OREANDA-NEWS. September 23, 2016. Royal Caribbean Internationals newest and hottest ship yet, Harmony of the Seas sailing to Europes most popular destinations in the Western Mediterranean, is setting the stage for an entertainmentensemble unlike anything ever seen before in one place. The innovative global cruise line is pulling back the curtain on the unexpected entertainment offerings that come together onboard Harmony of the Seas from the hot summer nights of Broadways hit musical Grease, to high-tech, high-definition ice shows in Studio B and jaw-dropping, high-flying, immersive performances at the oceanfront AquaTheater, and, for the first time, Puzzle Break, an interactive, problem solving group activity, is in a dedicated, fully-produced space, fit for a Hollywood studio where guests are challenged to Escape the Rubicon, andso much more.

We are taking entertainment to the next level on Harmony of the Seas with more captivating, immersive entertainment experiences than ever before, said Nick Weir, Vice President, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean International. The level of innovation that has gone into our latest lineup is truly mind blowing, and Harmony guests can expect the unexpected with our biggest, most awe-inspiring stage yet. 

The Biggest Curtain Call Yet

The main theater onboard Harmony of the Seas, the Royal Theater, is a spectacular, state-of-the-art space that enlists 21st century technology to create a performance environment that supersedes traditional theaters. Seating 1,380 guests, the Royal Theater is home to two headline shows presented by Royal Caribbean Productions:

  • Columbus, The Musical! an original Royal Caribbean production created in the spirit of Spamalot and Something Rotten, the story recounts the imagined history of Marvin Columbus, Christophers fictional, down on his luck, distant cousin.  Banished from his familys kingdom, Marvin sets sail on a madcap voyage of discovery in the hopes of claiming his own place in history. Unforeseen romance and a happily ever after story are on the map as Marvin Columbus crashes into his Caribbean destiny.  A breathtaking and revolutionary set design, transporting the audience across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, will awe the entire family and adults will thoroughly enjoy the smart, nuanced humor.

Grease the all-new, never-before-seen stage production, specially adapted by Royal Caribbean Productions, will boast original choreography, costumes and aerial elements set to amaze the most seasoned theater goers.  Featuring a soundtrack of crowd favorites such as Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin, Look at Me, Im Sandra Dee, Born to Hand-Jive, Beauty School Dropout and more, guests will follow the romantic twists and turns of Sandy and Danny as they navigate the tricky social waters of Rydell High School while keeping their reputations and relationship together.  

AquaTheater Reaches New Heights

The theatrical possibilities of the AquaTheater, the distinct high diving, acrobatic performance space introduced by Royal Caribbean with the Oasis class of ships, are pushed to breathtaking new limits onboard Harmony of the Seas.  New aerial capabilities will elevate the thrilling entertainment repertoire, creating an all-encompassing theatrical experience where the audience will witness heart-stopping balancing tricks on the highline and aerial maneuvers by acro-artists allowing them to dip into the audience and catapult back to the stage.  Two 10-meter high platforms and the hydraulic-floored pool, the largest and deepest freshwater pool at sea, below will serve as podiums for high-diving, hair-raising aerobatics that AquaTheater audiences have come to love.  The signature venue will boast the caliber of shows only presented on a Royal Caribbean stage, where innovations intermingle with emotions to defy the imagination. New AquaTheater shows include:   

  • The Fine Line a journey from extreme to extraordinary, The Fine Line is the AquaTheater redefined with high-flying feats, mind blowing stunts and physically demanding acrobatics brought to life by the worlds best extreme-sport athletes.  Designed as a 360 immersive entertainment show, revelers will be wishing for eyes in the back of their head to take in all the action happening around them.
  • Hideaway Heist a dive into hilarious escapades, guests will steal some laughs and experience amazing wows with Royal Caribbeans new comedy dive show, Hideaway Heist. This action packed comedy aqua show jumps into the world of a swanky 1950s holiday resort where guys n dolls take the audience on a frolicking escapade in, on and around the pool as an undercover detective, playing the part of a high-rolling vacationer, pursues a crafty burglar. Guests can expect plenty of family-friendly fun and awe-inspiring performance tricks as the staff of the Hideaway Resort solve the crime of a century.

A Futuristic Spin on the Ice

Ice shows leap into the future on Harmony of the Seas, where world-class skaters perform extraordinary skills as stunning multimedia visuals, audio and state-of-the-art technology provide a sight and sound theatrical extravaganza.  Guests will watch as the surface of the ice rink in Studio B transforms before their very eyes, creating a backdrop of ultra-high definition video, which blends fantasy with reality. The result is a dazzling new canvas on which incredible artists demonstrate their unbelievable skills. New Studio B performances include:

  • 1887 an original Royal Caribbean production about love and adventure that begins in Paris on February 14, 1887 at the height of the career of Jules Verne, renowned author of timeless adventure novels such as Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).  Beginning their journey on the frozen River Seine, Juliet and her mysterious time traveling companion, the Tempus, travel in multiple dimensions to discover the wonders of the world, and of the heart. World-class skaters and striking technology combine in a unique way that is guaranteed to leave audiences both breathless and emotionally touched. 
  • iSkate Showcase a Studio B ice show unlike any other where Royal Caribbeans talented skaters put their best blade forward in a dazzling showcase of their very best moves set to their own favorite tunes. The cast goes rogue and anything can happen! 

Fan Favorites Hit a High Note

On Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean favorites are back and better than ever, including:

  • Puzzle Break: Escape the Rubicon a puzzle that transports players to another world and another time where they must ESCAPE! Players will collaborate with friends, old and new, as they attempt to find the hidden clues needed to solve a collection of puzzles that will eventually unravel the mystery of the Rubicon. With only 60 minutes of life-support, the suspense builds with every tick of the clock.  For the first time, this remarkably popular activity will take place in a dedicated space designed in partnership with ShowFX Inc., a staple for Hollywood studios engineering, design and fabrication of custom entertainment equipment.
  • Red Party the hottest high-energy party at sea. With DJs, surprise performances, special effects and technology, this all out nightlife extravaganza is an experience not to be missed.
  • Stowaway Piano the pop-up piano player, which originally debuted on Anthem of the Seas, heads to Harmony. Behind the door. Around the corner. In the elevator. By the pool. Guests never know where the Stowaway Piano will turn up next.

The Royal Promenade Returns

On the Royal Promenade, Harmony of the Seas continues the tradition of Royal Caribbeans signature theme nights and parades with: 

  • Totally Awesome 90s Harmony of the Seas debuts the evolution of Royal Caribbeans much-loved Promenade 70s Party as the clock is pushed forward to the 90s. Guests can party it up in a new era when soundtracks are dominated by teen pop, dance-pop and the growing popularity of hip hop.  A live DJ spinning favorite 90s hits, live pop-up performances and crazy neon track suits set the stage to transport partygoers back to this totally awesome decade.
  • Lets Celebrate! when on a cruise, vacationers really dont need an excuse to celebrate, but Royal Caribbean is giving guests one anyway with Lets Celebrate! the ultimate celebration of celebrations. Halloween, Birthdays, St. Patricks Day, Valentines Day, Fourth of July and New Years Eve will all be celebrated at once, in a wild and crazy parade thats truly unforgettable. 

Guests on Harmony of the Seas also can belt out tunes atthe On Air Club, revel in a symphony of brass brilliance with the High Cs Horns, Harmonys very own horn-led, nine piece orchestra, and take in livecomedy and music at Harmonys brand new nighttime hotspot, The Attic.

Harmony of the Seas is the worlds largest cruise ship with a bold and unexpected lineup of thrilling experiences found nowhere else on land or at sea. Harmony combines the distinct seven-neighborhood concept that sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas are known for, with some of the most modern and groundbreaking amenities including imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology, including VOOM, the fastest internet at sea. From the Ultimate Abyss, a thrilling 10-story tall slide, to unparalleled entertainment including Broadways hit musical Grease and high-diving, acrobatic performances in the ships iconic AquaTheater, world-class dining in venues ranging from Jamies Italian Cuisine by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to Wonderland, a unique whimsical culinary adventure for the senses; and robot bartenders, there is an adventure for guests of all ages onboard Harmony.