SHE’S the largest and most exciting cruise ship built – and she’s coming to Southampton next month.

At a quarter-of-a-mile long – longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall – Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas arrives into Southampton on May 17.

Packed with thrills and entertainment and experiences, the 227,000-tonne ship has two surf machine Flowriders and a zip line that speeds daredevil riders over the heads of guests on the ship’s own US-style Boardwalk with its carousel ride.

The ship has 31 restaurants, bars and cafes and includes a 1,380-seat theatre which will be staging the Broadway musical Grease, as well as an ice skating rink and high-flying diving and acrobatic shows.

Royal Caribbean is giving four lucky Daily Echo readers and a guest the chance to take a sneak peek and be among the first to go onboard while she is in Southampton.

The winners of our ‘Harmony of the Seas – Act your Shoe Size, Not your Age’ competition will enjoy an exclusive tour and lunch onboard as the guest of Royal Caribbean.

Harmony of the Seas is in Southampton for a few weeks before she sails for the Mediterranean, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the thrills and excitement onboard.

The ship includes a scaled-down version of New York’s Central Park. Harmony of the Seas is also packed with awesome thrills and adventures such as Ultimate Abyss, a dry slide with a 100ft drop and the ship’s three waterslides that tumble thrill-seekers into a swirling ‘champagne bowl.’ Accommodation on board ranges from the VIP Royal Loft Suites with their Royal Genie butlers, to inside state-rooms where real-time footage of the view outside is streamed into their cabins.


To win one of four pairs of tickets, answer this question:

What is the name of the 100ft drop thrill road on board Harmony of the Seas?

By text: Text the keyword HARMONY followed by a space, then your answer, your name, postcode and first line of your home address and send to 80360.

Text messages cost 50p plus your mobile operator’s standard text charge.

Terms and Conditions:

The prize must be taken on May 29, 2016. No alternative dates are available and no cash alternatives. Winners and guests must provide security information prior to boarding to be permitted on board to include passport number, date of birth, nationality and any other documentation required by the promoter.

Winners must have their passport ID with them on May 29 or access to the ship will be denied. Winners must agree to be featured in the Southern Daily Echo and its associated publications in print and online. Closing date for entries is midnight May 8.

Usual Daily Echo competition T&Cs apply and can be found by visiting and clicking on Promotions and Competitions.