Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas – Coming April 2016

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The newest ship to Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class has been announced and set to launch in April 2016. Her name is Harmony of the Seas and she’s sure tOasis Class Shipo excite with her innovative and exciting features. “We are orchestrating a medley of new exciting concepts with the best Royal Caribbean innovations to strike the perfect chord for adventurous vacationers. That is why we are calling our third Oasis-class ship Harmony of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. Brand new to Royal Caribbean are three huge water slides, all of which twist and turn over top of Central Park, located 10 decks below.

“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 and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “With Harmony of the Seas, we are making the most exciting experience at sea even better.”

Harmony of the Seas also will feature the new and exciting Bionic Bar that can be found on the Royal Promenade. Additionally, guests aboard Harmony of the Seas will enjoy RFID technology with Royal WOWBands that provide them access to their staterooms, as well as the ability to make onboard purchases and reservations. Like her sisters, Harmony also will feature a fastest Internet connection at sea.

Bionic BarThe Harmony of the Seas will make some stateroom categories even larger. Interior accommodations will be outfitted with Royal Caribbean’s exclusive Virtual Balconies which offer an ocean view in every stateroom, while single travelers will have studio stateroom choices. Suite guests will have exclusive new areas to enjoy, from a well-appointed suite lounge and a private suites-only restaurant called Coastal Kitchen, to an exclusive full-service Suite Sun Zone sun deck.

Royal Caribbean‘s Dynamic Dining will be featured as well, with new specialty restaurant concepts providing even more variety for guests. New venues include Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, the Sabor Modern Mexican restaurant and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine.

What do you think of the newest Royal Caribbean ship, Harmony of the Seas?

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37 comments

1 David Lanz { 03.07.15 at 5:14 am }

Aloha,
Where does Harmony of the Seas cruise from and to?
David Lanz

2 Colley C { 03.09.15 at 10:17 am }

Hi David,
The Harmony Itinerary will actually be available later on this month!! We are all super excited and waiting anxiously for the announcement. David, I promise to call you as soon as it comes out! :) Best, Colley

3 mary franzese { 03.18.15 at 12:35 pm }

Does the Harmony of Seas leave from Bayonne, NJ

4 TRICIA HOGAN { 03.18.15 at 5:36 pm }

would this ship be going to Asia?

5 The Cruise Web Team { 03.18.15 at 5:50 pm }

The Harmony of the Seas will sail the Mediterranean starting in June 2016, and she will feature departures from both Barcelona and Rome.

On October 23, 2016 she will sail a Transatlantic voyage from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale, but no further itinerary details have been released by Royal Caribbean.

6 Bob and Ann Bromley { 03.18.15 at 7:17 pm }

I am anxious to hear about the new itineraries of Harmony of the Seas.

7 Johann Daffue { 03.19.15 at 2:51 am }

Please inform us of itenary asap. Is she perhaps going to Eastern Europe – Budapest etc – in June/July 2016?

8 The Cruise Web Team { 03.19.15 at 7:47 am }

Johann / Bob and Ann,

The Harmony will sail two different 7-night Western Mediterranean itineraries, one from Barcelona and another from Rome. Both will feature the same ports: Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence (Marseilles), Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples (Capri).

Give us a call at 1-800-377-9383 to learn more and discuss cruise options aboard the Harmony of the Seas.

9 Yvonne Lurie { 03.19.15 at 7:50 am }

Is this ship coming to south Africa?

10 The Cruise Web Team { 03.19.15 at 7:52 am }

Yvonne, the Harmony of the Seas will start her Mediterranean itineraries in June 2016. Then, on October 23, 2016 she will sail across the Atlantic from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale, but that’s as far out as Royal Caribbean has announced.

11 María José { 03.30.15 at 8:30 am }

Hello! I would like to know if is there any of your cruise coming to Montevideo,Uruguay or Buenos Aires ,Argentina at any time this or the following year ?
Thank you very much. Regards

12 Kristopher Spealman - The Cruise Web { 03.31.15 at 10:44 am }

Hi Maria, I have lots of cruises that will visit those places you mentioned. I would love to discuss more personally. I will contact you directly.
Thank you, Kris

13 alan { 03.31.15 at 11:56 pm }

Would like detailed info on alternative dining rooms. Names/prices etc. maybe menues.. any pictures Thanks

14 Rosalind Smith - The Cruise Web { 04.01.15 at 4:21 pm }

Hi Alan, just sent you an email! While there will be several specialty restaurants, we have confirmation of Chops Grill (steakhouse), Izumi (Japanese Cuisine) and Sabor (Mexican Cuisine)… stay tuned for more to sink your teeth into!

15 Francesco { 04.22.15 at 6:03 pm }

me& my wife are frequent traveller please keep Us informed if comes to Australia at any time looking forward

16 Michael T - The Cruise Web { 04.23.15 at 2:13 pm }

Dear Francesco, the Harmony of the Seas will start her Mediterranean itineraries in June 2016. Then, on October 23, 2016 she will sail across the Atlantic from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale. Beginning then she will do alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises into April 2017 which is far as has been published. There are other options for Australia, however, and I will reach out to you to see if something else would work for you. Michael

17 Greg S. { 05.14.15 at 4:38 pm }

Will June 12, 2016 be the first sailing of the Harmony of the Seas ? If so, will that be considered her maiden voyage? And what can the cruisers expect special on her maiden voyage?

18 Robert W-The Cruise Web { 05.15.15 at 12:11 pm }

Hey Greg S.
I’m glad you are excited about Harmony of the Seas. June 12th will be her first sailing. Royal Caribbean has not announced any special plans for her maiden voyage, but I know it will be a big celebration for such a big ship. Are you looking to be a part of the Harmony of the Seas’ maiden voyage? Send me an email or give me a call so we can get you on board! Robertw@cruiseweb.com

19 Annemarie { 07.05.15 at 4:32 am }

Has the maiden voyage been announced yet? Is it Southampton to Barcelona on 29 May 2016?!?

20 The Cruise Web Team { 07.06.15 at 8:06 am }

Yes, her maiden voyage will be a 7-night cruise from Southampton to Barcelona departing on May 29, 2016.

21 Cheryl { 09.18.15 at 10:14 am }

There is an inaugeral cruise on Harmony out of Ft. Lauderdale for 3 nights on Nov. 5, 2016. Will this be a special cruise as it is the first launch out the the U.S. and it is very pricey. Assuming formal night type dinners everynight like a holiday or New Year Years Eve cruise?

22 Viviane - The Cruise Web { 09.18.15 at 1:47 pm }

Hi Cheryl,

Yes, Inaugural sailings will be more costly than other sail dates, but it is special to be one of the first passengers on this beautiful, new ship.

No, there will not be “Formal” nights every night. Even during holiday sailings they do not have “Formal” nights every night of the sailing.

I would be happy to help you find a great cabin on this sailing. Please call me at 1-800-377-9383 ext 358, so we can discuss your options.

– Viviane T.

23 Cheryl { 09.18.15 at 3:29 pm }

I have been on holiday cruises and they had “formal night type” dinners. Because of the festive holiday season and higher priced cruise rate the food was beefed up. We ate food everynight that was mostly served on formal nights. On Harmony’s first inaugeral voyage out of the U.S. was wondering if the MDR food options would also be “beefed up” just like a holiday cruise. Just wondering!

24 Viviane - The Cruise Web { 09.21.15 at 10:08 am }

Hi Cheryl,

Yes, there will probably be upgraded menus on the Inaugural cruise for the Special formal nights, otherwise we expect the same high standard they normally serve on a sailing. I expect that you will enjoy great dining experiences, whether in the formal dining room, or the more casual buffet atmosphere. The ship itself will offer you an awesome experience.

Please call me so we can discuss all your cruise needs. I can be reached at 1-800-377-9383 ext 358.

Regards,
Viviane

25 Vanessa { 02.17.16 at 10:13 pm }

Does anyone know when the inaugural cruise will be for Harmony

26 The Cruise Web Team { 02.18.16 at 9:12 am }

Hi Vanessa,

The inaugural voyage for Harmony of the Seas departs on May 22, 2016:

http://cruiseweb.com/cruise-lines/royal-caribbean-international/ship-harmony-of-the-seas/4-night-short-getaway-cruise-departs-southampton-england

To join the inaugural or learn more about the ship, please give us a call at 1-800-377-9383.

– The Cruise Web Team

27 Kate Sunwoo { 03.07.16 at 8:30 pm }

Hi, we are keen to go on one of the newer ships from Sydney are there any plans for Harmony of the seas to come to Australia in 2017?
Thanks Kate

28 Jacques Botty - The Cruise Web { 03.08.16 at 12:21 pm }

Dear Kate,

Thanks for your reply and interest in our Royal Caribbean cruises. Although Harmony will be doing Caribbean 7-night cruises from Southern Florida, I have great deals for new ships from Sydney and would love to discuss with you. Call me at 001-240-487-0155 x 289 to discuss, or email me at jacquesb@cruiseweb.com.

Jacques Botty

29 E. Bivins { 03.08.16 at 1:35 pm }

Have sailed on both Oasis and Allure …We have been booked on the Harmony for the 10/23 to Ft Laur……..gre8t rate on April 2015…..when can we book the various activities for this 13 day experience of a lifetime…if room all should get to Barcellona for this thrill of a lifetime

30 Ivana Jay { 04.26.16 at 4:28 pm }

When will Harmony of The Seas be out to the public ( I know it comes out in April but do you know what date).

31 The Cruise Web Team { 04.26.16 at 4:34 pm }

Ivana,

Thanks for posting. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas won’t actually sail until May 22, 2016 when she departs on a 4-night getaway out of Southampton, England. This is a little later than originally expected, but we are confident that she’ll be worth the wait!

32 Johan { 05.10.16 at 2:56 am }

Ahoi,

Cruising with Harmony of the Seas June 12 from Barcelona.
Anyone know some detailed cruise plans? Number of formal dinners? Which days for formal dinners?

Best regards,
Johan

33 The Cruise Web Team { 05.10.16 at 7:33 am }

Ahoi Johan,

For a 7-night cruise, Royal Caribbean usually features two formal nights. The first formal dinner is typically on the second night, and the second formal dinner can vary between the fifth or sixth nights of your cruise.

We hope you have a great time on the new ship! Give us a call at 240-487-0155 if you have any other questions.

34 Lorna { 05.18.16 at 8:50 am }

I am traveling on harmony of the seas for 3 nights leaving 26th May. Is there a formal night on this cruise?
Many thanks

35 The Cruise Web Team { 05.18.16 at 9:17 am }

Hi Lorna,

Yes, your formal night will most likely be on Day 2, per Royal Caribbean’s policy. You’ll have a full schedule of events once onboard, but you should plan for one formal night on May 27th.

Please give us a call at 240-487-0155 for help planning future cruises. We’d love to hear about your experience aboard the Harmony of the Seas!

36 Jenny Le { 06.12.16 at 8:17 pm }

Hi I’m so excited about the Harmony of the Seas but I couldn’t find any information about her itinerary departing from Sydney.

37 Rosalind Smith - The Cruise Web { 06.13.16 at 4:28 pm }

Hi Jenny,

We are very excited about the Harmony of the Seas as well. She has received rave reviews, thus far.

At this time, the Harmony of the Seas is completing her inaugural season in the Mediterranean until October. She will be positioned in south Florda to sail the Caribbean through 2018.

We will be sure to keep you posted on her scheduled beyond the Caribbean Islands!

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