Royal Caribbean International has announced its lineup of family-friendly travel amenities onboard the upcoming Harmony of the Seas, the line's new Oasis-class ship set to launch this May.
Family-friendly options include Royal Caribbean's signature DreamWorks Experience, new Adventure Ocean youth programming, and two new collections of family amenities in the ship's signature balcony staterooms with views of the Central Park and Boardwalk neighborhoods.
Guests onboard the ship will be able to interact with familiar 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 will 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 throughout the day, as well as photo opportunities.
Royal Caribbean's younger guests can enjoy a lineup of activities, from story time to dance parties, games and adventures rooted in the popular DreamWorks Animation films at the complimentary Adventure Ocean youth program. Only on Royal Caribbean, select new DreamWorks films such as "Kung Fu Panda 3” will premiere onboard the same day as in theaters on land. Year-round, guests can watch the latest and long-term favorite DreamWorks Animation films in the ship’s 3D movie theater and on a dedicated DreamWorks TV channel in their stateroom.
Enhanced Adventure Ocean Programming
Royal Caribbean's complimentary Adventure Ocean youth program will continue to offer young guests, ages three to eleven, 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.
Additionally, programming by “Muffalo Potato” – the popular YouTube show, which teaches kids to draw anything in minutes using only letters and numbers – will round out Harmony’s lineup. Muffalo Potato originally debuted aboard Anthem of the Seas and will expand fleetwide in time for summer vacations, starting with Harmony of the Seas.
New Family Amenities for Central Park and Boardwalk Staterooms
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 neighborhoods. Starting in November 2016, guests with views of Central Park will enjoy lunch for two at Jamie’s Italian, serving rustic Italian favorites from Chef Jamie Oliver, on 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 will receive lunch or dinner for four at Johnny Rockets, serving old-fashioned burgers and fries; a soda beverage package for two; and private time on the cruise line’s 38-foot tall rock wall.
Harmony of the Seas will launch in May 2016, offering Europe cruise itineraries in the Western Mediterranean.