4 Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Cruises for the Disabled Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean

I have been on 4 other cruises with all but one being on RCCL. I normally don't do reviews for my trips that due to all the negativity about the ship I thought it be necessary to give what I feel is a fair and realistic review of the ... Read More
I have been on 4 other cruises with all but one being on RCCL. I normally don't do reviews for my trips that due to all the negativity about the ship I thought it be necessary to give what I feel is a fair and realistic review of the ship and my experience. I have not cruise for over 10 years so my experiences and interpretations of various things maynot be accurate. Please understand that my review is from the perspective of a traveler who has normal expectations or a vacation. This review will be from the point of view of an every day individual who may only have been on a few cruises and it's not a lifetime cruiser. In regards to services area are I observations. In regards to General service and expectations for a cruise ship I found that the crew themselves seem to be friendly and more than happy to fulfill any needs that you have. But if you expect someone to come up every five minutes and offer you a drink or something that isn't going to happen and I believe is too much to expect on a ship of this size. The crew also seem to be generally happy and willing to help as compared to my previous three cruises with Royal Caribbean. I will agree that the quality of the food service is not as impressive as when I originally started cursing. This may be from simply that I am getting used to their food and it no longer got the wow factor.don't interpret that as saying that their food is horrible or is not enjoyable. I do have a couple of things I'd like to bring to attention those who may be disabled in regards to the ship. One exiting the gangway to go we sure can be difficult with the scooter as there is a gap between the gangway plank and the entry to the ship going to and from the shop I wish they could do something about that. The second thing is that if you are in a wheelchair or scooter you will have to wait longer for the elevator I will also very is that the variety a free beverages has changed. It is hey surprised that soda tea and most coffees were not provided free of charge as I've experienced in my past cruises. By no means is did it have a dramatic impact on my vacation. I did attend to specialty restaurants 154 Central Park and Wonderland. 154 Central Park was a more enjoyable experience only because it's food choices peeled on my palate. Wonderland on the other hand is a great experience though in regards to food choices it is more geared to those who like seafood . In regards to the cabin set up let me tell you that I am disabled so this review is it in respect to the handicapped accessible room which is significantly bigger than your traditional cabin cabin. I was very impressed with the way out of the room and the amount of space it allowed me especially in the bathroom which had a nice roll in shower. The betting was comfortable are cabin attendant did an excellent job. And that my expectations. The only negative I have about my cabinet is the fact that the entry door did not have a pushbutton entry on it which would be helpful for those in a wheelchair and scooter. Also as I traveled the hallways with the state rooms were at the metal separators between parts of the ship did become a bit of a hazard and more difficult to manuver and got in the way. I will have to say that harmony of the seas is not my first choice of ship only because I am an individual who doesn't like crowds but in regards to the level of traffic it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I don't know if this is because it was in the fall and instead of in the summertime when it will be more crowded and have more kids. I will see if you're in a wheelchair or scooter you will have to wait longer for a available elevator because of so many people on the ship it is difficult to get an elevator that has enough room for you to use your wheelchair and scooter. At times my friends and I had to wait as much as 10 minutes for an elevator. It would be great if royal Caribbean would designate couple of elevators for the elderly and those with disabilities and make them only Accessible by use of your seat see pass card. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Very well organized. both boarding and landing as well as during the stay, ( and I had a transfer between the airport and the ship) Very friendly cabin staff and efficient as well as the Solarium Bistro at where my mother 87 years ... Read More
Very well organized. both boarding and landing as well as during the stay, ( and I had a transfer between the airport and the ship) Very friendly cabin staff and efficient as well as the Solarium Bistro at where my mother 87 years rather take most meals to have a very warm atmosphere and all the staff was very friendly. The boat has several shows of entertainment and areas that meet the expectations both of the youngest and the areas where older people feel good also. I will strong recommend a cruise, at this ship to my friends who like to cruise every year because this is a new boat that i found very comfortable. I would like to repeat the experience of making a new cruise on this boat. It would be nice to cruise to another destination but with the same quality. In short an experience to repeat without question. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
We chose this cruise company as it was recommended by our local Travel Agent as being disabled friendly, we have 2 disabled children, one physically, one Autistic, so this seemed ideal solution. Never been on a cruise ship before so we ... Read More
We chose this cruise company as it was recommended by our local Travel Agent as being disabled friendly, we have 2 disabled children, one physically, one Autistic, so this seemed ideal solution. Never been on a cruise ship before so we thought it may be a little noisy and crowded but there were plenty of quiet spots for us and the children, loads to see and do on board as well as the trips ashore. We chose short trips ashore which were great tasters for parts of Italy, and this was ideal for us.We visited Pisa and Pompeii on 2 separate days, these were excellent and well organised although our daughter couldn't get round most of Pompeii as too steep and uneven ground but found a lovely outside cafe in the market square. All the staff on Harmony are so friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble, from our Room Manager, Diana, to the waiting staff in the restaurants and the chefs in the Windjammer (especially Steve !) they do Royal Caribbean and the guests PROUD !! We were made to feel like VIP's during our week long stay. The facilities are fantastic, great for wheelchair users, although our cabin door was not wide enough to get the wheelchair through unless it was folded but it was not a huge problem. We got cabins with adjoining balconies and connecting door in case of any problems. Atmosphere is brilliant throughout the ship, we all felt safe enough to go and explore alone or together, plenty of shows/music at night. Service was top class throughout, only hiccup was our room service breakfast order for early morning trip was not picked up but when we phoned they rushed it through for us, BRILLIANT! Will definately go again! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
This was a first time cruise that I was persuaded to go on by my nephew. I went with my sister and her family and my 82 year old Mum who needed to use a wheelchair. Boarding process was easy having filled in all paperwork online pre ... Read More
This was a first time cruise that I was persuaded to go on by my nephew. I went with my sister and her family and my 82 year old Mum who needed to use a wheelchair. Boarding process was easy having filled in all paperwork online pre cruise including photo for Sea Pass. Once on board went straight to our Stateroom and our luggage was already there. The only downside was the compulsory attendance at the safety at sea talk shortly after arrival when we had to make our way unassisted to the designated area when we knew absolutely nothing of how to get there and the lifts were busy opening and closing in bank of 8 lifts which set off before I could get to them with the wheelchair - that bit was stressful. After overcoming that and getting used to finding my way round with the wheelchair by day 1 I liked it, by day 2 was really enjoying it and from day 3 loved it to days 5 6 and 7 when I felt that I needed to stay for longer it was so fabulous. Getting off ship was easy via the ramp each time and assistance was provided by crew with the wheelchair. Mum came off ship with me in Marseilles and Naples and I went on my own at La Spezia for a couple of hours but we really loved the ship so much we wanted to stay on board lots..... It was not crowded apart from the one day when we were cruising all day, then the pool area was busy but that was to be expected. The entertainment was awesome especially the Fineline diving and aquatic show (went twice) and the ships own musical comedy Columbus superb. Grease show was just like West End performance. Mum preferred casual dining so we only went to the main Dining Room once and that was on a casual day. (There were 2 formal nights if you wanted to dress up). We found the Windjammer Restaurant to be superb. The staff were so kind and courteous, the views amazing and the food choice brilliant and cleanliness was top notch. I also loved the fact that Room Service was complimentary for most of the day as I had been surprised not to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room but for a short wait you just rang your order through and hey presto it was delivered. I cannot rate it too highly I am now a firmly committed member of the I love to Cruise Club and will be saving to go again with Royal Caribbean. Also loved the fact that our room was serviced twice a day and we had clean towels each time. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Harmony of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.6
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 5.0 4.3
Public Rooms 4.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.3
Family 5.0 4.3
Enrichment 2.5 3.9
Service 3.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.9

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