491 Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Family Cruise Reviews

Our state room was very nice. Loved the balcony that connected with our friends and families balconies. Our state room attended mr. O’Neil Orr did was fantastic and made our stay even better. In the main dining room our waiter ... Read More
Our state room was very nice. Loved the balcony that connected with our friends and families balconies. Our state room attended mr. O’Neil Orr did was fantastic and made our stay even better. In the main dining room our waiter Sherine tendered to our every need with specialized food orders, great knowledge and a warm and welcoming service. The bars have great selections. The ship is in good shape and well maintained. There are lots of activities onboard, however some seam to be hard to join (as there are groups that constantly occup; eg. volleyball and basketball). The musical, Grease, was really good, however we were on the same ship last year and would have enjoyed to see a new musical. The Fine Line Show is amazing. Casino is nice and a lot of fun. The shore excursions are ridiculously overprised compared to booking private tours at the destinations. The SPA was not a good experience: our friends had a massage and afterwards the staff tried for thirty minutes to sell them products they did not want and had shown no interest in. We booked the thermal spa entrance package, however this was a waste of money as it was noisy and crowded. Also over a hundred US dollars to have access to an infrared sauna and a steam room is not justified. All in all a good cruise both for friends and family. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Embarkation was smooth and fast. The Harmony of the Seas is the most amazing ship! It is beautiful and has many neighborhoods to spend time in. Our oceanview balcony cabin and bathroom were clean, well attended, and had plenty of ... Read More
Embarkation was smooth and fast. The Harmony of the Seas is the most amazing ship! It is beautiful and has many neighborhoods to spend time in. Our oceanview balcony cabin and bathroom were clean, well attended, and had plenty of room. Food and service were very good in the main dining rooms as well as the Solarium Bistro, Windjammer Cafe, Park Cafe, Promenade Cafe, and Boardwalk venues. The Solarium was an attractive, quiet, and pleasant mostly-adults space to spend the day on a lounge chair, in a hot tub, or visiting the Bistro. Entertainment was top notch! The shows were amazingly professional, with very talented performers. The Aqua Theatre in the stern is an incredible space, and shows there were highlights of our week. Ice shows and main theatre shows were also wonderful. There wasn't a single show that didn't totally entertain us and leave us very glad we attended. Ports were adequate, but not the main reason to cruise on the Harmony. Our (non-ship arranged) bus tour around Nassau was ok but not the best. The narration could have been more informative, and the 30-minute stop at Atlantis was more puzzling than necessary. Not enough time to do much except a quick walk around and back on the bus. Kind of an advertisement for Atlantis, and wasted our precious time in the port. In St. Thomas, we signed up for the ship excursion called Sapphire Beach Snorkeling and Island Drive. DON'T DO IT! The Sapphire Beach "resort" is embarrassing....run down and neglected. Not because of recent hurricanes; you can tell the building and grounds have been neglected far longer than just a year or two of storms. There is a bar and opportunity for a hot dog or hamburger. We only got our free drink, and chose a bottle of water. The beach sand has semi-buried chunks of concrete here and there, making it a tricky walk, and the large 'stones' along the water's edge make barefoot entry and exit very difficult to do without falling or injury. It is unbelievable that Royal Caribbean would actually bring their customers to this kind of place for an "excursion" when there must be many more adequate properties in much better shape for us to spend two hours at the beach. Want to hear about the Island Drive? Not a single word of narration. Nothing. Our driver took us NOT along the most scenic roads of the island, but down small neighborhood streets, picked up a female friend along the way, dropped her off (at work?), as 24 of us sat there stunned. As we waited at the entrance of the run down Sapphire Beach "resort", our driver was ONE HOUR late picking us up. The trucks came in and out of the entry road with no rhyme or reason and no one managing the process. Finally when ours came, again 24 of us sat with no narration as our driver again picked up his female friend (from work? had we stood waiting an uncomfortable extra hour to accommodate her quitting time?) and again drove us down back neighborhood streets to where he dropped her off. Really? We paid for him to give us no narration and to take his friend to and from her destination. Incredible. When we complained to the Guest Services desk, we ended up getting 20% off our excursion. Not enough, but a token that was appreciated nonetheless. In St. Kitts, we did the Caribbean Rail and Sail excursion. In contrast to the excursion in St. Thomas, we have no regrets about doing this one in St. Kitts. The catamaran sail in the morning was pleasant and smooth, the crew members were polite and informative, and we were served snacks and drinks along the way. After the sail, we were promptly picked up and taken to the railway. It was a very pleasant and well-narrated 18-mile ride on the train. Our hostess Carla was excellent. Drinks were served on the train, and a 3-person choir sang for us. Scenic, relaxing, and informative. Definitely do this excursion if you have the opportunity. We absolutely love Harmony of the Seas. If there were no ports at all, there is plenty to do on board. One regret with the onboard experience is the lack of any 'intellectual' presentations or talks during any of the days, at sea or in port. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We began our vacation flying into Ft Lauderdale, Florida. We didn’t have time to explore the city. There was a slight mishap boarding the boat in Ft Lauderdale. Part of our group didn’t have the proper papers. The whole cruise ... Read More
We began our vacation flying into Ft Lauderdale, Florida. We didn’t have time to explore the city. There was a slight mishap boarding the boat in Ft Lauderdale. Part of our group didn’t have the proper papers. The whole cruise itself was a wonderful experience. From our room, dining, entertainment and each of the different ports we had a great experience with all. We traveled with a group of 21 and 6 of them were children. Embarking and disembarking ran smoothly. Always look at other reviews. We were prepared because we had watched Utube videos and blogs to prepare ourselves. A couple of complaints I have would be how expensive all the extras were also my older daughter got sun poisoning and we took her to the infirmary and all they did was give her aloe. Which didn’t help, but we will definitely be going on another cruise. We had a great time!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I was absolutely blown away by the service and cleanliness of this ship ! The shore excursions and times at port could use some improvements they were at times way too short ! I also felt unsafe on the buses given that there were no ... Read More
I was absolutely blown away by the service and cleanliness of this ship ! The shore excursions and times at port could use some improvements they were at times way too short ! I also felt unsafe on the buses given that there were no seatbelts provided! The staff on board was amazing and super helpful and friendly ! The only thing I wished they would do is offfer more plant based options as a vegan I had a bit of a struggle with food choices aside the main dining room that went out of their way to prepare vegan food for me ! I will definitely be back the ship itself and service were amazing . I was also surprised by the size of our junior suite cabin it was a great experience ! The ship offered so much to do there wasn’t a single moment were we felt bored ! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
could not wait to get on this ship I heard so much about. So much to see and do that we didn't get a chance to do it all. We defiantly would do the same ship again. The Staff was A++... If there was anything higher I would give it ... Read More
could not wait to get on this ship I heard so much about. So much to see and do that we didn't get a chance to do it all. We defiantly would do the same ship again. The Staff was A++... If there was anything higher I would give it to them. FOOD!- I am such a foodie and loved the food so much that I never got a chance to go to the specialty restaurants even though I had plans to do so. However, My friends were able to go to the Sushi restaurant and the Chops grille and had nothing but great things to say...So I will be there on my next trip. We also had some there were disabled on the ship and the assistance provided by the staff was wonderful and allowed them to get around the ship with ease. Unfortunately there was a family emergency and a couple in our group had to get back home immediately and the ship staff was extremely helpful in facilitating the arrangements to accommodate them. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Harmony of the seas room 11166 family balcony suite. Room was perfect amount for 2 adults and 4 kids. Everyone had their own “space” Waiters Zaldi and Joseph in American icon grille were absolutely GREAT!!! Haiti swimming was so ... Read More
Harmony of the seas room 11166 family balcony suite. Room was perfect amount for 2 adults and 4 kids. Everyone had their own “space” Waiters Zaldi and Joseph in American icon grille were absolutely GREAT!!! Haiti swimming was so so saw ALOT of sea urchins so wear swim shoes. Jamaica blue waters private beach was beautiful and relaxing and the lunch there was 8/10* drinks were plenty for us and kids. Cozumel dolphin encounter is a MUST, after that we swam in the lagoon with ALOT of colorful fish some were almost 2’ long. Most shows at sea are later so if you have 8PM dining you might have to rush dinner or go somewhere else to eat to avoid missing them. The FINE LINE aquatic show was awesome. The ice skating shows were entertaining and had humerus undertones. The kate spade purses weren’t a really big “discount” as per wife. We looked up it on internet. Get the digital photos package and take photos all day everyday on and off the ship. You be surprised how many you end up with and they are actually very nice quality pictures and scenery. Kids are ready for another cruise. Highly recommend this ship Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Beautiful ship with wonderful restaurants and decor. Central park was awesome and you felt like you were in a park and not on a ship. Very smooth sailing and did not feel any movement. The shows were fabulous and the Boardwalk was a ... Read More
Beautiful ship with wonderful restaurants and decor. Central park was awesome and you felt like you were in a park and not on a ship. Very smooth sailing and did not feel any movement. The shows were fabulous and the Boardwalk was a kids dream come true. Staff were very friendly and courteous and went out of their way to make your experience wonderful. Cabins were spacious and was always made up twice when you left the room. Superb experience. The shows were better than I have seen on any other ship and the fact that it was a huge new ship made it a better experience and you did not feel any movement of the sailing. It was so stable. Anyone with sea sickness does not need to worry. Lots of photo opportunities and if you want a family pic then this is the best time. There were many groups celebrating different events so it was a good opportunity. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Wish I could give the ship 4.5 Stars... DISABILITIES: For those with disabilities, I thought I'd make this note since many might not have said anything. Only two sets of elevators on this massive ship, but most of the activities ... Read More
Wish I could give the ship 4.5 Stars... DISABILITIES: For those with disabilities, I thought I'd make this note since many might not have said anything. Only two sets of elevators on this massive ship, but most of the activities were only on a couple floors. Braille on almost all handrails leading up to a staircase so blind can read where they are going. Pretty cool the amount of thought they put into that. INTERNET: Internet is truly best on the seas. After multiple tests at peak hours, it was consistently around these numbers. Download: ~3.5 Mb/s Upload: ~2 MB/s Ping: 130ms to 200ms The ping is pretty low - almost good enough to have a decent phone call but incredible knowing that it's satellite. **Skype** is definitely possible. **Streaming** - Netflix is sluggish compared to any hard-line ISP, but better than any other satellite. Pretty capable to stream at 720p with around 15s initial buffering. **Browsing** - all browsing, email, etc. Was much better than expected. The high ping of ~150ms caused requests to go slower, but the loading of the page was pretty instant otherwise. SERVICE: With the exception of a couple bad experiences, the service was phenomenal. We had an issue with the disembarkation crew a couple times (not security, but the support staff at disembarkation) and there's almost NO way to get water on the ship. This was pretty astounding... 15:00-17:30 and 21:00-08:00 were the hours of no water... Basically only available on deck 5. Yes, you can get water from the bars, but it was hard enough to get alcoholic drinks from bar tenders as it was (many people they were always busy) that you just feel like an inconvenience and that tips are expected. IF they would only put water available in self-serve containers on the bar.... BEDS: Hard as a rock. I like firm beds... but these are beyond firm. I felt like I was backpacking and sleeping on the ground. No joke. I slept on the couch one night because I couldn't take the bed any longer. We had a balcony room, so not even the cheapest room on the boat. FOOD: The formal dining food was great compared to what many cruises are doing these days (trying to cut costs in formal dining), but wasn't incredible. They did do a night of lobster and prime rib, though, which you don't see much of anymore except for on more expensive ships. Definitely well-staffed as well. They were busy but not too short-staffed. The buffet was closed a lot, but this probably resulted in the food being much more fresh (which it was) since people all ate at the same time. The other small restaurants (Free ones) were good, fresh, and well staffed. Free soft serve from 09:00 to 20:00 at two locations under the buffet, but often a 5-minute line and almost soupy ice cream. DRINKS: Drink package was around $60 per day (they said it included tip, but I don't know about that). Individual drinks were around $7-8 for a beer and $13 for a mixed drink. ACTIVITIES: The plays and shows were the best on the sea. Most cruises try to be so artistic that everything feels like them showing off and not entertaining... Everything was ACTUALLY entertaining on this ship. The optional activities were okay, but we seemed to miss a lot since we were relying on their app (which only had 1/8 of the activities on it for some reason). I guess this might be more of a criticism on the app than the activities, but regardless, they didn't seem to use many of their small bars and "clubs" as often as other ships. Last for the activities... they had so many Jacuzzis would would have been awesome if they didn't have over half of them shut down on peak usage... (5 out of 9 of them shut down many nights - even the night before the last sea day.. everything was PACKED) Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Harmony of the Sea is the newest Royal Caribbean ship operating in the US at the time of our sailing. We wanted to sail on the Harmony after we reviewed and compared it against other ships across all cruise liners and the Royal Caribbean. ... Read More
Harmony of the Sea is the newest Royal Caribbean ship operating in the US at the time of our sailing. We wanted to sail on the Harmony after we reviewed and compared it against other ships across all cruise liners and the Royal Caribbean. Everything is new and most of the time you feel you are on a large luxurious destination hotel. The ship is mammoth, you forget you are on a ship. We were a group of five couples, each had an oceanview with Balcony. When we initially made the reservations, we were apprehensive about the size and the cleanliness of the Cabins, but we were truly impressed. Food is great and plenty....anytime...24/7. They have different menu and theme every day. Lots of seafood: Mexican, Asian, Indian, Burgers. Steaks, Pasta station, etc... Lots of things to do. it is almost exhausting...but off course fun. We attended all five onboard shows and they were great, but the headliner show was outstanding.. The STAFF are very helpful and friendly. Will travel on this ship very soon. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
HeLLO!! anyone/Everyone looking at this review, Wanted to express how great of a time we had on this magical ship. There is so much to enjoy on this ship (Harmony of the Sea), fun for all ages, like zip line, slides, water slides, ... Read More
HeLLO!! anyone/Everyone looking at this review, Wanted to express how great of a time we had on this magical ship. There is so much to enjoy on this ship (Harmony of the Sea), fun for all ages, like zip line, slides, water slides, outdoor theater, sports park like basketball court, water park like: boogie board and surf pool, face painting for kids as well a large carousel with hot dog stand and a Zoltar wish machine like: movie with Tom Hanks... I tell you its enough to keep you fit,entertained and relaxed all for duration of your cruise. The staff is always helpful, kind & very friendly to the vacationers. They are professional and very hard working to please anyone's time aboard such an amazing cruise ship. The excursion staff is well updated on all their sites, offers and wonderful life changing experiences. We left Boston to Ft. Lauterdale to baord this cruise line on an adventure trip to sunny sandy beaches with such relaxing clear blue-green water that just called you into swimming - snorkeling or even scuba if you enjoy it. I was not able to jet ski this trip, but looking at others reaction , it was fun!!! Enjoyed Labadee, Haiti - great beach, food & drinks provided by Royal Caribbean as well must do excursion: Zip line - the best over any large ocean. the beach offered a swim up bar with little stool & umbrellas bar tables in the ocean, a fun time for sure!! Then we headed to: Falmouth Jamaica - Dunns Falls & shopping favorite of most travelers. the local shops at the dock offered a variety of local hand made items, carved wood workings and plenty of local coffee, spices, Bob Marley fans items. Finally but not to be missed was: Cozumel Mexico - Please take the tour: "Best of Cozumel" Luis was out tour guide, if you are lucky enough to ask for him, please do!! great information with cultural knowledge, fun & air condition tour bus.... yes!!! a must~! Also lets not forget the best tequila ever. Also: MAYAN COCAO CO. a stop & visit along this tour, best chocolate ever!! One learns about the life and creation of how this cocao bean is such an important part of their culture, not to mention a special treat everyone gets to sample many varieties made & sold on premise. The craftmanship of all their items is overwhelming - but in a very positve way. They also have very nice sterling silver gifts for the special someone's that could make this trip with you. Great time had by group of (8) experienced the amazing "Wonderland" specialty restraurant aboard the Royal Caribbean .. true fun adventure, Please ask for Marcello!!! he made the night all the more special. As did the main dining hall staff - waiters & asst. waiters along with floor Mngs. - our crew was: Presley, Mohanavilla, Pol, & Cheryl. Thanks!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
The cruise was great. The ship, rooms, food all good. The comedy and water shows were good. You should book your shows, dinner reservations at specialty $$ restaurants early as possible before your cruise. The deals that you might find ... Read More
The cruise was great. The ship, rooms, food all good. The comedy and water shows were good. You should book your shows, dinner reservations at specialty $$ restaurants early as possible before your cruise. The deals that you might find early on, will be gone later. They had BOGO on specialty restaurants, that I missed out on because I didn't go ahead and book. The same is true for the massages. Bring a insulated thermos/water bottle and save money. You can refill in the restaurants. There is a lot to see and discover on the ship. It is beautiful and clean. You have to wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer at every eatery. That is great to keep down illnesses. They are building these mega ships now to have more venues that you pay extra for. The specialty restaurants are around $40 pp. The dining room has some excellent food as well. The strawberry cheesecake was a daily hit with us. Do your research and enjoy this huge ship. Also, go to the crown & anchor events for free champagne and mix drinks. They had 2-3 of them. Cozumel, has free Wi-Fi in the shopping area under the pavilion Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Great cruise overall. Friendly staff, staterooms were great. Massive ship awesome amenities and activities. Lots of people on the ship but only felt crowded occasionally. Food great, sports of call good, though Jamaica I could have ... Read More
Great cruise overall. Friendly staff, staterooms were great. Massive ship awesome amenities and activities. Lots of people on the ship but only felt crowded occasionally. Food great, sports of call good, though Jamaica I could have skipped. Labadee their lsland is great. Entertainment and shows were awesome. Loved the rock climbing walls, surfing, water slides, abyss slide, etc. Only two negatives but not big enough of a deal to knock the score to a 4. Dining room service for dinner was sometimes slow and in inaccurate. And buying photos at the end of the cruise was a painful process and we almost didn't get our 6 photos that we paid $100 for. I will never buy the photos they take of me again. Couldn't find half of the ones they took, and the process of downloading photos only works on the ships iffy wifi, you cant do it from home on your own time. They need to improve that process Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We arrived in Fort Lauderdale the day before ,for our 7 day western Caribbean cruise on the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the sea . As Star Class Guest we were met at the suite enterance by our Genie and escorted to our two bedroom Aqua ... Read More
We arrived in Fort Lauderdale the day before ,for our 7 day western Caribbean cruise on the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the sea . As Star Class Guest we were met at the suite enterance by our Genie and escorted to our two bedroom Aqua Theatre suite. Embarkation took 20 minutes and we boarded early at 11:30 am and were allowed into our suite . Each day was a celebration of activities, sumptuous meals at different specialty restaurants and there were also delightful treats left in our suite nightly . Labedee, Haiti is Royal Caribbean’s private island . We choice to rent a cabana which included a butler to attend to our every desire . We enjoyed the nightly shows and restful meals on our huge balcony. We had priority disembarkation escorted by the Genie . The care , respect and amenities provided were outstanding and second to none . Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We chose the Harmony of the Seas because of the size of the ship and all of the entertainment that was planned. We were not disappointed. The ship is huge with so much to do on almost every deck. Food was excellent. Entertainment was ... Read More
We chose the Harmony of the Seas because of the size of the ship and all of the entertainment that was planned. We were not disappointed. The ship is huge with so much to do on almost every deck. Food was excellent. Entertainment was spot-on. The crew was so friendly and helpful. If you are looking for your next cruise, this is the ship to book! Embarkation went so smoothly. We handed off our luggage and was checked in and on the boat in under 15 minutes. We entered the ship on Deck 5 - the Promenade and knew instantly that this was going to be a good cruise. Friendly crew members were there to point us to where we needed to go. There is so much to see and do on that deck - from shopping to getting something to eat to having a beer in the Pub. Our cabins were spotless and our beds were so comfortable. The bathroom is tiny but that's with all cruise lines. We had a port side balcony room. The balcony is a nice size with 2 chairs and a table. It was nice to see the sunrises each morning and watch the ship pull into the ports. Food was amazing. Definitely go to the American Icon Grille on Deck 3 for lunch. It was our favorite spot. Great buffet and the best salads on the boat. The cast of Grease was awesome. A talented group of performers. The aqua shows were a sight to see. A lot of training had to go into those performances. We even watched current movies at the outdoor Aqua Theater at night. Service was spectacular. Our room attendant, Marissa was the best I've ever had. So polite and helpful. Our room was immaculate each night when we returned. She was very knowledgeable and was able to help us with questions. We went to some beautiful places on this cruise, but nothing beats Labadee and Columbus Cove. I could have stayed there forever. If you haven't been on an Oasis ship, you must try it. More fun than you can imagine!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
The ship was AWESOME! This is our third time on this ship..they never disappoint. The food and service in the dining room is the best. Our cabin was spacious and always attended to twice a day. Our stateroom attendant Lowell made sure we ... Read More
The ship was AWESOME! This is our third time on this ship..they never disappoint. The food and service in the dining room is the best. Our cabin was spacious and always attended to twice a day. Our stateroom attendant Lowell made sure we were comfortable and made sure to greet us whether we were coming or going. Please check out the entertainment! So much fun! Karaoke night was great...my friends got up there and everyone in the lounge was singing the tunes. They had the words on various screens so that we could follow along. The shows were also fantastic GREASE the musical, Columbus these shows were so well put together, the ice show( I can’t remember the name) was super. We went to the Fine Line diving show is something to see! If you want to relax there’s something for you, if you want to be adventurous there’s something for you. Royal Caribbean never disappoints. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Our family had a fantastic time on the Harmony of the Seas. We traveled from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale and used the RC shuttle which had our bags waiting for us when we arrived. The ship was beautiful and when we first arrived we ... Read More
Our family had a fantastic time on the Harmony of the Seas. We traveled from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale and used the RC shuttle which had our bags waiting for us when we arrived. The ship was beautiful and when we first arrived we couldn't imagine being able to see and do everything, but the at the end of our cruise we were familiar with the ship. Our cabin was on the 12 floor and was the perfect size for three. The Central Park area was our favorite with places to relax as well as great restaurants. We enjoyed the Solarium for some sun. The food and wait staff at the main dining room were spectacular. Special dinners included the bizarre but delicious Wonderland and Jamie Olivers for over the top Italian. In Haiti we rented two Cabanas to share with friends and the water was gorgeous. Zip lines provided an amazing view of the island. Jamaica was fascinating and our swim with the dolphins will never be forgotten as well as our quick trip to downtown Falmouth for some authentic food and quick braids in our hair. At our port in Cozumel we took a fairy to the mainland and a bus to Coba Pyramid. Our most memorable moment was the Cenote swim which was a lifetime highlight for all. Our guide Alejandro was fantastic. Shows were all top notch and included 1887 ice show, Grease, Love and Marriage (side splitting funny), Fine Line Aquatic diving show, Columbus and Quiz Game show. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We did the 7 night West Caribbean cruise. Luggage tag and sea pass card holders are a definite need. Other items are wrinkle release spray, magnet for a sign or string to hang something on your door/room number sign(it’ll help spot your ... Read More
We did the 7 night West Caribbean cruise. Luggage tag and sea pass card holders are a definite need. Other items are wrinkle release spray, magnet for a sign or string to hang something on your door/room number sign(it’ll help spot your room easier). Maybe a rope or some way to hang bathing suits. We also packed way too much, next time we will pack half. We didn’t do any excursions in Labadee, just Nelly beach which is plenty. Aqua park is $24.95/kid for an hour didn’t seem worth it. In Falmouth we did the Resort for a day at Hilton RoseHall. $378 for four of us which included a large pool, lazy river, water slides, food, drinks, beach, non motorized water sports, and transportation. I booked through Resort for a day which is cheaper than Royal. If you book through Hilton you can get it cheaper but it doesn’t include transportation. In Cozumel we did Dolphinarus excursion through Royal. The experience was amazing, the food was ok, and the pics are where they make their money. It’s $39 for a picture, we negotiated to $195 for 77 digital pics, and 2 printed ones. The ship never really seems packed, especially if you off your schedule a little bit and go to the outlying areas like the Solarium for drinks and lunch. The main dining room is the best for lunch on sea days along with Johnny Rockets for breakfast on Sea Days as well. Being our first trip I would pay more attention to the daily planners we received the evening before. My kids 8, and 12 both loved it. We actually booked the Symphony in 2020. The service and cleanliness of the ship are top notch. Definitely wouldn’t do a smaller ship. The pools fill up quick on peak weeks during sea days, but if you schedule shows and visit other areas of the ship you’ll have these activities to yourself. I do wish they would move the smoking area to a different section. Looking at the front of the boat it’s on the left by the Windjammer and you do have to walk through it to get to the other pools, unless you want to walk all the way around to right. It didn’t smell, it was clean, and was not smoke just sitting there. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
pEmbarkation at Port Everglades was smooth but long. Only one gangplank was available which made boarding longer than usual, but the staff handled the situation well. The ship is amazing. I prefer the way the shops are setup on Oasis ... Read More
pEmbarkation at Port Everglades was smooth but long. Only one gangplank was available which made boarding longer than usual, but the staff handled the situation well. The ship is amazing. I prefer the way the shops are setup on Oasis better than Harmony but overall the ship is wonderful and would be happy to go on her again. The cabins are so much nicer than Oasis. We loved the layout better, and the bathrooms are very nice. One thing I noticed, is I had a hot shower every time which did not happen on Oasis. Looks like they improved on the hot water. Wonderland is something you have to experience. When you go to dinner there you have to be adventurous and go into it with an open mind. The food over all was wonderful, I will be eating there again. Chops Grill still remains our favorite on the ship. I believe is it could be more cost effective to go to the main dinning room and order a Chops 9oz steak for a charge of $16.95. We did this our last day and the steak was still just as amazing as when we had eaten there on day 2. Izumi is a hidden gem. I had never had sushi before, but I will be going back on our next cruise, it was amazing. Keep in mind there are two Izumi's, sushi and the hibachi experience. I believe I will do both next time. Johnny Rockets was a bit disappointing. Were as the service was outstanding as was all the service on the ship, the burger was not as good as I anticipated. The bun was a little over toasted, and the fries did not taste very fresh. The Dog House was great as always. Sabors was actually very good. Try the Simply Perfect Margarita it lived up to its name. The food was really very good, we will be eating there for sure. We spent most of our time in Vintages, we loved the self pour wines and had a wonderful time sipping wines listening to the music in central park. Wine tasting and flights are a must. Park cafe and Windjammer were as good as always. If you are trying to keep your weight down Park cafe is your best friend. Entertainment.. Grease was very well done, but I think we have all seen the movie way to many times. I enjoyed Cats on Oasis better, simply because the show was not as familiar to me. The Aquatheater show was absolutely amazing, a must see. The ice show was very good, but the story line was a little difficult to follow. If you go to seem some amazing skating, you will not be disappointed. I would have to say the best show on the ship was Columbus, all I can say is do not miss this show, it was tremendous. Service on this ship was outstanding. Great crew!!! I prefer more exclusive shore excursions where you can get some private island time. We opted to get day passes at the resorts on Cozumel and Jamaica. I was not able to find any excursions through Royal Caribbean that provided that exclusive feel to it. Other than that the ports were very nice. I hope you have found this information useful, and you enjoy your cruise. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Chose this cruise for the size of ship, entertainment, water slides. There were five of us total. My husband and myself, two children- 4 and 8, and my mother. We stayed on 12th floor with view of the boardwalk. We were also able to see the ... Read More
Chose this cruise for the size of ship, entertainment, water slides. There were five of us total. My husband and myself, two children- 4 and 8, and my mother. We stayed on 12th floor with view of the boardwalk. We were also able to see the aquatic shows which the kids loved. It was our first time with an inside balcony cabin and we really enjoyed it. We saw a total of six shows while on board. The shows were well done. Our state room attendant was wonderful and very personable with the kids. We chose the cruise for the onboard activities. The ports were Labadee, Jamaica, and Cozumel. We only got off the ship in Jamaica. We did the tour of Falmouth which I don’t really recommend. Too many people were trying to sell things and pushy about it. Our biggest complaint was the food. It had been awhile since we had been on RCCL because our last two cruises have been on Disney. But the food was not as good as when we went on Liberty of the Seas while ago. We found some raw shrimp on the buffet one day. The lines for the windjammer were horrible. Would recommend avoiding at popular eating times. But if you ask the staff for anything they will make sure your get it. My son wanted fruit loops and the staff went to another dining room and brought back several boxes! Overall we loved it! The kids loved it. Cannot wait to go again they tell me. My four year old loved the carousel and climbing wall next to Johnny Rockets. My 8 yr old could not get enough of the slides. Planned a trip on Symphony next May. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Great ship and great staff, amazing shows, best foods and drinks, luxury design, clean, wonderful waterparks, we have an amazing aqua shows in the second night that was perfect, surprisingly one of the highlights of the cruise. San Juan ... Read More
Great ship and great staff, amazing shows, best foods and drinks, luxury design, clean, wonderful waterparks, we have an amazing aqua shows in the second night that was perfect, surprisingly one of the highlights of the cruise. San Juan was not our favorite, but we really enjoyed snorkeling in San Juan and even more, loved Labadee. We did not the zip line, kids did the water park and we drank and ate playing on the beach.the best cooking by cruise staff inside the island. We didn't get to all of the shows that we wanted to or planned to attend. But we did a lot. The Aquashow was a great show on the second night. ...kids loved it and it was more "tasteful". The ice skating show was also wonderful. I would definitely recommend a vacation on Harmony of seas! and with other Royal Caribbean ships, my next plan is Symphony of the sea that is the biggest ship in the world. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We had been on the Oasis and the Allure and wanted to experience the Harmony. The embarkation was a breeze. We left our hotel at 10:10 and were on board at 11:00. The ship was very impressive and there was plenty to do on board. The ... Read More
We had been on the Oasis and the Allure and wanted to experience the Harmony. The embarkation was a breeze. We left our hotel at 10:10 and were on board at 11:00. The ship was very impressive and there was plenty to do on board. The food and service in the main dinning room was excellent. Thought they could have offered more choices on the menu. Only a couple of items were switched especially with regards to the desserts. The bar service was great. There should be a pool designated for children. With the lack of an adult pool in the solarium there was not place to go if you didn't want to get splashed. The disembarkation was not great. They had technical difficulty with one of the gangways. The staff should have kept everyone better informed. All in all the trip was amazing and will definitely cruise again with Royal. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This was the first time we were taking our kids on a cruise (ages 11 & 9) - we really wanted to make sure there was plenty of entertainment. We did sign them up for Adventure Ocean but neither of them were very interested. I have to ... Read More
This was the first time we were taking our kids on a cruise (ages 11 & 9) - we really wanted to make sure there was plenty of entertainment. We did sign them up for Adventure Ocean but neither of them were very interested. I have to say that we seem to be the anomaly as everyone I talk to raves about it. So we must be the unusual. The feedback my son gave (9 yo) - games were fun but he thought they would play on the actual sports deck versus just in the room. He’s interested in sports and video games - so he thought there would be a video game tournament not just targeted to teenagers (same for sports). Maybe they did this, but we didn’t go back. My daughter is 11 going on 15 and seemed to be smack in the middle of too old or too young. That said, they LOVED the cruise. The pools, slides, shows, game shows, family comedy night, they were never bored! Our cabin was roomy enough and no one ever really felt cramped at all. We had a balcony over the boardwalk which was great! People watching at it’s best and you can even catch the entertainment. My only complaint would be the announcements seemed to get loud at 3AM and woke me up. We checked out the art auction and found a piece we liked but it was just too pricey. That’s okay - it happens. They did keep inviting us to a VIP event and even called at 8AM one morning. That was a tad annoying but they were so friendly and truly not pushy! The WindJammer was great for us. My kids had control of their own plates and were happy with the options. We did figure out the busy times and stayed away during those moments. The dessert bar night was bananas but the kids enjoyed the craziness. The Main dining room was great. Loved the food options and service! The staff seem a little shy in there but it was unobtrusive so it was nice. Our only recommendation for improvement to RC is to provide age ranges on all activities. It was clearly noted when it was 18+, however we searched for open basketball and volleyball games for our kids and they were told they were too young. There was a “Family Hot Shot” tournament that we made sure to be ready for at the published time only to get there and their schedule books notes a 1/2 hour earlier. Truly crushing to be honest. It was over by the time we got there. So something targeted toward open ages and then honoring the published times would be great. The only other thing I would note is it seemed hard to find garbage cans. Maybe we just always have trash - I have no idea but it felt like we carried it around until we found the next can. So weird. It was So clean though so they are doing something right! Our kids loved the ice cream machine too! Just a blast! Enjoy the moment and relax into all of it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I choose this cruise because I had never been on an Oasis class ship and this was the largest newest ship at the time. I thought it would have enough activities and entertainment for a fun family cruise. It lived up to the hype. ... Read More
I choose this cruise because I had never been on an Oasis class ship and this was the largest newest ship at the time. I thought it would have enough activities and entertainment for a fun family cruise. It lived up to the hype. There were a range of activities, and many shows of all kinds. My son especially enjoyed the Escape the Rubicon and he also ice skates, played basketball, went down the water slides. My husband tried the flowrider, Abyss, and participated in a mini golf tournament. Enjoyed visiting the ports as well. labadee was a beautiful relaxing beach day. Took a walking tour of Falmouth which was great. Enjoyed visiting the market and having some Jerk Chicken and Cocoa Bread. In Cozumel, we went to beautiful Chakanaab Park and then took a cab downtown for some yummy Mexican food at Pancho's Backyard. It was great to escape the cold northeast for the Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Having worked on the ship myself years ago, it was my dream vacation to be a guest on RCCL. And I was not disappointed. Embarkation went pretty smooth, we had done online check in before coming on board. Disembarkation went ok, was a ... Read More
Having worked on the ship myself years ago, it was my dream vacation to be a guest on RCCL. And I was not disappointed. Embarkation went pretty smooth, we had done online check in before coming on board. Disembarkation went ok, was a bit long, but I guess that is part of customs processes and the fact that there are so many people that leaving the ship. Harmony of the Seas was amazing. So many venues and things to do. Dining experience was very nice . Food in main dining room was very nice, Chops Grill - steaks were amazing. Would definitely recommend to try it. We had balcony cabin with sea view, it was really spacious and comfortable. Definitely would recommend to spend extra money for that. Entertainment and activities on board - loads to do. Service was great in the bars, dining room, Windjammer, any other cafes. Staff were always friendly and smiling. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Wanted to experience big ship and needed a cruise to meet needs of 13 yr. grandson at spring beak along with grandma with walker and husband post heart surgery. This ship delivered. Immaculately clean and architecturally stunning. Smooth ... Read More
Wanted to experience big ship and needed a cruise to meet needs of 13 yr. grandson at spring beak along with grandma with walker and husband post heart surgery. This ship delivered. Immaculately clean and architecturally stunning. Smooth and quiet while moving. Overwhelming number of activities for grandson well supervised by security and safety team. Layout of ship makes access easy and you do not feel like you are with over 6000 others and you enjoy the many areas and levels. Even at spring break no long waits. Embarkation was quick and easy as was debarkation. The organization of this cruise was flawless with so many people and things going on. Our problems of lost set sail cards, demagnetized cards, cancelled shows, last minute reservations, and excursion changes and lost coke cups were quickly fixed with a smile. It was amazing how much we did in 7 days and how well we slept in comfortable beds. Food choices are endless. Post heart surgery Grandad found fitness area and personnel geared to his needs and Vitality cafe ideal for healthy offerings. Even with a walker the Windjammer was very easy to explore and enjoy. It is huge but the variety is endless and waiters get drinks or cokes and quickly remove used plates. The other food venues were equally good. Each was impressive for different reasons either service, ambience or offerings. Room service was fast. The shows, especially the ice and aqua show, were over the top. We loved Charlie the piano man in the elevator. Do not miss him. Royal IQ is great cheap way to keep in touch but requires a little tech knowledge. Our teen had a blast. We stayed Boca Raton Plaza hotel precruise and had easy quick drive to port and good rates on good room and really great dinner at hotel restaurant. Blue Water Beach excursion at Jamaica beautiful and pleasant. Stingray Beach at Cozumel not to be missed and ask for Roberto for fresh salsa and guacamole. Zip line at Labadee well worth every expensive adrenaline minute and fairly easy. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
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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