Royal Caribbean International honored the crew and project team of the new Harmony of the Seas at a traditional delivery and flag changing ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France.
Harmony of the Seas will be the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, with a capacity of 5,479 guests at double occupancy and 2,747 staterooms.
The ship will also have a 100-foot-tall The Ultimate Abyss waterslide, plunging from deck 16 to the Boardwalk on Deck 6, as well as 23 swimming pools, whirlpools, two FlowRider surf simulators and additional waterslides, including the Perfect Storm. Young guests can also check out the Splashaway Bay waterpark.
For dining, the ship will debut the first double-story Wonderland, a specialty restaurant concept first introduced onboard the line’s Quantum-class ships. For entertainment, guests can check out a production of the Broadway musical Grease and diving shows in the Aqua Theater. The ship will also have 11,252 works of art showcased throughout the ship and Central Park, a living park in the center of the ship which features a total of 10,587 plants, 48 vine plants and 52 trees, some over 20 feet high, as well as the line’s VOOM high-speed Internet service.
Harmony of the Seas will homeport in Barcelona, Spain, and embark on the first of 34 seven-night sailings in the western Mediterranean on June 7. In November 2016, Harmony will arrive at its homeport of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL, from where it will offer seven-night eastern and western Caribbean sailings. The ship will join Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, sailing from Port Canaveral and Port Everglades respectively, on the east coast of Florida.