Royal Caribbean has revealed a 90-second extreme film, designed to give passengers the ultimate virtual tour of the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas.
The film, featuring London based freerunning champion Pip Andersen, has been shot to showcase the very best that the 1,188 foot mega-ship has to offer, but at just 90-seconds long, the film only manages to scratch the surface of what guests can expect when they board this summer.
With 18 decks, 2,747 staterooms, 23 swimming pools, 42 bars and lounges, 10,587 plants, more than 500,000 individual parts and seven distinct ‘neighbourhoods’ including a theatre, spa, shopping district and even an ice rink, Andersen was only able to take in a tiny percentage of the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship.
Andersen said: “I have never seen anything like it. It’s like a five-star hotel at sea! My freerunning is usually done through built-up cityscapes, so to be asked to explore a ship and free-run as I might through a classic urban environment, was pretty different.
“I was spoilt for choice in terms of areas to explore and activities to take in; a rock wall, two surf simulators, a zip line and Ultimate Abyss (a 10 storey slide one and a half times taller than the Angel of the North), I mean, it’s basically a giant playground.”
Costing $1.5billiion, Harmony of the Seas is the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet and boasts highly anticipated first-at-sea experiences, including:
· A 100ft drop with Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, plunging courageous adrenaline seekers 10 storeys down from Pool Deck to the Boardwalk on deck 6
· 4,700,000 lbs. (2,150 tons) of water across 23 swimming pools, whirlpools, two FlowRider surf simulators and waterslides, including the Perfect Storm, a thrilling trio of waterslides, and the Splashaway Bay waterpark for young guests
· The first double-storey Wonderland, the speciality restaurant concept first introduced onboard the global cruise line’s Quantum class of ships, delivering an imaginative feast for all the senses
· The debut of Broadway’s hit musical Grease in the Royal Theatre and spectacular diving shows in the AquaTheatre
· 11,252 works of art showcased throughout the ship and Central Park, a living park in the centre of the ship which features a total of 10,587 plants, 48 vines and 52 trees, some over 20 feet (6.1 metres) high
Harmony of the Seas will homeport in Barcelona, Spain and embark on the first of 34 seven-night sailings in the western Mediterranean on June 7, exploring some of Europe’s most beautiful locations.
In November 2016, Harmony will arrive at her homeport of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL., from where she will offer seven-night eastern and western Caribbean sailings. The newest member of the fleet will join sister-ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, sailing from Port Canaveral and Port Everglades respectively, on the east coast of Florida.