to the end of the ride.
“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,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “With Harmony of the Seas, we are making the most exciting experience at sea even better.”
One of Quantum of the Seas most popular innovations is the Bionic Bar that features two robotic bartenders. Now this new space will be feature aboard Harmony of the Seas on the Royal Promenade. many of the new technology advance from Quantum of the Seas will be brought over to harmony of the Seas including the WOW bands which passengers can use to purchase items and open their staterooms doors. Advanced internet will also be available onboard.
Virtual balconies will be fitted to bring an ocean view to all staterooms and the ship will be having even larger living areas for guests to enjoy. In addition to new cabin options for different types of cruisers Harmony of the Seas will have stateroom suites where guests can enjoy new areas, from a well-appointed suite lounge and a private suites-only restaurant called Coastal Kitchen to an exclusive full-service Suite Sun Zone sun deck.
Royal Caribbean are offering guests to choose between “Dynamic Dining” which originally failed on Quantum of the Seas and “Classic Dining”. Classic dining will bring the old two set time seating’s which are popular on many other cruise lines. Guests can rotate through each of the main complimentary restaurants at an early- or a late-seating time throughout their cruise with their dining group and the same assigned waiter each evening.
There will be new specialty restaurants including Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, with a new teppanyaki menu, the Sabor Modern Mexican restaurant and the new Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine where chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes in a whimsical setting that challenges the imagination with never-before-seen fare.
Harmony of the Seas will span 16 decks, encompass 227,000 gross registered tons, carry 5,479 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,747 staterooms.
Even though all the talk this week has been about Harmony of the Seas just remember that Royal Caribbean still has to take delivery of two other ships currently under construction including Anthem of the Seas which is almost complete and Ovation of the Seas in April 2016. This will be a very busy time for Royal Caribbean but that’s nothing new when it comes to new cruise ships.