1 Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Transatlantic

Just returned from Spain on the 13n transatlantic cruise on Harmony of the Seas. Normally do not write a lot of reviews but read some others on HOTS and thought i should offer some thoughts. First, we have been on over half of RCs ... Read More
Just returned from Spain on the 13n transatlantic cruise on Harmony of the Seas. Normally do not write a lot of reviews but read some others on HOTS and thought i should offer some thoughts. First, we have been on over half of RCs ships including the Oasis and Allure multiple times. Also have 20 or so cruises on other cruise lines. So this is my perspective for this review. The ship is amazing. Some have complained it is "big". When you book a cruise on the largest cruise ship in the world, yes it is big. Bear that in mind. Having said that, generally they handle the 6000 passengers extremely well. This particular voyage had 2300 diamond/diamond plus and 200 pinnacle cruisers so there were a lot of seasoned cruisers with status. We chatted with dozens of people and most were very happy with the service/entertainment/total offering. I saw a post about beware of all the pinnacles if you are star/sky class. i could not disagree more - we were a star class cruiser and had incredible service. in fact the pinnacles were a bit annoyed with it at times. but you get what you pay for. The Genie program is outstanding and i am likely to not cruise without it. it makes the whole trip much easier and is worth the premium if that is an option for you. we have three more cruises booked with RC and i just made sure we are in the genie level for each. Our Genie was Alexandra and i hope we have her as a genie again. The service on the ship was some of the best we have seen on RC. staff is very friendly and go out of there way to make you happy. The entertainment options were very good. Grease is definitely worth seeing. The new Wonderland restaurant was one of the most incredible dining experiences i have ever had - our waiter, Marlon made the event for us!!! ask for him. Only difference i notices from other Oasis class ships is many of the spaces have been improved upon in terms of usage. It appears RC studied feedback from the other two ships to improve how HOTS could be laid out. Nice job on design. Only negative on this cruise was a few venues closed up early compared to Allure/Oasis - mainly due to everyone in bed early (higher average age on transatlantic). Casino closed up a bit early and so did several bars. but there was always something open. Finally, the Meeting of the Three Sisters was an incredible experience. Thank you RC for this once in a lifetime experience. It was really cool to see the three ships together. We will definitely be on each one of them again. Cheers Shout out to Rico, Mohammed, Ivan, Heyn and everyone in the Coastal Kitchen!! Incredible job!!!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Harmony of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.6
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 5.0 4.3
Public Rooms 4.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.3
Family 5.0 4.3
Enrichment 2.5 3.9
Service 3.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.9

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