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Harmony has DreamWorks, amped-up kid activities, extras for Central Park and Boardwalk rooms

Harmony of the Seas, taking shape at STX France, will have added family perks including extras for those in Central Park and Boardwalk accommodations (Photo: Royal Caribbean International)
Royal Caribbean International enhanced Harmony of the Seas' family offerings with the DreamWorks Experience, additional entertainment in the Adventure Ocean youth program and extra amenities in the balcony staterooms overlooking the Central Park and Boardwalk neighborhoods.

These are in addition to The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea; The Perfect Storm trio of water slides and the new Splashaway Bay interactive aqua park for kids.

The DreamWorks programming includes characters like Po of 'Kung Fu Panda'; Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots of 'Shrek'; and from 'Madagascar,' Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien and the Penguins. There will be a DreamWorks Character breakfast in the main dining room, ‘meet and greet’ experiences throughout the day, and photo opportunities that can be immediately shared with family and friends back home thanks to VOOM, Royal Caribbean's super-fast Wi-Fi.

The youngest cruisers will have activities, from story time to dance parties, games and adventures, rooted in the DreamWorks Animation films as part of the Adventure Ocean youth program, and feature films such as  'Kung Fu Panda 3' premier on board the same day as in theaters on land.

New in Adventure Ocean Theater is 'Away We Go!,' a black light puppet show created by Tony Award-nominated actors and producers John Tartaglia by and Michael Shawn Lewis of Gable Grove Productions.

Additionally, programming by 'Muffalo Potato,' a popular YouTube show, will teach kids to draw anything in minutes using only letters and numbers. 'Muffalo Potato' debuted aboard Anthem of the Seas and will expand fleetwide in time for summer vacations, starting with Harmony of the Seas.

Families vacationing together on Harmony of the Seas, as well as Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, will be able to take advantage of the new added benefits to balcony staterooms overlooking Central Park and the Boardwalk.

Starting in November, passengers with views of Central Park will get lunch for two at Jamie’s Italian, serving rustic Italian favorites from chef Jamie Oliver, on Harmony of the Seas or Giovanni’s Table on Oasis and Allure of the Seas. Also included are a bottle of red wine upon arrival and special perks in the Casino Royale.

Passengers with Boardwalk views will receive lunch or dinner for four at Johnny Rockets, a soda beverage package for two and private time on the cruise line’s 38-foot-tall rock wall.