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Harmony of the Seas

Capacity
5479
Crew
2200
Tonnage
226,963
Length
362.12 m (1,188.1 ft)
First voyage
2016
Decks
18

Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship built by STX France at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, for Royal Caribbean International. With a gross tonnage of 226,963 GT, she is the second largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, but surpassed by her newer sister Symphony of the Seas.

History

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Harmony of the Seas

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
5479
Crew: 
2200
Tonnage: 
226,963
Length: 
362.12 m (1,188.1 ft)
Beam: 
47.42 m (155.6 ft) waterline
First voyage: 
2016
Decks: 
18

Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship built by STX France at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, for Royal Caribbean International. With a gross tonnage of 226,963 GT, she is the second largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, but surpassed by her newer sister Symphony of the Seas.

History

The success of the first two Oasis-class ships led Royal Caribbean Cruises to order a third ship of the type in December 2012. Harmony of the Seas was floated out on 19 June 2015, began her first sea trials on 10 March 2016, and was delivered to Royal Caribbean on 12 May 2016. After a construction time of 32 months, the ship first set sail on 15 May 2016 from the STX France docks in Saint-Nazaire, viewed by some 70,000 people. Her first destination was Southampton, England, although her home port was Barcelona until 23 October 2016 when she crossed the Atlantic.

Harmony of the Seas took two short "preview cruises", three nights to Cherbourg and four nights to Rotterdam, after reaching port in Southampton on 17 May. During these voyages, passengers complained of ongoing construction, a lack of hot water, unopened attractions, excessive waits at restaurants, and other issues. The ship's maiden voyage departed from Southampton on 29 May and arrived at its summer home port of Barcelona on 5 June. According to passengers on this cruise, construction had finished and the ship was ready to sail. For the inaugural season, Harmony of the Seas offered seven-night western Mediterranean cruises originating from Barcelona and Civitavecchia.

On 10 November 2016, the vessel was officially christened by her godmother, Miami-Dade County teacher Brittany Affolter.

In 2016, Harmony of the Seas was awarded "Best New Cruise Ship" in Travel Weekly's 2016 Readers Choice Awards.

In March 2019, Harmony of the Seas was named the "Number 4 Best Cruise Ship Overall" and won the award for the "Best Cruise Ship Cabins" (in the large cruise ship category) in the 9th annual Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.

Facilities

Harmony of the Seas has 2,747 staterooms, of various sizes, to accommodate (at double occupancy) 5,479 guests. The ship is divided into seven neighborhoods, including Central Park and Boardwalk, like her Oasis-class sisters. Harmony of the Seas has a number of water-based attractions including a large dry slide complex, two surf simulators and 23 swimming pools. It also has the first water slides on a Royal Caribbean ship. She also has 20 dining venues, a 1,400 seat theatre and 11,252 works of art.

Technology

Harmony of the Seas is 20% more energy efficient than her sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Small air bubbles from the keel reduce drag and thus fuel consumption by 7-8%, and a smooth hull surface further reduces resistance. The bubble system also reduces propeller noise, and is used on Celebrity Reflection and Quantum of the Seas. LED and fluorescent lamps replace incandescent light bulbs, reducing power consumption and need for air conditioning. The engine system uses a waste heat recovery system, and drives three Azipod propellers.

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Attractions on Harmony of the Seas


Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Fuel Teen Disco

Average: 9 (2 votes)
Open 'til 2 a.m., teens can dance, listen to music, or just hang out.
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Retail

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Here you will find a variety of duty-free goods.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Splashaway Bay

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Ready, aim, soak! Introducing Royal Caribbean's biggest splash park yet, with slides, water cannons and waterfalls. And when the drench bucket fills up, everyone comes running.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Royal Promenade

Average: 4 (1 vote)
The heart of every Royal Caribbean ship has added a mezzanine level to make it better than ever. Enjoy a coffee while people-watching in the morning, some shopping and lunch in the afternoon, and e...

Sports Pool

Average: 4 (2 votes)
Challenge yourself, or other guests, in a variety of water sports, from pool volleyball and floating golf to pole jousting. And when the sports pool isn't being used for organized activities, get y...
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Main Dining Room

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Enjoy an expansive menu of delicious dinner options in early and late seating dining - as well as the flexible My Time Dining program.
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Guest Services

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Questions or concerns? Stop by the Guest Services desk, where our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with general ship information, reporting lost or damaged goods, exchange money, cash tra...
Photo by © 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Luckey Climber

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Play area for children who love to climb.
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Park Cafe

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A casual-dining, walk-up, gourmet market with something for everyone.
Photo by © 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Aquanauts

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These little at-sea adventurers will enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr., and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-y...

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