Harmony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean will add a 10 story water slide to Harmony of the Seas

In:
16Jul2015

Royal Caribbean's third Oasis class cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas is getting a 10 story water slide added to it known as The Abyss.

At a media event in New York last night, Royal Caribbean revealed the names of the water slides that we knew about for Harmony of the Seas, and announced there would be a fourth water slide that is 10 stories tall, named the Abyss.

Royal Caribbean had announced in February that Harmony of the Seas was getting three water slides added to the ship's Pool and Sports Zone, which was a first for Royal Caribbean.  

The three slides together will be known as the The Perfect Storm, with each slide called Cyclone, Monsoon and Typhoon. These three slides are about three decks in height.

In addition, Royal Caribbean announced last night a fourth water slide known as The Abyss, which will be ten-stories tall and will start at the top of the AquaTheater and bring guests down to the Boardwalk.

UPDATE: Royal Caribbean has released new renderings of The Perfect Storm slides.

Everything we know about Harmony of the Seas' water slides

In:
30Jun2015

If there is one feature aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas that has guests really excited, it's the water slides that will be a first for Royal Caribbean. These are the first real water slides on a Royal Caribbean ship and it promises to be a beacon for families looking for some high-paced fun.

Understandably, there is a lot of intrigue regarding this new feature and people want to know what the water slides will entail and what to expect.  Here's everything we know about the water slides in one place.

How many water slides will there be?

Royal Caribbean is adding three multi-story slides that will be above Central Park.  The slides are called The Perfect Storm: Cyclone, Monsoon, Typhoon.

UPDATE 7/15: There will also be a 10 story water slide on the aft of Harmony of the Seas, known as The Abyss. It will take guests from the ship's AquaTheater to Boardwalk neighborhood.

Are there any special features to the water slides?

One of the water slides will feature a champagne bowl that swirls riders around as they approach the end of the slide.  

There’s also a bar overlooking the slide bowl, so people can watch that.

The water slides will start with a clear acyclic section, so other passengers can see people as the start at the top.

There will also be racing slides.

Where will the water slides be located?

The water slides will begin on a platform elevated above the ship’s bridge level, and end in runouts.

The slides descend three decks through a series of twists and turns over the ship’s tree-lined Central Park neighborhood 10 decks below.

Are you excited about Royal Caribbean adding water slides to Harmony of the Seas? Let us know in the comments below!

Royal Caribbean photos of Harmony of the Seas float out

In:
19Jun2015

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas completed its float out of its building at STX France in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Harmony of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean's third Oasis-class cruise ship and is scheduled to have her first cruises in late Spring 2016.  She will be the largest cruise ship in the world when she debuts, coming in just slightly larger than her Oasis-class sisters.

These photos are copyright Royal Caribbean International.

Photos from Harmony of the Seas' float out

In:
19Jun2015

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas had her float out process and we've found photos to share of this important step in her journey to entering service.

Harmony of the Seas is being worked at STX France shipyard.  She is the third Oasis-class cruise ship.

Harmony of the Seas receives her last block during construction

In:
17Jun2015

Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's third Oasis class cruise ship, reached another construction milestone, with the installation of her last block at the shipyard in STX France.

Harmony of the Seas will have her inaugural cruise in June 2016.

The photos were taken earlier this week at the STX shipyard in France. All photos are copyright Royal Caribbean International.

Harmony of the Seas construction photo update

In:
11Jun2015

Royal Caribbean has released new photos that show off the construction progress of its third Oasis class cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas.

The photos were taken earlier this month at the STX shipyard in France.  All photos are copyright Royal Caribbean International.

Harmony of the Seas construction photo update

In:
04Jun2015

Royal Caribbean released new photos that show off the construction progress being made on its third Oasis-class cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas.

Harmony of the Seas is under construction at the STX shipyard in France and should be ready for her maiden voyage in about a year.

The photos were taken between late May and June 4, 2015 and are all copyright Royal Caribbean International.

Latest Harmony of the Seas construction photo update

In:
26May2015

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is getting closer and closer to completion and we've scoured the internet to bring you the latest photos showing off how much closer she is to reality.

Harmony of the Seas is the third Oasis-class cruise ship and will be ready for her inaugural cruise in June 2016.

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Photo by Paquebot Breton

Harmony of the Seas construction reaching a milestone

In:
18May2015

Royal Caribbean's third Oasis-class cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, will be reaching a milestone in her construction progress that will bring her one step closer to her debut.

Right now, Harmony of the Seas' metal shell is about 80% complete and the last blocks will be installed in early June.  Following that, she should be set afloat later that month.

Once Harmony of the Seas is floating in water, the next phase of her construction progress can begin.

Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's third Oasis-class cruise ship, will have her inaugural cruise in June 2016.

Check out these new construction photos that were posted on Mer et Marine and are all copyright STX France by Bernard Biger.

Aquatic Design & Engineering to create water slides for Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

In:
30Mar2015

Aquatic Design & Engineering will be the creative designer for the water slides on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas.

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Aquatic Design & Engineering President Josh Martin commented on the firm's task in creating the slides, "These are the first real water slides on a Royal Caribbean ship. The goal was to make this a part of the ship's design, to really blend it with the style of the ship."

Martin also revealed Aquatic Design & Engineering had done concept work for Royal Caribbean before but Royal Caribbean had never opted to go with the ship slides.

ADE has designed water features for theme parks and resorts including Disney, and fountains around the world including for the sprawling presidential palace in Abu Dhabi.

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