453 Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Cruise Reviews

The cruise overall was very good and fun! We were a group of 13 and I have to say the dining staff did a superb job at accommodating all of us together! The highlight of the meals was Jamie Olivers. The entire crowd loved it! Low ... Read More
The cruise overall was very good and fun! We were a group of 13 and I have to say the dining staff did a superb job at accommodating all of us together! The highlight of the meals was Jamie Olivers. The entire crowd loved it! Low light of the cruise was the Spa. I had prebooked 2 massages (and paid) and then on board booked a third which was to take place between the other two. After the first 2 I got too sunburned to take the third (which was one of the prepaid). they would not let me cancel that one because it was pre-booked even though I had booked other treatments that had cost more. Also the hard sell by spa staff was too much. It turned many in my group completely off. All of the 20 somethings in the group loved the Flowrider and had a great time on it. I booked the Flowrider twice for just our party at a cost of $552 per hour. It was great fun but I was still steamed about not being able to cancel the one massage when I spent $1104 on the Flowrider! Another low-light was guest services. they did not help with a single issue we brought to them. One example, is that someone had taken my mom's handicap scooter that we had rented from the dining room and guest services and security would not help us locate...really? We had to solve it on our own or we would have been charged by the scooter people for it at the end! Also highly recommend the Catamaran, snorkel and beach excursion in St Thomas. Had a fantastic time on that. The rooms were good. The TV is worthless and worse than it used to be. the only thing on was MSNBC or pay movies. Dont understand that at all. Only good thing about the tv was that it was in a better location in the room so you could easily watch from bed...but there was NOTHING to watch. I went twice to the martini tasting in the Wonderland and it was cancelled due to not having 6 people. After it happened the first time I brought 4 people with me the second time but they still cancelled. oh well. Overall fun and very nice ship. Great food and dining. Guest services and the spa needs some work. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We chose this cruise in order to accompany relatives with special needs. One is a double amputee and the other has a hearing deficit. We were able to book an accessible cabin on this cruise at this time of the year, That is a rather ... Read More
We chose this cruise in order to accompany relatives with special needs. One is a double amputee and the other has a hearing deficit. We were able to book an accessible cabin on this cruise at this time of the year, That is a rather difficult feat most any time. Embarkation was a breeze as Royal Caribbean has a special line for wheelchair bound passengers. Once on board we found the ship to be all we had heard about it. Massive, beautifully appointed, and very modern. Our cabins were just as advertised and we were pleased with their location. However, the accessible cabin was on deck 14 and was subject to noise from above every time someone "dragged and dropped" a deck chair on deck 15. The previous guest in our cabin had "locked" the cabin safe in the open position when they departed. Perhaps it was a prank, but it was NOT appreciated and was a huge PITA to get resolved by security. The pools, hot tubs, and Solarium are all very nice and well maintained. The hot tubs are highly chlorinated, but that is to be expected in this environment. You'll need to shower and rub down with a good moisturizer after partaking of a soak. There are plenty of signs to warn of "No Reserving of Sun Loungers" but most everyone completely ignores them. I witnessed one woman come completely unglued when she returned after vacating her chair for 45 minutes+ and expecting that no one would have taken it. The man who was sitting in it pointed to the sign. The woman's response; "Go f___ yourself!" Nice. Dining was great in the "Silk" dining room on deck 5 where we had our evening meals. We also tried The Doghouse, Park Cafe, The Windjammer, Sorrento's, the Solarium Bistro, and The Promenade Cafe at various times for snacks or breakfast/lunch. The food quality was excellent as was the service. On this cruise the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines located at Sorrentos, The Windjammer, and Mini Bites were all well maintained and had every flavor we wanted available. Can't say that for our last cruise. (Oasis of the Seas - Mar. 2017) The entertainment aboard Harmony is top tier! The performers and musicians are very talented and accomplished in their art and the production staff make them look and sound their very best. As someone who serves in production I always notice things like sound, lighting, timing, etc. when watching a show. The production staff on board Harmony uses the state-of-the-art equipment and fixtures at their disposal to their fullest capabilities. On previous cruises I noticed lots of production "goodies" were only being used in a simple, rudimentary way. Harmony was a welcome change in that regard. The system for disembarking has changed since our last cruise. We were not asked to complete a declaration form for CBP prior to arrival in port BUT . . . upon arrival back in Port Everglades, the manifest the ship always submits to them identified passengers who made large purchases on board. This flagged one of our traveling companions for "further screening." The reason, of course, was to exact the import tax on that part of the purchase that exceeded the personal exemption. ($1k per person) We had no issue at all with that, but the manner in which it was handled was downright frightening. I was accompanying the amputee who was in his wheelchair while my wife accompanied his wife and handled the carry on bags, cameras, etc. When we arrived at the gangway the wheelchair bound passengers' sea pass would not scan. Suddenly 2 very stern looking security officers appeared and commanded; "Follow me please." We asked what the matter was and were repeatedly (and firmly) told "Follow me." Our wives asked if they could come also, but were ordered; "NO! You go this way!" (off the ship) We were led to the Boot n' Bonnet lounge where we had enjoyed a pint or two previously and were met by 2 more security officers and were told; "The CBP randomly selects certain passengers for additional screening. That is why you are here." That was some relief, but our party was permanently separated. We were asked to and completed a declaration form honestly and completely and were escorted to a holding room in the Customs and Border protection Office. The agent there was very nice and explained fully what was expected and why. We paid the tax due and were released to the curbside. Lesson learned: If you make a large purchase (jewelry, etc.) on board you WILL be yanked out of line at disembarkation and treated as if you have committed an offense of some sort until you get to CBP. Things improve there, but you will leave a bit lighter in the wallet. Come on Royal Caribbean! Don't encourage your security agents to act like mafioso's when detaining guests unless the guest is uncooperative! It is not becoming of your brand! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Everything went smoothly, staff were fantastic, ship is amazing. Shows were awesome. I just feel disappointed that we spent way too much. After meeting various people from various parts of the world, ALL of the people I spoke to paid ... Read More
Everything went smoothly, staff were fantastic, ship is amazing. Shows were awesome. I just feel disappointed that we spent way too much. After meeting various people from various parts of the world, ALL of the people I spoke to paid half the price we did for this cruise! Plus, they received credits of various types - drinks/dining/spa. I thought booking directly through Royal Caribbean would give me the best deal. Another annoyance, you pay a mandatory gratuity yet every time I turned around someone was looking for more!! Big production in the dining room, multiple tip envelopes left in my room, the luggage guy just flat out asked for it. I prefer a relaxed environment where I don't feel guilted into leaving tips and all the ships amenities are included or at least offered at a reasonable price. Great experience, won't go on this ship again. UNLESS I hear they've made changes to the all-inclusive experience - like including more! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I have cruised Royal for about 10 years now. I tried Carnival/NCL/Holland. I like the mix of people from the infants to the grandparents and all the ages in between. The check in was smooth and seamless - no problems there. We tried ... Read More
I have cruised Royal for about 10 years now. I tried Carnival/NCL/Holland. I like the mix of people from the infants to the grandparents and all the ages in between. The check in was smooth and seamless - no problems there. We tried something new this time - we stayed on the Central Park Balcony. Won't do that again. If you don't mind sharing the view and music with others, it's fine. What I mean about that, I always enjoyed a brief nap with the ocean splashing but couldn't do that as it is not private. Nothing wrong with the location or the balcony but I will go back to ocean view. It appears the menu did improve on this ship and the portion size is much more generous. The shows are always good - was a little hesitant about Columbus based on previous reviews. It was campy and corny but the music was recognizable and ok. I thought the quality of activities was lacking from my past experiences on the Allure and Oasis. Sure I did Zip Line - the Abysses is a 45 second insane experience that you'll do over and over. I didn't do the Flo Rider or Perfect Storm because I don't like water LOL. The ports are tired and overdone- Jamaica - Really when they are in a state of martial law? Cozumel, enough, been there done that. First time ever I missed a port - Labadee...so I can't comment. Would I go back?? YES And CAPTAIN JOHNNY is hilarious! What a great sense of humor and great mariner he is! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I chose this ship because my family loves to be busy, and we tried out most of the on board activities. The ports were fun too, with a mix of beach and shopping/history. We loved our cabin, but had to request a softer bed after the first ... Read More
I chose this ship because my family loves to be busy, and we tried out most of the on board activities. The ports were fun too, with a mix of beach and shopping/history. We loved our cabin, but had to request a softer bed after the first night. I did find that 2 1/2 sea days at the beginning too much, and would have preferred them broken up by ports. I would have liked a map or explanation of the different beaches on Labadee so we weren't rushing to get a seat, and ending up somewhere that was not the best swimming spot. Only issue was that despite denying my kids charging access on registration, at the port, and 3 times on the ship, they still continued to allow it. Since this is a ship with a lot of kids and teens on board, a show directed more to them like BMX, magic, or illusion would have been appealing. My kids don't enjoy musicals or acapella, so that left the skating show and water show.... Kids refused to stay at kids club, they're 11, and the age group was 9 to 11, and should possibly be 11-12, and 13-15 instead. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Wanted to sail on the Harmony. Sailed on the Allure and Oasis. This ship is almost identical. Loved the Central Park the best. Rooms seem to be set up better for storage. Bathroom still very small. Upset that the Windjammer did not have ... Read More
Wanted to sail on the Harmony. Sailed on the Allure and Oasis. This ship is almost identical. Loved the Central Park the best. Rooms seem to be set up better for storage. Bathroom still very small. Upset that the Windjammer did not have omelet station, only at the tiny bite which made no sense.. The choice at lunch at the Windjammer was great. They finally changed the menu at dinner for the first time in over 5 years. Still needs some changes. They try to drown food in sauces to cover up something. The sole was horrible but the salmon was great. Salmon should be a choice nightly. The sound at the agua theater was dangerously loud. Took away from the show. But the idiot in the dress was useless and made no sense at all. Stand up Comedy should be billed as Adult Comedy to let people know that it does have foul language. The opening act by a RC Employee was way better the the headliner. He used the F word way too much. He spent his time making fun of the audience. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I wanted to go on the harmony of the seas. The ship is beautiful plenty of things to do. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. The activities on the ship were great. The band in Boleros was the best of all the ships that I have been ... Read More
I wanted to go on the harmony of the seas. The ship is beautiful plenty of things to do. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. The activities on the ship were great. The band in Boleros was the best of all the ships that I have been in, The dining was OK the food is always the same nothing exciting on the menu. The service was great in the dining room I had my time dining. Also the ports of call on the big ships are always the same on the oasis class. We need a change of ports.The Dining is also the same menu nothing changes. I really bored with food menu. I would go back on the harmony if it had different ports of call. To get off and on was very good. I traveled with my grandson and he had a great time. Also as a Diamond member they do not make you special considering you a dedicated customer and keep coming back, If you do not request robes they do not even put them in your room like before. I am really disappointed how they treat the Crown Anchor members. Also not if you book a next cruise and you change after 30 days there is a fee of $200.00 I always book and did not do it this time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
F.Y.I. I have cruised eighteen times so far and found the Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class boats to be well worth my cruising dollars. Cruising during spring break and other holidays is notorious for increased children whose parents do not ... Read More
F.Y.I. I have cruised eighteen times so far and found the Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class boats to be well worth my cruising dollars. Cruising during spring break and other holidays is notorious for increased children whose parents do not think the rules apply to them. Royal has had enough complaints that we noticed on the Harmony this February that security was at least telling the young teenagers still carousing after 1:00A.M. about the curfew. Royal needs improve measures in this area of enforcemen in adult only areas. (exp. karaoke), adult sun deck, commedy entertainment, whirlpool and so on. I realize some kids are international and their time clocks are different but rules still apply. The ship provides ample scheduled social space for kids entertainment. We had 28 children brought into adult karaoke one night on the Allure. The parents were told five times to remove the children from the stage and also to not allow them all sit on the floor next to the stage as the servers could not safely navigate around them. These same children paraded into the theatre after the show started down to the front flooring area and all I can say is cudos to the commedian who had the courage to stop the show and tell whomever the parents were of these same children remove them or the show would not continue. I heard the one father reply that after all they are just kids having fun. The audience applause to the fix was perfect. I'm a parent and hope to be a grandparent soon so that window of first impression of my childrens ability to repect the rules comes first from me chosing to teach them the importance of adults only rules. Royal, will continue to get complaints until adults see security and other bar managers enforce the rules. The oasis class boats are my favorite. if navigating the decks is difficult, pay the extra dollars to be on a higher deck closer to the social decks. Be sure to line up extra early for promenade entertainment as it does get very crowded but manageable if you come prepared just like Disney parades. My Time Dining is brilliant and works perfectly. Our food on the Harmony was piping hot at our table and very well seasoned. The buffet usually has more tables at the very back of the boat. I "Never" had to wait as long as I shifted my eating to 1:00 rather than 12:00.which makes perfect sense. The same applies to breakfast and dinner. Patience and a little common sense about busy serving times apply. The bar in the adult sanctruary area is perfect for your thirst quenching choices and this area is a relaxing paradise. Royal does have a problem with people tying up chairs all day to accomodate their whims of oh! those rules do not apply to me people. The boats are big so take the time to memorize wich decks are social 5,8 12, 15, and so on. Actually I find these boats easier to navigate once I get my bearing understanding that formal dining is two decks as well as the theatre. Be sure to reserve you theatre seats ahead of departure or you might be disappointed. Be aware if you cabin is at the very front of the boat, you will hear booming from the waves breaking on the bow. Not for light sleepers. Guys, the mandatory sport coat is no longer mandated on formal night but a nice collard shirt and slacks unless your significan other is dying to see her handsome guy decked out. You are also still allowed to bring on board two bottles of unopend wine on departure day only to drink in your cabin or remember to bring a wine opener and carry your pre-poured glass to the dining room. A fee is charged is you ask the waiter to uncork your personal bottle. Savings!!!!! The drink package perk is well worth it if offered on you specific cruise. You can purchase a drink package on the boat after departure that is very cost saving and decrease in cost as the cruising days pass. Royal now offers a ten drink punch card that is brilliant for saving dollars for those who only drink one or two drinks a day. I have suggested to Royal that having only the pizza restaurant open for late night eaters/snackers needs to be addressed as not all need a full buffet but would be so happy to have a more healthy limited menu. I would be happy to anser any further questions about the Oasis Class experience if my suggestions would help those in question of the larger boats. I can hardly wait for the Symphony experience. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Group of friends organized this cruisethrough travel agent. No children. Traveled to & from Ft.Lauderdale by charter bus. Interior balcony cabin, larger than anticipated. Nice, clean. Cabin steward adequate, provided daily ice upon ... Read More
Group of friends organized this cruisethrough travel agent. No children. Traveled to & from Ft.Lauderdale by charter bus. Interior balcony cabin, larger than anticipated. Nice, clean. Cabin steward adequate, provided daily ice upon request. Great dining at Chops and Jamie’s. Above average food in Main dining room. Some wait staff excellent, others need more training. Enjoyed Grease, evening games, and Trivia. Water show was cancelled multiple times, did not get to see. Did not enjoy ports of call or shopping. Bought nothing, due to aggressive sales practices. Unable to utilize pool areas fully, as chairs were reserved with towels prior to7a.m., and left in place all day on cruising days. Casino needs ventilation: many refused to walk through it due to the heavy smoke-filled air. The company lost money by not addressing this; not all gamblers want to smell like smoke. Pleasant environment except for this. Nightly music and dancing lots of fun. Would consider going again, but not to these ports:Labadee; Falmouth, Jamaica; or Cancun, Mexico. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
First time cruising with RCL and wanted to experience the "Big Ship". It was a Big Ship indeed. First off, we arrived at Port around noon, it took us more than 1 hour for embarkation. The security line was really long and slow. ... Read More
First time cruising with RCL and wanted to experience the "Big Ship". It was a Big Ship indeed. First off, we arrived at Port around noon, it took us more than 1 hour for embarkation. The security line was really long and slow. The Ship; very huge, beautiful and well kept. Every area of the ship was clean and well maintained all the time with the exception of floor hallways by elevators and statesroom which I understand when you have 6000 people walking and bringing food in and out all the time. There are also 24 elevators, but can busy during show times. All the rooms were cleaned at least 3 time a day. The Promenade and Central Park are gorgeous! Dining; we only ate what was free and there was plenty that was free. The fine dining had good selection as well. Entertainment: shows were great, my favorite was the ice skating and Grease, do arrive a little earlier or you will not be able to find good seats. Service; staff was available everywhere and always knowledgeable. My only complaint about the ship was overcrowding in the buffet and pool areas. We always had a difficult time finding a table to accommodate a larger group in both Windjammer and Solarium. Pool areas were the same, if you didn't get there early enough, you could not find an available beach chair. Excursions; I read a lot in detail prior to booking to see what I wanted to do. My suggestion if you are on budget is to book your excursions outside of the ship because they are very expensive. Both in Jamaica and Cozumel I took cabs and did the same excursions as those on who booked through the ship. Planning ahead will help save you time and money. Overall, everyone in our group of 7 had fun. Ages ranged from 70 to 2 and there was always something to do for everyone. Harmony was a big enough ship for me. I don't think I can handle 8,000+ passengers on their newer ship. Next time I will probably try another cruise line just for a different experience. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
This was our 23rd or 24th cruise, the 3rd on Royal Caribbean. We have not been on this line in many years, and we were quickly reminded why we had stayed away once we got on board. Waaaay too many kids, and it’s not even spring break ... Read More
This was our 23rd or 24th cruise, the 3rd on Royal Caribbean. We have not been on this line in many years, and we were quickly reminded why we had stayed away once we got on board. Waaaay too many kids, and it’s not even spring break yet, so these were mostly five and under. To be fair, that’s what RC is all about – appealing to families. We just forgot about how intense it is, and frankly, the kids had no discipline. For example: 2 little girls were running up to the stage at the 10:30 Grease show – one screaming and banging on the stage while a performer was singing, and the parents did nothing until a stage hand came out from behind a door to see what was going on; our traveling companions had two kids above them who ran and jumped and threw things constantly making lots of noise, and it did not subside even after a couple of visits from security (kind of ruined our companion’s trip – they couldn’t rest); a baby crawling across the floor at the 11:00 pm karaoke and the mother just stood there. Embarkation was fast – we were on in 15 minutes. I must say, the muster video is really a waste of time. Just make sure people know what the rules are and how to put on the life vest and let people get back to having fun. The ship itself is amazing. It’s hard to remember you are on a ship when you are in the different “neighborhoods” or seeing some of the performances. The staff was mostly friendly and service was quick in most cases. They kept the ship very clean, and it seemed that the officers were always around checking things out and talking to people. The casino was huge (for a ship). The Solarium area, which is supposed to be adults only, was lovely and very large (and free, unlike other lines), but if they are going to advertise that they have an adults-only area where people can get away from screaming kids, then they need to enforce it, which they don’t. They should have someone either stationed at each entrance, or monitoring every level, as there are always people who think the rules apply to everyone but them (or they can’t read English). The Solarium Bar was really the only place where the bar tenders were not friendly and always seemed sullen. The Rising Tide bar is a neat addition, but they should have a one-drink policy so that more people are able to utilize it. Some people just camped there for hours, and it’s small, so others could not get on. If you want to see a zoo on board, go on deck 6 overlooking deck 5 when they are having the $10 sale, or t-shirt sale – just amazing how people go crazy. Food: We ate in the MDR twice – but again, because of the kids, the experience wasn’t relaxing even when we ate later in the evening. The food was better than we expected (but beware of the salmon, it was very overcooked both times I had it). The Solarium Grill was a nice alternative one night. We also ate at four of the specialty restaurants – Jamie’s, Chops, 150 Central Park, and Wonderland. They were ALL EXCELLENT and unique. Get one of the dining packages, it’s worth it. The buffet was decent each day for breakfast and lunch. Ports: We stopped in St. Thomas and San Juan. At least the main areas were in good shape, we did not go out of town. We did a food and culture walking tour in San Juan that was fun. Labadee has grown quite a bit since we were there years ago. There is so much to do. The market is also very large now, but the vendors are overbearing and pretty much drove us away as we were afraid to even look at anything because they would be in your face. I had come with cash, prepared to buy to help them out as Haiti has had such a rough time the last few years, but I was very uncomfortable with their “sales techniques”. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves, but no matter what RC comes out with next, we won’t go on it. We will stick with Celebrity and Azamara (been on once, going again later this year). Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
My husband and I have been on 19 cruises over the last 23 years and wanted to try The Largest Cruise Ship just to see what it was like. Embarcation the best ever! It took us about 5 minutes from leaving the curb to getting on the ship. ... Read More
My husband and I have been on 19 cruises over the last 23 years and wanted to try The Largest Cruise Ship just to see what it was like. Embarcation the best ever! It took us about 5 minutes from leaving the curb to getting on the ship. State room with balcony, mid ship deck 6 really nice except they no longer provide body lotion, q-TIps, cotton balls, etc. Enjoyed the experience a lot but since I no longer have small children I really don't need a ship that is geared to them and really not geared to adults at all. Great staff all around...stateroom, all dining venues, stores, etc. Ate lunch on sea days in main dining room where you had a choice of buffet or menu. Loved the make to order salads there. Ate breakfast in the Solarium most mornings because there is never a line at the buffet there. One day ate breakfast at Johnny Rockets, which has no fee for breakfast. Ate dinner in the main dining room, Jamie Oliver's (great), Chops (so-so), and Solarium (great). All of those venues said they were booked up for reservations when I tried to book them via my smart phone aboard the ship but when I went to each venue, they found a reservation for me. We made reservations from home for all the entertainment venues but aboard the ship we changed our minds about what we wanted to see and when and were always successful in getting into the show by just showing up at the venue we wanted about 10 minutes prior to the sho when they release more seats. This particular cruise had about 6239 passengers and a lot were from Brazil. Apparently the Brazilians were on vacation to get away from Carnival which was taking place in Brazil. I mention this only because I was thinking that in early February there would not be tons of kids on the ship...I was wrong! The ports were fine. The amount of time spent in the ports were fine. Getting on and off the ship at each port was easy. In Puerto Rico there were tons of local tour buses at the ship offering 1 hour tours for $15 per person. We did this tour and it was really good. I recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
The ship and food were very good. There were 6,400 passengers and I was very surprised in how organized everything was as we encountered very few lines. The staff is super helpful and wonderful. The only bad thing- our cabin was ... Read More
The ship and food were very good. There were 6,400 passengers and I was very surprised in how organized everything was as we encountered very few lines. The staff is super helpful and wonderful. The only bad thing- our cabin was 14703 in the Boardwalk area and you could hear the noise inside the stateroom until 1 am. After not being able to sleep the first two nights, we asked our cabin steward for earplugs; they should have been provided from the very beginning. I rated the cabin POOR becuae of the noise; after we got the earplugs it was ok. The ship left out of Ft Lauderdale but we did not explore it. The ports of San Juan and Labadee were great; in St Thomas there is not much to do. After the cruise we drove north 3 hours to Orlando and went to Disney World and Universal Studios; very doable. All the shows were great and most required reservations. "Grease", the two ice skating shows and the two Aqua Theater shows were my favorites! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
wanted to try Harmony of the Seas, Problem with staff at Regalia, the jewelry store on the ship. Bought a piece of jewelry and they did not provide the appraisal until the night before disembarkation. Too late to ask about the ... Read More
wanted to try Harmony of the Seas, Problem with staff at Regalia, the jewelry store on the ship. Bought a piece of jewelry and they did not provide the appraisal until the night before disembarkation. Too late to ask about the rating of the center stone and what it meant, and no way to find out now (Russalite) They said it was a computer problem, but I do not believe it. High pressure sales tactics. Very disappointed. The ship had too many people for us. We will not choose this ship again, but will choose Royal Caribbean again. We had the dine around plan and really enjoyed it. We especially liked the Wonderland restaurant . It was a fabulous experience -very creative ambiance, menu, food, everything. We also loved Chops and Central Park. We really liked our waiter at Wonderland, Maxie, and our cabin was spotless thanks to Marie. We also loved our excursion to Secret Sands Beach on St. Thomas and the tour operator was fantastic on the beach. I think his name was Kareem. I am not sure. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I choose Harmony for the ship itself. I have been to all ports of call before and had no interest in getting off the ship, just exploring it. The ship itself is beautiful. I traveled as a solo and stayed in one of the small singles ... Read More
I choose Harmony for the ship itself. I have been to all ports of call before and had no interest in getting off the ship, just exploring it. The ship itself is beautiful. I traveled as a solo and stayed in one of the small singles cabin which has a large window and was definitely spacious enough for me (and possibly a spouse if traveling as a couple). Grease and The Fine Line aqua-show were both amazing. The ice show was very good skating-wise the story line was a little odd to follow. The problem came at the end of the cruise when disembarking. My luggage tag number was called and I exited the ship to be put in another room with chairs and told to wait until my number was called (the reason I had gotten off the ship was because my number had been called). When finally told I was able to get my luggage I went to the designated number and no luggage. Searched the numbers next to and similar (I had 23 so I checked 26,28 and 32 plus 25 and 21) but no luck. Was told to go to a desk where luggage with no tags gets placed, again no luggage. I was then asked what time my flight was and was told to continue searching through all the numbers because I had plenty of time before my flight to find it. While searching for my luggage I encountered others with the same problem. I also came across 3 pieces of luggage with 24 tags in the 27 line, a 40 tag in with 30 and a 61 tag in 16, all while still not finding my own. After 45 minutes of fruitless searching I was back at the desk to double check the no tag pieces again and there mine was WITH THE TAG ATTACHED. I was told "it just showed up". Going through customs was a breeze. Then it was on the bus to the airport. Overall the trip was very nice. I may start doing self carry off the ship or get a tile locator for my luggage. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
My family just got back from the February 3, 2018 sailing on Harmony of the Seas. We were a group - my dh, our two boys (ages 6 and 8), my dh's mother and aunt, my friend and her dh and their twins (age 6), and two other friends. ... Read More
My family just got back from the February 3, 2018 sailing on Harmony of the Seas. We were a group - my dh, our two boys (ages 6 and 8), my dh's mother and aunt, my friend and her dh and their twins (age 6), and two other friends. We had two interconnecting interior staterooms in the forward part of deck 6. My mil had her own interior stateroom, my dh's aunt had her own balcony stateroom. All of use liked our rooms though I truly missed having a balcony but appreciated having the second bathroom. The rooms were well large enough and had plenty of storage. Our stateroom attendant was great and kept our rooms quite clean throughout the cruise and of course made towel animals each night beginning day 2. Embarkation was easy and quick. We didn't get access to our rooms until 1pm but had plenty of time before that to grab a bite to eat in the Park Café and wander the ship. The roast beef sandwiches were as yummy as they were on the Allure. We did My Time dining on the cruise. The first night was a bit of a gong show with line-ups galore. Part of that was due to crew giving incorrect instructions to people regarding which lines to stand in. However, once we got our table and met our waiter and head waiter our experiences in the dining room the rest of the week were fantastic. Cheryl and Florentina were awesome!!!! Most of our dishes were delicious (especially the prime rib, short ribs, veal medallions and grave lox appetizers and of course the desserts), though the French onion soup was a bit cold and the Caesar salad a bit bland. Our older son had a kidney related issue during our cruise and the staff went above and beyond helping us ensuring he could enjoy his meals within his restrictions! That night we saw the Fine Line aqua show. It was really good though not quite as impressive as the diving shows we remembered seeing on the Allure. Our sons went to the Adventure Oceanside camp (Explorer's age group) that night for the paid portion. They loved the gaga ball tournaments. Some of the counselors (especially 'Coca Cola' and 'Cheddar Cheese' were awesome) but others were disappointingly abrupt with the kids. We had downloaded and used the Royal IQ app while on board and were disappointed to discover that we could not communicate with the staff at Adventure Oceanside using the app. So our kids were a bit wary to go to camp some days because there was no way for them to contact us to tell us the kids were ready to leave unless we remained in our stateroom by the phone. This needs to be remedied! On Sunday, we ate breakfast in the main dining room. The pancakes were delicious and the spread satisfactory in variety. Afterwards the kids rode the carousel (alright so did I) and played on the play structure on the Boardwalk. They loved both. They also played a bit in the arcade. We saw Grease during the matinee time. The cast was great. I wish though that Royal would showcase newer musicals on their ships. Sunday night we watched the Super Bowl on the Aqua Theatre jumbo screens. The ship had some decorations and baked two large cakes decorated in each of the teams' logos. While it was exciting, we watched the Super Bowl last year at Beaches in Turks and Caicos and they did a much better job there than on the ship this year. In Labadee, we got off the ship intending to just relax on the beach and shop in the market. However the kids decided to do the waterpark so we booked it right on shore. We were given an hour to spend in the water. My dh got seasick lol from running along the structures. And my older son actually got hurt because an older kid stepped on his back to climb up a slide. However, all in all we had a lot of fun. The climbing parts are not as easy as you might think! Afterwards we relaxed on the beach as planned. The kids built a sand castle and waded in the water. My younger son and I walked through the market. The vendors were eager but not so pushy as to make me wary. We bought a few stone carved turtles for souvenirs. While the crew had been willing to arrange for a special meal to be available on shore for our son, we decided to return to the ship for a late lunch there. On our way back to the ship, the security line was shut down in order to allow for a Haitian medevac helicopter to land on the gangway to evacuate a guest. I hope the passenger was ok! Later my kids attempted the wall climbing structure and didn't do too badly for their ages! They (my dh, and I) all tried the Abyss. My kids and dh loved it and went down repeatedly during the week. Once was enough for me! That evening we all went to see the Headliner (Adam Kario - a juggler/comedian). We didn't expect much but were pleasantly surprised by how funny and talented he is! My kids actually enjoyed the whole show and didn't whine once about when it would end. Tuesday the ship docked in Jamaica. Originally we had booked to go to the Green Grotto caves but cancelled the excursion because of the safety concerns in Jamaica. I had previously climbed Dunns River Falls and had not felt safe at all. The locals had screamed obscenities at us and the vendors were beyond pushy to the point of actually grabbing me. So this time we stayed on ship. It was a rainy day but we found plenty to do inside. We even allowed our older son to order a virgin cocktail from the Bionic Bar. We all loved watching the robotic arm prepare it. I did the zip line with my friend. It was fun though the stop part was a bit jerky. My kids would have loved to try as well but were both too short and too light to be allowed. That night we discovered the dessert crepes in the Windjammer - and they plus the icecream sundaes, frozen yoghurt, chocolate cookies and cheesecakes helped to expand my waist line during the week lol! On Wednesday am, my 8 year old son and I participated in the all access tour. We really enjoyed it! My son was fascinated (though the engine details were a bit over his head in understanding). We toured the kitchen, I95, laundry area, and gangway among other places. It lasted longer than it was supposed to but we were happy it did! I attended an art auction in the afternoon that was more fun than I had anticipated. The ship had many beautiful pieces on board! That night my dh and I watched 1887. The performers were great though the show was a bit bland. I cannot remember the name of the other ice skating show that was on board (and did not require reservations) but it was MUCH more enjoyable! On Thursday we docked in Cozumel, Mexico. My dh, our boys and I did the Mayan Ruins Laser tag excursion and loved it. We happened to be the only four people playing during that time so we had the gardens to ourselved. Francisco and Christopher were awesome and kept the kids engaged! We managed to play 4 games in the span of 45 minutes. Afterwards we wandered the beach, saw the alligators, the parrots and the short but wonderful sea lion show. We then went to the beach, built another sand castle and swam near shore where the fish were plentiful to see even without snorkel gear. It was a fun day! Later we went swimming in the pool on the ship for a second time. The pools onboard are wonderful and warm. They never seemed too crowded, unlike on the Disney Fantasy where the pools seemed to be the size of hot tubs than real pools and were packed tight. My 8 year old finally tried the Perfect Storm waterslide (after much cajoling and encouragement from the wonderful pool and waterslide staff!). He really liked it. I think the slides are a bit defective in design however. My dh banged his knees and elbows on both of the two faster slides and everyone seemed to stop during the bowl part of the third bowl slide and had to inch their bodies towards the second part of the slide. Hopefully they will modify the slides on the Symphony before it sails. My dh and I got back off the ship to do a bit of souvenir shopping in Cozumel. We also caught a few rare pokemon while we were there. On Friday we watched the black lit puppet show. It was quite enjoyable! We did find it strange that the plot encouraged the young girl puppet to go off with the alien without her parents' permission but... We also saw Away We Go which was also not the best plot for a family geared cruise. But the skaters were great. We played a bit of table tennis and a round of mini golf, both of which were fun! We attended Friday night Sabbath services which were great! The challah was delicious! We were very appreciative that Royal Caribbean provided us with this opportunity onboard. We saw Columbus that evening. It was quirky and some of the songs sung a bit off key but all in all it was enjoyable! I cannot remember which evening, but my dh and I attended a Broadway hour where the entertainment staff sang their favourite Broadway tunes. It was wonderful! Because we are gold members we got a few 'perks' including a 2 for 1 milkshake coupon at Johnny Rockets which we used. The shakes were delicious!!!! Another coupon which I had to 'cajole' the guest service staff to allow me to use was the arcade coupon. It was given in our son's name (spend $50 in the arcade, receive $25 back). We did not allow our kids to charge anything to their stateroom passes. Guest services initially said I could not use the coupon. I had to explain that it is ridiculous to expect parents to allow their young kids to charge anything and besides ultimately it would be charged to my credit card anyways. Ultimately they gave in and gave us the credit. Disembarkation was also easy and fast! We had so much fun that we booked onboard a cruise on the Symphony of the Seas for next winter. One final 'complaint' is that I found the interior of the ship freezing - the AC was jacked way too high. I wanted to have a warm getaway but spent a lot of time with a hoodie on. So remember to pack one! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
All in all everything was great, food, service. We all had the drink package and put it to good use. We always take a cruise in February and travel in a group of family members ranging in age from 20's to 70's. This was our ... Read More
All in all everything was great, food, service. We all had the drink package and put it to good use. We always take a cruise in February and travel in a group of family members ranging in age from 20's to 70's. This was our fourth RCI cruise. We have done two Norwegian cruises and you can't help make comparisons. Some things are better on Norwegian and some things are better on Royal Caribbean. The drink package I thought was far better on Royal Caribbean because of the variety and service. On Norwegian you had to really try to get the servers attention or get your way to the bar and get it yourself once you got the bar tenders attention (which wasn't always easy). Not so with Royal, the servers were always offering even before shows and at dinner. As soon as you sat down anywhere, there was someone asking what you wanted to drink. Norwegian is better at nightlife though. Everywhere you go, there's something going on at night. Their upper decks really come to life at night, whereas on the Harmony the upper decks were deserted at night. What we really missed from Norwegian was O'Sheenans. Its an Irish pub much like the pubs on Royal Caribbean but much bigger. They serve pub food 24 hours a day, like chicken wings, fish and chips burgers, fries, nachos etc. The only thing you could get on Harmony after 9pm was pizza or sandwiches. It didn't bother me so much but the younger ones in the group really missed that. What I really missed from Norwegian was the deck they call the Waterfront. It wraps around the entire outside of the ship on deck 6 with bars and restaurants outside facing the water. It was a great place to go after dinner for a drink and just hang out. I think Royal Caribbean's ships are much nicer though. They feel more classy than Norwegian's. I like the fact you don't have to walk through the casino to get from one end to the other like on Norwegian. Both are great and I'd go back to either one of them. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Loved the ship lots of things to do. Central Park balcony was nice. Bar service was slow but the drinks were mixed nicely. Hallways had smell of urine and dampness. Room service was horrible. Dinning rooms and specialty restaurants were ... Read More
Loved the ship lots of things to do. Central Park balcony was nice. Bar service was slow but the drinks were mixed nicely. Hallways had smell of urine and dampness. Room service was horrible. Dinning rooms and specialty restaurants were great. Entertainment was excellent. State room attendant did a great job and was on top of taking care of our needs. Only other complaint was the lack of late night food / snack choices. Embarkation was amazing first ship that we were able to board and immediately go to our room that was ready. Luggage arrived fast too. Disembarkation was a little slow but moved along, if we would have known about advance of valet luggage to the airport it would have been a great option. Labadee was small and not a lot things to do wont go back,Jamaica was nice in the port but outside of the gates were trashy, and finally Cozumel was typical Mexico. Pushy shops and rude taxis. Mr.Sanchos was great as always an highly recommend that stop. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Liked Harmony a year ago so wanted another go around. The crew was top notch all around. I thought the food in the Windjammer wasn't quite as good as last year, maybe a notch down in quality, still good though. Everything was ... Read More
Liked Harmony a year ago so wanted another go around. The crew was top notch all around. I thought the food in the Windjammer wasn't quite as good as last year, maybe a notch down in quality, still good though. Everything was spotless, saw inspectors several times go around the ship and it paid off. Great job on cleanliness and they were painting where needed the whole week. The walking track was spotless and freshly painted any time a rust spot would show up and no grease or dirt anywhere. I especially like the walking track around the ship I put at least 5 -8 miles a day between the walking track and general walking around the ship. Helps on the weight when there is so much good stuff to eat. The waiters Jefferson & Andy were fantastic in the main dining room and we also got to see our waiter Leonard from last year every night. We really enjoyed all the theme nights in the Promenade. There was something to watch every night before or after the main shows. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
This is our 3rd cruise on a Mega ship. We have enjoyed all of them. The pluses and minus's. Plus - #1 Balcony cabin changes are excellent! Other Oasis ships showers had a neat sliding shower doors that were a little tight, the ... Read More
This is our 3rd cruise on a Mega ship. We have enjoyed all of them. The pluses and minus's. Plus - #1 Balcony cabin changes are excellent! Other Oasis ships showers had a neat sliding shower doors that were a little tight, the Harmony has one large shower designed to maximize shower space. #2 Cabin redesign, they put the closet on each side of the bed instead of one large one. This is much better! #3 Deck chairs now have foot stools, nice addition. The only minus is the loos of the pool in the Solarium, they replaced it with a mister which didn't work! Good news, we are sailing on the Symphony the summer and the put the pool back in the Solarium, too many complaints! The show were fantastic! For someone that started sailing in the 70's the shows have come a long way!! My opinion is they can do away with the Bionic Bar and bring back the Champagne Bar. Food was very good, ate in MDR every night, service was great! Island stops were Labadee which is always relaxing, Cozumel and Jamaica did not get off the ship, been there too many times. Read Less
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
Sail Date February 2018
Wanted to experience the "Biggest Cruise Ship in the World". As expected, there are pros and cons when you have over 6100 paying passengers on board. Entertainment is definitely top notch and most likely cannot be equaled ... Read More
Wanted to experience the "Biggest Cruise Ship in the World". As expected, there are pros and cons when you have over 6100 paying passengers on board. Entertainment is definitely top notch and most likely cannot be equaled by any other ship of lesser size. Broadway class entertainment, ice skating show, aqua show and other comedy and musical offerings could be on other ships but not all of these at the same time. On the other hand pre-planning is needed (reservations in advance) to make sure you do not miss out on the entertainment options. Food is definitely a step below our previous experience with Princess. Not only offerings are less tasty, the variety doesn't change much from day to day! After a few days the offerings became predictable. This is both on the buffet and main dining rooms. I suppose feeding this many people comes with compromises or maybe the strategy is to "force" you to go with the extra cost food options. We experienced Jamie's Italian and as expected it was a excellent! Too bad you have to pay extra for it. The quality of bars and other more normal lounge entertainment is on par with other ships. Service by the crew is also excellent similar to others. One thing to note on one shore excursion in Cozumel: We signed up for the Panoramic Tour, which we thought was a tour around the island to show us other areas of the island of Cozumel. This turned out to be a bus ride from the port, along the beach (for a couple of miles), then directly towards downtown to a Tequila tasting place (where obviously they want to sell you tequila), after which you are brought back to the ship (or if you want you can stay behind in downtown and pay your own way to go back to the port). Not much of a "tour"! I think you can come out cheaper just taking a taxi back and forth to downtown. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Loved the ship....loved the fact that with 6K pax it rarely felt really crowded because there were so many HUGE venues and 'neighborhoods' for people to go (Promenade, Central Park, or the Boardwalk. The entertainment was ... Read More
Loved the ship....loved the fact that with 6K pax it rarely felt really crowded because there were so many HUGE venues and 'neighborhoods' for people to go (Promenade, Central Park, or the Boardwalk. The entertainment was excellent, but other than the main shows which had to be scheduled in advance to ensure you could get in, there wasn't much else to do at night if you were not a 'drinker' (for ex: needed a scheduled time for comedy, theatres needing scheduled times were used for those shows, nothing impromptu to go to run by CD etc). Windjammer was ALWAYS packed and difficult to find tables unless you showed up when it opened or near closing. Dining room service lacked and was quite slow, but the food was very good and always cooked as ordered. Our steward was fabulous, never really saw him, but he did everything as asked (like always hanging extra towels, delivered extra pillows etc). Overall a beautiful ship with MAJOR WOW factor! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Left from Ft Lauderdale to St. Maartin, Puerto Rico and Labadee. Flew in that morning (very nerve racking worrying about missing the boat). Check in was less than 20 minutes if you do online check in with picture online. They wanted a ... Read More
Left from Ft Lauderdale to St. Maartin, Puerto Rico and Labadee. Flew in that morning (very nerve racking worrying about missing the boat). Check in was less than 20 minutes if you do online check in with picture online. They wanted a picture idea for my 7 y/o??? Finally waived that. The boat is everything it shows. Too much to see in 7 days. We would have to repeat to get everything. Height limit on surf simulator and biplane of 52" not just age limit. Aquatheatre was cancelled 3 times for wind. Disappointed because that is one of the reasons I chose this cruise. Shows are amazing. DO NOT PAY $11 PER PERSON TO/FROM AIRPORT. TAXI IS $13 DOLLARS AND WE HAD 6 PEOPLE! No need for excursions on our ports. St Maartin go to the beach and shopping. Puerto Rico, took a taxi to the beach and went back to shop and see the castle. Ladadee will let you add the coaster, water slide and float park play on the island. The coaster is worth every penny!! The beds in the rooms are hard as rocks!!! No egg crates available anymore. The food was not that great, no flavor and the variety was not very good in the main dining room. The kids program is ran by great workers but needs more activities. The workers are not very nice and the people on the cruise ship were extremely rude. I'm hoping that will change if we go in the summer since we had our kids with us. Our older kids liked it but there is a 1am curfew for kids under 18. I think this is too extreme. Should be more like 16. They also agreed that people were rude. The balcony rooms were nice, just like Carnivals. Bathrooms are nicer. My kids had a wheelchair inside room. Bigger than our cabin. Over all we would go again. Our flight left at 1150 but with carry off baggage, we were at the airport by 800. We could have done a earlier flight but they recommend not earlier than 1130. They are extremely efficient in on boarding and off loading. Took 30minutes off the boat and customs. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Booking: We booked 3 cabins on Harmony as soon as bookings became available: 689 days out. We chose Harmony because we were bringing our 2 granddaughters and their parents and wanted a ship that would not only WOW but provide plenty of ... Read More
Booking: We booked 3 cabins on Harmony as soon as bookings became available: 689 days out. We chose Harmony because we were bringing our 2 granddaughters and their parents and wanted a ship that would not only WOW but provide plenty of activities for all. The 2 C1 connecting Central Park balconies worked well for the kids and their parents and grandma and grandpa had an Ocean View balcony across the hall. Everyone got great sleep. Pre Cruise: We flew from Minnesota to Fort Lauderdale 1 day before the cruise and stayed at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. We spent some time on the beach but weather was not the best. We hailed a taxi at the airport to take us to our hotel. When we arrived at the hotel, a staff member helped us out of the cab and told us not to pay because the taxi driver did not have his meter running and was trying to scan us. Guess they have strict rules in Florida. Felt bad for the taxi driver but I bet he won't make that mistake again. Hilton really had our back. Embarkation: We chose UberXL to get from our hotel to Port Everglades. Total was $29 for the 6 of us and we really enjoyed the conversation with our driver - a much better experience than our Taxi experience. The day before we set sail, we received an email from RCCL asking us to arrive at Port Everglades at 1:30 p.m. instead of our 11:00 a.m. assigned time. I usually arrive at port around 10:30 a.m. but decided to honor Royal's request this time as the email stated they needed extra time to ready the ship after it was chartered. That was a big mistake. When we showed up at 1:30 p.m., the lines were very long and it took us about 50 minutes to board. All was very hectic. One nice thing, though, was that our cabins were ready when we boarded. Harmony: The ship was beautiful and our cabins were very comfortable. Jose, our cabin steward was the best. Our assembly drill was held in Studio B which was a very comfortable way to hear the safety messages. Shows: We reserved all our entertainment prior to sailing. I found a recent Cruise Compass to use as a guide so was prepared for booking shows when they became available about 100 days out. Grease was excellent and Columbus was even better but Hide-Away Heist was my favorite. Our scheduled show for the Fine Line Aqua Show was rescheduled 2 times due to rough seas and we thought we were going to miss it until the final day at sea when the waters calmed enough to allow the show to go on late evening. It was okay but I still preferred Hide-Away Heist. Dining: We chose My Time Dining so went to Silk on deck 5 each evening for our prebooked reservation. After our first meal, we asked to keep our same table for all of our dining reservations. We had such a great dining staff and they were so good with the kids which made this very enjoyable for us all. Windjammer was usually a crowded mess. We had a hard time finding seating for 6 and a few times had to take our food back to our cabins to eat. Ports: Sint Maarten was our first port of call. We didn't want to stray too far with the kids so just walked around port and shopped for about 1 hour and then went back to the ship to swim as it was very hot. San Juan was our next port and I had worked on a walking trip to entertain the kids. I made a booklet that had pictures with explanations of the landmarks we would see on our walk. We made it to El Morro, stopped at Limbers for an ice treat and then shopped down Cristo Street. It was another hot day so we headed back to the ship after our walk. Labadee was our final port and our favorite. We had reserved a cabana on Nellie's Beach when they became available to book about 11 months out. The cost at the time of my booking was $225 for the 6 of us and included water mats, towels and Ronald, our cabana boy. Food on Labadee is included as this is Royal's private beach. We had the drink package so drinks were also included. Love Labadee! Disembarkation: We decided to chose Self-Assist for our method of leaving the ship. This choice made disembarkation so easy and quick. We were through customs in no time. I wanted to try the Mobile Passport app but it wasn't working when I tried it but it really wasn't need at the time we were leaving. Once past customs, we hailed an Uber to take us to the airport which was again a very good experience. Summary: Our week in the Caribbean and away from the Minnesota winter, was very enjoyable. We had 2 years to plan and all research really paid off. We would definitely do another cruise with the grand kids but maybe pick a Quantum or Freedom class ship. Harmony was a bit large for us and the pace was very chaotic at times. Read Less
Sail Date January 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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