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2013. The new ship, the Harmony of the
Seas, officially went into operation this
past May 20th under the Bahamian flag.
It is currently the largest cruise ship
ever built.

A Goliath among giants
Harmony of the Seas is slightly larger
than its two sister ships at 362.12
meters long, 66 meters wide and 65
meters high. Built at a cost of more than
1.3 billion US Dollars (approximately
1.19 billion Euros), it is also one of
the most expensive cruise ships ever
built. The Harmony of the Seas can
accommodate 5,497 passengers in
2,747 cabins, and 2,365 crew employees
on board look after the vacationers.
In addition to these impressive figures,
the Harmony of the Seas also combines
the popular innovations known from
its two sister ships with an extremely
diverse range of entertainment options.
The recreation and amusement features

Eine Stadt auf dem
Meer: Die Decks
laden zum Bummeln
durch Shops und
Restaurants ein.

on board are spread
over seven lifestyle
areas throughout
the ship, the most striking of which is
the "Central Park" area located in the
middle of the ship. 12,000 real plants
in this area give passengers a genuine
park feeling in the middle of the ocean.
Another highlight is the 1,380-seat
"Royal Theater" where passengers
can enjoy two musical shows. The
"AquaTheater" is also noteworthy. It
features two 10-meter tall towers and
a hydraulically controlled pool with
plenty of space for spectacular artistic
performances. The pool is the largest
and deepest freshwater pool on the high
seas, according to Royal Caribbean
International.

Large slides and
water attractions
The sister ships already host an array
of alternatives for guests to relax in
warm pools on the decks. But despite
the fact that water slides and children's
play areas are familiar attractions
on many of today's cruise ships, no
such features are found on the Oasis
of the Seas or the Allure of the Seas.
In contrast, the Harmony of the Seas
has a greater focus on families and a
number of attractions designed to keep
kids and families happy. The Vortex
"Splashaway Bay Water Park" on

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