The Royal Caribbean Harmony Of The Seas Is Here!
PHOTO: The new Harmony of the Seas is literally a floating city with seven distinct neighborhoods. (Courtesy Royal Caribbean)
At long last, a unique and impressive new cruise ship has made its much-anticipated debut on the seas.
Royal Caribbean has unveiled the newest addition to its fleet. The Harmony of the Seas is sure to set the new standard in the luxury cruise experience. The ship debuted in Europe this month and coming to the U.S. in November.
Offering the biggest, boldest and most brag-worthy family vacation experience ever, a journey aboard the Harmony will surely outshine any other vacation your family has ever had. The ship’s layout is divided into seven distinct “neighborhoods,” each with its own individual style and personality.
One adjective that guests will never utter when describing their experience aboard this groundbreaking ship is “boring.” Each part of the ship is designed to ensure every passenger has the opportunity to enjoy nonstop excitement.
Among the many highlights: the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea. Guests who love adventure (and don’t mind heights) can enjoy the excitement of a 10-story heart-pounding plunge on a re-imagined Sports Deck. There are also a number of other smaller water slides, two FlowRider® surf simulators, two rock-climbing walls—each 43 feet high—and a zip line that spans more than 80 feet across. There are also 4 pools, 10 whirlpools, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Those who feel the need for a break from all of the action—or who just want an opportunity to enjoy some relaxation and rejuvenation—can indulge in some pampering at the full-service Vitality Spa, where the facilities include a thermal suite and an extensive treatment menu.
Passengers can choose from among 20 varied dining options, including the cruise line's world-renowned GOLD Anchor Service.
SEE MORE: Behind The Scenes On The Harmony
This is a cruise experience that caters to passengers of all ages, and is particularly geared toward creating the ultimate family vacation experience. Guests have access to a complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program, and can also delight in the DreamWorks Experience, where they can mingle with their favorite characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and more.
Young passengers will be safely cared for at the Royal Babies & Tots nursery, while their parents spend some time at the Solarium, an adults-only retreat.
There are plenty of entertainment options, as well. One unique opportunity: the chance to see the popular Broadway hit Grease, The Musical, which is making its cruise debut. You also won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy some custom-designed cocktails at the Bionic Bar on the Royal Promenade, where your drinks are served by robot bartenders. There are a variety of other bars and club — including a live jazz club, karaoke bar, and comedy club —and you never have to worry about paying a cover charge.
Staffed by a crew of nearly 2,400 people, the Harmony can provide the sort of personalized, top-notch service that travelers might expect from a luxury resort.
The Harmony is embarking on 7-night Western Mediterranean excursions for one season only, and then will offer a seven-night trip to the Caribbean starting in November.
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