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Harmony of the Seas

Message from Royal Caribbean International

Moments on vacation with loved ones and fellow travelers have made it unmistakably clear that creating memories with others is part of what makes travel worthwhile. At the heart of cruising with Royal Caribbean has always been a sense of community -- among our guests, crew and local partners. That feeling of community will be there when we’re back together. We’ll soon sail again, committed and ready to deliver memorable vacations.

Michael Bayley

Michael Bayley

President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International

About Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean emphasizes the "wow" factor with the most high-tech fun at sea on most, but not all, its cruise ships. Boasting surf and skydive simulators, rock climbing walls and mini-golf, plus Broadway-style shows and several onboard eateries, this family-friendly line sails all over the world.

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Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas

11 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jan 9, 2022
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Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas

3 Night
Bahamas & Perfect Day HolidayDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas

7 Night
West Carib & Perfect Day HolidayDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 26, 2021
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Allure of the Seas
Allure of the Seas

8 Night
Eastern Caribbean CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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9 Night
Canada & New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 13, 2022
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5 Night
Western Caribbean Holiday CruiseDetails

Leaving:Tampa
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 24, 2022
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8 Night
Eastern Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Feb 12, 2022
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6 Night
Western Caribbean CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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10 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

474 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 3, 2022
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6 Night
Bermuda CruiseDetails

Leaving:Baltimore
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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4 Night
Bahamas & Perfect Day CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Feb 21, 2022
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19 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 9, 2022
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8 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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6 Night
Western Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Feb 6, 2022
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9 Night
Hawaii CruiseDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 30, 2022
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16 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

Leaving:Honolulu
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 4, 2022
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7 Night
Southern Caribbean Island HopDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Mar 13, 2022
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11 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 2, 2022
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4 Night
Bahamas & Perfect Day CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Feb 22, 2022
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7 Night
Southern Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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14 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 29, 2022
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7 Night
S. Caribbean Island Hop HolidayDetails

Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Dec 26, 2021
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8 Night
Eastern Caribbean CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Perfect Day Bahamas CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bayonne
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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8 Night
Canada & New England CruiseDetails

Leaving:Baltimore
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 6, 2022
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Who goes on Royal Caribbean cruise ships?

For the most part, Royal Caribbean ships that sail from the United States attract a wide variety of North American passengers, mostly between the ages of 30 and 55 on the seven-night and shorter cruises, and 50 and over on cruises longer than seven nights. Seven-night and shorter cruises are also popular with families, especially during American school vacation periods, when the ships will often be at filled at well past double capacity and carrying more than a thousand kids.

Cruises from the U.K. -- as well as Mediterranean, Asia and Australia cruises -- attract a significant number of locals from each area, as well as Royal Caribbean's usual North Americans.

Do I have to dress up on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Royal Caribbean's dress code is casual during the day; at night there's either casual, smart-casual or formal dress code depending on the schedule. Casual attire includes jeans and collared shirts for men and sundresses or pants with blouses for women; smart-casual means collared shirts, dresses, skirts and blouses, or pantsuits; and on formal nights, suits and ties, tuxedos, cocktail dresses or evening gowns are expected. If you want to avoid dressing up altogether on any night, the extensive Windjammer Cafe is always casual dress.

Caps, tank tops and bathing suits are never allowed in the main dining room or specialty restaurants; shorts are not permitted during dinner and footwear is always required.

Is everything free on Royal Caribbean cruises?

No. Royal Caribbean ships really vary in terms of complimentary dining, with the main dining room and huge Windjammer Cafe as constants. Coffee, tea, milk, lemonade and a few other beverages are available without cost at all times, as well. Most specialty restaurants carry an additional charge, but there are options that are free, including pizza, the Boardwalk Dog House, the Park Cafe (on select ships) and more, depending on the ship. Ice cream, scooped at mealtimes and from machines in between (apart from Ben & Jerry's) is also free. Other dining choices with additional cost run the gamut from Asian to a steakhouse, deli and Mexican and Italian restaurants. Room service carries a $7.95 cost per order, with the exception of Continental breakfast.

What are Royal Caribbean’s most popular activities?

The main pool areas are a magnet onboard any Royal Caribbean ship, as is the peaceful adults-only Solarium. Cruisers line up for the most adrenaline-pumping activities, whether to surf the FlowRider or try out new experiences from simulated skydiving and ice skating to bumper cars and escape rooms.

Broadway shows (on the ships that have them) are also quite popular and fill up any night they're on offer. Equally as in demand are the high-flying and diving acrobatics of the AquaTheater and the ice-skating shows on the Freedom- and Voyager-class ships.

Why go with Royal Caribbean?

  • Onboard fun includes FlowRider surf simulators and rock climbing walls
  • Has two private islands in the Caribbean and Bahamas: Labadee and Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • Sails wide range of itineraries to countries across six continents

Best for: Groups, couples and families who like (very) big ships with a vast amount of entertainment, day and night

Not for: Those who are after a quiet, intimate, small-ship experience; gourmands; couples avoiding kids

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A fun time but crowded

But overall we had a good time and the kids had a blast since there were so many kids on board (which also made it seem more crowded and noisy).The instrumental piano player was good for background music.Read More
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RobertoF

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Fell short with no compensation

When we originally booked we booked an entirely different ship for a 5 day cruise with stops in the Bahamas and Mexico.About six weeks prior to cruising RC changed our ship and port stops to Cozumel and Costa de Maya.Read More
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Royal Rip Off

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Excellent service, not recommended for kids!

COVID-era cruising is a completely different animal, understandably so, but if you are bringing kids on the ship, expect to be barred from many of the activities and areas.The ship is clean and looks nice, but doesn’t have any of the amenities of other ships, as it’s dry dock was scaled back considerably due to financial constraints of the company during COVID closures.Read More
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Catarina1976

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Liberty of the Seas - Thanksgiving Cruise

com/2019/07/31/royal-caribbean-main-dining-room-menu/ If you are considering premium dining, I would suggest going on Day 3 and 7.You need to wear a mask getting on/off the ship as well as when you are inside during the cruise, with the exception of the dining area and the casino.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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