1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
Since my last RC cruise 3 yrs ago.... Sit down dinners in My Time dining - food quality is of a lesser quality, food choices in Windjammer the same for 7 days. When cruising, no space available anywhere! I would definitely reconsider ... Read More
Since my last RC cruise 3 yrs ago.... Sit down dinners in My Time dining - food quality is of a lesser quality, food choices in Windjammer the same for 7 days. When cruising, no space available anywhere! I would definitely reconsider booking on such a big diverse boat. On the plus side, there were more shows/entertainment/music venues which is why the rating of 9 vs a 7. The only option for solo cruisers to meet were not honored/recognized by staff so we didn't even get admitted due to families taking up the tables in the Rising Tide bar. The Staff was still pretty amazing everywhere, and you didn't have to wait for a drink anywhere for more than a few minutes. We had a cabin overlooking Central Park which was very nice. Housekeeping was phenomenal as usual. In all fairness, this is probably a great family cruise but not so much for singles & friends. It was nice to see once though. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Normally we cruise on the smaller ships. Now 70+ cruises under our belt. Because of all the TV advertising of the Harmony we decided to give it a try. Our cabin was on deck 3 cabin 3654 next to the elevator right below where you board. It ... Read More
Normally we cruise on the smaller ships. Now 70+ cruises under our belt. Because of all the TV advertising of the Harmony we decided to give it a try. Our cabin was on deck 3 cabin 3654 next to the elevator right below where you board. It was a perfect location. When you exit the ship in port, you return and go up an escalator , yes escalator. Where does it take you. About 50 feet from our state room. How nice. If you think it is like a mall, it is. The boardwalk was tranquil and so very nice. The shows were all excellent. The comedian stunk. Old jokes. The juggler was so, so. All the trivia was excellent. All the small gatherings were excellent. They had a copy of the Family Feud called the Friendly Feud. it was also excellent. I have no idea why some say it was super crowded. it was not even close to that. We had on board 6100 guests not including the thousand of employees. All are mostly scattered throughout the ship. The only time there was any crowd was when the had a show in the middle of the ship. Everyone wanted to watch. Big deal. Even with that, it was not bad at all. Never any pushing or shoving. Everyone could not have been any nicer or helpful. Just excellent. Now for the food. After 70+ cruises we almost never go to the dining room. The buffet is for us. We were told as for the guests thy had over 60 different nationalities on board. The buffet reflect it. They had just about anything you could think of. Always the perfect temperature. The food was nothing but excellent. Example, On Carnival if you want a chocolate covered strawberry you buy it. If you want carrot cake, you buy it. On here they were walking around giving them to anyone. The strawberries were gigantic and available most all the time. With or without chocolate. How about fresh make crepes. When was the last time you had those. Yes they had several fruits for them. All fresh. I love mashed potatoes. Not only did they have them everyday for lunch and dinner. They were perfectly made. How about this. We were told if you check out the dining room menu and you see something on it they did not have at the buffet. They will get it for you. WoW! Found that out when I saw a person with a New York strip and wanted to know were they were. I only have one negative thing and that is our preference, really nothing against the ship. We like sitting in the cassino and looking out while enjoying a drink. Not on the Harmony. You can see out only in the dining rooms or the buffet or just go out on an upper deck. That is it. Otherwise. I totally recommend you go on the oasis class ships. The new Symphony will probable be even better. Normally onj the 6th evening we start to slow up and are ready to debark. Not this time. The week flew by so fast. So much to see and do. I could go on and on. Do it, you will love it. Loke going to Vegas and seeing the shows, like going to a beautiful mall, like going to exquisite restaurants and other locations. Super nice and big casino. Did I mention, awesome for the younger people. Kids and teenagers. So fantastic for them. Happy sailing :-) Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
I would highly recommend this cruise to others. The entertainment was very good. It was always easy to find something fun to do even when the weather wasn't good. The first few days were stormy so the ship rocked back and forth ... Read More
I would highly recommend this cruise to others. The entertainment was very good. It was always easy to find something fun to do even when the weather wasn't good. The first few days were stormy so the ship rocked back and forth more than I thought it would being such a big ship. We had a really good time at all the ports participating in royal caribbean excursions. The main dinning room food needs improvement but there are other food options on board for additional charges that were delicious. The bartenders and wait staff were on top of everything. They were also very friendly and started good conversation. The fitness area was too small for the number of people on board. It was always too busy to do anything. Cozumel was a blast. The beach was beautiful. I would highly recommend the playa mia shore excursion in Cozumel. For only 50 dollars you get to swim, snorkel, kayak, and play on a beach water park in beautiful waters. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
Harmony of the Seas currently been the largest cruise ship at sea. Its size offers the best overall experiences at sea. The food at Central park is amazing; you can get to try them with a dining package which is a decent deal. Main dining ... Read More
Harmony of the Seas currently been the largest cruise ship at sea. Its size offers the best overall experiences at sea. The food at Central park is amazing; you can get to try them with a dining package which is a decent deal. Main dining room however can be crowded and the personalized service is not really possible. Cabin is very good; the attendant is very friendly, helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you get everything you wanted. Shops has many choice for gifts and duty free as such. The flowrider and zipline is awesome along with the abyss slide. Central park is on of the best area if you are going on a romantic cruise. Boardwalk is perfect for family with young children. The bar and adult area is perfect for anyone who simply wants some quiet time. The internet onboard is the fast I've used on any cruise ship; however please note the different option of surf vs surf+stream the price is a little different too. Be sure to do your reservation on any activity as early as possible! Overall the ship is one of the best at sea worth cruising with! Happy sailing! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
Went with VTG singles group. Was on deck 6, which had the spa/gym fwd, boardwalk aft. It was great. Carousel, restaurants, rock climbing and the aqua shows at the boardwalk. Elevators got crowded at times and so did the buffet. Did ... Read More
Went with VTG singles group. Was on deck 6, which had the spa/gym fwd, boardwalk aft. It was great. Carousel, restaurants, rock climbing and the aqua shows at the boardwalk. Elevators got crowded at times and so did the buffet. Did find a nice buffet for breakfast in the adult area with 6 hot tubs I would get my fruit from after an omelet & coffee at Johnny Rocket's in the Boardwalk. Central Park on deck 8 also had a complimentary restaurant for quick snacks. Top decks had zipline, 2 wave riders, miniature golf, table tennis, pools, 10 story Abyss tub slide and probably more I forgot! They let you reserve most of the shows online to beat the crowds (close to 6,000 people). There's 2 times a day they let people ice skate in studio B for half an hour, I understand you'll need to sign up for your time. I'm not a picky eater, but the dinning room had a great buffet for lunch/dinner with great chocolate things. Friday night's prime rib was cut with a fork! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
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
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
I have sailed on many cruise lines, and Royal Caribbean is one of my favorites. However, I would only go on the Harmony of the Seas one time. It is great to experience such a large boat, but it did not have some of the things I liked on ... Read More
I have sailed on many cruise lines, and Royal Caribbean is one of my favorites. However, I would only go on the Harmony of the Seas one time. It is great to experience such a large boat, but it did not have some of the things I liked on smaller ships. For example, reservations were needed for EVERYTHING. Grease, The Fine Line, and the ice skating shows were done unbelievably well. Columbus and the other aqua show were supposed to be comedies, but they seem to be for younger children. The humor is random and childish. However, we didn't have a show we could go to every night because of reservations. This is the largest thing I disliked about the cruise. On other ships, my family and I have been able to attend a show every night without reservations, whether they be dancing shows or plays. I enjoyed having that. I understand why they don't do it, and that is because of the sheer amount of people, but I still missed that. Also, My Time Dining was unsatisfactory. We still had to wait to eat because reservations were made for the whole week by other guests. The excursions were amazing, and there always seemed to be seats at the pool (party of 2). Our cabin was always maintained, and the crew was friendly. It was crazy that every time we came back to the room, even in the middle of the day, our cabin was clean. The staff is very friendly, and they seem to always know the answers. We would ask people questions unrelated to their specific job, but they still knew where to point us, and that was very nice. There were many amenities on this cruise for kids, and for adults as well. The water slides were popular with the kids, as well as the ice cream machine. The cruise director was phenomenal and hosted many events across the ship. He was hilarious and personable, and he was able to make the crowd laugh when the moment could have been awkward. On a different note, the excursions were great! We went on the Rainbow Reef Snorkel in Nassau and the Mt. Liamuiga Volcano Hike in St. Kitts. We initially were unsure about the Rainbow Reef Snorkel because of the lack of pictures or proper reviews on it, however, we found that it was quite satisfactory. There were many rock and coral formations to look at and dive down to. There were tons of fish because they chum the water, but it was still nice to have things to look at. If you got away from the people a little bit, you saw more fish doing natural things. It was very nice. The hike in St. Kitts was the best excursion that I have ever done. I love doing strenuous things outdoors, as I often participate in mud runs (Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, etc.), so this was right up my alley. It was a very strenuous hike, and their aren't many breaks. You are in groups of about 12, and, at one point, we had to scramble over the rocks to get to the summit. It was 2000ft in about 2 1/2 hours, so if you are not fit, I do not suggest this excursion. It is definitely not one for pictures and sight seeing until you get to the top. Honestly, my descent was more of an uncoordinated slide down the mountain. I thought it was so fun, and the group I was in also loved it. Most also said they had wished they had brought an old pair of sneakers though. Overall, I really enjoyed this cruise, and it met and exceeded almost all of my expectations. The embarkation and disembarkation all went smoothly, but my family and I live in Florida, so we just drove ourselves and took care of our own luggage. It was a great experience, and I highly recommend it. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to experience a large ship cruise. Our only disappointments were the lack of anything decent to watch on TV before going to bed, no ice routinely in our cabin. Our balcony cabin was ... Read More
My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to experience a large ship cruise. Our only disappointments were the lack of anything decent to watch on TV before going to bed, no ice routinely in our cabin. Our balcony cabin was sleek and modern. The ship itself is really nice with so many modern features. The Wi-Fi was the best we ever had on a ship, even though it was slow at times. The shows were amazing! The ship didn't really feel crowded, I was surprised. While I think there were not as many things on the dinner menu, it was adequate. Other dining spots were very nice. Best buffet at sea so far. I was not really impressed with Sabor but it was good too. The Solarium Bistro was very nice, especially the appetizers. The lunch in American Icon was outstanding with choices of your choice in on a salad bar, buffet, or order from the menu or a combination of all the choices. That buffet was beyond outstanding - 5 stars! We enjoyed the excursions we went on in Jamaica and Haiti, we did not go on an excursion in Cozumel. Read Less
Harmony of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Enrichment 2.5 0.0
Service 3.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0

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