Taking Adventure To New Heights On The Ultimate Abyss

The world’s largest cruise ship had to have the tallest and most thrilling slide at sea.
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The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, will have you twisting and turning down ten decks in 13 seconds.

There’s heart-pumping adventure to be found everywhere on board SymphonyHarmony of the Seas and the newly amplified Oasis of the Seas, and this particular experience begins on the top deck—150 feet above sea level—on a see-through glass platform.

It’s the Ultimate Abyss, and it’s not for the faint of heart.

Thrill-seekers can climb the steps into the mouth of a fearsome sea predator, the anglerfish, enjoy the unobstructed ocean views, grab a mat, and then launch themselves down 216 feet of twisting tunnels against the background of whizzing lights, sound effects and pumping music.

It’s something you just have to experience for yourself. Take a peek at what makes the Ultimate Abyss one-of-a-kind, and why it’s one of the most exciting parts of the ship:

You’ll go speeding down ten decks of twisting tubes, spiraling 450 degrees, before you reach the end. The steep 27-degree incline will mean you hit an average G-force of 1.46 as you zoom through one of the dual slides. Yes, you can race a friend—or simply compare your expressions in the photos that are automatically captured at the end of each ride.

If you’re quick, you may beat the 13.14 second average time, though your heart may be going quicker than the 101 beats per minute most riders experience. Ready to try it?