Why Kids Will Love Harmony of the Seas Cruise Ship

Why Kids Will Love Harmony of the Seas Cruise Ship

Harmony of the Seas is a massive cruise ship that offers plenty of fun. It features Royal Caribbean's seven neighborhood concept, including Central Park, Boardwalk, Royal Promenade, Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center and Entertainment Place.

Kids will love the carousel, ice rink and swimming stunt shows in Aqua Theater. They'll also appreciate the robots that make drinks at Bionic Bar.

The Sports Deck

As one of the biggest cruise ships in the world, Harmony of the Seas has plenty of opportunities to get your adrenaline going. Cool off by the Sports Pool, where guests often engage in a little belly-flop contest, or spend some time on one of the ship's surf simulators, called planetcruise

The ice rink offers open skating sessions a few times per sailing. Alternatively, you can try your hand at mini-golf with the entire family. The planetcruise require participants to be at least 52 inches tall.

The Pool and Sports Zone is part of Harmony's seven neighborhoods, which also include Central Park, Royal Promenade, and Boardwalk. Balcony cabins offer views of Central Park, and interior rooms overlook the Royal Promenade or Boardwalk, depending on their location on the ship.

The Ice Rink

Royal Caribbean’s biggest cruise ship carries plenty of gee-whiz attractions to keep you entertained. Besides the tallest slide at sea, the Perfect Storm, Harmony boasts a soak park for kids (Splashaway Bay), a full-service spa and Broadway-caliber entertainment.

In the ice arena Studio B, you can watch professional skaters awe you with acrobatic leaps and amazing spins. You can also catch an ice show, 1887: A Journey in Time, that tells a story of love and travel through the ages.

If you are an escape room fan, Harmony’s first-at-sea Puzzle Break game will take your team a step closer to mastering the art of deciphering clues and cracking codes. The ship’s other family-friendly activities include a swanky comedy club called The Attic and a jazz venue, Jazz on 4. For adults, the Entertainment Place theater has 'R'-rated shows, but also offers a PG-13 performance toward the end of the week so everyone can have a good laugh.

The Mini-Golf

Like its Oasis-class siblings, Harmony of the Seas has seven neighborhoods that offer up a wealth of fun activities and amenities. Plunge ten stories down the Ultimate Abyss, or race down high-speed waterslides in The Perfect Storm. You can also whiz by in the robot-helmed Bionic Bar and watch jaw-dropping stunts at the planetcruise

When you've worked up an appetite, indulge in gourmet dining. You can try Tuscan inspired dishes at Jamie's Italian or Alice-inspired cuisine at Wonderland. Guests can even take on the challenge of an escape room, and compete to find clues in order to solve a series of puzzles.

The best time to book a Harmony of the Seas cruise is about 12 months in advance. This gives you the opportunity to pick the ideal cabin and experience for your trip. However, if you don't want to wait that long, there are last-minute cruise deals available as well. These typically come with lower prices and limited availability.

The Zip Line

On Harmony of the Seas and her sisters, the Oasis class ships, you can zoom 10 decks across the sports zone to the Boardwalk neighborhood on Deck 6. It's a thrill ride that is included in your cruise fare. Unlike water slides, you don't get wet but you do ride in a dark tube with creepy LED lighting and sound effects.

When you're ready to turn it up a notch, the dance floor at Boleros is yours for spicy salsa, sizzling samba and bold bachata dancing. There's also a bar room where you can join in on a lively sing-along session with the ship's talented pianist.

One of the unique features of Harmony of the Seas is Studio B, an ice arena that is home to professional figure skaters who can put on a show. The latest performance, 1887 tells a story about time travel but even if you don't understand the plot you can enjoy the impressive maneuvers and use of lighting and projection mapping on the ice.