When Royal Caribbean’s 227,000-ton Harmony of the Seas begins sailing in May, the next world’s largest cruise ship will be packed with features and attractions, much like her sisters Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. But Harmony is no twin to Allure or Oasis and comes with her own unique reasons to sail, all hoping to bring a serious lock on family fun.
“Royal Caribbean International is taking family fun to new heights onboard its newest ship, Harmony of the Seas. Guests setting sail aboard Harmony to Europe’s most popular destinations in the Western Mediterranean will be able to enjoy more family-friendly offerings than ever before,” notes a press release in advance of new ship’s delivery, tagging Royal Caribbean’s signature DreamWorks Experience, Adventure Ocean youth program, and a new collection of family amenities as top differentiating factors among family brands.
DreamWorks Animation Characters Set Sail
When Harmony of the Seas debuts she will bring with her a familiar cast of DreamWorks Animation characters including Po of Kung Fu Panda; Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots of Shrek; and from Madagascar, Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien and the Penguins. Guests will enjoy events and activities based on DreamWorks Animation’s popular feature-film characters, including a DreamWorks Character breakfast in the main dining room, ‘meet and greet’ experiences throughout the day, as well as photo opportunities that can be immediately shared with family and friends back home thanks to VOOM, the fastest internet at sea.
Royal Caribbean’s younger guests can enjoy an exhilarating line-up of activities, from story time to dance parties, games and adventures rooted in the popular DreamWorks Animation films at the complimentary, award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program. Only on Royal Caribbean, parents and kids alike can enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have guaranteed seats on “opening weekend” of highly anticipated feature films such as “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which premieres onboard the same day it does in theaters on land. Year-round, guests can watch the latest and long-term favorite DreamWorks Animation films in the ship’s 3D movie theater and on a dedicated DreamWorks TV channel in their stateroom.
Harmony of the Seas- Enhanced Adventure Ocean Programming
Adventure Ocean will continue to offer young guests, ages three to eleven, an entertaining line-up of activities and games rooted in fun and excitement, as usual.
New in Harmony’s Adventure Ocean Theater is Away We Go!, a black light puppet show created by Tony® award-nominated actors and imaginative producers John Tartaglia by and Michael Shawn Lewis of Gable Grove Productions.
Also new, programming by the popular YouTube show Muffalo Potato, originally debuting on Anthem of the Seas, which teaches kids to draw anything in minutes using only letters and numbers.
Harmony of the Seas- New Family Amenities for Central Park and Boardwalk Staterooms
Families vacationing together on Harmony of the Seas will be able to take advantage of a new collection of added benefits to balcony staterooms overlooking the Central Park and Boardwalk outdoor neighborhoods, featuring the best of what each neighborhood has to offer.
Guests with views of Central Park will enjoy lunch for two at Jamie’s Italian, serving rustic Italian favorites from world-renowned chef Jamie Oliver, a complimentary bottle of red wine upon arrival; and special perks in the Casino Royale.
Guests with Boardwalk views will receive lunch or dinner for four at Johnny Rockets, a soda beverage package for two; and private time on the cruise line’s iconic 38-foot tall rock wall.
Harmony of the Seas- But That’s Not All
Combined with The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, The Perfect Storm trio of water slides and Splashaway Bay interactive aqua park for kids, Harmony of the Seas will bring a jolt of adventure for the entire family aboard the world’s largest cruise ship when she arrives in May.