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Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas
leaves Marseille

Harmony of the Seas
leaves Marseille

Harmony of the Seas and her sister Symphony of the Seas were built at STX France. They are slightly larger than the near-sisters Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas built at Turku. A brief description of Harmony of the Seas is given at ship-technology.com, pictures are available at shipparade.com, Mike Louagie's webpage or cruisetricks.de, where you can buy a German travelguide on the Oasis class ships which also covers Harmony of the Seas.
A noteworthy special feature of the Oasis class ships is the split superstructure inspired by concepts from the early 1980ies; e.g. read the following two articles:

'Fantasy Ships Of The Future are Here Now', Mary Ann Hamphill, Cruise Travel, June 1984;
'21st Century Cruising', Mary Ann Hamphill, Cruise Travel, February 1989;

A first implementation of such a split superstructure was seen aboard the ferries Sija Serenade and Silja Symphony built in the 1990ies. However, Oasis of the Seas is the first ships where this area is not an interior space but an outdoor area resembling a park like ambience. The artist Hung-Chih Peng based on of his projects on the design of Oasis Class - read this article about the project 'The Deluge: Noah's Ark'.

Watch this nice home video to get an impression of a cruise aboard an Oasis class ship:
'The Wolfs Dance Oasis of the Seas' @ YouTube.

See also sub-page on sister ship Symphony of the Seas

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