222 Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Family Cruise Reviews

We're currently sailing on Harmony, which is a beautiful, but very large ship. There are so many activities that it is mind boggling. Our Meet and Mingle today was really well-attended, and the Cabin Crawl was loads of fun with a ... Read More
We're currently sailing on Harmony, which is a beautiful, but very large ship. There are so many activities that it is mind boggling. Our Meet and Mingle today was really well-attended, and the Cabin Crawl was loads of fun with a special poker game. I highly recommend joining if you're sailing in the future. I have a few comments and thoughts for future cruises on the ship. First, beds are arranged in an alternating pattern when rooms are next to each other. If you want to have your bed by the window, you need to specify. Until further people post otherwise, I would avoid Jamie's Restaurant, where you pay an additional fee for dining, I think $45. They are having a problem with both food quality and service. We had better food and service in Silks, the main dining room. I've been surprised that there are additional costs for everything. Want to use the steam room: extra charge. Want fresh orange juice, $5. Want to watch a movie, an extra charge of about $10. Want a warm breakfast, $7.95 extra for room service although continental there is no charge. There aren't any music options in the room unless you bring your own, i.e. no SD slots or CD players. Also, there are no options for laundry or ironing, even though they don't allow irons or steamers. You must pay to have your laundry and ironing done. Embarkation was crazy between 12 and 1 pm but almost empty at 3 pm. If you get off the boat and want to return, you must bring both your Seapass AND a government i.d. This needs to be in huge letters on your Seapass card rather than tiny print in the daily Compass. The line to go through extra security in Nassau was huge, and it was very hot for those who were caught, mostly women. (Men typically had their wallets with a driver's license.) Of course, for those of us used to smaller ships, the idea of having to make reservations 60 days in advance for all shows was crazy. There are just too many people on board to accommodate all of them at the shows. Highly recommend Grease, which was well acted, sung and produced. Happy sailing! Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Having sailed Oasis and Allure, we were excitied to try Harmony. It is a beautiful ship, and they seem to have solved some of the traffic pattern issues I noticed on the other ships by adding some stairs, so I didn't notice dead ends. ... Read More
Having sailed Oasis and Allure, we were excitied to try Harmony. It is a beautiful ship, and they seem to have solved some of the traffic pattern issues I noticed on the other ships by adding some stairs, so I didn't notice dead ends. The cabins have a huge amount of storage, more than any other ship I've been on. The showers are a little bigger also. We had some new cruisers with us and they enjoyed it so much they are going again next year! The shows we saw were great, Grease, the two ice shows and the two water shows, Stand up comedians. We also did Escape the Rubicon and had a blast, and we escaped with 28 second left! Very exciting! While I didn't do the slides, some of our party did and enjoyed it. I had originally booked a boardwalk balcony with a view of the aqua theater, but after thinking about it I worried the Abyss would cause an obstructed view so I changed to a ocean view, and I am glad that I did because on this ship they will. We also did the drink package for the first time on this cruise because we were with friends, and it worked out very well. The only drink that would not have been covered was the coconut/pineapple drinks offered at the pool or on Labadee. Also because we had a big group we decided to book a beach bungalow on Labadee for 8 people. They are on Columbus Cove and we took the ferry across as soon as we disembarked. It's very nice and quiet back there, near the second food area, has a lovely view of the ship...worth every penny! Our first night in the dining room I was a little concerned since our service was very sub par, but every other night was wonderful (different area) The food was very good, and it seemed like portions were larger than our last ship as I could not finish each night. As always, they are more than willing to get you anything you ask for. We did have dinner in the Solarium one evening (which is still a no fee restaurant} and while I enjoyed it, it is quite loud because the sound bounces off the tile floors. Check-in, boarding, and disembarkation were all a breeze, I don't know how they do it with all those people but we had no issues at all. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We booked this cruise as we had a voucher from last cruise due to bad cabin right under the whirlpool. Got a fantastic cabin this time, no noice and big. We had a really nice cruise on board this fantastic ship. Less good was that ... Read More
We booked this cruise as we had a voucher from last cruise due to bad cabin right under the whirlpool. Got a fantastic cabin this time, no noice and big. We had a really nice cruise on board this fantastic ship. Less good was that we although making clear we wanted main dining at 8.30 when making the booking in January got my time dining at 6!!! I had sent out at least 50 mails and several phonecalls to point this out, still we were pushed around for 3 days at various times and tables until we got really angry ant the Grand Manager, Mr. Konjic solved ecerything for us. Except for this we had a really nice cruise with excellent service at dining. Food is really good could have some more seasoning but quality is overall really good. We love the surfareas but feel the music around the pools is far to high, there is no place on the ship which is less noicey where you are allowed to have children! We were really chocked the music was so high specially around the kids pool where alot of small children were playing! Again overall this cruise is fantastic! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Harmony of the Seas, currently the largest ship at sea, is the perfect cruise for people who are easily bored. It has a huge variety of activities and very good entertainment. It truly is a resort unto itself. Getting off at the ports ... Read More
Harmony of the Seas, currently the largest ship at sea, is the perfect cruise for people who are easily bored. It has a huge variety of activities and very good entertainment. It truly is a resort unto itself. Getting off at the ports is a completely optional experience. PRO: This is a ship for those with multiple age groups and activity levels in their party. The halls are wide enough for scooters and those with mobility challenges; while two flowriders, a zip line, mini-golf, ice skating, 17 story slides, and more, keep those who are active busy. The ship is ENORMOUS or GINORMOUS as my 14 year old would say. She was impressed with the size of the kids club and said the other kids were very nice. The gym is larger than many back at home and the service staff was always cordial. This is a great ship for a conference, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome; yet the ship was large enough that the other passengers didn't even know that we were onboard. The cabins are average size but the closets are very well thought out. The entertainment, especially Grease and the Fine Line were some of the best I've ever seen at sea. There is always a buzz around the ship of various bands, etc. We liked the escape room too. CONS: The regular dinning venues are mediocre at best. This is a ship where I would HIGHLY recommend the speciality dinning. The Wonderland and Park 150 were good. We often ate at the free Park Cafe for breakfast and the Solarium for dinner. The main dinning room was pretty much inedible. It is a ship for drinking. Although this isn't a con, it is something to know if you are a non-drinker. Also, the Casino reeks of smoke, so much that we never went through nor played. The bathrooms, while well configured are small with only one plug in the ceiling. Also, they do NOT give you: shampoo, conditioner, or lotion; just a 2 in one canister adhered to the shower. The various venues in the ship always have music, this can be great but isn't always the most relaxing. There really isn't a place for "quite and calm" if you are trying to get away from it all. Also, because the ship is so big, one doesn't really feel the movement. This can be good for some people; however, I like to feel the ship move. Would I go again? Yes with a group. I think this is a perfect ship for either conventions or multi-age groups. There is certainly something WOW for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We enjoy Royal Caribbean and Large Ships... Harmony of the Seas is a Beautiful Ship with plenty of activities... We had a large ocean view balcony... We enjoyed our balcony... Very relaxing and Plenty of room for the 3 of us.. Our ... Read More
We enjoy Royal Caribbean and Large Ships... Harmony of the Seas is a Beautiful Ship with plenty of activities... We had a large ocean view balcony... We enjoyed our balcony... Very relaxing and Plenty of room for the 3 of us.. Our Stateroom was roomy.. Nancy was our Stateroom attendants name and she was outstanding... Overall quality of food was good.. I'm a pescetarian.. Tried the salmon on 2 different occasions, both times salmon was a bit too fishy. The Halibut and Shrimp was excellent!!! We were scheduled for Eastern Caribbean but itenerary was changed to Western Caribbean due to hurricane damages.. Was disappointed that Royal CarIbbean did not give us an option of rescheduling cruise for a future date or offer any sort of compensation... Wasn't pleased with the ports (Bahamas, Cozumel and Costa Maya).. Nothing worthwhile to do, especially Costa Maya...Highly recommend Royal Caribbean "Harmony of the Seas", don't recommend Eastern Caribbean Itenerary!!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Missing : Self-service laundry. Ship : Exellent Cabin :Exellent Entertainment and activities : missing speak portuguese. Dinning : Without details about organization. Service : Perfect Ports and Shore excursions : Very ... Read More
Missing : Self-service laundry. Ship : Exellent Cabin :Exellent Entertainment and activities : missing speak portuguese. Dinning : Without details about organization. Service : Perfect Ports and Shore excursions : Very expense. my daughter did not want to leave the cabin because she did not know anyone of the same age and language to play with. Grease to fantastic comedy and gread headline The reservation for dinner is very poor. The ice skating i think missing instrutor for beginners. The comunication between customers is not free, must pay to chat with the others. The bar sell package but you need ask many times to serve . . . . Ultimate Abyss, is dark not fun..... may be transparent... the show of Aquatheater is so great. the tv show only last day in portuguese . . . the internet is excellent. information is key word . . but was abscent... . Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We started this trip flying into FLL and we stayed at the Hyatt Place at the 17th St convention center. Got a great deal on valuetrips. Upon arrival at FLL it was a madhouse at 7pm. The hotel didn't answer the phone twice for the ... Read More
We started this trip flying into FLL and we stayed at the Hyatt Place at the 17th St convention center. Got a great deal on valuetrips. Upon arrival at FLL it was a madhouse at 7pm. The hotel didn't answer the phone twice for the shuttle so we took a terrible cab ride and the hotel was nice enough to reimburse us for the cab fare. Just a little frustration displayed at the front desk while checking in and the woman asked if we had the taxi receipt (which I did) and good to go. Nice hotel with shuttle to the port for $7 per person. The shuttle was very organized and orderly. They had 4 times I think and we got the first one at 10a (I think, maybe it was 10:30). No issue with the hotel or service. Just be realistic about the food and drink there…it’s limited and small. No issues though and everyone was very nice. My family of 3 got a crown loft suite and were in 1736. Great view of the zip line, big balcony, and fairly good view of the aqua theatre. We have been on the Allure twice (once in crown loft suite) so we knew what to expect. The room was fantastic with big balcony and close to the concierge lounge. The 2 concierge's were super nice and helpful, nothing but good to say about them (Jeremias and Andrei). We didn't know soft drinks, wine and beer were included in the concierge lounge from 11a-11p so that was a nice surprise. The 2 bartenders in the concierge were great too- Arvi and I can't remember the others name. The coastal kitchen was very good for breakfast, didn't eat anything else there. We were excited to try the unique things on the ship. The bionic bar looked amazing, but in the end, it was just a weak drink. They should make the robotic arms look like a human or a monster or something other than green metal. The abyss slide was fun, but after 2 slides I was done. Same with the waterslides....it looked funner than it actually was. We did the escape room and were told we were in the 20% that were able to solve the puzzle before time ran out. We had 48 seconds left. We never did it before and I’m sure we only solved it because there was a couple in the group who were extremely intense and motivated. It was lamost as fun watching them run around and bark orders at everyone as it was to actually try and solve the mystery. Fortunately I was on my 3rd cocktail when we entered so I had more patience than normal. I hate broadway type shows but my wife loves them so I was forced to watch Grease and Columbus. She said they were great. The aqua shows were good too. There were 2 of them and both were very entertaining. The reserved suite seating was filled up when we got to one of the aqua shows so we sat in the 2nd row and it was aptly named the splash zone. The comedian was excellent as was the comedian who opened for him. Both were great and the Trump impersonation was flawless. The main dining room was really good too. We ate dinner there twice and it was fairly quick and service very good. Food was really good. Chops was the best other than the annoying woman sitting next to us who bragged about herself very loudly all dinner. Everyone near her could hear her talking so loud and we saw several people give dirty looks. Ugh, so annoying! The hibachi was great too although not worth $45 or $50 more per person. It was fun but pricey. I wish the Italian place had more traditional food like chicken parmesan but they got all fancy on us so we didn't go. Sabor was good and we went back for the guacamole making show with lunch. Others have said they got souvenirs from it but we just got to learn how to make guacamole, lunch, and 1 margarita. A fair price at $30 per person and with lunch it lasted about 1hr and 45mins. Liz was our server and she was really nice. Pools were super busy on sea days, but the suite level was almost empty. No pool but there was a Jacuzzi. Although most of the alcohol drinks were included, we did pay for several throughout the cruise. A long island ice tea comes out to $14 which seemed excessive to me, although they were usually made pretty strong. There are differing facts about the concierge drinks or diamond drinks and where and what was available. On this particular cruise (which may not be the same for all) the concierge lounge bar was open from 11a-11p with unlimited beer, wine, and soda. Several times I ordered mixed drinks (not during happy hour) and was not charged, while sometimes I was. The happy hour which does include mixed drinks is from 5-8:30p. If you order in the concierge lounge bar or diamond lounge, then it’s all you can drink. A nice option is to get 3 drinks per day from 5p-8:30p if you are diamond level or higher at any bar except bionic or rising tide. I thought that was a good option so you didn’t have to go to only the sometimes crowded diamond club. At $14 a drink X3 people, the cost would add up quickly. Another note about suite perks- we got the luggage valet included but that was not mentioned anywhere including in the email we received from the concierges. VOOM internet- each suite guest got to have 1 device entered at a time with unlimited internet. You could switch devices but only 1 per person could be connected at the same time. About once a day I had to re-log in using the provided code. The speed was average and sometimes timed out. I wouldn’t rely on it to stream a movie although royal says you can. I got stuck several times just trying to listen to music on youtube. I would not rely on this as a reliable high speed connection. Arcade- decent size but very expensive. I think the cheapest game was $1.50 About 15% of the games didn’t work properly whether it took our money without giving credit or the air hockey table didn’t have a puck to play or the skeeball machine only had 1 ball, and things like that. One of the diamond or suite perks was to get $25 off the arcade when you spend $50 or more so I didn’t complain about it, but I did hear another person on the phone in the arcade talking to someone about the problems. Guest services- I only tried to call once and after 15 minutes on hold I gave up. I then went to talk to them in person and they had a crew member at the end of the line asking what the issue was. This was good because he was able to help me very quickly without having to wait in the line. An interesting thing I noted was the high amount of non-English speaking guests. I know it’s an international crew and international guests, but on other Caribbean cruises, I have not seen this many non-English speaking guests. I would say about 35% were speaking another language. The previous cruise I was on was NCL to Alaska and I witnessed some of the lower crew ranks struggling to talk to guests in English. On this cruise, it was not a problem as most crew members speak at least 2 languages. We had priority debark through the suite concierge. We stayed on until the last group to leave. It was pretty hectic, but the concierges did the best they possibly could getting us to an elevator and then off the ship to customs. We did not have to fill out the customs declaration form on this trip for some reason. The port was still busy and we were going to use Uber but it was a bit confusing so we got a cab. For shore excursions- Nassau- we walked to Junkanoo Beach. The boards say it’s a 10-15min walk but it was more like 20-25mins and another 5-10 on the pier alone since we were the furthest ship. The beach is primitive but has a nice view of the ships. There are about 8 little walk up bars to buy a drink or get a couple food items. Most places don’t take credit card so cash is a good bet. We just laid towels on the beach and swam and snorkeled for a bit. Not much shade either unless you rent a chair/umbrella. It was OK, but nothing great. Cozumel- went to Paradise Beach which was a $15 cab each way. Great facility with lots of water toys, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, big pool, bars, hammocks, etc… The only issue I had was the very generous tip they “suggested” once we got the food and drink bill. Our bill was $55 and the waiter conveniently added another $20 as a suggested tip. 30% tip was too much for my liking so we went down a little. I don’t like that they automatically did that. I’m sure a lot of people just pay. Costa Maya- went to the Maya waterpark. I was going to buy the tickets at the park itself which were $99 each for everything including ziplines. As we walked thru the port shops, there was a ship representative selling tickets for $89 each plus the option of just the waterpark (no zip lines) for $50. We did not see that option on the park website or at the park price board, so we went that route (wife didn’t want ziplines). We decided to walk to the park which was about 8 minutes from the end of the port. Costa Maya is a depressing place. I wrote previously that the comedian onboard said it looked like the set of a Hunger Games movie and that is very accurate. Lots of buildings and streets that appear to be abandoned. No restaurants or anything to do outside the port gates. Maybe there is another part of town, but don’t walk outside the gate expecting to see anything other than empty streets. The port itself is impressive and obviously a lot of money was put into it. The free pools and swim up bars were really nice. Lots of shopping and places to eat and very clean. I even got a pair of fake Oakley sunglass for $10. There were 2 big ships in port that day (Harmony and NCL Escape) so I wasn’t sure how busy the waterpark would be. Turns out it wasn’t busy at all. The first tube ride we waited about 20 mins then after that never more than 3 minutes wait, including the zip line. If my trip there was any indication of normal crowds with over 10,000 cruisers in town, then I’m not sure it will last. Anyway, the park was great! The waterslides and zipline were awesome. We did everything once and it took about 5 hours. We were exhausted at the end. It rained hard with lightning and thunder and the water activities remained open but they closed the zipline. We did that first. If you like action rides, I would recommend the waterpark. Ft Lauderdale post cruise- we got a cab to Hollywood Beach where it immediately started to rain hard. The weather forecast changed to at least 50% chance of rain almost all day so we got an Uber to Sawgrass Mills mall. $15 Uber ride was well worth it. The mall was a nice indoor activity for the day. Another $15 Uber to the airport. All in all, great cruise. Can’t wait to go again. I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to get a suite but the perks are really good! The cruise price was good too being in hurricane season. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Our family chose this cruise ship to see what it was all about! We were amazed on how clean and courteous the crew members are. There wasn't that much of activities to do daily for adults. If you have children that would be a ... Read More
Our family chose this cruise ship to see what it was all about! We were amazed on how clean and courteous the crew members are. There wasn't that much of activities to do daily for adults. If you have children that would be a different. We traveled with our parents and our 27 year old son. Many places to eat. You will never go hungry!!! The entertaintment was OK. The dining room food was OK. I would highly recommend going to the mexican restuarant The Sabor. The windjammer buffet needed a food change during lunch. Always the same food. Was not happy about the itinerary change. Nassau, Cozumel and Costa Maya.. Eastern itinerary is more expensive than Western. Did not like Costa Maya. Horrible!!!!! Should have given us on board credit so subsidize our loss. Embarkment and disembarkment was excellent. I would book another cruise on The Harmony with my grandchildren one day. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
My wife and I chose this cruise to compare Harmony of the Seas with our favorite ship Allure of the Seas. Harmony of the Seas is a beautiful ship. She is clean, modern and well kept. We had my brother and sister-in-law with us (in ... Read More
My wife and I chose this cruise to compare Harmony of the Seas with our favorite ship Allure of the Seas. Harmony of the Seas is a beautiful ship. She is clean, modern and well kept. We had my brother and sister-in-law with us (in separate cabin). For the most part we all enjoyed our cruise with a few exceptions that I will address. Pros: 1. All of us found the food to be very good. The Windjammer was our favorite venue and we favored it to the Dinning Room. The selection in the Windjammer was varied every day except for breakfast which included any breakfast food one could possibly want (in my opinion). Everything we ate was cooked to perfection. 2. Employees: Every employee we encountered was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. They worked very proficiently. 3. Entertainment: The show, Grease, was very good even though it was loud. The show, Columbus, The Musical was good. The Headliner Show, 1887: A Journey in Time, was an ice skating show that was very good. However, the best entertainment by far was the singer/comedian in the Royal Theater. His show is a must see. We did not see, The Fine Line, diving show because we have seen it several times. However, it is very good. Cons: 1. Cabin: If you are older like us (senior citizens) and do not like loud, rock music and noise from above and below at various time of the day and night do not select any cabin from the following list: Inside cabins from 175 to 729. If you like loud, blaring music you will be fine in one of these cabins. The beds in both of our cabins were hard and not comfortable. My wife's side of the bed was sloping at a downward angle to the outside. Not good! 2. Ports and Shore Excursions: We are diamond members and have been to most of the ports in the Caribbean so we stay on the ship. Once you have been to these ports you have no desire to get off again unless you want to purchase something unique. 3. Ship: One thing we missed was not having a place for the four of us to congregate and spend some down time together. On our favorite cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, we enjoy the Champagne Lounge to hang out. It offers excellent seating and atmosphere. On Harmony of the Seas, the Champagne Lounge has been replace with the Robotic Bar. Seating there is less than ideal and the drinks are expensive. 4. Spa: The exercise room is large and has plenty of machines to burn calories. My brother and I purchased a package for the Thermal Suite with consists of showers, dry heat room, steam room, thermal beds, robes, changing room, slippers, and a relaxing room with soft chairs, foot stools and beverages included. This was one highlight of each day during our cruise. Notes: Yes we enjoyed our cruise on the Harmony of the Seas. Some things could have been better so I gave it an overall score of 4.0. Our favorite is still the Allure of the Seas which I rate as a 5.0 ship. (ral6475@gmail.com) Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
my wife and another couple ventured out on a back to back 14 day cruise on Harmony of the seas. It was our first time on this class ship. After hurricane Marie closed ports in St.Thomas and San Juan one of the itineraries was changed but ... Read More
my wife and another couple ventured out on a back to back 14 day cruise on Harmony of the seas. It was our first time on this class ship. After hurricane Marie closed ports in St.Thomas and San Juan one of the itineraries was changed but the weather was great during our 2 week trip. Embarkation was a breeze, we were on the ship 10 minutes after port arrival and in our rooms at 1:00. Our bags were also in the hall by then so we could get settled early. As you can imagine this is a BIG ship, over 6000 passengers so RCI did a good job of getting us on-board and ready to go. I am Diamond member but the line for everyone was short and folks moved on-board easily. We ventured up to the Windjammer mid afternoon, usual fare however no seats at all. After 10 minutes of fighting for a place we sat down and enjoyed our cold food. I wrote it off as embarkation problem however I soon discovered seats at the Windjammer were hard to come by at all times, breakfast, lunch, 3:00 in the afternoon, Its clearly one of the problems RCI has with this many passengers and so few seats... needs fixed. The ship is nice, clean but new so its to be expected. I have no problems generally with service, condition, ports, etc. so let me point out the problems (or at least differences) I have with this large ship as compared to other RCI cruises. Ive mentioned the Windjammer, the pools are even worse. by 9:45 all pool chairs were "saved" even though its forbidden, the pool staff does nothing to stop it. A flpflop here, a paperback there and no chairs to be found near any pool. Its another problem that is worse here. Shows, we had reservations for all the shows we wanted to see however if you don't your out of luck... one of the nice things about cruising is not having to be too ridged in planning, not so on this class of ship. no reservations stand in the "hope to get in line" and watch the "Suite class" folks walk right by you without a reservation whatsoever. Clearly the "class" system is alive and well on Royal Caribbean. Even as a Diamond member, first time cruisers walk in while I wait... Diamond Lounge.. the staff there were excellent, however nearly every-night it was full with no seating, they did provide overflow room in a lounge next door, but not the same.. another case where the size of the ship caused a mess. I was told not to worry as a diamond member I had happy hour in any bar "great" however when I ordered a martini I was told that wasn't included, OK so how about a "Crown and Coke" , sorry again. The penny pincers would give you a martini in the Diamond lounge (that was full and no seats) but not in the bar? Elevators... I don't know what kind of system they have but it seemed of the 24 elevators they have, there were always a couple not working or just passing you by. I think here again if you were in a suite you could bypass with a card, but not sure. Sabor is the Mexican restaurant on-board, we decided to pay the price one night and the service sucked. I literally had to get my own drinks, waiter knew he messed up so he brought us extra appetizers (which we didn't eat) and said the drinks were on him. Sure enough when I signed for the meal no drinks were included. However that night I noticed on my bill another charge for Drinks... !! Spa... they have a wonderful spa however unlike smaller ships no steam or sauna without paying a fee. I did for the first week ($109.00) per person, and I must have been the only one, never crowded generally women using the steam and sauna more than men, but I like smaller spas on smaller ships. The day we booked these cruises we tried to reserve My Time Dining but were told we couldn't, the first week we sat at 5 different tables, only after making a "big deal" out of it did we finally get the same spots all second week. The Dining room staff was good as was housekeeping. Bar staff not so great except the folks in the "on Air" bar. Its a great location but not much "Luxury" there. the great Bartenders and staff made up for it, unfortunate it was the only bar where they made me feel wanted. Getting off the ship at the end of our 14 days was as easy as getting on. Overall the ship is nice, rooms fine, plenty of storage, good service, typical RCI food. But since I didn't, ice skate, ride the Carousel, zip line, flow ride, rock climb etc. I'm not sure why I would ever want to hassle with over 6000 passengers, stand in line for shows, hold my plate for lunch, pay for steam, hassle for a pool chair, and watch first time suite folks run the ship while I feel second class...I'm headed back to Oceania for my next cruise, peace and quite!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Harmony of the Seas, great specialty restaurants, activities on the ship etc. Slides were fun. Enjoyed Jamie Italian, Chops, 150 Central, Wonderland, Sabor and Izumi Hibachi Experience. We also participated in the Chef's Table ... Read More
Harmony of the Seas, great specialty restaurants, activities on the ship etc. Slides were fun. Enjoyed Jamie Italian, Chops, 150 Central, Wonderland, Sabor and Izumi Hibachi Experience. We also participated in the Chef's Table and the food was great and Chef was personable. The Sommelier however did not do a good job. Stateroom was very nice 14th Floor Balcony - Ocean view. Crown and Anchor Society - Diamond Plus status - Diamond Lounge could use some improvement or another lounge. Not big enough, not personal, rather rude However, on the 7th day it was open and the Coffee Machine was working. Room Service was disappointing - on the TV could not order cream cheese, butter, jam etc. and you didn't receive any. Could not print the Set Sail Pass information but the information had been saved and it was easy to check in. Would recommend sailing on the Harmony of the Seas Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We went on a family get away birthday celebration , for a group of 30. The cruise easily accommodated this group with a wide range of ages, giving everyone in the group something to do. I loved the Park Cafe, in Central Park, they had an ... Read More
We went on a family get away birthday celebration , for a group of 30. The cruise easily accommodated this group with a wide range of ages, giving everyone in the group something to do. I loved the Park Cafe, in Central Park, they had an excellent roastbeef sandwich with mustard and horse radish. They offered fresh soups and salad and it was never overly crowded. The one negative was the pool which was usually over crowded making the water mirky after a few hours. This cruise provided us with all the activities we could do together. Very Nice Dining experience, Lots of entertainment on board to while away the hours. Cabin attendant Keith, was always there to accommodate a crazy schedule, cleaning the room in off schedule hours. The dinning experience was exceptional. Our waiter was always spot on with his entree selections. The only negatives were the large groups in the Windjammer. So I would recommend the Solarium in the back of the ship for an overall better experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Food quality for below average...Breads, donuts and bakery products looked so fresh, but were really dry. They had hard crepes every night for dinner and no nutella. Now come on, which place serves crepes without Nutella. Towels were worse ... Read More
Food quality for below average...Breads, donuts and bakery products looked so fresh, but were really dry. They had hard crepes every night for dinner and no nutella. Now come on, which place serves crepes without Nutella. Towels were worse than a 1 or 2 star hotel. They were very dingy and the quality was really bad. My kids got on the bed after the cleaning lady cleaned it, she saw them and complained that she had just made the bed. Shows were mediocre. My kids said that they would not pass AGTs next round :( Now the good part - Absolutely gorgeous ship. I'd feel in heaven just walking around the ship in the Central park. Most of the staff at restaurants and activities were very friendly. My son wanted to do the zipline and it had just closed, but they still very happily accommodated him. My daughter kept getting stuck at the zipline, but the staff encouraged and let her do it again, even though there was a line. Staff at the flow rider were very patient and were happy to guide us through. Even with all the negatives, I'd go back again another year. I definitely recommend the Harmony! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We chose Harmony of the Seas because it's the largest ship in the world, and we love large, spacious ships. Positive point to be made: we had a balcony room very nice bathroom; shower nice size with shower doors so water ... Read More
We chose Harmony of the Seas because it's the largest ship in the world, and we love large, spacious ships. Positive point to be made: we had a balcony room very nice bathroom; shower nice size with shower doors so water doesn't drain outside of shower all over the floor. Negative bathroom point: There was no magnified mirror for women to put makeup on (I've cruised at least 10 times and they all had magnified mirrors). Mirror above desk, too high and lighting dim for women who like to "primp" and put makeup on. Usually the steward introduces themselves the first day, we didn't see ours after the third day (she was very nice when we did meet her). Positive: pool area beautiful Negative: no one walking around to see if you wanted a drink. Lines very long to go down slides. The cruise director was nowhere in sight. The sail away party was disappointing there was No line dancing that everyone always enjoys on these cruises (ex. electric slide). Positive : Food was pretty good Negative: missed a deli to make special sandwiches Positive: Casino big and beautiful Negative: I'm a slot player, no incentives on this ship. I've been on ships where they would comp you signature dinners, bottles of wine, and cookies every night in your room. Positive: the shows were wonderful Negative: make sure you make reservations way in advance. Negative: Elevators!!! no matter what time or day of the cruise the elevators were packed and the waiting for these elevators were horrendous. Windjammer was always jammed constant struggle to find a table. All in all we were on vacation and had a wonderful. Hope you find this helpful. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
My husband's family chose the line etc, was a trip with a total of 16 family members ranging from 8 to 70. On & off the ship were easy ( the pre registration made that a breeze!) Included in our group are one autistic child, ... Read More
My husband's family chose the line etc, was a trip with a total of 16 family members ranging from 8 to 70. On & off the ship were easy ( the pre registration made that a breeze!) Included in our group are one autistic child, another being newly celiac diagnosed. The staff made everything go so smoothly. We all ate in the dining room each night and were all pleased & treated wonderfully. Our rooms were clean and small but organized well, there was plenty for everyone to do. The Ship's phone app made it easy to track down who was where and scatter until dinner time. Everyone did different shore excursions from simple beach & shopping to ruins and parasailing. My kids did a behind the scenes tour of everything & my daughter & I went back for a galley only tour - fascinating. The trivia; games & cruise director's staff were so much fun. The dive show & ice skating so different and cool to see while at sea. Those divers are quite brave. Most of that is standard cruise stuff, right? The musicals....the musicals were... amazeballs. There was some tech glitch causing them all to be pushed back/ time changes, but I still managed to go back and see Grease & Columbus twice. The actors and actresses, crew and staff that run these shows are top notch. Such wondrous voices on these stars! Grease was well done & so much fun to see an old standby done so well. Columbus was fun, quirky, silly and again, those voices!! They don't have a playbill & I didn't have my phone to snap shots of the projected who's who prior to Grease one night so I couldn't name them but all of them were wonderful. Not to be missed, wish I could have gone back to see it again. The only downside were some of the other passengers honestly. The rudeness/dismissive attitude to staff & entitlement of some never ceases to amaze me. The folks that can't seem to understand letting people off the elevator before crowding in? That made my husband nuts... Ignoring the person serving your food then lining up to shake the captain's hand? Insane. We'll go again, the kids can't wait. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Because of the size of the ship for the experience,because of where it was going location also to my home island of Jamaica my wife research it her travel agent recommend the ship and gave her a really good package deal she could not ... Read More
Because of the size of the ship for the experience,because of where it was going location also to my home island of Jamaica my wife research it her travel agent recommend the ship and gave her a really good package deal she could not refuse,we were also on Adventure of the seas last year we did five islands Barbados St.Kitts ,St.Martin Antigua St.Lucia,we also did an escursion in San Juan Porto Rico.But again as i said before i would make a few changes Winjamer is too crowded especially for a family of four as i have,you need more variety of shows not only musical you need to bring on some good singers my wife loves musical i love good singing performers,last but not least the arcade needs to be free for the kids especially at sea day you should not have to pay to play,and that is my opinion,thank you. . Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We just wanted to experiment this so beautifl ship. At last we were 28, just a part of the family. The check-in was easy to do by Internet so we didn't wait too long at port before going on the ship. We really appriciate the ... Read More
We just wanted to experiment this so beautifl ship. At last we were 28, just a part of the family. The check-in was easy to do by Internet so we didn't wait too long at port before going on the ship. We really appriciate the cabins wich were large and clear; good price/quality. The cabin staff was very attentive to our confort. The royal IQ is a very good service that helps the guest. But I think that the Internet package are too expensive; The minimum rate was of quite 20$ for one day. No way to have connection for a few minutes several days... The second problem was that we had to wait very long time at the elevetors. Mostly I finaly went by the stairs ..! the My Time system for the restaurant is not good for a group such ours, with 28 people. As soon as get on the ship, as we wanted to be on the second sitting, we confirmed the diner time at SILK restaurant. It was fine the first days but, after, 3 times, we had to wait for more quite an hour because the guest before haven't finish their diner or were still speaking at the table !!?! So we were always the last guest at the restaurant finishing our diner with bright light and the waiters organising the restaurant all around us ...! But, over those points, that was a very good week on the Harmony. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
This was a family cruise, a college graduation present for one of the travelers. We had a cabin with an outside balcony, the only way to cruise! The room was a little smaller in size, than the last cruise I went on through another cruise ... Read More
This was a family cruise, a college graduation present for one of the travelers. We had a cabin with an outside balcony, the only way to cruise! The room was a little smaller in size, than the last cruise I went on through another cruise line. There were three of us in a room, me and my two adult daughters. Royal Caribbean charges for EVERYTHING, I'm so glad we didn't get the drink package. I brought my thermos for ice water and had iced tea or hot tea whenever we ate. I really don't drink sodas much anyway. I had one drink on board a margarita, that was $15, no more drinks! The pictures were expensive and there were way too many children on board for such an expensive cruise. It was like the parents just let them run free. Running up and down the hallways all hours of the night and just rude and obnoxious. If I ever go on RC again, it will be when school is in session. This cruise was way too expensive to have to deal with all of the children. The pool was small and overcrowded. The overall experience was nice, it was just too expensive. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We sailed on the Harmony of the Seas to try the largest ship. With that being said, I knew to expect more crowds and probably lower caliber food since serving 6000 vs 1500. I learned a lot before we sailed from these boards so wanted to ... Read More
We sailed on the Harmony of the Seas to try the largest ship. With that being said, I knew to expect more crowds and probably lower caliber food since serving 6000 vs 1500. I learned a lot before we sailed from these boards so wanted to share my observations in case it could help someone else. Embarkation: We arrived at the port at our time of 11:00. Breeze to check in and be aboard the ship within 10 minutes. Very organized. We immediately entered on Deck 5 and guest services was open and ready to assist. We had bought First Night done Right and my daughter asked if we could book Wonderland for our restaurant. She said yes and booked us for 6:00 first night. Based on some comments from previous posters, I asked if they could swap free wine in cabin for soda package and they said no - that was not allowed. N crowds yet; explored ate and cabin ready before 1 with luggage outside. Cabins: We had two Central Park Balcony rooms. I have done ocean balcony on past cruises but since having to purchase two, went with this option. We enjoyed this room. It was nice at night to hear Jazz and look out over the pretty Central Park. You will hear music - even with glass door shut- but they never played past 11 or so. I never felt like I couldn't sleep due to noise or wished I had not purchased this category. I rarely saw neighbors out on balcony or felt like I had no privacy. Also liked it was Deck 11 since no clubs or pools above or below. Room was very spacious for cruise cabin. I did not need my Ext cord because plugs in right places. You should bring extra hangers, body wash, shampoo etc. The dispenser in shower was harsh and my daughters cabin stayed empty entire cruise. Note: if I were just paying for one cabin and could afford my ocean view balcony I would book that in the future but I thoroughly enjoyed this option as well. I am glad we picked this over the boardwalk after comparing the two. Cabin attendant was amazing!! Food: This is where I was underwhelmed. As stated at the beginning, when feeding 6000 people I don't expect quite as much but... Wonderland - for us, major disappointment. I had read mixed reviews so here is my take. I am a huge cook and I love fine foods. I also like finding the locals hamburger dives etc on vacation. I appreciate all food. We were a party of 4. I guess that my first mistake was I didn't realize this was family style. We told our server what we liked but you could tell they were pushing certain things. Even though we would ask for a particular dish, he would bring what he wanted. The presentation was nice but food certainly not worthy of price. I could almost get past that part but imagine buying a rotisserie chicken and cutting part of one side of the breast out. That was on the plate in 3 slices to serve our party of 4 ( two hungry men). There was also some beef rib meat and fish. All good, except pork belly, but enough for two tops. When asked about the Halibut my husband asked for, he said if we wanted that we would have to wait 15 minutes to cook ( thus my observation of pushing certain dishes) and we said we would wait!! I would not spend the money again personally. Not near enough food ( more tapas) and not great tasting. No one was impressed in our party and very few people dining there. Chops: We also ate here. Beautiful environment but steak no better than dining room. Jamie's Italian: Free lunch perk with cabin. It was limited menu because it was a perk. Enjoyed lunch. Sabor: Recently changed to a $19 cover fee to order whatever you want. Daughter and fiancé did this for their free cabin perk. Said it was pretty good. Johnny Rockets: Ate free breakfast there and not crowded at all the morning we went. Made to order omelette, hash browns etc Sorrentos pizza and Dog House were always nice snack options Loved the British pub on deck 5 I think my point is not to cut down the restaurants but to say that honestly the food is no better in the specialty restaurants than the dining room!! The atmosphere was a nice change but truly not worth the extra cash. We have sailed on other ships that it was certainly worth the extra money. Not on Harmony. Use that on excursions or something. Excursions- At St Martin I wish we had gotten off the ship and just rented two chairs from the locals. Two chairs, towels, 6 drinks and wifi $25. Can't beat that. We walked around the shops instead. Not much there and very hot. We enjoyed a local restaurant and went back to ship early. Next time that will be our beach day San Juan - we hired Carlos from recommendations on trip advisor and cruise critic. Best decision we made. He was waiting for us in a luxury van with reclining seats, wide screen tv, cooler full of drinks and snacks. He took us all over San Juan to caves, beaches, forts, old town, local restaurant etc. We were able to explore so much more through him and then he emailed me about 150 pictures he had taken of us throughout the day. Great day in San Juan thanks to Carlos Custom Tours. Labadee- this is the only time I realized we were sailing with 6000 other people. It was very crowded so we picked our spot and stayed. We did zipline which was great. Tips: Eat early because they run out of food; if it's important to you to have a clam seat, cabana or anything other than a plain chair book it because none available once there and either bring a snorkel mask from home or buy on ship before getting off if anyone wants to snorkel . The natives were VERY pushy selling which was annoying. I asked cruise personnel about snorkel equipment and he radioed a native and I almost could not make him leave so bring what you need. Ship days: pool does stay crowded and people do hold chairs. Remember to turn in towels or $25 charge. Solarium was never crowded but no pool so I guess that's why. We chose the largest ship so we knew that would affect some degree of service. For the most part the entire crew was spectacular. They were the most frazzled at Labadee than any other time. The ship was gorgeous with great shows and lots of activities. I am glad we sailed Harmony but will return to a smaller ship in the future. Disembarking was also easy. We chose to carry off our own luggage and we left our stateroom at 7:45 and on shuttle at 8. We also had passport ap so all was done before we went through customs. Could have easily made a 10:30 flight Save your money on specialty restaurants is my best advice. Use for drinks or excursions. They did offer the $79 for 10 drinks on afternoon 5 of our cruise. And drink package is more on ship than online. I also recommend the IQ ap. We did buy the 7.95 one time fee per device to text, call and keep n touch while onboard. I bought vroom for just one device since we were supposed to be on vacation. We would each check our emails daily. Anyone can use your code as long as you log out and just have one device at a time. Enjoy Harmony Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
I chose this ship because of the variety of activities available for my family, for the price and the dates available. I found the ship to be excellent with lots of fun stuff to do throughout the day and night. The staff was very ... Read More
I chose this ship because of the variety of activities available for my family, for the price and the dates available. I found the ship to be excellent with lots of fun stuff to do throughout the day and night. The staff was very friendly and everywhere there was supreme cleanliness. The variety of restaurants to pick from included with the fare was good. There were two fancy restaurants one of which was very nice, The Solarium Bistro, the other one called the Silk was very nice and fancy but the food was very poor. My one complain was about the shore excursions. The dolphin encounter in Anguila was not worth the money, almost $200.00 per person. The ride to the location took 50 minutes each way cutting almost two hours of travel. The description said that one could swim with the dolphins but this was not really the case. Once in the dolphin pool which lasts only about 45 min, you only have an opportunity to touch the dolphin and "kiss" it, then the dolphin pushes you for about 30 feet in the water while you hold on to a boogie board. The dolphin then flips over and lets you hold on to him for a 30 foot "swim". So basically you spend a total time of 10 min. of individual time with the dolphin. The rest of the time you are watching the other participants do the same steps. The location of the encounter was not pretty, the beach was also not really a beach but rather a bay with a lot of seaweed, the water murky. The other excursion I participated in was the Rain forest hike. This excursion consists of a 45 min ride to the location. About 20 minutes of the drive are in the city and the other up the mountain in the forest itself. The hike is fast paced so it does not allow you to really appreciate the views since you have to look where you are stepping in order not to fall down the the mountain. The waterfall itself was nice but crowded even on a weekday. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
The main dining room was awesome. Jeffrey and his team were enjoyable to be around. However, chops restaurant was the worse restaurant I have ever been too. The cost was 98 a person for steak that I couldn't even chew. Th waiter Noel ... Read More
The main dining room was awesome. Jeffrey and his team were enjoyable to be around. However, chops restaurant was the worse restaurant I have ever been too. The cost was 98 a person for steak that I couldn't even chew. Th waiter Noel left wlot t be desired. He had to have seen that we didn't eat the steak but never commented on it. Also if you wanted to add lobster it was an additional 30. Really?????? 80 for food that couldn't be eaten . This restaurant is a rip off. The sides were familay style and what high class restaurant puts iMac and cheese and fries on the menus. I would highly recommend the main dining room for their service and hospitality, but save your money do not go to chops it's terrible. The food at rockets was betterr than chops. I may think twice about going on royal carribran again because I was somu Set about this experience Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Largest ship, -Amazing Suite lounge! This was our first cruise on royal Caribbean and it was amazing. But we had a suite and ate in the coastal kitchen the whole time. Ray and Checker are the concierge hosts and they are fantastic! Bojan, ... Read More
Largest ship, -Amazing Suite lounge! This was our first cruise on royal Caribbean and it was amazing. But we had a suite and ate in the coastal kitchen the whole time. Ray and Checker are the concierge hosts and they are fantastic! Bojan, is an amazing server and so friendly with kids. These three employees alone, stand out above the rest and made our vacation that much more special. If you book with this ship I would highly recommend getting a suite. Otherwise it is pretty crowded at the windjammer cafe and other food areas. CleanlinessThe ship itself is very clean, always people cleaning around. I did hear of people getting sick possibly from the sushi, so I would avoid that. I was very hesitant about booking a cruise because I am a germ phobe, I brought Lysol and Clorox wipes and just wiped and sprayed our room even though it was very clean, they have Purell hand sanitizer stations everywhere. I will say the toilets are ODD. You have to touch the toilet seat to press the flush button. Royal Caribbean should really look into having auto flush toilets. Day one at sea the pool areas were packed. I was able to get a towel attendant to bring me a chair. All the other days I was able to find a chair by the kids splash area with no problem. The only excursion we did Were the dolphins in Cozumel. We did the royal swim and it was SO cool. Be prepared though it is an hour process before you get to the actual dolphin activity. From checking in, to bring shuffled from one area, to another, to waiting in lines for a shuttle taxi to the dolphin venue. But once we were there and In the water with these beautiful creatures it's amazing. My kids loved the water slides, the splash area, etc. I will say though they should've built bigger pools. People were packed in liked sardines in the pools. They are tiny for a ship of this size. My pool at home is bigger. Johnny rockets was amazing! And the staff there were awesome! Especially Mona. Casino was large even though the slots are super tight. Not much payout. And you pay for drinks unless you have a package. Aqua show was awesome. Travelled with kids so didn't get a chance to see the others. Kids club counselors are mean. They need to overturn almost the whole staff (except maybe a select few). Lots of rowdy kids. Kids have to play the activities at hand and are not allowed to play with the computers or do other things if they don't want to play the existing games. I had a child in the 9-11 age group and one in the 6-8. I was told initially that if my youngest daughter wanted to see my oldest, she could, but when she asked to, she was told no. I complained and was told the counselors were wrong and made a mistake. Hopefully this doesn't happen to anyone else. Older kids group had 50 kids for 3 counselors one day in a room. Crazy! Overcrowded imo. My children made friends with other kids and the general consensus was that the counselors were rude and unhappy. This is why I knocked one star off the ship. Cabin we stayed in was a aqua theatre one bedroom. Room 11330. Amazing room! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
The ship has a lot to offer and our group of 12 were very happy with the service.. Most of the staff on the ship were smiling and very happy. We had the premium dining package and beverage package. We had a wonderful time dining at the ... Read More
The ship has a lot to offer and our group of 12 were very happy with the service.. Most of the staff on the ship were smiling and very happy. We had the premium dining package and beverage package. We had a wonderful time dining at the premium restaurants and the service for our big party of 12 was excellent. We were disappointed with the restaurant, Wonderland. Our waiter chose our dishes and although several of us let the waiter know we didn't eat seafood, we received several seafood dishes. It's not a good choice if you are hungry. The premium restaurants do not have a view of the ocean. Poor layout. There is an area on deck 8 called Central Park which is where most of the premium restaurants are located. While I enjoyed this deck it would be a better experience to feel like you are on the ocean instead of in a park when on a ship. Jet Skiing in Haiti was amazing! I highly recommend this excursion. It's very well organized, the staff well trained and the FUN was through the roof! Woo Hoo! SO fun! DO NOT go horseback riding in Jamaica. Some people fell off horses, my horse was kicked by one of the horses, someone was bit. It was not safe, The water we "swam" in with the horses smelled like crap(literally). I had to throw away the sneakers I wore on this excursion. They smelled like the water. It was awful Overall, our group of 12 had an amazing time! The pool for children was great and our two, under 10, were happy :) We saw several of the shows on the ship and they were entertaining. We didn't get a chance to ice skate. Several used the slides by the pool and enjoyed them very much. The Jazz Club was awesome. There was a guitar player who played classical music in the evening at Schooner bar or in the Central Park area. He was great! The host for the comedy show, Simeon, was SO funny. We enjoyed him more than the comedian who followed him The premium coffee package was not worth it. It was not easy finding premium coffee. I ordered a "premium" cafe mocha at Windjammer and received a coffee with hot chocolate powder mixed into the coffee. Very disappointing. I found most of the restaurants didn't offer premium coffee so, I had to go to one location for a premium coffee ad then go to the restaurant. Lots of running around to enjoy a premium coffee. The fitness center makes fresh juices which is included in the premium beverage package. Really awesome! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Harmony is quite amazing. So large, so clean and full of personable and professional staff to make the 7 days enjoyable and packed with endless fun. Raj, Checker, Desai, Fethi and David. . . .thank you for the kindness. There is almost ... Read More
Harmony is quite amazing. So large, so clean and full of personable and professional staff to make the 7 days enjoyable and packed with endless fun. Raj, Checker, Desai, Fethi and David. . . .thank you for the kindness. There is almost too much to do on Harmony. Although the ship is new and magnificent, the number of cruisers is staggering and in the pool area and the Windjammer the crowd can be overwhelming. But, everything is so clean! And the Staff amazing! Traveling with 23 in our family, it was tough to coordinate with so many floors & elevator delays on this size ship, there are only so many floors you can walk up. The boardwalk is special and great for kids w/ carousel, climbing toy and shows! But, do they have to charge extra for popcorn and cotton candy? The piano bar was a favorite. Bigger kids love Sorrentos but they missed not having Ben and Jerry's. The activity deck had lots to do but needed better RC supervision, especially mini golf which was a free for all. The kids clubs for younger kids could be better at recruiting the kids to want to be there . . . my kids, 6 and 9, just didn't catch the "excitement" of the clubs when we stopped by (I wish they had but I was more disappointed then the staff of the clubs!). Watch out for the game rooms, our kids racked up over $100 in 1/2 hour with older cousins . . .it was an expensive lesson for all of us. 6pm scheduled Dinner time is the best for bringing the family together and allowing 23 of us to share the daily excitement and to coordinate our plan for that evening's entertainment. There are lots of great choices for dinner, some culinary delights, and some just good (but never less than good). The Dining Room staff was great again and very accommodating of all, especially the children. There can never be enough information to help everyone take advantage of all the fun. The computer system (booking excursions, etc. ahead of time) could be more user friendly from the website and the computer programs around the ship are a great idea but they are not as intuitive or as informative as they can be. Our rooms, mostly suites, were spacious and meticulous. "Suite life" with access to the 17th floor made the massive ship more personable and relaxing. A nice touch. Highlights: The Diving show, the comedians, Grease, the keystone cop like diving/ swimming show on Day 7 on the ship were great. Excursions: the Chuka Good Hope "Ultimate Thrill Seeker Adventure" tour in Falmouth, Jamaica (Daniela, Dwayne, Baboo and the ATV crew were so fun) and the Twister speedboat to Paradise Island in Cozumel were both so authentic and professional. Great port villages in Cozumel and Falmouth, they were beautiful cultural experiences. Labadee is a paradise too but don't let them crowd too many of you in one place, the water is Caribbean magic all around Labadee. Rafts and a Cabana make the day enjoyable. Bring cash in small bills for purchasing Haitian crafts or hand made items, it's fun to trade with the people of the island. We previously sailed on Liberty, that size ship was easier to manage for our very large group, but this was also a fully packed, awesome family adventure. Again, the professional, kind, diverse and interesting staff make the memories from Royal Caribbean . . . life long treasures! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
I wanted to cruise on the newest ship from Royal Caribbean and enjoy the time with the family. We had cruised on Allure of the Seas before. My experience with Allure was far greater than this one. CD on Allure was Allan Brooks vs Bobby ... Read More
I wanted to cruise on the newest ship from Royal Caribbean and enjoy the time with the family. We had cruised on Allure of the Seas before. My experience with Allure was far greater than this one. CD on Allure was Allan Brooks vs Bobby Brown on Harmony. There is no comparison. Allan was the best. Also, the main dining room (Silk) experience wasn't good at all. Food quality was mediocre. Service was so so. I felt like the the servers don't want to serve any alcohol in the main dining room. Whenever I need a refill, I had to call the server and ask for the refill. We ate in the main dining room two nights only. Then, I complain to to staff and then decided to eat in other places(Windjammer, Solarium Bistro, Chops Grille, and Jamie's Italian). They were all good. Our stateroom attendant (Fnu Samsudin) was great! My adult children stayed in a different room. One of my son was cruising 1st time. They had a great time. They are not as critical as me. They didn't have any complaints. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
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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