MIAMI, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, Royal Caribbean International's newest and most adventurous ship yet, Harmony of the Seas, arrived in the U.S. to great fanfare and is now sailing on her first 7-night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. In celebration of these two occasions coming together, the cruise line sailed into the season in an unexpected fashion by hosting the Ultimate Friendsgiving on board its brand new ship. After all, where better to celebrate a holiday all about friendship than on board a ship named Harmony?
Friendsgiving is a spin-off of America's time-honored Thanksgiving, only it's celebrated with your friends and without all the formalities. The millennial-focused trend was taken to the ultimate level on board the world's largest and most adventure-packed cruise ship, during an exclusive VIP cruise complete with custom Friendsgiving menus, cocktails and entertainment. Guests were treated to a Friendsgiving feast crafted by Royal Caribbean's expert culinary team that included an array of menu items with a seasonal twist, such as pumpkin soup with crispy pancetta, turkey empanadas, crispy chicken with fresh cranberry sauce, sweet potato fries, and of course a variety of desserts including old fashion pecan pie with salted caramel sauce. The celebration was topped off with a signature cocktail, dubbed the Amiga Margarita, and a toast by multi-platinum-selling band DNCE, who headlined Harmony's Ultimate Friendsgiving with a an exclusive live performance in the ship's AquaTheater, an open-air amphitheater overlooking the ocean.
For additional information, including visual assets on the Ultimate Friendsgiving on board Harmony of the Seas, please visit www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/Friendsgiving
Harmony of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship with the world's best features. Nowhere else on land or sea can travelers find such a bold and unexpected lineup of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology, including VOOM, the fastest internet at sea. Harmony combines the iconic 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 and offerings that will appeal to guests of all ages. From The Ultimate Abyss, a dramatic 10-story tall slide, to unparalleled entertainment including Broadway's hit musical Grease and distinct high diving, acrobatic performances in the ship's trademark AquaTheater, sophisticated dining in venue's ranging from Jamie's Italian Cuisine by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to Royal Caribbean's whimsical restaurant Wonderland, which is a unique culinary adventure for the senses, and robot bartenders, there is an adventure for everyone onboard Harmony of the Seas.
Harmony of the Seas spans 16 guest decks, encompasses 226,963 gross registered tons, carries 5,497 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,747 staterooms. For more information about Harmony of the Seas, please visit RoyalCaribbean.com/HarmonyoftheSeas.
For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
SOURCE Royal Caribbean