We just had the most incredible vacation on the world’s largest passenger cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. If you follow me on Instagram and on my Instastory you saw how the ship was constantly buzzing with energy and some of the ship’s features. On this post, I’ll focus on sharing some activities and experiences my family and I enjoyed on the ship. Enjoy!
The Perfect Storm– This is actually the ship’s three water slides. The tremendous trio (Typhoon, Cyclone, Supercell) are as wild as they sound! My 7-year old went on these slides about 500 times each. I went on about, maybe 200 times each 😉
The Ultimate Abyss- This is the tallest slide at sea at more than 150 feet above sea level. It’s a 10 story (let that sink in!) dry slide which you enter through the mouth of an Angler Fish, that plummets passengers down an insane ride through crazy turns and flashing lights. Really, this is what I came for! My kids really loved this epic adventure!
Pools and Lounging Areas- The ship has 3 large pools and a kids’ water park. There is an adult-only pool and lounging area, which is Solarium. There are 10 whirlpools, two of them overlook the ocean. The lounging areas do have live music, which I loved! My boys enjoyed all the pools, except the adult-only pool!
Vitality Spa– Cue the lavender scented oil! This is one of the largest spas at sea. It has a full service spa and beauty salon. I had a deep tissue massage and it was EVERYTHING. I also had the opportunity to relax in their thermal suite, which was divine. You can book spa appointments either online or once onboard, but I suggest you book your service online in advance 😉
The ship uses a ‘neighborhood’ concept. Genius! Similar areas and activities are grouped into 7 “neighborhoods” which makes it much easier to find everything.
Central Park– this is a quiet and unique outdoor green space with some dining and shopping options.
Royal Promenade- this is the NYC of the ship! It does not sleep and it does not stop! This is where the iconic Bionic Bar where robot bartenders make your drinks, is located. They have parades, shopping, restaurants, pubs, cocktail lounges and my favorite, 90s dance parties at night!
Pool and Sports Zone- this is where the slides and thrills are found 😉
Boardwalk- This is where the Starbucks is located for all us coffee lovers! It’s also where my kids were the happiest! This is where you will find the carousel and the arcade; which has Mario Cart 😉
Entertainment Place- The Casino Royale and the shows are here. DO NOT miss out on Grease!
Youth Zone- for teens, kids, and babies. They are grouped by age and supervised by trained and certified staff. My kids would beg me to go EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Where to eat?
Jamie’s Italian- One of Britain’s most famous exports is Chef Jamie Oliver and I loved every meal here! The Truffle Tagliatelle is a MUST.
Windjammer- This is where we had breakfast almost everyday. It’s one of the main eating areas. The seating is situated along the windows, which wrap around the entire restaurant. Even if you don’t find a table right next to a window (which are the most popular) you will still have an incredible view 😉
Wonderland- WHIMSICAL! An incredible and unexpected magical experience. It’s an Alice in Wonderland-inspired setting and the dishes are as creative as the setting. Menus are blank, but slowly reveal themselves after you ‘paint’ on them. It was quite a fun and exciting experience! Save room for dessert if you’re a chocolate lover like me!
Chops Grille- DELICIOUS! It’s a steakhouse, so I did try the filet. I also tried the lobster bisque and both were fantastic. I recommend you make reservations in advance for this one! This is an upscale restaurant, so ladies feel free to bring your LBDs 😉
150 Central Park- An elegant and gourmet dining experience. It is crafted by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. Make sure you try the tuna tartare prepared table side and their signature cocktail; the cucumber martini.
Izumi Hibachi- The kids loved it! The hibachi menu offers chicken, beef, lobster, shrimp and combo options, and they are all accompanied with soup or salad, fried rice, stir-fried veggies and dessert.