Discover the adventure waiting for you by taking the plunge in the tallest slide at sea (dropping further than ten stories) or making the leap of faith on the zip line. The list of features and facilities seems endless, with guests being able to experience everything from rock-climbing to ice skating, before retiring from the excitement in the absolute luxury and sublime comfort of their bedrooms.
Marvel at the largest cruise ship on earth, the Harmony of the Seas. Unrivalled for the sheer amount of activities on board, this oasis-class vessel caters to an astounding 5,496 guests. Passengers will be forgiven for forgetting that they are in fact floating at sea when enjoying the resort-like Royal Promenade, or the ‘Perfect Storm’ of three fantastic slides at the water slide park.
The inside cabins are modestly decorated with a neutral colour scheme of grey and white carpets, and blonde and grey woods, nicely complimented by pops of colour. Every cabin comes with a Royal King bed as standard, so that guests can fall into the welcoming embrace of sleep in sublime comfort. You would be mistaken for thinking that an Inside Cabin necessarily means sacrificing a view, as selected rooms come equipped with an innovative Virtual Balcony. Live streaming scenery from the ships external cameras and completed with optional sea sounds, guests can create a convincing illusion.
The Ocean View room includes a fixed window, allowing passengers a private space to look out from. The Balcony staterooms include a step-out veranda from which guests can enjoy the fresh sea air, and are large enough to fit a seating area.
The suites are a luxury like no other, with the largest of the range, the Royal Loft Suite, measuring an outstanding 1,524 square feet and including a wraparound balcony, an exceptionally large living and dining area, and a baby grand piano for guests to use at their leisure. Spread over two levels, the Royal Loft Suite contains two master bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and including a full-sized bath tub and a jetted hot tub on the lavish balcony for ultimate guest relaxation. Inhabitants of the Sky Class suites additionally benefit from the perks of all-day access to the Coastal Kitchen in-suite dining, a one-day pass to the spa’s invigorating Thermal Room, and access to exclusive areas on the private islands scheduled to be visited.
The main dining room sprawls over three decks, and are individually themed as American Icon, The Grande, and Silk. Serving the same menu in each restaurant, guests can choose from an extensive array of classic American, fine European, or delicate Asian dishes, all passionately prepared by expert chefs.
A further nine venues that are included in the original fare mean that whether guests are looking for a casual snack, or a multi-course formal affair, the Harmony of the Seas can cater to their needs. The additional eight venues are speciality restaurants, and include international favourites such as Starbucks coffee and Jamie’s Italian. Visit the Chops Grille for a traditional steakhouse, or fresh a la carte sushi at Izumi Hibachi.
Renowned for the unbelievably long list of activities made available, guests will always find something they love to do on board the Harmony of the Seas. Decorated in bright and exciting neon lights with glamorously golden chairs, the Royal Theatre spans over two decks and hosts Broadway-style productions, inspiring musicians, gravity defying jugglers and bewitching ventriloquists.
For the adrenaline junkies, the Harmony of the Seas presents an exceptional thrill: The Ultimate Abyss. Climb the steps to a glass-bottomed platform, from which you can see the ocean and Boardwalk level far below, and take the plunge to a phenomenal 12 seconds of pure exhilaration, flying down a breath-taking ten stories of height.
The Perfect Storm is made up of two water slides, Typhoon and Cyclone, that race against each other, while the third, Supercell, boots the epinephrine levels by flushing passengers down a circular slide. If all the sunshine leaves you yearning for winter, head to the on-board ice rink where two more phenomenal productions are held.
Test your survival skills with the game ‘Escape the Rubicon’, a great way of making new friends while working together to fix the spaceship that has mysteriously malfunctioned in under an hour. Make it in to the 40% of champions who solve this notoriously difficult challenge.
Adults are invited to the Attic for late night comedy, acts that are outrageous in style and will leave you doubled over in laughter. Alternatively, try your luck in the on-board casino, where blackjack, poker and slot machines fill this exhilarating den to the soundtrack of cheers and celebratory sounds of machines.
Ascend the elegant glass staircase to the Vitality Spa, holding 23 treatment rooms, dedicated to providing the deepest relaxation and treatment methods. Bamboo massages and anti-aging facials are among the available treatments, which are run and staffed by Steiner Leisure. The thermal suite is furnished with ceramic loungers, an infrared sauna and a steam room for guests to revitalise and recover in.
Work up a sweat in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, complete with cardio and resistance machines, spinning classes in the cycling room, and an aerobics exercise room which also hosts educational lectures on maximising the efficiency of your diet and exercise routine.
Enrich your mind by visiting the Art Gallery, open to all passengers and filled with breath-taking works of art, or spend the afternoon soaking in the sun by one of the three swimming pools, one of which reflects the ambiance of the seaside with faux rocks and sand. Alternatively, the video arcade provides a throwback to the retro games of the past, still enjoyed today.
Choose between a wealth of bars and lounges in which passengers can enjoy a drink, enjoy a book from the library, or listen to some uplifting music. From sophisticated ambiances to fun and flirtatious venues, the Harmony of the Seas has it all.