Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, has officially joined the Royal Caribbean fleet. The brand new ship, clocking in at 227,000 gross registered tons and carrying 5,479 guests, surpasses the size of her two earlier sisters, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.
Harmony of the Seas was delivered to Royal Caribbean from STX France during a traditional handover ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France. The ceremony served a dual purpose, celebrating the delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship and honoring her new and dedicated crew of 2,100.
“Harmony of the Seas is the product of our zealous spirit of continuous improvement, where we have combined revolutionary ship design with the technological strides that have defined the Royal Caribbean brand,” said Richard D. Fain. “Thank you to STX France for their ongoing partnership in building our ships, which continue to introduce unexpected industry innovations.”
Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas features a number of recent innovations found aboard other Royal Caribbean ships, including robot bartenders at the Bionic Bar, virtual balcony staterooms, and VOOM wifi, Royal Caribbean’s acclaimed internet at sea. New additions aboard Harmony of the Seas include The Ultimate Abyss, a 100 foot tall slide stretching between deck 16 and deck 6; the first two story Wonderland, Royal Caribbean’s Alice in Wonderland inspired speciality restaurant; and a dedicated waterpark, featuring three massive slides and an exciting water play area for younger guests. Harmony of the Seas also features the favorite staples of the Oasis Class ships, including Central Park, the Boardwalk, the Aqua Theater, and Sports Zone.
Through the fall, Harmony of the Seas will homeport in Barcelona, offering an exciting lineup of week long sailings through the western Mediterranean. In November, following an Atlantic crossing, Harmony of the Seas will relocate to Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale, offering a variety of sailings to the eastern and western Caribbean.
Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas is the third and largest ship of the Oasis Class and the 25th ship now sailing in Royal Caribbean’s fleet.