2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This ship was great, since we are now doing the suite life, the suite lounge and staff were great, from the time we got on till we got off. I would recommend this cruise to anyone. We had the dining plan so only ate once in the main ... Read More
This ship was great, since we are now doing the suite life, the suite lounge and staff were great, from the time we got on till we got off. I would recommend this cruise to anyone. We had the dining plan so only ate once in the main dinning room. The food was great at every venue. Found our new favorite restaurant was Wonderfand. The food was both fun and amazing. The wemsical and happy attitude of the staff was great. Even though we had a group of 5 thus having a odd number of people at the tabl. Food at the coastal kitchen was both well presented and tasted outstanding. Told the family that they had to try something different that they had not eaten before with every meal. While at Labadee we had a Cabana on barefoot beach, this was. One of the best days on the trip. Best no paperwork when disembarking. With luggage valet we were off the sip in less than 5 minutes. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Always heard from earlier cruisers that once you go cruising, you can't go back to your beloved "all-inclusive destinations" and now I know why. Only thing that I can't stress enough is always, always and always take ... Read More
Always heard from earlier cruisers that once you go cruising, you can't go back to your beloved "all-inclusive destinations" and now I know why. Only thing that I can't stress enough is always, always and always take a direct flight no matter the cost. Even though I had planned well,our connection was delayed 8 times ( not a typo ) before it really took off. Never again AA. Speciality restaurants may not be worth extra. Great work was accomplished by the cruise crew. Tired but always smiling and welcoming. Cabin size was not humongous but good enough to have 2 catch asleep after a long tiring / relaxing day. Different dining options made us gain weight. I only wish that port and shore excursions were little longer. Dun's river experience in Jamaica is just breathtaking and a MUST DO. We did all excursions on our own and don't regret saving quite a bit. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
After experiencing the Diamond Club on Allure of the Seas, high above and looking out over the beautiful ship and the ocean, the Diamond Club in a closet atmosphere (deck 4) on Harmony of the Seas was very disappointing. Poor atmosphere ... Read More
After experiencing the Diamond Club on Allure of the Seas, high above and looking out over the beautiful ship and the ocean, the Diamond Club in a closet atmosphere (deck 4) on Harmony of the Seas was very disappointing. Poor atmosphere and same set up on Symphony of the Seas. They do virtual balconies so they should at least do the virtual views in the enclosed Diamond Clubs. Everything else on the ship was perfect. The food, service, cleanliness, entertainment, activities were all excellent. The show "Columbus" was wonderful. I saw it twice. The ice and aqua shows are great. If you don't have a reservation, they still could usually get you seats by waiting 10 minutes before showtime. The entertainment (music & dancing) and parades in the Promenade are big fun! The Cruise Director, Ricky, was amazing. He is so talented! We were so impressed with his Caribbean dancing! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
I have never gone on a ship this big and in fact when the Freedom of the Seas first came out I sailed on it and did not like it as I thought it was too big. That being said, I absolutely LOVED Harmony of the Seas. While it may hold 6,000 ... Read More
I have never gone on a ship this big and in fact when the Freedom of the Seas first came out I sailed on it and did not like it as I thought it was too big. That being said, I absolutely LOVED Harmony of the Seas. While it may hold 6,000 plus guests it did not feel crowded at all! The pool area was usually busy in the day but the Solarium for adults only was always quiet and uncrowded. The shows were fantastic, especially the water diving show and the ice show. I did not do any specialty dining but the Park Café for lunch and the Solarium Bistro for Breakfast has great selections and good tasting foods. The Boardwalk Hot Dog area had the best hot dogs and it tasted just like I was at he boardwalk! We had great service from our waiter Mohamed and Assistant Waiter Chondra. Both were very attentive to our needs and made sure everything was perfect for us. Overall, their seems to be less choice in meals from the menu now than in previous cruises and some meals were repeated during the week. I guess if you really liked that meal you could have it twice. The first night though I had a hard time as none of the items appealed to me so I went out of my box and tried the baked polenta with Feta Cheese. It was delicious!!! If I could make any changes to the ship it would be to have a little more variety and selection for dinners every day, We did the Eastern Caribbean with stops in St. Maarten, San Juan and Labadee. San Juan was a very short stop from 9 am until about 2 pm. We did not do excursions as we have been at these stops before so we just walked around on our own at all three. We had a Balcony room on the 9th floor in the middle of the ship so it was easy to get from one end to the other depending on where we had to go. Embarkation and debarkation were very smooth. We were on the ship in less than 20 minutes of getting into the check in area. Leaving the ship took a little longer as they only had a few Customs officers working that everyone had to go through but finding our luggage was very easy. Overall, I would go on Harmony of the Seas again in a heart beat! I loved the ship and the crew. Now if they could just add some more variety to the dinner menu in the Main Dining room. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
I traveled with my wife March 1st. . We had an amazing time. Got to and on the boat with absolutely no issues. T he boat was full and loaded families with kids. Later I was told it was still spring break not aware of that ... Read More
I traveled with my wife March 1st. . We had an amazing time. Got to and on the boat with absolutely no issues. T he boat was full and loaded families with kids. Later I was told it was still spring break not aware of that it booking time but it Didn’t matter we were able to escape to the solarium where we spent our days, The reality is though the the pool area was overrun with children. This is kind of a vibe killer but again, the Solarium saved the day. We love the boat and the layout. We were never bored and always kept busy We both work out and use the track and gym and both were phenomenal. The food is cruise food. Remember you’re going on a moderately priced cruise not the queen Elizabeth. If you understand this and look for good food options you will be more then satisfied. The windjammer is a bid crowded at most times try the solarium bistro or some other options for lunch. We always have a balcony this time we just got a large window it was more than fine for us and we saved a lot of money. The evening entertainment and shows ware spectacular I work on Broadway in New York City they were comparable to shows seen there- some even better. Saint Martin, Labadie, and San Juan Nice island stops we didn’t need to do excursions and had a great time anyway. We did a self disembarkation took our luggage off of the boat ourselves And we’re at the airport in minutes. Personally I'd only go on this cruise again if we had kids coming along but that does not mean without them you could not have a ball. BTW the casino is awesome, albeit there is a smokey smell. All of the service was great !!!!! Enjoy. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
I have cruised many times on many different lines and was skeptical of taking this large ship with so many people. My grandsons ages 11 and 6 have a spring break from their school so we try to schedule different family trips. I thought ... Read More
I have cruised many times on many different lines and was skeptical of taking this large ship with so many people. My grandsons ages 11 and 6 have a spring break from their school so we try to schedule different family trips. I thought what a fun vacation for the boys and they would be fascinated with the size of this ship. They thought the Disney Fantasy was big but nothing compared to Harmony. I was so pleasantly pleased of our experience on this ship. From embarkation, cleanliness of the areas, the wonderful staff, and the cabins, we were impressed. I would say the first full day the areas were busy but as the week went on you could find areas that were quiet and wondering out loud where everyone was. We had My Time dining which worked out well but we also tried the specialty restaurants for either lunch or dinner. All were excellent. May I also compliment all the serving staff as well who were professional and so kind to my grandsons. Food was very good and I found the portions more than adequate. We did attend the water show which was good and the production of Grease, which I thought ran a little too long but certainly ok. My grandsons did the Flowrider which they enjoyed and the waterslides also. We had a Crown Loft Suite which was fantastic. The perks for Grand Suites and above were worth every penney. Having the concierge service, separate lounge and restaurant were so enjoyed. Also express disembarkation was fantastic. All in all a wonderful experience and we have booked this boat again for 2020. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Hi everyone: I have previously reviewed my cruises on Silverseas, Crystal, Oceania, Regent and Seabourne. This time, we figured “OK, so we won’t eat steak and lobster every night, let’s save some money and try Royal Caribbean.” ... Read More
Hi everyone: I have previously reviewed my cruises on Silverseas, Crystal, Oceania, Regent and Seabourne. This time, we figured “OK, so we won’t eat steak and lobster every night, let’s save some money and try Royal Caribbean.” We were pleasantly surprised. As my title suggests, despite the fact that the ship was full to capacity—well over 6500 people, you would never know it. The ship is so large that you never get the feeling that it is too crowded. Don’t get me wrong: it is crowded, but not in a negative way. And, they did serve lobster tail on one night and sushi grade tuna steaks on another. I usually concentrate on the food on my reviews, so let’s start there. Breakfast is nearly identical to the much more expensive cruise lines. The only differences I noticed were no fresh juices and no pure maple syrup. The Harmony even had fresh salmon, but it was definitely of a lower quality than in the high end ships. Other than those items, the choices for breakfast were identical to Oceania, etc. Lunches were superb as well. True, there were no large shrimp, tuna steaks and lamb chops as can be found on the high end lines, but that aside, the lunch options were not that different. Plentiful salads, pizzas, and enough entrees—chicken, pork, seafood and beef—that you were sure to find one to your liking. Desserts were definitely cheaper than on the pricier cruises but I always found at least one I liked. And the cookies were identical to those on Regent and Oceania. Dinner is where the differences begin to show: while I was always able to find a delicious option, the expensive entrees such as tuna steaks, lobster tails, lamb chops, filet mignon and fresh salmon were not available every night as they are on the more expensive lines. The side dishes were much more limited as well. We seemed to get whatever vegetable and potato the chef felt like serving. There was always a fish of the day. Desserts were good but limited. There was no “tea time”; a highlight in Oceania and Regent. At the bottom of the dinner menu every night there were steak and lobster options for about $30 extra. You could order these every night and still end up paying a fraction of what a high end cruise would cost. The Harmony is a kids friendly ship and there were tons of families with younger kids. The clientele was definitely predominantly “middle America”, FYI. All in all, a good experience. Like Norwegian and other similarly priced cruise lines, RC does charge for everything. This is in contrast to some high end cruises where everything is included. I imagine that the average cruiser had a bill well in excess of $1000 for alcohol, excursions, specialty restaurants, etc. I don’t drink, only went on one excursion and my extras were 350. (The super fast internet was about 170 of that. Yes, you can even stream videos.) My daughter only drank and went on one excursion and her bill was close to 450. You can see that we “hardly spent” and it totaled almost 800$! You can also get a slightly cheaper super fast internet without the streaming option. Our cabin was spacious. Plenty of storage space. Amazing water pressure in the shower. I guess that is what the newer ships give you. Staff was every bit as polite and courteous as on the expensive ships. Large well equipped gym. There is a charge for the sauna and steam room. Surprisingly no spin classes or bikes. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose this ship and cruise to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary with all our children and grandchildren over 6 years old. The ship did not disappoint. The kids (and adults too) enjoyed the water slides, the Giant Abyss, climbing ... Read More
We chose this ship and cruise to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary with all our children and grandchildren over 6 years old. The ship did not disappoint. The kids (and adults too) enjoyed the water slides, the Giant Abyss, climbing walls, surfing sites, ice skating, food and more. Although the ship is huge, over 5200 passengers, we never felt that we were waiting in line for much of anything. The water slides, even on the sailing days, were less than a 10 minutes wait. And this was the week of winter break for many schools. There were a lot of children and teenagers on our cruise. There was never a wait for food in the marketplace or any other place we ate. We had 6 rooms and we had 2 sets of rooms that were adjoining, meaning that we could go back and forth between them with a door between the rooms and across the balcony. This was a great help with those with younger children. We all had ocean balcony rooms on the 11th deck, near the back of the ship. They were excellent rooms with very little up and down movement. We all had early dinner in the main dinning room on deck 3. Our waiters took great care of us, and the food was good. For breakfast, we ate in the same dinning room. The first day we ate on the A la Carte side and the service was pretty slow. The other mornings we ate on the buffet side and it was much faster, and the same food is served on both sides. The difference is ordering the food and getting it yourself. The buffet side was 40 minutes faster and just as good. With all the different things for the group to do, everyone got to have fun doing what they wanted to do when they wanted to do it. We kept in touch with each other using imessage on our iPhones. That worked whether you had internet service or not and was a great help for all of us. The Royal Caribbean App is a must for the cruise and allowed us to see our calendar of events and to make sure we did have the reservations we had made earlier. As soon as we boarded the ship, we made our way to the restaurant reservation table and were able to set all our specialty dining dates. We did some of this beforehand, but we had some specialty dining given to us by AAA which had to be made on this ship. There was no waiting and it was a simple procedure, which we did as a group. The ports of call were fine. The last port, Labadee, Haiti, is a place owned by Royal Caribbean. It was nice, clean and easy to get to, however, the only thing to do there that didn't cost money was the beach. There were zip lines there as well as a large water park, all owned by the company, and they all cost way more than they should have to use. The shows were mostly musicals, and they were OK. The only ones that weren't, were the water show and ice skating show. They were set to music, so in a sense, they were musicals as well. We missed seeing other talent. Overall, it was an excellent ship for our family. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We opted for this cruise for the experience and time to explore the Harmony of the Seas and also escape from northeastern winter. Embarkation was delayed for some reason and it was a canumdrum when boarding began as we stood for over ... Read More
We opted for this cruise for the experience and time to explore the Harmony of the Seas and also escape from northeastern winter. Embarkation was delayed for some reason and it was a canumdrum when boarding began as we stood for over an hour. The ship, staff and entertainment was excellent,especially the bar service and the main dr waiters. We had been to the ports of call many times and had opted to take advantage of the ship pools as on sea day as the pool decks are extremely crowded on sea days. We got off at Labadee and rented an umbrella on the beach which was simply charged to our sea pass card . We had specialty dinners at Jamie’s Italian one night and Chops on another and neither disappointed . The main DR service was excellent but the food is just a little repetitious from cruise to cruise We enjoyed the shows, especially Columbus, the aqua show and the ice show...A DONT MISS...Make sure you book in advance to assure seating We bought the drink package prior to boarding which simplified drink ordering and we also purchased VOOM for one device. Although the.connection was good, I believe it to be somewhat pricey. We opted to walk off the ship for disembarkation and having left our cabin at 630AM, we were through customs and at FLL by 745AM. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
My mom is a travel agent so I have been cruising since I was about 10. In that time I've been on four Princess, one Celebrity, and three Royal Caribbean. The Harmony of the Seas takes the cake. I was nervous that a ship that holds ... Read More
My mom is a travel agent so I have been cruising since I was about 10. In that time I've been on four Princess, one Celebrity, and three Royal Caribbean. The Harmony of the Seas takes the cake. I was nervous that a ship that holds 5500 people would be crowded, but I can tell you at no point did I feel overwhelmed or crowded. The ship is designed to feel open. Four pools, over eight hot tubs, a kids mini water park, three HUGE watersides (that are an absolute blast!), a 10 story dry slide, two wave riders, six rock walls, an aqua theater, a giant spa, central park, a CAROUSAL, and the list never ends. Everything was clean and the staff was probably the best part of the ship. The main dining room staff immediately memorized our names and drink orders. We went to Wonderland, I highly recommend it! Ask for Shubert, he made the experience so amazing. Now for the tips to make the trip awesome: Reserve the shows (this is the only time that the 5500 will come into play). Grease was amazing (duh its Grease), but the The Fine Line aqua show was the best show I've ever seen on land or sea - go see it! I didn't download the app, but my friends used it and it was an awesome feature. Showed weather, itinerary, and where the ship was. If you love laying by the pool, get out there early. The good spots are very competitive haha. I recommend this ship to anyone and everyone!! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Second time on HOS for us, we did the New Years Eve last year 2017-18 Western and decided to celebrate a family birthday this year on the Eastern itinerary. Embarkation was a breeze at 11 am and we were able to get the cabana at Labadee ... Read More
Second time on HOS for us, we did the New Years Eve last year 2017-18 Western and decided to celebrate a family birthday this year on the Eastern itinerary. Embarkation was a breeze at 11 am and we were able to get the cabana at Labadee when we boarded at 11:15 am. They were sold out when we booked the cruise. There were a few left to book on embarkation day. I love the Nellys cabana for the 6 of us, nice to get the shade and service. Still the awesome ship and Captn. Gus in charge. We loved the ultimate dining package and lightning fast internet package. We loved the Silent Disco again!! So great!! We only did one night in MDR since we booked late and only got My Time, it is a bit of a wait on MyTime for the lobster night on Thursday but perfectly good. We were spoiled since we spent the other 6 nights in the specialty restaurants with 2 nights in Wonderland and 150 Central Park. Highly recommend if available at the reduced rate. We did ports on our own since we had done them before and thoroughly enjoyed. Casino staff is friendly, spent a few hours at Roulette; enjoyed the guitar singer at the Pub for a few nights who is excellent! We had a boardwalk balcony which comes with a view of the Super Bowl Party and other parties. Noise did not bother us. Attendants were able to remove a barrier to joining our balcony to adjacent cabin (family members) which is nice. We took advantage of Diamond lounge which was expanded due to large turnout - good service there as well. Though the spring rolls are the best thing and not available every day - boo. This was a birthday cruise and we decorated our cabin door for our birthday member. We did our own Taxi excursion to Maho in St Maarten then lunch at Mullet Bay = highly recommend this to see the planes then move to the next beach for a better situation and lunch of ribs. We also did our own thing in San Juan, explored the Old City and the fort on foot, did some shopping. It is a short day there so easy to do on foot. Labadee is always a fun relaxing day. Gym was not crowded at all, able to get treadmills, yoga mats and weights whenever we went. Perfect cruise. Our first Ultimate dining cruise and now we are spoiled for sure. ;) Read Less
20 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Just off Harmony of the Seas yesterday (10Feb19). Disclaimer: This was our 35th cruise. Wife and I have an agreement - as soon as one of us becomes one of those 'complainers', we're done cruising. We're ... Read More
Just off Harmony of the Seas yesterday (10Feb19). Disclaimer: This was our 35th cruise. Wife and I have an agreement - as soon as one of us becomes one of those 'complainers', we're done cruising. We're continually astonished at some reviews out there...you probably know what I getting at. This doesn't mean there aren't areas that can be improved, and I'll certainly mention those, but big picture: If you're looking for a review that just slams whatever cruise line we recently traveled, skip this one and you won't be sadly disappointed. Embarkation: Arrived at terminal at 10am, proceeded thru security, and boarded (Diamond) at 1045am. Relatively painless, and well organized. Overall: Quite an amazing ship. 14 of us in our group. - Room: Ocean balcony. Spacious, w/ plenty of storage. Cabin steward was excellent, providing twice-daily room service, ice and 1 bathrobe. He did an outstanding job. - Entertainment: Water shows (fine-line and heist) were well done, as were both of the ice-skating shows(1887 and Iskate). Headliner (impersonator) was excellent/provided tons of laughs. Not a big fan of Columbus, but the talent was incredible just the same. Music throughout the ship was great, particularly the piano dude in the Schooner bar (nightly from 1045pm-1245am). Dance parties on promenade were well done. - Labadee: Nice beach day. Bbq lunch as well done as can be expected for the number of people to serve and the logistics involved to get it there. If it's not up to standard, there's plenty of food avail when you get back on board. - Dining: Ate in the Main Dining Room each day for breakfast, lunch (when at sea) and dinner. Was pleasantly surprised that all 14 of us were accommodated at one table for dinner (expected 2 table near each other). Food was great (hot/cold, fresh, plentiful and tasty). Not sure about those that complain about the food....had one appetizer I didn't care for, and certainly didn't have anything to do w/ the quality of the food. Service was impeccable, friendly and timely. Average breakfast time: 1hr (leisurely hour). Avg dinner: 1hr 30min. (Requested one evening to be out of there in an hour due to schedule show, and they more than accommodated our request....incredible). - Superbowl party in Aqua Theatre: Great venue, great turnout, and staff did a nice job filling in the 'dead time'. Only disappointment was 'selling' food (nachos, tacos, etc). Thought that was a bit tacky, but we just chose not to participate (we had 15 or so other food locations to choose from that didn't charge). - Cleanliness: Plenty of wash stations (and encouragement to use them). Constant cleaning/refreshing by the staff in all areas, from the theatre to the fantail, including stairway rails/carpets/tile/pool deck/etc. - Elevators: Probably busy at peak times...we take the stairs, particularly when traversing one or two floors. - Disembarkation: Incredible. Walked off at 0640, and we were in the car on the road by 0710. Overall rating of this cruise on a scale of 1-10 (compared to the other cruises we have taken, with a 5 being average), we would rate this an 8. Not the best ever, but certainly in the top 5. Thanks for reading. Hope this provides some valuable insight, particularly in light of all the negative reviews out there. Again, in my/our opinion, if you aren't enjoying a cruise, cruising might just not be for you. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I just got back from a cruise with 56 people on the Harmony and it was awesome. We planned this trip for 889 days, read a ton of reviews, and tried to plan everything we could to maximize our time. The trip was great and we weren't ... Read More
I just got back from a cruise with 56 people on the Harmony and it was awesome. We planned this trip for 889 days, read a ton of reviews, and tried to plan everything we could to maximize our time. The trip was great and we weren't able to do everything on the ship. Everybody in our group found their favorite things to do, places to chills, activities to win and bars to grab a drink at. Our dining room service was great because Maurice was awesome. I am not a foodie so the food was fine to me. A little cold one night, but I got two entrees so the other was fine and the 3 deserts more than made up for it. I only ate at the Windjammer one time. Breakfast was either Park Cafe or MDR. Lunch was mini-bites, park cafe, Sorrentos or the Dog house. All of it was good and quick. We also ate a lot of pizza at 2:00 am on the way back to our cabin. Most of our group had a great time. My favorite parts was all the competitions during the day like basketball, dodge ball, volleyball and mini-golf. At night we would do dinner, take in a show and then go to the Game shows. Battle of the Sexes and The Crazy Quest were so funny. We also spent a lot of time at Dazzles hanging out with one of the bands dancing and singing along. The only negatives were the lines at elevators and restaurants during peak times. Everything else was awesome. I would love to do this cruise again although without 56 people I am sure it will be a different experience. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
There are 3 of us. Myself, my wife and her sister who is in a wheelchair. We had cabin 12170. Excellent cabin with lots of room for the wheelchair. I slept on the couch which was made into a single bed. It was surprisingly comfortable. ... Read More
There are 3 of us. Myself, my wife and her sister who is in a wheelchair. We had cabin 12170. Excellent cabin with lots of room for the wheelchair. I slept on the couch which was made into a single bed. It was surprisingly comfortable. Lots of room in the bathroom and shower was great for disabled. Harmony is a busy ship with over 6200 guests. We decided to have breakfast in the main dining room which was on the lower MDR every morning. Excellent breakfast. We choose the line to be served but we could still use the buffet. Great service. We did go up to the Windjammer Buffet to look around. It was crowded but manageable. Our Main Dining Room was The Silk on the top level. We had my time dining but where able to go at the same time to the same table and waiter every night. I liked the variety and the quality of the meals was exceptional. We did try the other "free" eateries (I liked the Hot Dogs!) Johnny Rockets was good. The Solarium Restaurant had Kosher Food for this cruise as there was a large Jewish group on board. I learned a great deal about Kosher Food on this cruise. We parked ourselves in the Solarium bottom level every day. The pool was just too busy for a wheelchair. Solarium was quiet and relaxing. Went ashore in St Maarten and walked to Great Bay Beach area. I pushed the chair and it was only about 15 minutes. Great Board Walk buy 5 ships where there so a vey crowded beach. Did not go ashore in San Juan. Labadie was good. We were able to use a beach wheelchair and although it was crowded we had no trouble getting three loungers in the shade. Debarkation was easy but crowded. we were going to a hotel after so a cab was actually easy to get. Harmony was a great cruise. We liked Grease and Columbus. The skating show was well done although I had trouble following the story line. The Fine Line water show was good but delayed twice. We watched it from the level at the Rock Climbing Wall. Great view. Miller Lite was $9.99 a can. I could not buy a package since everyone in the Cabin has to have one. Probably will not cruise on such a large ship again but was good experience. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Cruise overall was excellent. We had 8 people in the 4 bedroom suite with the Royal genie service. I had sailed on oasis of the sea in 2017 in one of the aqua suites, also with the genie service. Comparing the two ships, largest difference ... Read More
Cruise overall was excellent. We had 8 people in the 4 bedroom suite with the Royal genie service. I had sailed on oasis of the sea in 2017 in one of the aqua suites, also with the genie service. Comparing the two ships, largest difference the shows are better on harmony vs oasis. Oasis had ice cream shop and harmony did not. The self serve ice cream on the Harmony was only opened from 11-5 and selection was vanilla and strawberry on one side and chocolate and strawberry on the other side. Machines did not work well and was always full of waste because of children. Because of the star class service, our check in was supposed to be expitated but when we arrived at the port, absolutely no one helped us find where we should check in and then when we finally were checked in and taken to wait for the genie in what was supposed to be a lounge with water etc, we were taken to some small seating area and the water station was being taken down at 11:30 am, when we sailed on the Oasis, we were met at the port, taken immediately on board to a large waiting area with refreshments. When Our genie Sabasition on Harmony met us he took us immediately to our room. He was always available and our room steward Bobby was excellent, one if not the best room steward we have had on any cruise. We were given a wrist strap because of star class, we were to wear it so the staff would know we were star class, although no one ever looked and we were always asked for our card. Not everyone on the ship follow the same rules, because some bars would give double shots for my husband’s drinks and some refused. There was a waiter in the suite lounge that was absolutely rude. You would ask something and he would tell you to stop and wait till he was ready to listen. Restaurants are about the same on both ships but the Italian restaurant on Harmony was much better and food was beyond good. Room service was good but no one could cook an egg correctly, over soft was over cooked everywhere. In the beginning orange juice was water down to the point it tasted like tang. Coffee was best from any cruise ship I have sailed on. There was always something to do on the ship because Royal Caribbean does it first class. Grease was good but not as good as Columbus the musical. The fine line was excellent. Comedy show for adults just ok, but the first female comedian was better that the second male comedian. He just went to the vulgarity and not really funny. The band that played on the promenade was excellent. Ice show was good, best part was the lighting show of the ice floor. Our port of calls were great, although San Juan could have been a little longer. Labadee was wonderful and excursion also excellent. I highly recommend the superman zip line, would have done it over and over if possible and I am a 60 year woman. The captain was great and personable. We were able to tour the bridge because of star class and also a cocktail party on the helipad was great. Wonderful views. My husband and I did a deep tissue bamboo massage and I will never do that again. No one did anything wrong but it was not enjoyable and the therapist was pushy on buying additional products. They need to change how they do photo package because I prepaid for all digital phots and still waiting to receive them. Today is Tuesday and we departed on Sunday. I have taken 6 carnival, 4 Disney, and 2 Royal Caribbean cruises and booked my third Royal Caribbean cruise on Symphony Of The Seas for 2021. Recommend Royal Caribbean to those who don’t want a million children on board. I do wish they would install escalators to relieve the elevator wait. Just install them instead of stairs. And to have at least one elevator for those with wheelchairs and one for strollers. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
This was our 71st cruise taken over the last 40 years and we have sailed with all the major cruise lines, Celebrity being our very favorite until this one. This was the first Royal ship we've sailed on since the Allure 5 years ago ... Read More
This was our 71st cruise taken over the last 40 years and we have sailed with all the major cruise lines, Celebrity being our very favorite until this one. This was the first Royal ship we've sailed on since the Allure 5 years ago and it was truly wonderful from the cabin, service, entertainment and food. We are Diamond members and their amenities concerning cocktail hours and drinks far surpasses Celebrity. Their happy hour is from 4:30 to 8 pm every night including the 1st night which Celebrity does not include. You can also have any drink you wish in any lounge between those hours with exception of 1 or 2. Of course in the Diamond Club, there is no limit on drinks and they put out a lovely display of appetizers plus it is open all day for cappuccino and other coffees plus offer continental breakfast every morning. Their internet pkg is not as good as Celebrity or laundry offer but on a short cruise who cares. The food and dining room experience was every bit as good as Celebrity with quality and variety being excellent. The entertainment also far surpasses any of Celebrity's and the cabin was wonderful with more storage than Celebrity cabins - 2 closets and lots of drawers and not cubbies. We had an ocean balcony cabin on Central Park deck which was a great location. Being such a large ship did not bother us as passengers are spread out and nothing seemed crowded. We still love Celebrity but feel that Royal is just as good and won't hesitate to book one of their ships again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We cruised with our 20 year old twins, in separate oceanview balcony cabins. The staterooms were wonderful for 2 people with plenty of storage and closet space. The bathroom and shower were tiny, but was to be expected on a ship. The ... Read More
We cruised with our 20 year old twins, in separate oceanview balcony cabins. The staterooms were wonderful for 2 people with plenty of storage and closet space. The bathroom and shower were tiny, but was to be expected on a ship. The ship itself was beautiful and maintained very well. We spent a lot of time on board in several of the bars and enjoyed them all. The outer decks by the pools were extremely crowded, think a New Jersey beach, even in the adult only area. We were extremely disappointed in the amount of kids that were consistently in the adult only area. Was hoping for it to be relaxing and quiet as I tended to spend a lot of my day time on the ship in the Solarium area. Bartenders and servers were wonderful, even got one of the pool bars to stock the brand of bourbon I prefer so I didn't have to travel far for a drink. Food and service in the main dining room was fantastic as expected. We booked a private tour in Falmouth and had a great day. Labadee was OK, beach was beautiful but the food was just OK, wish we would have eaten on the ship. Overall it was a wonderful vacation, with lots of activities on the ship, but too many kids running around with little to no parental supervision for our taste. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
We decided to try a very large ship after being on the smaller to medium sized ships. The largest ship previously was the Liberty of the Seas. We had some issues with our hotel (Days Inn) and taxi ride to the pier but were able to get ... Read More
We decided to try a very large ship after being on the smaller to medium sized ships. The largest ship previously was the Liberty of the Seas. We had some issues with our hotel (Days Inn) and taxi ride to the pier but were able to get on the ship very easily. Although the ship is very large, it was not very difficult to navigate except for Deck 6 which does not go across the ship at all. Thus you need to know how to get to the Schooner Bar and Boardwalk but it only took 1-2 mistakes before learning. The elevators were very crowded on the first and last days but rarely in between. Our balcony cabin on deck 9 was wonderful and roomy with plenty of storage space. Our cabin steward was great though we have been used to meeting on day one and we did not meet until day two. Though we were near Dazzles, we never heard much noise. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the menu choices over the balance of the cruise were pleasantly surprising in that they contained items that are also served in the specialty restaurants. We were a bit disappointed that there were items that had a surcharge and that roughly 75% of the menu was the same each day. However, with over 6000 passengers, I guess they have to do it that way. Service was mostly excellent though on one day the service was very slow and it took over 2 hours to eat. We had "my time" dining which allowed us the flexibility we wanted. The Windjammer was very good for breakfast but we didn't discover crepes and eggs prepared as you want them (in the back area) until the next to last day. We loved the Park Cafe and Solarium bistro as a nice change and enjoyed a free breakfast at Johnny Rockets. We also had a great meal in Chops- which is always excellent. The ship has multiple activities for kids of all ages and adults and the shows are held at multiple times and days though only one was before 5 PM. The pools were very crowded and you may not get a chair near where you want unless you are a very early bird or are very lucky. This could be a concern for those with small children. The mini-golf, zip-line and basketball courts were rarely crowded and the lines for the water slides and Abyss moved fairly quickly. There are also multiple club areas to visit at night. We especially enjoyed Dazzles Decks 8&9- though it is loud) and the Jazz Club on Deck 4. We did not like that the ship charges for popcorn at the shows and the cost of the arcade games ($2-2.50 each) are too expensive and can really add up very quickly. The soft serve ice cream (free) was great. The shows- especially Grease- were first class and highly enjoyable. The stars of Grease also held a concert in Dazzles one night and there was an informal talk in the Jazz Club one morning. The Captain and crew were very entertaining as well. There were popular theme nights activities on the Promenade and a parade featuring the major holidays held twice during our voyage. We enjoyed the ports but mainly because we stayed on the ship where we had almost full run of the pools, etc. with no crowds. We did take the ferry in Phillipsburg but all there was on the other side was a beach and more shopping. We do not believe that you get any bargains in the Caribbean- no matter how much they push it. We took a nice tour in Labadee (Labadee Traditions) where we learned about their culture and lifestyle. Otherwise, we were disappointed that there were "tours" on Labadee that charged you to go to a beach or child's play park. Of course, you can walk to the more rocky beaches for free. We were also shocked that they charged (a lot) for a tour of the bridge or a tour behind the scenes. Disembarkation was slowed by the Govt shutdown as some customs agents were not working so it took almost 3 hours to get through. At least we were not in any hurry. While I have no qualms about trying a mega-ship again, my wife felt there is just too much walking that has to be done to get from place to place. Maybe when her knees are better, she will feel differently. The smaller ships offer a nicer intimacy that this ship cannot quite match. However, if you have a family trip planned, you cannot beat a ship like the Harmony We will be making a family trip on the Allure soon. However, we are disappointed that RCL will no longer have the Dreamworks characters. We feel this is a mistake on their part. The kids we saw enjoyed meeting the characters and getting their faces painted. We hope that, at least, can continue. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go on the Harmony of the Seas. We have traveled to the Eastern Caribbean many times and enjoy the ports. While on this cruise our friends celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Royal ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go on the Harmony of the Seas. We have traveled to the Eastern Caribbean many times and enjoy the ports. While on this cruise our friends celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Royal Caribbean provided a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for the occasion. We are Diamond members of C & A and truly enjoy the nightly get togethers for drinks. We enjoy meeting people and have made some great friends in the lounge that we continue to stay in touch with. There is one thing I don't quite understand about the DL. We enjoy Bourbon. Plain old Bourbon. There is not a single Bourbon on the drink list for the DL. The bartenders say we have Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels is not Bourbon. The dining room (American Icon) staff was exceptional, although we would have preferred to have been assigned the Grande dining room. We did self disembark due to an early flight and it went well. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
We did, as we have done before, a modified back to back cruise- New Years week on the Edge and the second week on The Harmony of the Seas. We had problems getting a cab from the Edge pier to the Harmony pier- we also had a bad cab driver ... Read More
We did, as we have done before, a modified back to back cruise- New Years week on the Edge and the second week on The Harmony of the Seas. We had problems getting a cab from the Edge pier to the Harmony pier- we also had a bad cab driver who took us to the wrong place-I think he did it on purpose to avoid the crowds. Should have reported him but didn't take his number. Since we have previously been on this ship we knew what to expect. The ship is as beautiful as ever. Public rooms great-On our bucket list was to try a Crown loft suite. It didn't disappoint! Huge with two full bathrooms , loads of storage and a view to die for! Two stores bedroom on upper level. We had seen the suite on youtube and it didn't disappoint. The service was excellent and our cabin attendents were great. We had a great location, overlooking the ocean and on the 17th deck near the suite lounge and restaurant. The suite concierges, Jerimia and Checkers were great- They helped secure our dining and cabana reservations. With a suite, it isn't necessary to make show reservations, they reserve an area at each show for suite guest- this is for Grand suite and above. The dining was very good- enjoyed breakfast every morning in the suite restaurant- Lunch we had a couple of times at Johnny Rockets which was an extra charge restaurant- but my DH really enjoys the junk food- you can get a decent salad their also. You can dine at JR for breakfast- for free and get a nice omelet if you want as the buffet didn't have an omelet station. But the suite restaurant did. We enjoyed th hibatchi experience at Izumi. Since it is very limited, reserve before the cruise so as not to miss out. If you come with children a must. We didn't dine at the park cafe this cruise, but nice to be able to get a sandwich or salad and a good option if you don't was to go to the restaurant or buffet-for lunch or breakfast. We also enjoyed dinner at Chops Grille and Jamie's Italian. Didn't go to the others this trip. But Chops and Jamie's our favorites. The entertainment is a 10 plus. Grease was broadway quality as was Columbus the Musical. The Aqua and Ice skating shows were fabulous. The adult comedian at the Attic was so funny! So much entertainment all over the ship and nightly something great in the promenade- such talent on this ship. We didn't go into the casino- unfortunately had to walk through it a few times. It was horrible- so smokey If you do not smoke or are afraid of second had smoke, try to avoid. Royal do what Celebrity has done a do not allow smoking in the Casino. Used the spa for wash and blow twice- services ok- not as good as Celebrity. We didn't go on any cruise sponsored shore x's this cruise- did our own thing. Enjoyed the beach at Labadee and our cabana. However, my husband got a weird bite either at the cabin or in the water. I recommend deet and wear water shoes especially for the kids. Overall the ship was beautiful, and we had a great time. Booked again- but not a crown loft! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We are seasoned cruisers and I decided to try one of the mega ships as a change. We thought there would be problems with so many people on board, but we were very surprised. At now time, with only exception being the disembarkation, you ... Read More
We are seasoned cruisers and I decided to try one of the mega ships as a change. We thought there would be problems with so many people on board, but we were very surprised. At now time, with only exception being the disembarkation, you never felt like 6000 people were on this ship. This is a fun ship, with a lot of selections for dinner, entertainment and fun. You must book your dining and entertainment via the online system ahead of time, and especially pay attention to the discount offers via email , they were very legit. I selected the BOGO dinner for two nights for $45 a person. We got to eat at Wonderland,( $59 each ) and the next night at Central Park ( $49 each) . So we saved over $100 and had the most wonderful dining experience on a cruise ship. Wonderland is a must, but they do not tell you that you also get entrees in addtion to the five appetizers and dessert for the $59. We were stuffed leaving that restaurant. Our cabin had plenty of room and storage for a cruise cabin, and we had a bed next to the balcony . But the bed was hard and once we told our room steward she put on a duvet and feather pillows and it was extremely comfortable. No one will tell you this secret. Also we always had ice as requested and we were very lucky in having a top steward for our room. The ship is a real adventure with the promenade area, central park with its beautiful gardens, , outdoor rock climbing, water shows , ice shows and broadway. The comedians were really good and extremely funny. The jazz was so so. We also bought our internet package before and got a discount. The Casino is very large for a cruise, but very smoky, and don't plan on winning a jackpot. We waited till at least one hour after the port opened to avoid the crowds. There is no reason to stand in a line when the doors first open, unless you have to. Another pet peeve has been elevator wait time on cruise ships. On this ship there is no worry, there are plenty of well timed elevators and we never waited more than 10-15 seconds. If you are going to book this cruise, take advantage of all the email offers, as it saves a lot of money to book prior to leaving. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
The Harmony (Jan 2019) was in much better shape than the Allure (Jan 2018). I really did not see anything that made me say this is disgusting and needs to be replaced as I did all over the place on Allure last year. Now Allure may have ... Read More
The Harmony (Jan 2019) was in much better shape than the Allure (Jan 2018). I really did not see anything that made me say this is disgusting and needs to be replaced as I did all over the place on Allure last year. Now Allure may have gotten updates since then, but the Harmony was practically flawless for us. The main dining room food was good. The windjammer food was good. Mini bites food was good. Ice-cream was good. Nothing really jumped out at me like wow, but it was all fine I thought. My wife says it was just OK, not bad, but not good. Chops food I thought was great. I wanted to go to other specialty restaurants and Johnny Rockets, but there was only so much time. Our room location was the absolute best ever, aside from last year when we got upgraded from a Jr Suite to a two-bedroom suite, but that looks like it will never happen again with Royal offering paid upgrades before the cruise. Still this room location was better. We were on deck six aft port side right behind the boardwalk. We had the ocean view balcony. It was a 30 second walk on the same floor to get to the board walk for a dog or a drink. Same to just get a drink in the Schooner bar. Down one level to be on the promenade. Up two levels to be in central park. I can not say how perfect this location was to be on the back of the ship and down low. You go straight up the elevators to windjammer. You go down one level to be in the main dining. We had a large group with us and four in the group were on the same floor in the same area and they all said the same thing. On an Oasis class ship that is the location to be in. One in our group was our travel agent, who of course has done many many many cruises as they are usually free for her and she kept saying that this was the best location she has been in. I was worried about being so low and in the back with engine/mechanical noise, but there was none. It was very nice to be on the lowest floor balcony and be that much closer to the water. I thought the balcony view rooms had just what you needed, plenty of hanging space, I counted 28 hangers. Plenty of drawer and shelf space. The bathroom was just enough space. We like the layout with the bed by the balcony so that couch and floor space is by the bathroom, so there seems to be more floor space when you are getting dressed without the bed dividing the room in half. We both thought the cabin to be in perfect shape and my wife said this was the first time she did not feel the need to immediately clean everything. The room steward, Courtney, did a fantastic job. I even forgot my phone cable, it uses a USB-C cable and everything else we have uses the ‘normal’ usb mini plug. Courtney asked our neighbors to borrow one so I could get my phone charged up until we got off at our first port and I could be ripped off buying a cable there. Hey, I needed the cable to take pictures and text with others on board. First shop I found the cable they wanted $40 for the cable and I just walked out with them following be “but wait” I said there is not any reason to even negotiate with you, you are just trying to totally rip me off. We found a cable in the convenience store right at the dock in St. Martin for $13.99. I told Royal Caribbean they should have all the different cable in the photos area as they sell cameras and accessories there or in ship store, and they could make some good money on them. Also, a side note, they should sell beer and cup Royal Caribbean cozies at all the bars and they would make a killing on those. Have them that fit the beer pints, and bottle, and glasses. I digress. I would have preferred to be on the Starboard side of the ship for this cruise, but every cruise and itinerary is different. Our first two days at sea we had no sun on our balcony, and actually we never had sun on our balcony until the very last day at sea when we were heading north. My wife would rather sun on the balcony most of the time without the chaos of the sun decks, but we do also relax on the sun decks. In St. Martin we faced the other ship across the dock. Had we been on the starboard we would have faced the island. In San Juan it was fine, we faced the main channel coming in to San Juan. In Labadee we faced the sea, if we were on the starboard side, we would have faced the island. So, on this itinerary I would have preferred to be on the Starboard, mainly for the sun. When in port, the view does not matter as much as you should be off the ship or enjoying the ship itself when it is empty. I don’t want to go into ship details as there are plenty of those reviews around. The Harmony is a great ship. Plenty to do. Plenty of places to do nothing. As is said it is a huge ship, but you never feel like it is crowded, except events on the promenade. Great time. Great ship. Good value. Did Allure last year. Harmony this year. Would do Royal Caribbean again without a thought. I really do like the mega ships. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
Amazing ship, plenty for all age groups. Our group consisted of ages 12-50yrs One in the a party was a first time cruiser and worried about whether he would enjoy the cruise experience - needless to say he did ! We did 2 back to back ... Read More
Amazing ship, plenty for all age groups. Our group consisted of ages 12-50yrs One in the a party was a first time cruiser and worried about whether he would enjoy the cruise experience - needless to say he did ! We did 2 back to back weeks. The entertainment was superb, our particular favourite being The Fine Line aqua show - the talent of the performers was outstanding, in sometimes tricky conditions. Staff are chirpy and cleanliness is second to none. We never had to wait for any length of time to be served at any bar. Food is outstanding. Main Dining (silk) room waiters and in the Windjammer are superb. Our cabin steward quietly and discreetly went about his daily chores. We looked forward to the daily updates from the bridge by Captain Johnny. The stops at Labadee made for a great chill out day at the beach. And this is where my only complaint would come in. A beech staff member did not seem to employ the same ethics that RCI staff on ship employ. We were happily sorting out our lounger, when a staff member insisted he did it, then stood staring at me waiting to be paid. He gave a disgruntled moan when he received $1USD (clearly he felt the 60 seconds he insisted on doing was worth more!). I watched him do the same with other families. I will add he was the only one displaying this behaviour, I watched plenty of others happily helping and then moving to the next family. We did RCI organsied exursions and they were all amzing in terms of quality offerred with value for money. For the age range in our group this ship was perfect, and despite being fully booked, it never felt crowded anywhere, loungers were alwyas available, and seats usually available at shows if guests had not reserved any. We haf some issues with commincation from the bookings/admin office, with vital documetnaiotn whcih ahd not been sent to our travel agent - the guest services staff on board tirelessly worked to resolvethis if us. all round GREAT STAFF, GREAT SERVICE and A GREAT TIME was enjoyed. Disembarkation is slow once off ship, and something needs to be done in regards to the customs process, only 2 desks open, ! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We chose this trip because it was over the holidays and the itinerary worked out for us scheduling wise. Embarkation was really easy. We stayed at the Hilton Marina and got an Uber to the pier about 10:30 am. Pier was very crowded but we ... Read More
We chose this trip because it was over the holidays and the itinerary worked out for us scheduling wise. Embarkation was really easy. We stayed at the Hilton Marina and got an Uber to the pier about 10:30 am. Pier was very crowded but we were checked in and on the ship in 17 minutes (I timed it!). Rooms were ready at 1pm and we hung out and explored the ship until then. We were prepared for that so we took only what was necessary to have with us for a few hours. Our room 9719 was a Boardwalk balcony room. We got the Soda Package and the cups were in our room upon arrival. Room was spacious and had a lot of storage. Was clean and perfectly kept up daily. Bring your own soap and shower supplies, stuff provided was pretty basic. My only complaint about the Boardwalk rooms was that it was LOUD. By about 5am every day the aqua theater tv's were playing bright images and there was carnival music going from the merry-go-round. Those rooms are not sound proof no matter what anyone tells you. It was only quiet from about 1am-5am. Thank heavens for a sleep mask! Dining was great all around! Windjammer had tons of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We were a full capacity cruise so finding a spot was sometimes difficult. Hand washing stations were readily available to use as well. Main Dining Room we ended up there only twice. We were late seating and in the American Icon Grill. Pretty standard operating procedure there. Food was good, not incredible, but good. We dined at Chop's on NYE and it was very good. We got champagne upon arrival and some appetizers for doing the Holiday reservation. They were a little busy but they did mention that they had about 5 more tables than usual going on that evening so it was understandable. Steaks, sides, and dessert were all very well made. We also ate at Jamie's Italian one evening and everything we ate was wonderful. Our waitress brought us so many special things and talked to us about everything. Go! We also had room service one evening, speedy and hot. Easy to order from the tv too. We also did the galley brunch. I was a little disappointed because it was a pretty sad brunch. We did this on Jewel and it was above and beyond. Harmony's version had a set menu and was pretty much regular dining room food. Nothing special like Jewel. Don't waste the time or money. Little restaurants around the ship were great! Park Cafe, Sorrentos, Mini Bites-- all great for snacking! Plenty of Coke machines around too for drink package use. Ship activities were great too! Bingo, a must! Love and Marriage, a must! We went to all the shows which were fabulous. Ice Skating shows, Aqua Theater Shows, Headliners, and musicals. All were absolutely fantastic. Big activities were fun too. We did the Bionic Bar, Rising Tide, Abyss Slide, water slides, surfing, merry-go round, and ice skating. Be prepared for them telling you to have special clothing for like EVERY special activity. We gave up on zip lining because every time we went, something was wrong with what we were wearing. Pool deck ultra packed because of the holiday so, be mindful of getting out early! Spa services were fantastic! We did 90 minute hot stone massages and they were out of this world relaxing. Spa was clean and service attentive. Ship staff incredibly friendly and attentive. Mark the cruise director and Captain Johnny were great too. Ports were pretty standard Caribbean stops. Labadee was overcast but we had fun on the zipline and beach. Save yourself and skip the BBQ. Go eat on the ship. Jamaica... little to be desired. We did Dunn's River Falls and a float trip tour and I felt gross after all of it. Cozumel we did a cave exploration and shopping, great day! Sea days were busy and packed full of activities. Solarium was nice to lounge in when pool deck got too crowded. Disembarkation was incredibly smooth. We had an Everglades and airport transfer excursion lined up so we were off the ship and through immigration in minutes. Overall, fantastic cruise and loved practically everything on Harmony! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We cruised with 6 other couples for New Year’s Eve and it was fantastic! Luckily we live 2 hours from the port so we were able to drive. Embarkation went very smoothly at 11 am, disembarkation wasn’t quite as easy but nothing to ... Read More
We cruised with 6 other couples for New Year’s Eve and it was fantastic! Luckily we live 2 hours from the port so we were able to drive. Embarkation went very smoothly at 11 am, disembarkation wasn’t quite as easy but nothing to complain about. The ship is gorgeous, we had balcony rooms with 5 rooms next door to each other. Our cabin steward opened the door between each balcony so we had one large balcony to party on. Grease was Fantastic. Service and entertainment were great, especially the aqua theater. Isuzmi was A+. Would definitely do it again. But, would stay on the ship in Jamaica. Bus ride back to the ship was terrifying in Jamaica and it was a good thing we booked the excursion through the ship because we were 1/2 hour late. Looking forward to going on the Symphony next! We have travelled on all size ships and can’t decide which one we live the best. Read Less
Harmony of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.6
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 5.0 4.4
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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