A press release from FlowRider, Inc., the manufacturer of Royal Caribbean’s onboard surfing simulators, could hold a clue to the name of the line’s next Oasis-class ship, according to Cruise Critic. In an announcement that two of the company’s simulators will appear on the cruise line’s fourth Oasis-class ship, FlowRider revealed the name of the new vessel as Symphony of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean has not confirmed the name, Cruise Critic notes. FlowRider has since removed the press release from their website, although members of the Cruise Critic website did take a screenshot of the original release.
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of ships is notable for their high passenger count and distinct seven-neighborhood designed. The last Oasis class ship, Harmony of the Seas, was the largest cruise ship in the world when it made its debut this past May. It incorporated the seven-neighborhood design, as well as a number of amenities from the line’s newer, tech-focused Quantum class. These included a new Bionic Bar on the Royal Promenade, in which guests can sample cocktails served by robot bartenders, as well as RFID Royal WOWBands that provide access to staterooms, as well as make onboard purchases and renovations.
Harmony also incorporated new stateroom categories that are larger than those on sibling ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Interior accommodations were outfitted with Virtual Balconies, while single travelers gained access to studio stateroom choices. The ship also added exclusive new areas for suite guests, ranging from a well-appointed suite lounge and a private suites-only restaurant called Coastal Kitchen to an exclusive full-service Suite Sun Zone sun deck. The ship also added a series of multi-story waterslides that twist and turn over the Central Park area 10 decks below — you can watch Emily Goldfischer ride the largest waterslide, the Ultimate Abyss, here.
Harmony of the Seas is currently home-ported in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL, along with Allure of the Seas. It sails seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries, calling at ports throughout the Caribbean and Mexico.
The new Oasis-class ship is currently under construction and scheduled to launch in spring 2018.
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