Friendsgiving on board Harmony of the seas

Never afraid of a little adventure and starting new traditions Royal Caribbean has sailed into the holiday season in an unexpected fashion by hosting the Ultimate Friendsgiving on board its newest luxury cruise ship Harmony of the Seas.


Friendsgiving is a spin-off of America’s time honored thanksgiving, but celebrated with friends and without all the formalities.

Harmony of the Seas US inaugurals.

The newest trend in holiday celebrations was taken to a whole new level on board the world’s largest adventure-packed cruise ship during an exclusive cruise complete with custom Friendsgiving menus, cocktails and entertainment.

The Friendsgiving celebration started with a new signature cocktail the Amiga Margarita.

New cocktail onboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas US inaugural sailing.

The Amiga Margarita, or Cranberry Margarita, is made with the following ingredients: 2oz tequilla, 0,75oz fresh lime juice, 2 bar spoons of cranberry sauce or jam and 1 bar spoon of honey. Combine all the ingredients in  a mixing tin and shake before straining the mix into a brown sugar rimmed Martini glass. Finish off with a lime wheel as garnish et voilà… the perfect Amiga Margarita.

Guests were treated to a Friendsgiving feast prepared by Royal Caribbean’s 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.

Harmony of the Seas US inaugurals.

Harmony of the Seas US inaugurals.

Harmony of the Seas US inaugurals.

Harmony of the Seas US inaugurals.
The huge Harmony of the Seas Friendsgiving cake

Special guests to the Friendsgiving celebration were multi-platinum and MTV Video Music Award winning band DNCE (Cake by the Ocean), who headlined  Harmony’s Ultimate Friendsgiving with a an exclusive live performance in the ship’s AquaTheater.

Harmony of the Seas US inaugurals. Multi-platinum selling band DNCE perform on board the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s new Harmony of the Seas.

Pictures courtesy of Royal Caribbean

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