Royal Caribbean International just releases updates about a new sister ship for Oasis class ships, Oasis and Allure of the Seas, – Harmony of the Seas.
Harmony of the Seas will be the biggest ship in the world and her sister Allure of the Seas will go down to second place. It also will carry 100 more cruisers compare to sister ships. It will be 1,700 tons more with 227,000 tons total.
Harmony of the Seas will have features that Oasis and Allure of the Seas don’t have. Some new features you can find on the Quantum class ships – Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.
Seven Features that Separate Harmony of the Seas from Sister Ships.
#1. The Ultimate Abyss
This is 100 feet, 10-story plunge is a new never seen attraction in cruise industry. It starts five decks above the Pool and Sports Zone at the aft of the ship and drops at the Boardwalk neighborhood below.
The Ultimate Abyss will be a signature ride for Royal Caribbean International. It will be complimentary as well as the Perfect Storm and Splashaway Bay.
#2. The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm have three slides: Cyclone, Typhoon and Supercell. They spiral three decks above the Central Park and will be first slides on Royal Caribbean fleet.
Royal Caribbean International plans to add water slides on majority of its ships but Harmony of the Seas will be the first to have it.
#3. Splashaway Bay
Splashaway Bay will replace the H2O Zone on sister ships – Oasis and Allure of the Seas. It will be a toddler-friendly water park with sea creatures and unique landscape.
#4. No Interior Staterooms
Don’t worry! The most affordable staterooms will be available but with a new twist: virtual balconies. Interior staterooms with virtual balconies on Royal Caribbean’s fleet were first introduced on Navigator of the Seas. Quantum class ships, Quantum and Anthem of the Seas, also received interior staterooms with virtual balconies but they have regular interior staterooms available.
Harmony of the Seas will be the first ship without regular interior staterooms.
#5. Two-story Wonderland Restaurant
Wonderland specialty restaurant was introduced on the Quantum of the Seas. Royal Caribbean International describes it as ‘imaginative cuisine’ with an “I don’t know what to expect” reaction from its guests.
#6. Large Stateroom
Royal Caribbean International announced that Harmony of the Seas will have bigger staterooms for all stateroom categories: inside, outside and with balconies.
Also, staterooms will have more storage space compare to sister ships, Oasis and Allure of the Seas.
#7. Bionic Bar
The Bionic Bar is another Quantum class innovation will reach Harmony of the Seas. Guests can order drinks and watch as a robot bartender creates their concoction from 30 spirits and over 20 mixers. It is fun to watch in first place.
Harmony of the Seas Itineraries
Harmony of the Seas is planned to start sailing on May 2016 and will do 7 nights Western Mediterranean cruise with ports of call: Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, La Spezia, Rome/Civitavecchia, Naples, and Barcelona.
On November 23, 2016 Harmony of the Seas will do 13 nights transatlantic sailing to Fort Lauderdale. If you wish to experience welcoming the arrival of new ship to it’s home port – grab your stateroom now.
Another idea to share: book short 3 nights Mediterranean cruise prior to transatlantic. This gives you 16-nights experience of Harmony of the Seas with the following ports of call: Rome/Civitavecchia, Naples, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, and Fort Lauderdale.
Starting November 2016, Harmony of the Seas will do Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale. She will replace Oasis of the Seas. As you know, Oasis of the Seas will be transferred to Port Canaveral to do also Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises.
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