Harmony of the Seas

Video: An Exclusive Look at Royal Caribbean's entertainment on Harmony of the Seas


From all-new stage productions to high-tech ice shows, amazing theme parties and breathtaking diving performances, Harmony of the Seas is taking entertainment to the next level. Guests can sing-along with Broadway favorite “Grease” in the Royal Theater or be part of the party with high-energy parades, live DJ performances and even a thrilling escape game, Puzzle Break: Escape the Rubicon!

The impressiveness of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, as illustrated in infographics


Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, is certainly an impressive and spectacular cruise ship with a ton to offer.  Just how impressive, you ask?  Check out these two brand new infographics to get a sense of just how much Royal Caribbean has packed into this amazing new ship.


Spark Cooperative helped design Ultimate Abyss slide on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas


Spark Cooperative recently showcased some of their "Experience Design" works, which includes end-to-end development of The Ultimate Abyss slide on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean commissioned Spark to push the envelope of what a cruise ship can contain and build on the cruise line's innovative reputation with a brand new, thrilling experience. 

The Ultimate Abyss is a pair of side-by-side 100 ft- high slides that guests can ride down multiple decks of the ship.  Spark worked to offer a slide experience that offered multi-sensory channels, including spontaneous audio effects, bespoke ride mats and custom uniforms and accessories.  The attraction is designed to thrill guests while maintaining a sense of heart-pumping anticipation.

As part of this engagement, Spark developed 3D renderings of the Ultimate Abyss, as well as the ride's story, logo, visual identity, and signage package.

Ronnie Farzad, Principle at Spark Cooperative, talked about what makes the work his company did on the Ultimate Abyss so unique, "Brands are increasingly using experiences as marketing differentiators.  Research shows customers pay more for a great experience and willing to return for it.  The work Spark did for The Ultimate Abyss around a holistic and integrated activation is focused around this need for a memorable guest experience."

Photos from opening night of Royal Caribbean's Columbus, The Musical! on Harmony of the Seas


Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas had its first preview of Columbus The Musical yesterday, and we have photos from the premier performance.

Columbus, The Musical! is a new Royal Caribbean original production that tells the tale of Christopher’s luckless distant cousin, Marvin, on a madcap voyage to the Caribbean.

Marvin Columbus is the very, very, very, very, very distant relative of Christopher and spent his entire life ‘neath Chris’ shadow. Marvin’s disappointed nobleman father, sends him on a voyage to find his destiny. Storms, pirates, and even flying sharks – all lead Marvin to his greatest discovery; himself. Romance, adventure, and ‘happy ever after’ are on the map, as Marvin Columbus finally finds his destiny.

The musical was created in the spirit of “Spamalot” and “Something Rotten."

Royal Caribbean invites anyone who hates parking to try to win a cruise on Harmony of the Seas


Royal Caribbean is inviting any one of the 214 million registered drivers in the United States to skip parking their car and instead, park themselves on a free cruise aboard Harmony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean's "Ticket to Adventure" promotion is giving residents of the United States a chance to win one of 55 trips for two onboard Harmony of the Seas during an exclusive preview sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in November.

To enter, simply visit the Ticket to Adventure site between now and October 1 and enter the code “PARKINGTICKET.”

While at the promotion site consumers can also virtually discover and explore Harmony’s thrilling features and seven neighborhoods, and enter for their chance to win other exciting prizes that range from a seven-night Caribbean cruise for four, to more than 150 GoPro HERO4 cameras, over $40,000 in cash gift cards, and more.  

Aerial photos of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas


Royal Caribbean released new aerial photos of Harmony of the Seas, this time in the Mediterranean.

Harmony of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship and it is the company's third Oasis-class cruise ship. She is currently sailing in the Mediterranean for the summer season, and will head to Port Everglades, Florida in November to her new homeport.

This is the second batch of aerial photos released, with the first batch posted in early June.

Harmony of the Seas slides: What you need to know


The slides on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas are arguably the most exciting and popular forms of entertainment on this innovative ship.

Whether you or your kids (or both) want to go on a ride, here are the important details to know before you shove off.

Access to all the slides on Harmony of the Seas is included in your cruise fare.

Perfect Storm water slides

Harmony of the Seas features three water slides: Cyclone, Typhoon (the yellow and blue slides) and Supercell.

Copyright, Simon Brooke-Webb Photography

Cyclone and Typhoon racer slides twist and turn, while Supercell slide is a "champagne bowl" slide, which has clear sections so guests can see those riding the slide. Guests exit Supercell in the Beach Pool.

Copyright, Simon Brooke-Webb Photography

All the slides are suspended five decks above the ship's Central Park outdoor courtyard.

The slides are complimentary to ride and the minimum height to experience any of the water slides is 48" (1.22M). 

Ultimate Abyss slide

Ultimate Abyss is a 10-story dry slide on the rear of the ship that is advertised as the tallest slide at sea.

The Ultimate Abyss is more than 150 feet above sea level and offers side-by-side slides that send guests down 10 decks at a rate of 9 miles per hour. 

Guests must be 44" (1.1M) tall to go on the slide.  The maximum weight of a participant cannot exceed 330 lbs/149 kg. Only one person on the slide at any time. Children cannot ride on the lap of another participant.

To ride the Ultimate Abyss, guests head up to deck 16 and go to the aft of the ship.  Near the Wipeout Cafe are a set of stairs that will bring you to the slide, which is contained inside a giant Angler Fish.

Guests are handed a black mat with an opening to place your feet.  You then sit down, lean back, and while holding onto a strap, wait for the "Go" sign to turn green.

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas begins maiden season from Barcelona


Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, began her inaugural cruise season from her summer homeport of Barcelona, Spain this week.

The cruise line says the ship is coming off of receiving stellar guest satisfaction scores and feedback on its first repositioning cruise, from Southampton, U.K. to Barcelona.

The world’s largest cruise ship is sailing an exclusive five-night Western Mediterranean itinerary with visits to Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples, Italy at full capacity, with guests representing more than 34 countries.

Harmony of the Seas’ inaugural summer season will offer seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries, showcasing Europe’s most popular destinations – Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence (Marseilles), France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples, Italy. The adventure-packed ship will reposition to the U.S. in November, where she will make Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL her permanent homeport.

Aerial photos of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas


Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is a truly impressive looking cruise ship, but aerial photos really give you the perfect perspective for appreciating her grandeur.

Royal Caribbean shared these new aerial photos of Harmony of the Seas, taken during her recent inaugural sailings.

Aerial of Ultimate Abyss

Aerial of water slides and pool decks

Video: Royal Caribbean Premieres Grease Onboard Harmony of the Seas


Royal Caribbean International is the first cruise line to feature fully licensed, Tony Award-winning Broadway productions, and now the line is bringing Grease to Harmony of the Seas. Get a glimpse of the show's opening night and how it is thrilling audiences.