A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to tour Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. If I could use one word to describe this ship it would be AMAZING. I fell in love with her the moment I laid eyes on her in Port Canaveral. First things first the ship is massive, it's one of Royal Caribbean's largest cruise ships. It's literally a floating city. You are going to need more than one cruise on the Harmony to see and do everything.
Still not sure you should set sail on the Harmony of the Seas? Let me give you all the reasons why you NEED to take a cruise on her.
The one thing the Harmony isn't lacking is onboard activities. There is so much to see and do on the ship from rock climbing walls, to water slides, to shows and more. This ship has it all.
Harmony of the Seas Activities for Thrill Seekers
Are you a thrill seeker? If so the Harmony of the Seas is the perfect ship for you. Why? Well they have it all – rock climbing walls, a zip line, water slides and the ultimate abyss slide.
Ultimate Abyss Slide
This 10 story dry slide is the tallest slide at sea and for the bravest of thrill seekers. It's located on the aft of the ship and starts on Deck 16 and goes all the way down to the Boardwalk on deck 6. The minimum height to ride the slide is 44″ tall and the maximum weight is 300 lbs.
Perfect Storm Water Slides
This trio of slides is located five decks about the ship's Central Park. The Cyclone and Typhoon slides are a duo of racers that twist and turn and have translucent panels which offer stunning views of the ocean around you. Then there is the Supercell,which is a champagne bowl slide! Thrill seekers can't go wrong with any of these slides. The minimum height for the slides is 48″ tall.
Onboard Harmony are two 40 foot long Flowrider surf simulators. So grab a board and try to boogie board or stand up while your friends cheer you on. Minimum height requirements are 52″ for the boogie board and 58″ for the stand up surf board.
Harmony of the Seas Activities For Families
Want to spend some time together as a family? The Harmony of the Seas is the perfect place to do just that.
Onboard Harmony there is:
- Figure skating
- Parades around the Royal Promenade
- Outdoor Movie Night by the pool
- A sports court where you can play basketball and volleyball
- The arcade
- Mini Golf
- an Escape Room
- Central Park and more
Shows on the Harmony of the Seas
Onboard Harmony of the Seas there are three theaters full of shows that will have you entertained.
The Main Theater hosts broadway style shows such as a production of Grease and original productions such has Harmony High.
The Aquatheater is here water meets drama with high divers and acrobatics and amazing water shows.
Studio B is the ships ice skating rink which hosts spectacular ice shows for the whole family.
Just a note, reservations using Cruise Planner are required for most shows.
Activities for the Kids Onboard Harmony of the Seas
In addition to the above that is perfect for families the Harmony of the Seas also has a ton of activities for kids. From the carousel, to the water slides just for kids and climbing structure on the Boardwalk on Deck 6 to Adventure Ocean. There is always something for kids to do.
Adventure Ocean is Harmony's complimentary kids club for ages 3-11. Aquanauts for ages 3-5, Explorers for ages 6-8 and Voyagers for ages 9-11. Not only does Adventure Ocean offer activities for each age group there is also a science lab, an art studio and a movie theater just for the kids. Adventure Ocean is free until 10 pm and then the cost is $7 per hour per kid charged by the 1/2 hour until 2 am.
Royal Babies and Tots
Royal Babies and Tots is Royal Caribbean's program for children 6 months until three. There is open play time for parents and babies daily during your cruise, a toy lending program, and babysitting for those times mom and dad just need a little tie time to themselves.
Reservations for babysitting are required. The cost is $6 per hour until 6 pm and $8 per hour until midnight. Parents should bring with them diapers, wipes. formula, bottles, snacks and a change of clothes with their child.
For tweens and teens ages 12-17 there is the Teen Disco with pre-planned activities during the day, teen staff to keep watch and the kids entertained and a disco party at night
Activities for Mom and Dad on Harmony of the Seas
We can't forget mom and dad! While the kids are playing with their new friends at Adventure Ocean, it's time for you to have some fun too. Onboard Harmony you'll find
- Casino Royale
- The Rising Tide Bar that rises from The Royal Promenade to Central Park
- The Bionic Bar with robot bartenders
- Night Clubs
- Adult Only Comedy Shows
- Classes and Wine Tastings
- The Spa and Fitness Center
- World Class Shopping
- The Solarium, which is for Adults ages 16+ with pools and hot tubs just for you.
More About the Harmony of the Seas
One thing's for sure you won't go hungry onboard the Harmony of the Seas. There are a ton of dining options. Some which are included with your cruise and others that come with an additional fee.
Complimentary Dining Options Include:
- Main Dining Room which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Windjammer Marketplace which offers buffets
- Boardwalk Dog House
- Cafe Promenade
- Mini Bites
- Park Cafe
- Sorrento's Pizza
- Vitality Cafe
Specialty Dining Options Include:
- 150 Central Park, which offers a multi-course menu that is updated seasonally with fresh ingredients
- Coastal Kitchen, where Mediterranean flavors meet California cool. Coastal Kitchen is for exclusively for Royal Suite Class and loyalty guest.
- Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, where chefs invent fantasy gourmet dishes
- Chops Grill , Royal Caribbean's steakhouse
- Izumi Hibachi and Sushi
- Jamie's Italian, which features Italian favorites by Chef Jamie Oliver
- Chef's Table, an exclusive five course gourmet dining experience
- Sabor Modern Mexican, which offers traditional Mexican with a contemporary twist
- Jonny Rockets
- Solarium Bistro (evening dining)
- Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Harmony of the Seas State Rooms
Onboard Harmony you'll find your traditional Ocean View, Balcony and Interior Staterooms. You'll also find Central Park View Balconies, Boardwalk View Balconies and Royal Suites.
Central Park View Balcony
The Central Park View Balcony staterooms which are nestled in the gardens of Central Park with balconies overlooking the park. These state rooms include complimentary lunch for two at Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar, Jamie's Italian or Johnny Rockets, a complimentary bottle of red wine and a casino gaming lesson. This is perfect for that next romantic getaway.
Boardwalk View Balcony
The Boardwalk View Balcony staterooms overlook the fun-filled Boardwalk. These staterooms include a complimentary meal for four at Johnny Rockets, complimentary soda package for two guests, and a Rock Climbing Wall session for the whole family.
Royal Suite Class
Royal Suite Class gives you a signature experience with the quality and exclusivity of the world's finest resorts. You can choose from three tiers of suites: Stay, Sky and Sea. Each tier comes with special amenities such as all inclusive gratuities, unlimited beverages, and unlimited VOOM – the fastest internet at sea.
Harmony of the Seas Itinerary
The Harmony of the Seas offers seven night Western Caribbean Cruises and seven night Eastern Caribbean Cruises departing from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Some sailings have a Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean's own private island in the Bahamas. On CocoCay you can choose to chill on the beach or in the awesome pool. You can also choose thrills at the Thrill WaterPark and ride the world's tallest waterslide.
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