Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis-class ships Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and the new Harmony of the Seas greeted each other at sea for the first – and possibly only – time last month.
In a meeting of unprecedented proportions, the three record-breaking sister cruise ships came together to celebrate the US arrival of Harmony of the Seas on the eve of the ship’s debut in her new permanent homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Oasis-class ships are architectural and engineering marvels, boasting industry-changing and unexpected onboard experiences. Each ship boasts seven themed neighbourhoods (a distinctive feature of the Oasis-class ships) and a number of spectacular features, adventures and thrills, including the lush and tranquil Central Park with nearly 12,000 plants and trees, FlowRider surf simulators, a thrilling 82-foot zip line that races guests down nine decks, luxurious multi-level loft suites with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, the outdoor AquaTheater that hosts dazzling high-diving, aquatic and acrobatic performances, a Boardwalk with a hand-carved carousel, and The Rising Tide Bar, the first moving bar at sea.
The newest of the three ships, Harmony of the Seas, officially claimed the title of world’s largest cruise ship, beating her sisters by a mere foot in length and nearly 1700 gross registered tonnes. The ship features a bold lineup of new thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology, including VOOM, the fastest internet at sea.
In addition, Harmony of the Seas combines the iconic seven-neighbourhood concept with some of the most modern and groundbreaking amenities and offerings that will appeal to guests of all ages. This includes The Ultimate Abyss, a dramatic ten-storey-tall slide, to astounding entertainment including Broadway’s hit musical Grease, sophisticated dining in venues ranging from Jamie’s Italian Cuisine (by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver) to Royal Caribbean’s whimsical restaurant, Wonderland, which is a unique culinary adventure for all the senses, featuring robot bartenders. There really is an adventure for everyone onboard Harmony of the Seas.
It is the wow factor that sets Royal Caribbean cruise holidays apart with upgrades for guests and onboard innovations at every turn. So, whether you’re a lounge lizard or an adrenalin junkie, Royal Caribbean cruise holidays can cater to everyone’s idea of extraordinary.