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This was our first cruise. We have two young teens and are an athletic family. My spouse and I were dying to go back to Italy and Spain but only had 10 days maximum and have one kid that does not like to travel. We did not use 70% of the amenities; for some reason my usual "fishes" were not interested in the pools or slides. Tthe entertainment did not appeal to us with the exception of the Spanish group and single guitar player that played most nights. The food at several specialty restaurants was great; best was Jamie's Italian. Our rooms were quite clean and decor was as expected. There was a wide range of people on board: lots of people with young kids and interesting array of faiths and lifestyles. The gym and fitness classes were sub-par and not enough were available for all on board. One young Brit, Brandon, was quite full of himself and made some rude comments to older women. Overall the cruise was too much money for what we used and paid, approximately $8,000 for two ocean, balcony staterooms, particularly with the $100 additional for specialty restaurants most nights. The buffets were a bit blah, especially baked goods and salad selections.

Too much money for how little we used

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by Novicefranz

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This was our first cruise. We have two young teens and are an athletic family. My spouse and I were dying to go back to Italy and Spain but only had 10 days maximum and have one kid that does not like to travel. We did not use 70% of the amenities; for some reason my usual "fishes" were not interested in the pools or slides. Tthe entertainment did not appeal to us with the exception of the Spanish group and single guitar player that played most nights. The food at several specialty restaurants was great; best was Jamie's Italian. Our rooms were quite clean and decor was as expected. There was a wide range of people on board: lots of people with young kids and interesting array of faiths and lifestyles. The gym and fitness classes were sub-par and not enough were available for all on board. One young Brit, Brandon, was quite full of himself and made some rude comments to older women. Overall the cruise was too much money for what we used and paid, approximately $8,000 for two ocean, balcony staterooms, particularly with the $100 additional for specialty restaurants most nights. The buffets were a bit blah, especially baked goods and salad selections.
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