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1,150 Royal Caribbean Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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scolyer
Member Since 2004
1 review
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ship the Harmony of the seas. It was our 4th transatlantic crossing and the best yet. This ship is amazing and so much to do its just has a fun feeling to it. Our cabin was beautifully appointed. We ... Read more
Mr_Mare
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I will start by stating, Harmony is as promised, a magnificent vessel and with nine straight days at sea, we had plenty of time to explore. After visiting all the neighborhoods, stopping a most of the bars and dining at few of the ... Read more
openseas
Member Since 2003
1 review
68 forum posts
Overall we really liked the ship. Some nice improvements were the showers, as a plus sized woman, it was nice to have a shower that was easier to maneuver inside, the addition of the shaver bar was nice as well . We felt the room had more ... Read more
papabearr
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Great Entertainment. See all the shows but book online before your cruise and still arrive 30-45 minutes early for best seats. Great Speciality Restaurants. Buy the package before you cruise online. Main Dining Room. Crowded, slow ... Read more
chloe kitty
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1,581 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Recently we have booked most of our cruises based on the ship. We love both the Quantum Class and the Oasis Class ships. A cruise on another type of ship to us is now boring. The Harmony of the Seas is terrific. She is beautiful. ... Read more
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mashelley
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 3rd T/A and 17th cruise with RCCL; we have had some excellent experiences, but this is the best so far. Beautiful ship and a wonderful crew. As with most things it is all about leadership; Captain Gus is far more than a nice ... Read more
Crusader72
Member Since 2012
1 review
30 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Transatlantics are best value especially when booked early. Cabin had creaking metal overhead which made it difficult to sleep. Otherwise the cabin was fine. Room attendant was very pleasant and efficient. Johnny Rockets was best for ... Read more
germanfflyer
Member Since 2005
1 review
427 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The ship already looks very run down after only a few month - the carpets the chairs - general facilities are showing a lot of tear and wear already The cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired. The materials used to build this ship ... Read more
SarasotaPro
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just returned from Spain on the 13n transatlantic cruise on Harmony of the Seas. Normally do not write a lot of reviews but read some others on HOTS and thought i should offer some thoughts. First, we have been on over half of RCs ... Read more
ab Cushner
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
For a maiden crossing , the ship was well prepared. Embarkation was professional. Royal brought in their best employees. The steward knew his job and was very helpfull. The dining staff ALL over the ship was polite and also did a ... Read more
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Bucky63
Member Since 2006
21 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation: We arrived early at the Port of Barcelona and were checked in quickly and efficiently. We could not board until 12:00 noon so we waited in the port facilities. Out stateroom was available at 1:00 PM. Overall the check-in ... Read more
fjtota
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
After a month long trip thru Europe, my wife and I were looking forward to our second cruise aboard the Brilliance of the sea from Barcelona, Spain to Tampa, Florida. Having cruise on her back in 2003, we always talked about how beautiful ... Read more
dookeofearl
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We finished our European touring with this cross Atlantic sailing. Our cabin (3560) was very quiet, very clean, great location and our cabin steward was excellent. The ship was clean throughout and We were happy to see the ... Read more
Texas Traveler 4
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
I joined my best friend, her mother, and her mother's best friend on this cruise. They were all repeat transatlantic cruisers, but this was my first time being recently retired. Our trip started with 5 days in Barcelona, a city that I ... Read more
kedick01
Member Since 2007
1 review
427 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was one of the best we have taken with Royal and we have over 50 cruises with them. It was our first transatlantic and the staff went all out. The CD Clo and her staff were wonderful. We had excellent entertainment every ... Read more
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Unkagabi
Member Since 2006
1 review
27 forum posts
Of several TAs we have done over the years, this was one of the best. Our reasons were many: 1) So many nice touches were done for the passengers by the hotel director and other management, e.g. gift hats received, multiple raffles ... Read more
SbbquilterUT
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Starting in the beautiful city of Barcelona was lovely - spent three days prior to boarding exploring, enjoying the architecture, food and friendly people. Monday morning we walked to the Rambla flower stalls to find a bouquet for our ... Read more
MarthaY
Member Since 2001
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Some areas of the ship are nice, such as the Schooner bar, the Colonny club, the theatre but seats in other areas are old fashioned and show age. The Atrium, where many activities took place is small, also, there is a bar there where night ... Read more
chris_kelowna
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
456 forum posts
We booked this Transatlantic cruise while on the Allure Transatlantic last year. In Barcelona we stayed at the Ciutat del Prat hotel. Very convenient as they pick you up from the airport, provide a lovely breakfast, and take you to the ... Read more
diacar58
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This was our first 14 day trip and it was very good. From the excellent, fast embarkation in Barcelona to the speedy disembarkation in Tampa, rarely were we held up for things that Royal Caribbean could control. The service staff in ... Read more
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kcsails2
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Nice ship with attentive crew. Specialty restaurants, Chopps and Giovanni's were great as usual. We never eat in the dining room, as all we ever get is the 8:30 PM seating, so the alternatives are important. Windjammer and the afternoon ... Read more
Depressing
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We decided to go on a cruise as we had never been before and thought it would be something different. We choose Harmony of the Seas as it was one of the newer ships and it looked beautiful! On first sight the ship looked beautiful and ... Read more
Bootle Buck
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
109 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to try Harmony before she relocated to US. So glad that we took this opportunity. When we booked only "Guaranteed" cabins were available so we took a chance and booked a Balcony cabin. ... Read more
Kanin
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We live in Spain and drove to Barcelona to join ship. We parked in Trade Centre parking which is really handy for the cruise terminal. We arrived the night before embarkation and stayed in the Eurostar Grand Marina Hotel which is above ... Read more
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archive42
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Ship was good aimed at families there is a lot to do for the children.As we are used to travelling from Southampton there are a few things to take with you If you smoke there was NO Duty free on board as we did not call at any none EU ... Read more
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