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Family fun goes up to new heights onboard Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas set for inaugural voyage

DUBAI, June 5, 2016

Harmony of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean’s biggest- ever ship, is set for its inaugural sea voyage this month on a western Mediterranean itinerary.

At 361-m in length, it’s longer than both the Eiffel Tower and Burj Al Arab and spans 16 decks with the capacity to house 5,497 guests at double occupancy.

This nautical marvel boasts spectacular on-board features, many being firsts-at-sea. Perhaps the most anticipated feature being The Ultimate Abyss, which at 150 feet above sea level is the tallest slide on the high seas and will challenge the nerve of even the most daring of guests. In addition, The Perfect Storm trio of water slides twist and turn over Central Park some 10 decks below and will thrill water-babies of all ages.

Keeping guests high up in the air with a birds-eye view is the first zip lines at sea, where they can partake in an exhilarating ride across an open-air atrium suspended above the breathtaking neighbourhood of the Boardwalk with its family friendly activities, eateries and shops. Here, the young (and the young-at-heart) can ride on the full-size carousel which has been handcrafted just for Royal Caribbean and is another fantastic first, before replenishing at one of the many cafes and restaurants found here which include international brands.

The adventure, however, does not stop there, for guests can try theri hand at a spot of rock-climbing on two 43-ft tall climbing walls which flank the open-air AquaTheater, home to a full spectrum of awe-inducing aquatic aerial displays, before perfecting their balance on the FlowRider surf simulators.
Children are treated to days with their favourite DreamWorks characters; from breakfasts in the main dining room to special ‘meet and greet’ experiences during the day and the renowned Adventure Ocean Youth Programme also offers those aged between three and 11 years an entertaining line-up of activities and games throughout the duration of their stay.

For those who prefer holidays a little bit less adrenalin filled then rest assured, Harmony of the Seas offers relaxation in droves too. Sit back and soak up the sunshine around one of four pools or inside the adults-only solarium with its serene whirlpools. Guests can pamper themselves at the advanced Vitality Spa with its fitness centre and extensive number of treatment rooms – the largest collection at sea.

As the sun sets, the ship comes alive. Take a stroll hand-in-hand through Central Park with its bustling al fresco piazza before stopping in one of the many signature restaurants such as Chops Grille, for a bite to eat. On board Royal Caribbean guests can even enjoy restaurants featuring celebrity chef partnerships such as Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver.

After dining, visit the futuristic Bionic Bar, a technology-forward venue complete with two robotic bartenders that shake, muddle and mix a wide variety of drinks made to order. In fact, Harmony of the Seas is the first Oasis-class ship to feature this photo-worthy outlet.

That’s not to say that the evening ends there, for the Entertainment Place is the very beating heart of the ship after dark. Setting the stage for entertainment ensembles, Harmony of the Seas pulls back the curtain on Broadway’s hit musical Grease in the spectacular Royal Theatre. And just when guests thought they’d seen it all, they can prepare to be dazzled by the theatrical grace of world-class skaters in one of two extraordinary ice shows.

Following a day of exploring the world, its exotic cuisine and interesting cultures, there is nothing better than returning to the comfort of a private stateroom. Harmony of the Seas features 2,747 beautifully appointed staterooms that offer luxurious and comfortable accommodation, many with spectacular views out towards to the sea, and with four main categories there is something for every preference. For a real taste of luxury at sea, book into one of the stunning suites where guests will get to enjoy the benefits of Royal Suite Class including their very own Royal Genie, the ultimate insider, crafting exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences.

On board Harmony of the Seas, guests will find everything they want from a cruise holiday and then more than they’d ever imagined possible.

Book a holiday on board Harmony of the Seas through Royal Caribbean Arabia by logging on to https://www.royalcaribbean-arabia.com/ or call + 971 4 331 4299. - TradeArabia News Service

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