Harmony of the Seas: Royal Promenade
Dine here. Drink here. Shop here. Stroll here. There’s a boatload of options to enjoy in this jam-packed neighborhood.
Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship the world has ever seen, has stunned the sailing world as a phenomenal feat in scale and design. The third member of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class follows her predecessors with the unique seven neighborhoods concept. The Royal Promenade neighborhood—a central gathering spot for shopping, dining, drinking, entertaining, and planning—complements the vessel’s sea-shattering master plan.
A stroll along the Royal Promenade, located on Deck 5, is a feast for the senses, offering something for everyone. Visually speaking, it is swathed in filtered sunlight thanks to a colossal “Crystal Canopy” of sculpted skylights that angle from the Central Park neighborhood looming above. Entertainment-wise, it is the place to check out lively street parties, fantastical parades, daring aerial acrobatics, live entertainment, music, and DJs.
When it comes to cruising and cocktails, Harmony of the Seas’ Royal Promenade is the place to find the now-legendary Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr—an Oasis Class first. Two mechanical arms work together as robotic bartenders mix drinks. Place an order on the tablet, then watch the mixology magic as it happens live and on a display screen. The adjacent Rising Tide bar—the first moving bar at sea—takes guests on a gentle vertical ride between three decks while they take in a cocktail and the scenery along the way. Go international at the English pub Boot & Bonnet or the Latin-inspired Boleros Lounge. The cruise line’s signature Schooner Bar can be found towards the aft of Royal Promenade, where a mezzanine level allows for sweeping views of the entire scene.
Royal Promenade is also a logistical base, housing those much-talked-about Royal iQ stations, Guest Services, Shore Excursions bookings, the Port Shopping Desk, and NextCruise agents.
Delectable Dining at Sea
The dining venues aboard Harmony of the Seas meet at the corner of delectable and exquisite. The ship features 18 unique gastronomic concepts designed to delight taste buds at each and every meal. Sandwiched between the centrally located Royal Promenade and AquaTheater at the stern of the ship, Harmony of the Seas’ Main Dining Room is a sweeping, multilevel venue serving world-class cuisine by the most attentive staff at sea. Look for breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, with dinner options changing each evening. There are two nightly seatings in the Main Dining Room, where the traditional cruise culinary experience allows for dining at the same time and with the same waitstaff and dining companions each night. Guests can also opt for My Time Dining, where they’ll have the freedom to choose when and where they dine every night in one of the ship’s signature restaurants.
In addition to Royal Promenade’s Main Dining Room, specialty restaurants are the culinary stars aboard Harmony of the Seas from Asian and Mexican cuisines to upscale steak houses. Look forward to the debuts of Izumi Hibachi & Sushi with Japanese grill options and a new teppanyaki menu; Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar for south of the border favorites; Jamie’s Italian relaxed family‑style restaurant; Chops Grille for quality, hand-cut steaks; and the new Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, a unique adventure for the senses with chefs twisting culinary kaleidoscopes in a two-story whimsical setting that challenges the imagination.
At Wonderland the culinary team pulled out all the stops, blending cutting-edge with traditional items to create an exquisite presentation.
Harmony of the Seas has eight specialty restaurants with over 200 different dishes served on a daily basis.
There are over 40 different varieties of fruit and 80 kinds of vegetables on each seven-day cruise.
Harmony offers 40 brands of beer, 340 brands of wine, and 127 specialty cocktails on each sailing.
For each seven-day cruise, Harmony of the Seas is stocked with: 9,700 lbs of chicken, 5,000 dozen eggs, 15,000 lbs of beef, 2,100 lbs of lobster tails, 2,500 lbs of salmon, 5,300 lbs of bacon, 4,000 lbs of pineapple, 5,000 lbs of oranges, 1,000 lbs of lemons, 40 jars of cherries, and 20 jars of olives.
“Wonderland on Harmony of the Seas is just a truly incredible space,” says John Suley, vice president of food and beverage. “There’s a level of excitement from the moment you walk in where you don’t know what to expect. You enter through this narrow corridor, of different colors, lights, and a gold door. It’s a must-try sensory experience.”
And then there’s the special-effects menu. Upon seating, guests are given a framed blank paper, paintbrush, and water. It is only by brushing the page with water that the invisible menu begins to reveal itself. In terms of the bar, Suley says they wanted to create cocktails and drinks that were focused in the style of Wonderland. As part of the show, glasses are frozen with liquid nitrogen on the spot, in front of the guest.
With two-story picture windows and whimsical meals that delight and inspire from beginning to end, there is nothing like it at sea.
Around the ship, laid-back options are also available around the clock, including the Windjammer Marketplace, now with a fresh bakery. The dine-all-day buffet serves global cuisine, delicious sandwiches, desserts, made-to-order omelets, and so much more.
Back on Royal Promenade, look for Café Promenade and Sorrento’s Pizza, a New York-style pizzeria that serves fully loaded pies by the slice fresh out of the oven. The made-to-order options include the classics, along with creative toppings like chicken tandori and gluten-free alternatives. Coastal Kitchen rounds out the culinary lineup—it’s a concept created exclusively for suite guests that fuses Mediterranean influences with the riches of California’s bountiful farmlands.
Luxury Shopping at Sea
Several luxury labels have set up onboard outposts along the shopping promenades. Whether it’s gifts for loved ones back home, special souvenirs, or a tasteful treat just because, the high-end options will inspire boatloads of retail therapy.
Look for boutiques from luxury retail brands like Cartier, Omega, Bulgari, and Kate Spade. Got a penchant for fine Swiss timepieces? Spend some time at Regalia, where elegance and sophistication line the store shelves. Look for some of the most trusted names in the industry including Hublot, IWC, Mido, Longines, and TAG Heuer.
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