Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis-class ships met at sea in the US for the first, and possible only, time on 4 November.
Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and the new Harmony of the Seas came together to celebrate the US arrival of Harmony of the Seas on the eve of her debut at her new permanent Port Everglades homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Harmony of the Seas departed for her new Port Everglades homeport accompanied by a traditional flotilla send-off, which included 16 jetboard and jetpack riders from the Aquafly Hydroflight Sports Performance Team.
The new vessel will join sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas on the Florida’s east coast, offering seven-night itineraries to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and Mexico.
Costing more than US$1billion, the 227,000gt Harmony of the Seas spans 16 guest decks and carries 5,497 guests, making her the largest cruise vessel in the world.
The vessel offers Royal Caribbean’s exclusive seven neighbourhood concept and innovative onboard features, such as VOOM internet, robot bartenders, interior staterooms with virtual balconies, an AquaTheater, a theatre, 20 dining venues, 23 swimming pools, whirlpools, two FlowRider surf simulators, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, Splashaway Bay waterpark, the first two-storey Wonderland restaurant, and The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea. The ship also has the Central Park, which features 10,587 plants, 48 vine plants and 52 trees. Guests will also benefit from.