Royal Caribbean International has today revealed that Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, will be the first ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet to feature Splashaway Bay, an interactive aqua park for kids.
Splashaway Bay will join Ultimate Abyss, a 10 storey slide and The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, as the latest in a thrilling collection of activities that will make Harmony of the Seas the ultimate family holiday experience.
Splashaway Bay will be a vibrant waterpark for kids and toddlers with sea creature water cannons, winding slides, a giant drench bucket and a multi-platform climbing frame to keep everyone entertained for hours.
Guests of all ages will get the ultimate heart pounding thrill ride on Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea which boasts a dramatic 100 foot plunge that begins in the Pool and Sports Zone and journeys down to the Boardwalk neighbourhood below.
Spiralling five decks above the open-air Central Park in the centre of the ship, waterslides Supercell, Typhoon and Cyclone come together as The Perfect Storm, inviting guests to slide into an incredible adventure. Thrill seekers can test their mettle on Supercell, a champagne bowl slide which swirls guests around as they descend towards a big splash finale.
Harmony of the Seas will be the first in a new generation of Oasis class ships which combines groundbreaking architectural innovation with breakthrough technologies found on Quantum class ships.
The ship will arrive in May 2016 for her inaugural summer season, showcasing Europe’s most popular cruise destinations on seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries calling at Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence and Pisa, Rome and Naples. In November 2016, Harmony of the Seas will arrive at her homeport of Fort Lauderdale, Florida offering seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.
Harmony of the Seas will be home to the seven distinct neighbourhoods for which Oasis class ships are known and feature technological advancements now synonymous with the award-winning cruise line. Revolutionary features include the Bionic Bar dancing robot bartenders on the Royal Promenade; Virtual Balconies in many interior staterooms offering sea and port views; Royal WOWBands with RFID technology to simplify the guest experience; and VOOM, the fastest internet at sea found exclusively on Royal Caribbean ships.
Catering to every culinary desire, Harmony of the Seas will offer the most dining options at sea, including new specialty restaurants Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, Sabor Taqueria and Tequila Bar, and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, a wonderfully curious setting where Royal Caribbean chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes to offer experimental dishes.
Harmony of the Seas will span 16 guest decks, encompass 227,000 gross registered tons, carry 5,479 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,747 staterooms. The Oasis class is an architectural marvel showcasing Royal Caribbean’s exclusive seven neighbourhood concept, including Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
Info courtesy of Royal Caribbean International