Earlier this month I had the opportunity to board Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas! I’ve been aboard a few of Royal Caribbean’s ships, but was excited to explore this one because it’s the largest ship in the world! This was their inaugural cruise in the US and even though it was short, it was the best time! It was an awesome coincidence that all eight of us #BloggersDoTravel girls were on the trip, so we had a blast catching up & making more memories!
THE SHIP | Harmony of the Seas itself was absolutely incredible and unlike any ship I have been on. This ship can hold over 5,000 passengers (and has over 2,000 staff members) although with how spacious the ship was you would never know that many people were on board! There is a boardwalk, a promenade, and a Central Park all on board Harmony of the Seas and each neighborhood offers different restaurants, shops, and activities.One activity on Harmony of the Seas that I was particularly excited for was the Ultimate Abyss. The Ultimate Abyss is a dry slide that begins off the edge of the boat and weaves ten stories down- ending up on the 5th floor in the Boardwalk neighborhood! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I couldn’t contain my excitement once I was in line. Let me tell you, it definitely lived up to the hype! I could have ridden this slide ten times… it was such a thrill haha! Changing speeds, another (more adult) aspect of the ship I was excited to check out was the Bionic Bar. At the Bionic Bar you can select from their menu (which features classics and ship creations) or make your own drink. Once you order you swipe your card & wait for the two robots to make your drink. It was a very neat experience. THE ROOM | The room I had was very large for a cruise ship. It featured a large bed, a spacious room with a couch, desk/vanity area, mounted TV, and two closets with accompanying drawers. The room also featured a balcony as well. I always love waking up in the mornings on cruises to see where we have arrived! watching the sunset one night off of the balcony before dinner in a Lilly Pulitzer resort lace dress.
THE DINING OPTIONS | There are 20 dining options on board along with the Main Dining Room. The first night our group ate in the Main Dining room and the second night we got to experience one of the specialty restaurants. We dined at Wonderland, which is an imaginative cuisine restaurant. Dinner begins by taking a step into Wonderland (a play on Alice in Wonderland) where you paint your menu and drink wine out of goblets! During your dinner, you will experience small or shared dishes from each element : Sun, Ice, Fire, Water, Earth, and Dreams. Each is a very different take on a dish from that element. I am quite a picky eater, so I wasn’t sure how I would fare, but I ended up liking every single dish from every element. One of my favorite dishes was the Buffalo Chicken Eggs (pictured below)THE DESTINATION | Since this was the inaugural cruise, it was a short trip. We docked for the day in the Bahamas. We decided to use this time to explore the ship more and relax a bit. It wasn’t hard to relax with the gorgeous views we had! WHAT I WORE | Packing for this trip was a little hard because it was finally getting cold in North Carolina and I had packed up all of my “warm weather” items! I ended up digging out a few of my favorite pieces and ordering a few more just to be on the safe side. All links for outfit details are listed below!
Strappy Romper in Mono Floral (also comes in petite, which is what I’m wearing) | Karen Walker Sunglasses | GiGi New York Stella Clutch (free shipping & personalization)
White Coverup (it’s a dress, but I tied it as a top // 25% off with code CELEBRATE25) | Mesh Bikini Top & Bikini BottomStrappy Swim Top | Swim Bottom (both 25% off with code CELEBRATE25)
A huge thank you to Royal Caribbean who provided airfare, stateroom & everything aboard during my trip. All thoughts and writing are my own!