Finally, they meet.
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships – the largest cruise vessels in the world – greeted each other at sea for the first time in Miami last week. The sisters came together in celebration of the US arrival of Harmony of the Seas, who was headed to her new homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Oasis-class ships are engineering marvels, featuring seven distinct neighborhoods; a distinct Oasis-class feature. They also include the lush Central Park with almost 12,000 plants and trees, FlowRider surfing simulators, and a zip line that sits nine-decks high. There’s also an AquaTheater with high-dive shows, multi-level suites with floor to ceiling windows, a Boardwalk with carousel, and the first moving bar at sea – The Rising Tide.
Harmony is the youngest of the three ships, boasting the title of world’s largest, beating her sisters by a mere foot in length. New to that ship is a 10-story slide called Ultimate Abyss, as well as a Broadway production of Grease, a restaurant designed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and an Alice-themed venue called Wonderland.