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Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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Mm12345678
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

UGLY 1. Flatware not used by a previous diner such as your coffee spoon was wiped with a napkin and placed back on the table for the next dinner, Dinning Room 3. 2. Multiple room complaints of stools including ours not flushing (no activation when pushing button) and common area stools clogged as ship's vacuum system is not strong enough to handle the ship's 3000 toilets. BAD 1. ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Great first Royal Caribbean experience

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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ckelley003
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I just finished a week on Harmony of the Seas from March 24-31 and wanted to give my thoughts on a few things. I used plenty of reviews in my planning process, so wanted to return the favor. For reference, this was probably my 5th or 6th cruise. First one on Royal Caribbean and first once since Covid. This was a Spring Break cruise, and even though we are toward the end of Spring Break ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Surpassing our expectations, my family thoroughly enjoyed our cruise!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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CruisePierPressure
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Our recent cruise was a delightful surprise for my family and I, especially considering the negative reviews we had read prior. Despite initial concerns about poor food quality, rude staff, and other issues, we found our experience to be quite the opposite. Harmony exceeded our expectations with its excellent maintenance and upkeep. Food across all dining options surpassed our expectations, with ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Less Is More ... Less Amenities, More Money

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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jewopaho
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

To first-time and occasional cruisers, this would likely have been a five-star experience ... but those of us who've been with Royal for a while (as in the maiden voyage of Grandeur, now the oldest ship in the fleet), the differences become more notable with each trip. Our last cruise out of Galveston was on the Allure in late '22, so we have a comparison. The most significant cutback is the ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with disabled person


A truly wonderful time on this amazing ship

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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William Jr
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised quite a bit over the years and this one amazing ship. It is large (we had 7026 total guests and a crew of 2000+. We had an inside balcony at the aft end of the ship overlooking the arcade area. We could see the carousel, the water show and the gulf looking back. Not an ideal ocean view but not bad. At least we could sit on the balcony. The food overall was very good. On lobster ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Great cruise, beautiful ship, pleasant & hard working staff. Port calls average

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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opihimanNC
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise to get as far south as we could as we like snorkeling and beaches. We chose Harmony for the shows and entertainment. Our group consisted of my spouse and two adult daughter <30 years of age. We like to travel but have limited cruise experience. Executive Summary: I had a great time and loved the ship. We did a 3 night dining package and thought it was very good. The ship ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Traveled with children


We really liked the upgrades to the Harmony

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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roseoftx
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We sailed previously on the Allure out of Galveston in February 2023, and we wanted to experience the Harmony, since it had been upgraded, and the Allure had not been. We had checked in early and had an 11 AM boarding time so we headed there early in the day especially because Royal had sent multiple reminders of the Mardi Gras parades impact to traffic. However, traffic was light and we ended ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


DO NOT BOOK ROYAL CARIBBEAN

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

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MattP1999
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

This was the 9th cruise that I have taken with Royal Caribbean, and it was by far the worst. Customer service was poor since day 1. I am a Diamond member and I was not allowed to be in the “Diamond” lounge during happy hour; interesting doing this to customers that have spent tens of thousands of dollars with them. The worst part was the shore excursions booked through Royal Caribbean. All the ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Ports were great. Ship was beautiful. Service was lackinig

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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refumpcpa
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We only cruise out of the New York area and wanted to get to Mexico. This cruise stopped in both Costa Maya and Cozumel. Ship is gorgeous. Food, if you can get it hot, is OK. Getting the food while it's still hot at a sit down restaurant is challenging to say the least. Had to go to into the cleanup area to speak to my waiter because he forgot to bring our dessert to the table one evening and ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


NEVER AGAIN

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

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John19671
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Currently on MSC Meraviglia ,absolute crap. Go at your own costs but be warned , service is shocking, the noise on deck 14 through the ceilings from the food marketplace morning noon evening and late into the night is unbearable . No sound proofing so all chairs being pulled out by customers to take their seats , tables being moved, trolleys being pushed can all be heard through the ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


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