Royal Caribbean to name its new mega-liner Harmony of the Seas.
Cruising giant Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd has just announced the name of its third Oasis-class vessel, with Harmony of the Seas to join sister-vessels Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas in service from Apr next year. The mega-liner is currently under construction at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire, France.
On its debut, Harmony of the Seas will claim the mantle of the largest cruise ship in the world at 227,700GRT, with capacity for 6,360 guests as maximum occupancy, slightly larger than Oasis and Allure. It will be a true gargantuan on the open oceans, with renderings showing features such as multiple water slides entering separate pools on both sides of a large open-air street and park area in the centre of the ship.
Royal Caribbean has hinted that the third Oasis vessel will offer a number of unique features and amenities, while retaining many of the popular elements of its twin predecessors. Construction on a fourth Oasis-class vessel began earlier this month, well ahead of a projected 2018 debut.