STX France has completed exterior construction work on Royal Caribbean International’s third Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, at its Saint-Nazaire yard in France.
Harmony of the Seas has now been floated out of her drydock to allow the shipyard to begin the interior construction phase.
Due to debut in April 2016, Harmony of the Seas will accommodate 5,479 guests at double occupancy and offer 2,747 staterooms. The 16-deck ship will also feature the popular ‘seven neighborhoods’ concept, which is exclusive to Royal Caribbean’s other Oasis-class ships, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. These ‘neighbourhoods’ include Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
In addition, 20 restaurants; three multi-storey water slides; a Bionic Bar with robot bartenders, which was first introduced onboard Quantum of the Seas; and Voom, the fastest internet connection at sea.
Harmony of the Seas will homeport in Barcelona, Spain, to sail Western Mediterranean itineraries during her inaugural season. The ship will then reposition to Fort Lauderdale in Florida, US, in November 2016 to sail Caribbean cruises.