Caribbean singles cruise departs
from Fort Lauderdale
The third ship to join the innovative Oasis class of Royal Caribbean ships, Harmony of the Seas boasts seven distinct neighborhoods, each offering a wide array of activities, amenities and entertainment. For the action-seeking cruiser, the ship offers two FlowRider® surf simulators, two 43-foot high rock-climbing walls, three water slides, an ice skating rink, a mini-golf course and a zip line that soars 9 decks in the air over the ship. For a more relaxed time, visit the full-service Vitality Spa, take a yoga class at the Fitness Center, or soak up some sun at one of the four swimming pools.
Grab a drink at the Bionic Bar on the Royal Promenade, where robot bartenders serve up your favorite libations, before heading over to the Casino Royale® or catching a show in the AquaTheater. Additionally, guests onboard will enjoy RFID technology with Royal WOWBands. These innovative arm bands will allow you to make onboard purchases and reservations, as well as provide access to your stateroom. Like her sisters, Harmony will also feature the fastest internet connection at sea. Royal Caribbean's Dynamic Dining will give Harmony of the Seas' guests a vast culinary experience, allowing guests to rotate through each of the main complimentary restaurants. For the younger crowd onboard, Harmony of the Seas features the complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program, Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® program, teen lounge areas and disco, and the H2O Zone kids’ water park.
Just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula sits the island of Cozumel, draped in lush, tropical vegetation. The reefs that fringe the island beckon divers and snorkelers. The most popular shore excursions include snorkeling on famous Palancar Reef or a beginner's dive at Paraiso Reef. A land tour will provide a nice taste of Mexico -- Cozumel has done much to retain its Mexican character. Tourists also may want to take a short trip inland to visit the great pyramids and temples of the Mayas.
Labadee is Royal Caribbean’s private beach paradise, located on the north coast of Hispaniola. Visitors can participate in a number of beach activities including parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling or just relaxing and taking in the beautiful coast and surrounding mountains and foliage. Labadee also offers a floating Aqua Park and local shops so visitors can take home souvenirs to remember this gorgeous destination.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cruises from Fort Lauderdale depart year-round.
Fort Lauderdale lies about 30 minutes north of Miami on Florida's lower Atlantic Coast. It is about five hours from Jacksonville, FL, and four hours from Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the "Venice of America" because of its expansive and intricate canal system. In addition to its museums, beaches and nightlife, Fort Lauderdale is home to a large indoor/outdoor flea market and the site of the world's largest drive-in movie theater. The International Swimming Hall of Fame is located on Fort Lauderdale beach and houses a large aquatic complex as well as a museum, theater and research library.
Falmouth is considered by many to be like the Colonial Williamsburg of the Caribbean. Take a stroll through Falmouth's Historic District and explore an impressive collection of nineteenth-century Georgian architecture. Visit the Greenwood Great House museum, and you'll find yourself in the middle of the 19th century. Take a romantic ride down the Martha Brae River on a 30-foot bamboo raft. Hunt for bargains in Water Square, where you'll discover the Albert George Shopping and Historical center. And a trip to Falmouth wouldn't be complete without sampling one of the over 300 different Jerk recipes.