Harmony of the Seas

Halloween photos from Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

In:
31Oct2016

With today being Halloween, Royal Caribbean is celebrating this spookishly fun holiday across its fleet, including onboard the brand new Harmony of the Seas.

Many blog readers ask about how Royal Caribbean celebrates a holiday like this, and today we have some fun photos to share from some lucky guests onboard.

Photos by Emmy Schaffer

Photo by Anna-Carin Littson

Royal Caribbean created a Haunted House in the On Air Club, and Anna-Carin Littson shared with us photos of this venue.

Photo by Anna-Carin Littson

Happy Halloween!

Video: Adventures Abound for Kids in Adventure Ocean on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

In:
31Oct2016

From Harmony of the Seas' extensive lineup of entertainment on for the whole family to kid-friendly spaces onboard, Royal Caribbean's newest and most innovative ship has something to offer guests of all ages. Young cruisers can enjoy Splashaway Bay waterpark or get active on the Lucky Climber, while teen have their own dedicated spaces such as a disco and lounge with video games and foosball.

Video: Harmony of the Seas sail away timelapse and 360 video from the bridge

In:
28Oct2016

Watch a timelapse video of the world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, sail away from Malaga Spain.

Captain Gus Andersson briefs his team on the bridge as Harmony of the Seas sets sail on a historic transatlantic crossing, clearing the Strait of Gibraltar for the homestretch to her new home in the U.S.

Video: Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas begins her Transatlantic Crossing

In:
27Oct2016

A historic journey is underway as the world's largest cruise ship starts her epic transatlantic voyage. Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's newest and most innovative ship, leaves Barcelona, Spain, to venture across the Atlantic to her new homeport of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Hear from Captain and crew about what it takes to make this epic journey.

Fun facts about Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

In:
27Oct2016

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas offers guests quite a bit to see and do onboard, and the ship itself is a marvel, when you consider just how large it is and how much work and coordination is required to make it run flawlessly. Here are some fun facts about Harmony of the Seas that put into perspective the sheer scale of everything on this ship.

General

  • Flag: Bahamian
  • Port of Registry: Nassau
  • Built by: STX France
  • Place built: St. Nazaire, France
  • Maiden Voyage: May 29, 2016
  • Godmother: Brittany Affolter

Neighborhoods: Seven (7)

  1. Adventure Ocean
  2. Central Park
  3. Pool & Sports
  4. Vitality Spa & Fitness Center
  5. Boardwalk
  6. Entertainment Place
  7. Royal Promenade

Ship Stats

  • 227,000 gross tons
  • 1,188 feet long
  • 46 wheelchair accessible staterooms
  • 5,479 guests (double occupancy)
  • 24 guest elevators
  • 16 passenger decks
  • 30 feet draft
  • 215.5 feet wide
  • 22 knots cruising speed
  • 6,780 guests
  • 2,100 crew

Staterooms

  • Total: 2,747
  • Outside: 266
  • Interior: 524
  • Balcony: 1,768
  • Virtual Balcony: 85
  • Staterooms with additional berths: 717 3/4
  • Accessible: 46
  • Promenade: 18
  • Studio: 15

Technical

  • Main propulsion: 3 x ABB Azipod, each 20 MW
  • Motors ABB: 60 MW = 80.500 HP
  • Generators: 6 with a power of 92MW each for a total of 128.000 HP
  • Stabilizers: 2 x Blohm & Voss
  • Bow Thrusters: 4 x Wartsila 5.5 MW each; 7.300 HP total of 22 MW or 29.500 HP
  • Max Speed: 25.1 knots
  • Fuel consumption at Full Speed: 16 Metric Ton/hour = 0.7 Metric Ton/Nautical Mile; 
    125 Gallon/Nautical Mile; 45 feet/gallon
  • Fresh water production: 4 x 825 tons/24 hours + 2 x 400 tons/24 hours;
    Total of 4100 tons/24 hours
  • Water Consumption: 1700 Tons/Day

Construction Facts

  • The AquaTheater pool is 17.9 feet deep; the largest performance pool at sea.
  • Harmony of the Seas is 75 feet longer than Freedom-class ships;
  • The Central Park neighborhood is the fist ever (along with Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) living park at sea with 10,600 plants, 52 trees, 2 Living Walls containing 10,240 live plants and 70 tons of plating soil for them to grown in.  All plant material is contained in 2200 modules within 46 planter beds.  The entire park is automatically irrigated with a state of the art system to include a Fertigation unit.
  • 5,070,632 lbs. of water in the swimming pools.
  • 110,231 lbs. of ice cubes made every day.
  • 4,700,000 lbs. of fresh water consumption per 24 hours.
  • 181 grand blocks were used to construct Harmony of the Seas, each block weighed approximately 1,200,000 lbs. (600 metric tons).
  • Harmony of the Seas was constructed out of 500,000 individual parts.
  • 150 miles of piping.
  • 3,300 miles of electrical cables.
  • 158,503 gallons of paint.
  • 1,614,586 square feet of air conditioned area.
  • 968,751 square feet of carpet.
  • 86,111 square feet of windows.
  • 7,000 works of specially commissioned art.
  • The building of the cruise terminal 18 in Fort Lauderdale took 62,572,500 pounds of concrete, the weight of 782 18-wheeler trucks; 33.3 miles of conduit; and 153 miles of wire, which would stretch from Fort Lauderdale to Key West.

Food & Beverage Facts

  • 20 Chefs, 222 cooks, 102 sanitation & culinary cleaning crew.
  • 15 Bar managers/supervisors, 188 bar tenders & bar servers.
  • 25 food service areas including a 24 hour Crew Windjammer.
  • 37 front bars and 26 back-of-the-house support bars.
  • 28 galleys operating independently, some with a 24 hour operation.
  • Total of 108 catering areas, bars, galleys, pantries, provision food preparation rooms.
  • All breads and pastries are made fresh onboard. Our bakery has a machine that makes 4,000 bread rolls in 1 hour.
  • Have the most efficient and most innovative galley equipment onboard the Harmony of the Seas.
  • Each restaurant operates independently with own galleys and culinary & service teams, even each deck of the main dining rooms.

Consumed in an average week

  • Beef: 15,600 lbs.
  • Chicken: 16,000 lbs.
  • Pork: 10,517 lbs.
  • Lobster: 1,800 lbs.
  • Seafood: 11,000 lbs.
  • Salmon: 4,000 lbs.
  • Fresh eggs: 86,400 pcs.
  • Flour: 16,500 lbs.
  • Sugar: 3,500 lbs.
  • Coffee: 1,500 lbs.
  • Fresh Fruits: 45,000 lbs.
  • Fresh Vegetables: 62,000 lbs.
  • Fresh berries: 600 lbs.
  • Potatoes: 18,000 lbs.
  • Ice cream: 8,000 gallons
  • Milk and fresh cream: 8,000 gallons
  • Cheese: 5,800 lbs.
  • Beer: 10,200 bottles
  • Beer: 8,500 cans
  • Soda: 11,500 cans
  • Wine: 2,225 bottles
  • Whiskey: 175 bottles
  • Vodka: 550 bottles
  • Champagne: 175 bottles
  • Water: 3,500 bottles
  • Individual yogurts: 4,200
  • Slices of pizza: 18,000

Harmony of the Seas Transatlantic Crossing Infographic

In:
26Oct2016

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is making her away across the Atlantic to her new home in Port Everglades, Florida, and Royal Caribbean has released a new infographic that shows off how long this journey really is.

Harmony of the Seas will arrive in Port Everglades, Florida on November 5, 2016, in the early morning hours. 

You can track Harmony of the Seas' progress during her journey, via our Harmony of the Seas ship tracker.

Royal Caribbean names Brittany Affolter as Godmother to Harmony of the Seas

In:
25Oct2016

Royal Caribbean has found its Godmother for its newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, and that person is South Florida educator Brittany Affolter.

Brittany’s work with Teach for America in Miami-Dade County has supported and inspired a number of high-needs schools in Royal Caribbean’s hometown.

Following a search that lasted months, Affolter was among three finalists, who then competed in a vote by the general public.  Brittany was won that popular vote, and was selected to become the ship's Godmother. For winning, Affolter will be recognized for her incredible contributions to the education of South Florida youth with a grant of $25,000 donated by Royal Caribbean. The grant money will be donated to Teach for America Miami-Dade.

In addition, Affolter will have the privilege to officially name the ship and bless the vessel and all those who sail onboard, during the prestigious naming ceremony at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL on November 10, 2016.

Brittany will take part in the inaugural cruise and then be invited back to enjoy a seven-night Caribbean voyage on he Harmony of the Seas.

Video: Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas By The Numbers

In:
18Oct2016

An overview of Harmony of the Seas like you’ve never seen. The world’s largest cruise ship is packed with bold and unexpected lineup of experiences found nowhere else on land or sea.

Wonderland menu on Harmony of the Seas

Last updated on May 30, 2017

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Sun

Radiant vegetables playfully reinvented

Baby Vegetables in the Garden

Soil & pebbles

Reconstructed caprese

Liquid olive, ricotta powder, basil

Tomato water

Pepper spherification, bread foam

Ice

Chilled to exhilarate the palate

Oceanic Citrus

Spicy tuna & floral yuzu granite

Crispy Crab Cones

Cilantro, avocado mousse & ohba leaf

Tue, 05/30/2017 (All day)

Royal Caribbean Secrets: Tony the Gnome on Harmony of the Seas

In:
13Oct2016

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is filled with a lot of fun activities, exciting shows and incredible dining choices.  The level of detail on this brand new ship is truly amazing, including one very small (and cute) bit of detail that is easy to overlook.

Hidden in the Central Park neighborhood, among the beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, is Tony the Garden Gnome!


Photo by Tracey Van Leeuwen

Tony was donated by Matt and Samantha Alexander, and have been adopted by the ship's horticulturist, Tom Brownlee.

Guests can find Tony under a tree, opposite the Trellis Bar in the Central Park neighborhood.  While not as thrilling as the ship's water slides, Tony is a great example of a fun hidden gem onboard Harmony of the Seas that you can visit once onboard.

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