Harmony of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship built in 2016 by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The vessel is most modern Oasis-class of Royal Caribbean Cruises, making her first sea trials on March 2016. The cruise ship Harmony of the Seas has overall length of 362.12 m, beam of 66.00 m, boards depth of 22.60 m and maximum draft of 9.35 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 20,236 DWT, the gross tonnage is 226,963 GRT and the net tonnage is 257,566 NT. With such dimensions and tonnage, the cruise ship has capacity to carry 5,479 passengers at double occupancy, while at berth can be maximum accommodated 6,780 guests. The crew is 2,300 people, who cares for the comfort of the guests and provide high class service. Harmony of the Seas has 16 passenger decks and 2,747 staterooms, which range from 43 different categories and providing great experience on board.
Harmony of the Seas is the second Royal Caribbean ship to feature water slides. The passengers also may enjoy the two rock climbing walls, surf simulators, ice skating rink, zipline and The Ultimate Abyss, a 10-story dry slide that plummets passengers down a heart-pounding ride through twists and turns with loud noises and flashing lights. The guests, who prefer more leisurely pursuits, also won’t be disappointed. The ship has three big pools and lounging areas, an adults-only Solarium space, a relaxing spa and live music. Also the ship has large range of dining options, a lot of shops and other attractions. The world’s largest cruise ship draws passengers of all ages, providing great options for entertainment and fun.
The engineering on board of Harmony of the Seas is reliable, strong and environmental. The main engines are four Wartsila 12V46F, each with power of 19,300 hp, as well as two Wartsila 16V46F, each with power of 25,700 hp. The total output power of the vessel is 128,800 hp. The propulsion is provided by three 20 MW ABB Azipod, which allow operating with service speed of 22.0 kts, while the maximum achieved speed is 25.0 kts. Also on board are installed four 5.5 MW Wartsila CT3500 bow thrusters. Harmony of the Seas is 20% more energy efficient than her sister ships. Small air bubbles from the keel reduce drag and thus fuel consumption by 7-8%, and a smooth hull surface further reduces resistance. The bubble system also reduces propeller noise, which improves the comfort of the passengers. The LED and fluorescent lamps replace incandescent light bulbs, reducing power consumption and need for air conditioning. The engine system uses a waste heat recovery system, and drives three Azipod propellers.
Harmony of the Seas is operating under the flag of Bahamas with IMO number 9682875, MMSI 311000396 and call sign C6BX8.
Harmony of the Seas specification
Length: 362.12 m
Width: 66.00 m
Draft: 9.35 m
Deadweight: 20,236 DWT
Gross tonnage: 226,963 GRT
Net tonnage: 257,566 NT
Passenger Capacity: 5,479 passengers
Engine: four Wartsila 12V46F and two Wartsila 16V46F
Engine power: 128,800 hp
Speed: 25.0 kts