(1:55 p.m EDT) — Royal Caribbean’s third Oasis-class ship, Harmony of the Seas, will feature a wide variety of entertainment options when it launches this May. Among the highlights are a created-just-for-Royal Caribbean production of “Grease,” two all-new AquaTheater productions, two Studio B ice shows, an Escape Room and several themed parties.
As previously announced, the main theater entertainment will consist of two shows: “Grease” and “Columbus, The Musical!” The AquaTheater, which comprises two 10-meter-high diving platforms and a deep hydraulic-floored pool, will feature two shows: “The Fine Line” and “Hideaway Heist.” The former is a gravity-defying diving and acrobatic display, while the latter melds a comedic whodunit with high-flying performance tricks set against the background of a 1950s holiday resort.
In the ship’s Studio B ice skating rink, passengers can take in two multimedia shows on ice. In “1887” a young woman travels through time and space, discovering the wonders of the universe. In the “iSkate Showcase,” skaters show off their best moves to songs of their choice.
Harmony of the Seas will be the second ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet to have an Escape Room –players must work with others to find clues needed to solve a collection of puzzles that ultimately lead to the way out of the room, in just 60 minutes.
Other entertainment will include a “Totally Awesome 90s” dance party; a high-energy “Red Party” featuring surprise performances and special effects; the pop-up piano player known as the Stowaway Piano, who shows up on the elevator, by the pool, in the buffet or anywhere else a piano can fit; and the “Let’s Celebrate Promenade Parade,” which wraps up Halloween, Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of July, St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve and birthdays into one all-encompassing party.
Harmony of the Seas launches May 2016 with seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona through October. The ship will then reposition to Fort Lauderdale where it will operate year-round seven-night Western Caribbean cruises. Like its Oasis-class sister ships, Harmony will feature the neighborhood concept that includes Central Park, the Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and the Youth Zone.