Royal Caribbean International is taking family fun to new heights onboard its newest ship, Harmony of the Seas.
Guests setting sail aboard Harmony to Europe’s most popular destinations in the Western Mediterranean will be able to enjoy more family friendly offerings than ever before, such as Royal Caribbean’s signature DreamWorks Experience, enhanced entertainment in the award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program, and a new collection of family amenities – two collections of experiences that highlight what travellers tend to enjoy most on vacation: eat, play, drink – in the signature balcony staterooms boasting views of the Central Park and Boardwalk neighbourhoods.
Combined with The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, The Perfect Storm trio of water slides and Splashaway Bay interactive aqua park for kids, Harmony of the Seas will bring a jolt of adventure for the entire family aboard the world’s largest cruise ship when it debuts in May.
Harmony of the Seas will bring with it a familiar cast of DreamWorks Animation characters, including Po of Kung Fu Panda; Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots of Shrek; and from Madagascar, Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien and the Penguins. Guests can enjoy events and activities based on DreamWorks Animation’s popular feature-film characters, including a DreamWorks Character breakfast in the main dining room, “meet and greet” experiences, as well as photo opportunities that can be immediately shared with family and friends back home thanks to VOOM, described as the fastest Internet at sea.
Royal Caribbean’s younger guests can enjoy a line-up of special activities, from story time to dance parties, games and adventures rooted in the popular DreamWorks Animation films at the complimentary, award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program.
Guests can also watch the latest and long-term favourite DreamWorks Animation films in the ship’s 3D movie theatre and on a dedicated DreamWorks TV channel in their stateroom.
Royal Caribbean’s complimentary Adventure Ocean youth program will continue to offer young guests, ages three to 11, an entertaining line-up of activities and games. New to be offered in Harmony’s Adventure Ocean Theater is Away We Go!, a black light puppet show created by Tony award-nominated actors and imaginative producers John Tartaglia by and Michael Shawn Lewis of Gable Grove Productions.
Families vacationing together on Harmony of the Seas, as well as Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, will be able to take advantage of the new collection of added benefits to balcony staterooms overlooking the Central Park and Boardwalk outdoor neighbourhoods. Starting in November, the signature views will be complemented and enhanced with amenities that feature the best of what each neighbourhood has to offer. Guests with views of Central Park – a revolutionary design in which the centre of the ship opens to the sky, and features lush, tropical grounds spanning the length of a football field – will enjoy lunch for two at Jamie’s Italian, serving rustic Italian favourites from world-renowned chef Jamie Oliver, or Harmony of the Seas or Giovanni’s Table onboard Oasis and Allure of the Seas; a complimentary bottle of red wine upon arrival; and special perks in the Casino Royale. Guests with Boardwalk views – a neighbourhood inspired by the nostalgic boardwalks of yesteryear – will receive lunch or dinner for four at Johnny Rockets, a family favourite featuring old-fashioned burgers and fries; a soda beverage package for two; and private time on the cruise line’s iconic 38-foot tall rock wall.
Harmony of the Seas will span 16 guest decks, encompass 227,000 gross registered tons, carry 5,497 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,747 staterooms.