Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship built by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, for Royal Caribbean International. With a gross tonnage of 226,963 GT, she is the second largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, but surpassed by her newer sister Symphony of the Seas.
The success of the first two Oasis-class ships led Royal Caribbean Cruises to order a third ship of the type in December 2012. Harmony of the Seas was floated out on 19 June 2015, began her first sea trials on 10 March 2016, and was delivered to Royal Caribbean on 12 May 2016. After a construction time of 32 months, the ship first set sail on 15 May 2016 from the STX France docks in Saint-Nazaire, viewed by some 70,000 people. Her first destination was Southampton, England, although her home port was Barcelona until 23 October 2016 when she crossed the Atlantic.
Harmony of the Seas has 2,747 staterooms, of various sizes, to accommodate (at double occupancy) 5,479 guests. The ship is divided into seven neighborhoods, including Central Park and Boardwalk, like her Oasis-class sisters. Harmony of the Seas has a number of water-based attractions including a large dry slide complex, two surf simulators and 23 swimming pools. It also has the first water slides on a Royal Caribbean ship. She also has 20 dining venues, a 1,400 seat theatre and 11,252 works of art
- Class and type: Oasis-class cruise ship
- Tonnage: 226,963 GT; 257,566 NT; 20,236 DWT
- Length: 362.12 meters (1,188.1 ft)
- Beam: 66 m (217 ft) max beam
- Decks: 18; 16 passenger decks
- Installed power: 4 × 14,400 kW (19,300 hp) and 2 × 19,200 kW (25,700 hp) Wärtsilä
- Propulsion: 3 × 20 MW (27,000 hp) ABB Azipod, 4 × 5.5 MW (7,400 hp) bow thrusters
- Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) max, 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) cruising
- Capacity: 5,479 passengers at double occupancy
- Crew: 2,300