Shipyard Tour: Royal Caribbean Puts the Finishing Touches on New Harmony of the Seas
Photos courtesy of Royal Caribbean International
Since we previewed Royal Caribbean International’s new Harmony of the Seas at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, the new vessel has received several finishing touches as showcased in the images and slideshow released by the cruise line here.
For comparison, you can check out what the ship looked like just a few months ago when I captured it in video as hosted at my Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below.
The third Oasis-class vessel – behind sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas – and the largest ship in the world once it launches in May 2016 has now completed the assembly of the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides (pictured above). Previously, the midsections were in place, but the initial and final approaches were not yet connected.
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Also finally being installed is the Ultimate Abyss dry slide at the ship’s stern. This attraction will be the largest slide at sea, descending 100 feet and 10 decks. Below the installation photo, you can watch a video of the engineering and manufacturing process behind the design.
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Lastly, the slideshow below previews the Lucky Climber, a play structure for children located at the ship’s Boardwalk district; one of the ship’s luxurious loft suites nearing completion and Splashaway Bay, an interactive water park for kids.
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