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Royal Caribbean Unveils Tallest Slide At Sea, The Ultimate Abyss

Royal Caribbean International today reveals the highly-anticipated first look of The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide on the high seas, which will intimidate the bravest of guests and challenge them to prove their courage from onboard the Harmony of the Seas when she debuts in May 2016.  Towering more than 150 feet above sea level, overlooking the Aqua Theater at the aft of the ship, the pair of side by side slides will release adrenalin seeking travelers into a chilling 100 foot drop that twists and turns in a serpentine-like movement as they slide at nine miles an hour, approximately, from the Pool and Sports Zone on Deck 16 to the Boardwalk located 10 decks below.

The Ultimate Abyss has been designed to incite and maintain a sense of heart pumping anticipation.  Launching onto the ride from a glass platform, guests can take one last look at the Boardwalk 10 decks below before climbing onto a customized mat and taking the plunge into the depths of the daunting slides.  Spontaneous audio effects have been incorporated within each tunnel to create a multi-sensory thrill for daring guests willing to test their mettle while traversing 216 feet through the one of a kind slide duo.  The Ultimate Abyss is made up of two separate cylinders, an identical reflection of one another, each with a diameter of approximately 2.6 feet and constructed of stainless steel.

Harmony of the Seas, currently the world’s largest cruise ship, will span 16 guest decks, encompass 227,000 gross registered tons, carry 5,497 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,747 staterooms. The Oasis class is an architectural marvel touting Royal Caribbean's exclusive seven neighborhood concept, including Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.

  • 17th December 2015
  • Chris Leviston