Harmony Of The Seas arriving in Palma today.

13-06-2016Cati Cladera

Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, the largest liner in the world, Harmony Of The Seas, made its inaugural visit to Palma today.

Coming off of receiving stellar guest satisfaction scores and feedback on its first repositioning cruise - from Southampton to Barcelona - the world’s largest cruise ship is sailing an exclusive five-night western Mediterranean itinerary with visits to Palma, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples. It is at full capacity, with guests representing more than 34 countries.

A perfect vacation choice for families this summer, guests will enjoy a bold and unexpected lineup of thrilling features as they sail to the most popular Mediterranean destinations. The ship combines the distinct seven-neighborhood concept that Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of ships are known for, with some of the most modern and groundbreaking vacation amenities, including the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea with a ten-storey plunge, robot bartenders at The Bionic Bar, interior staterooms with virtual balconies that provide real-time views of the destinations, and VOOM – the fastest internet at sea – so that guests can stay connected, stream their favourite entertainment and share their adventures with family and friends back at home.

The Harmony Of The Seas’ inaugural summer season will offer seven-night western Mediterranean itineraries, showcasing Europe’s most popular destinations – Barcelona (her base) and Palma, Provence (Marseilles), Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples. The adventure-packed ship will reposition to the US in November, where the permanent home port will be Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.


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Bernhard / Hace over 5 years

Great but totally uneducated comments. Firstly Harmony has over 18 restaurants, and more then 25 Bars, no need to wait anywhere. Also there are 3 main Exit and Entrance points to the ship which make boarding it faster than any other ship. A lot of time is spend planning the guests flow on-board, making sure that guests move decentralized and spread the load of the ship in all areas. Ice Rink midships lower deck, Aquatics show Aft on Deck 8, Flow Rider on the upper aft Decks, Casino Midships, Main Theater forward.... with all the activities going on the ships never feels too crowded.

On the money spend in Palma and on Mallorca. I beg to differ too, besides shuttle buses, taxis, organized tours, private tours, souvenir shopping or just have a coffee in Palma, the crew spends significantly as well, Palma is one of their favorite ports as they have time to spend some well deserved off time in town or one of the resorts, and whilst doing this have no problem spending some of their hard earned cash.

I would know, as work for this line, live in Palma and personally overlook the building process and shipboard operation of these magnificent ships.

Be happy that they are there and that we have put Palma on our itineraries. And if curious, book a cruise to find our yourselves. Everybody can afford it.


Ron / Hace over 5 years

Those enormous cruise ships get bigger every time a new one is launched. It is the US companies' way of making cruises afordable to the masses, where traditionaly a cruise used to be a holiday only for the rich. I think they pose a real security threat and an easy target here in the Med. Even full with 8460 persons on board (including crew) I bet not much money will be spent in Palma. Of course for Sr. Barceló this will be easy money and another cash cow come 1st July!


STAN JESSOP / Hace over 5 years

These " TOP HEAVY " Cruise Ships are not for me. Several thousand passengers make this a dangerous and over crowded venue. They look to be overloaded with super structure. Queuing for food,drinks,entertainments etc. is not my idea of a holiday. I hope the designers of this giant have learned the lessons from the TITANIC!!!. Getting the passengers to and from Palma dock, on a Sunday for example, will be a huge disappointment to passengers, finding closed shops.