The 22nd of May is an important date for the cruise industry, as it is the date of the arrival of the biggest cruise ship in the world – Harmony of the Seas. This awe-inspiring sea wonder will make its thrilling debuts in Southampton and Barcelona. There is tremendous excitement and eager anticipation worldwide.
After the success of the first two Oasis-class ships – Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean decided that it was time they expanded the family. This one would be called Harmony (of the Seas).
Harmony of the Seas (previously known as Oasis 3) was ordered in 2012 from STX France and was first put into the water on June 19, 2015 and began its sea trials on March 10, 2016.
It was built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire for Royal Caribbean International.
Harmony of the Seas’ cost of production was around 1.1 billion dollars.
Length: 362 m
Width: 66.5 m
Weight: 227,000 tons
Maximum speed: 22 knots = 44 km/h
Number of bow thrusters: 4
Power of each bow thruster: 7.500 horse power
Total decks: 18
Passenger elevators: 24
Number of rooms: 2.747
Crew: 2.300 persons
Guest capacity: 6.780 persons
There are many features of the vessel that make it truly special and here’s what some of them include:
The Ultimate Abyss, a 10-story dual dry slide, positioned at the stern of the ship