Royal Caribbean International has revealed that its third Oasis-class ship will be named ‘Harmony of the Seas’.
Set to launch in April 2016, the new vessel will join the existing Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which, at more than 225,000 tonnes, are the largest cruise ships operating in the world today.
“We are orchestrating a medley of new exciting concepts with the best Royal Caribbean innovations to strike the perfect chord for adventurous holidaymakers. That is why we are calling our third Oasis-class ship Harmony of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, president & CEO of Royal Caribbean.
The 16-deck Harmony of the Seas will be able to carry 5,479 passengers in 2,747 cabins. Like its two sister ships, it will feature seven “neighbourhoods”, including Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
Key attractions will include three multi-story waterslides, a bar featuring robotic bartenders, “virtual balconies” on interiors cabins, a Starbucks coffee shop and climbing wall.
“The Oasis class ships continue to astound and delight both new and experienced cruisers. They shatter preconceived notions of what cruising can be and continue to stand in a category by themselves,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman & CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises. “With Harmony of the Seas, we are making the most exciting experience at sea even better.”
Harmony of the Seas will be one of three new ships launched by Royal Caribbean in the next 18 months, along with the Quantum-class ships Anthem of the Seas (launching in April 2015) and Ovation of the Seas (April 2016).
Itineraries for Harmony of the Seas will be announced next month.