Harmony of the Seas

Photos of the Carousel on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

In:
16May2016

The Carousel in the Boardwalk neighborhood of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is in place and there are new photos of what the final product looks like.

Carousel Works shared photos of their latest creation on the world's largest cruise ship.

Photos by Carousel Works

The carousel on Harmony of the Seas is hand-crafted and especially designed by Carousel Works for Royal Caribbean and is one-of-a-kind.

Carousel Works said the installation took about a week.  Its design is inspired by classic carousels found near many seaside destinations.

Video: World's Largest Ship Is New Home for Royal Caribbean Crew

In:
14May2016

Harmony of the Seas is abuzz with excitement as Royal Caribbean takes delivery of the 25th ship in its fleet. The world's largest and most innovative ship is the new home to 2,100 crew from 77 nationalities after 32 months of construction in Saint Nazaire, France.

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Harmony of the Seas

In:
12May2016

It is a big day for Royal Caribbean, as the company took delivery of its newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas.

Harmony of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship, and its arrival was marked with a traditional delivery and flag changing ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France took place following 32 months of constructions. 

Joining the festivities in the ship’s signature AquaTheater were Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International together with Laurent Castaing, General Manager, STX France.

“Harmony of the Seas is the product of our zealous spirit of continuous improvement, where we have combined revolutionary ship design with the technological strides that have defined the Royal Caribbean brand,” said Richard D. Fain. “Thank you to STX France for their ongoing partnership in building our ships, which continue to introduce unexpected industry innovations.”

Harmony is truly magnificent in every sense of the word, from her architecture and design to the level of care and attention to detail with which our incredible crew are taking to prepare for our first guests,” said Michael Bayley. “The ship is the ‘best of the best’ of what our guests love most about Royal Caribbean, combined with new and thrilling experiences never before found in one place but it is the passion and dedication of our crew that will make everlasting memories for our guests.”

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, exploring some of Europe’s most beautiful locations. In November 2016, Harmony will arrive at her homeport of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL., from where she will offer seven-night eastern and western Caribbean sailings. The newest member of the fleet will join sister-ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, sailing from Port Canaveral and Port Everglades respectively, on the east coast of Florida.

Royal Caribbean will take delivery of Harmony of the Seas this week

In:
10May2016

Royal Caribbean will take delivery of the world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, on Thursday, May 12, 2016 by the STX France shipyard.

The 362 meter long ship will be delivered at a ceremony in the late morning of Thursday. Harmony of the Seas will then leave Saint-Nazaire on Sunday at mid-day, if weather conditions permit.

The construction of this massive ship accounted for 10 million working hours for 2,500 employees of STX and its subcontractors.

Following Harmony of the Seas' inaugural cruise from Southampton, England on May 22, the ship will depart a week later for Barcelona to begin its cruises in the Mediterranean, where it will operate until the end of October.

STX France is still working on Harmony of the Seas' sister ship, a yet-to-be-named Oasis class ship, and will join Royal Caribbean's fleet in March 2018.

Sneak Peek of Harmony of the Seas' Grease Rehearsal

In:
08May2016

Royal Caribbean's Vice President of Entertainment, Nick Weir, has some fun with the cast of Royal Caribbean's production of Grease, debuting on Harmony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean offering chance to win ultimate adventure on Harmony of the Seas

In:
21Apr2016

In celebration of the Harmony of the Seas' European debut, and in anticipation of her U.S. arrival in November, Royal Caribbean is kicking off a multi-faceted consumer promotion, “Ticket to Adventure.”

The immersive and interactive sweepstakes encourages consumers to virtually discover and explore Harmony’s thrilling features and seven neighborhoods, and enter for their chance to win more than $300,000 worth of prizes that range from a grand prize, seven-night Caribbean cruise for four, to 200 invitation-only getaways, more than 175 GoPro HERO4 cameras, over $40,000 in gift cards, and more.

Starting April 21 through November 5, 2016, consumers can simply register for the promotion at RoyalCaribbean.com/TicketToAdventure, and then the adventure begins!

Every two weeks, one of Harmony’s seven signature neighborhoods will be unlocked on the site and open the door to interactive content and fun facts, such as the height of The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, to the number of plants in Central Park – the largest living park at sea – and the variety of cocktails the robot bartenders at Bionic Bar can sling.

Bonus instant win games are hidden within each neighborhood and extra sweepstakes entries will be awarded to those that share Ticket to Adventure with their friends via email or social media.

There will also be other ways to enter the contest, as Royal Caribbean will infuse a little adventure into some unexpected places and pop culture events, as well as partner with well-known personalities.

Actor and singer Carlos PenaVega will give fans the chance to join him onboard Harmony of the Seas during exclusive, invitation-only preview events in Southampton, England. Hot off his starring role as Kenickie in FOX’s GREASE LIVE, PenaVega will hang out with his winning fans as he leads a number of Grease-inspired special activities and attends opening night of Royal Caribbean’s original production of Broadway’s hit musical Grease. Fans can enter for the chance to win by visiting the sweepstakes site between now and May 1 and entering code GREASE.

 In addition, Royal Caribbean will deploy a series of code words that can be uncovered on RoyalCaribbean.com, through Royal Caribbean emails and exclusive Crown & Anchor Society newsletters for loyal guests, as well as through participating travel agents, or by following Royal Caribbean on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Consumers that find a code can enter it at RoyalCaribbean.com/TicketToAdventure to be entered into the grand prize drawing and also to unlock chances for instant win prizes.

99 days of Harmony: Royal Caribbean Creates the Ultimate Abyss on Harmony of the Seas

In:
05Apr2016

At 10 stories high, Harmony of the Seas' Ultimate Abyss is not only the tallest slide at sea but also an amazing engineering feat. Get an inside look into the construction process with the manufacturing team as well as the world’s only thrill engineer. Hear what makes Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate Abyss such an epic adventure.

99 days of Harmony: A Shipyard Update from Royal Caribbean on Harmony of the Seas

In:
22Mar2016

With less than 100 days until the launch of Harmony of the Seas the construction teams are down to the wire. Get an update on her construction process and see how she is coming along.

99 days of Harmony: Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas to begin sea trials

In:
10Mar2016

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is preparing for her first set sea trials, which will take place over the course of three days.

Harmony of the Seas will carry out her sea trials on Thursday, March 10th.  She will return to port on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

STX France indicated this first sea trial is devoted mainly to test her electric power plant and propulsion system, as well as maneuverability tests.

There are 500 people onboard Harmony of the Seas: crew members, STX test teams, suppliers and Royal Caribbean's customer monitoring team.

Delivery of Harmony of the Seas to Royal Caribbean is scheduled for May 12, with departure to Southampton, UK around May 15.

The next set of sea trials is scheduled to be held before the end of April.

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