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Ok, so this will be an extremely honest review of our cruise using Royal Caribbeans Harmony of the seas. This was our first cruise ever. The ship is beautiful, huge and spotless as it can be. You can hardly feel it move through the water. The staff was fantastic from top to bottom. The state rooms (we had a balcony room) were of good size, lots of closet and drawer space and the bathroom was small but roomy enough. Again, the room was maintained at least twice a day in spotless condition. The food, slightly disappointing. The windjammer had a good selection of food but it was just ok. The main dinning rooms were beautiful but again, the food was just acceptable. Most of the entertainment such as the Grease show, ice show and the comedy act were very well done and we enjoyed it. The "Headliner" magic act was terrible, don't waste your time. But what made it even more unsatisfactory was the number of small children running around in front of the stage making noise, bumping into other guests and making it impossible to watch the show. Even the performer said to one of the fathers (during the act) in the front row that he should get control of his kids. I blame the parents more than I do Royal Caribbean but it might be a good idea to keep kids under the age of 6 from attending shows after 7pm. Casino, it was beautiful and well staffed but it was smokey to the point where we didn't even want to go in. Boarding on and off was easy and quick, well organized by the staff. The ports, well they are simply beautiful and were the best part of our vacation. The specialty restaurants were fantastic, great food and even greater service. Jamies and Chops grill I would put at the top of our list. The biggest down side for us was all of the extras that were offered. Extra for drink packages, extra for certain foods even extra for soda or bottled water. didn't like that at all. The shore excursions offered by Royal Caribbean sucked. Don't wast your time or your money. We were lucky, for the tours of Rome, and Naples we used ROME IN LIMO. You cant beat ROME IN LIMO and they are affordable and are experts.

First time cruisers, the truth.

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by Ivan Deering

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Ok, so this will be an extremely honest review of our cruise using Royal Caribbeans Harmony of the seas. This was our first cruise ever. The ship is beautiful, huge and spotless as it can be. You can hardly feel it move through the water. The staff was fantastic from top to bottom. The state rooms (we had a balcony room) were of good size, lots of closet and drawer space and the bathroom was small but roomy enough. Again, the room was maintained at least twice a day in spotless condition.

The food, slightly disappointing. The windjammer had a good selection of food but it was just ok. The main dinning rooms were beautiful but again, the food was just acceptable. Most of the entertainment such as the Grease show, ice show and the comedy act were very well done and we enjoyed it. The "Headliner" magic act was terrible, don't waste your time. But what made it even more unsatisfactory was the number of small children running around in front of the stage making noise, bumping into other guests and making it impossible to watch the show. Even the performer said to one of the fathers (during the act) in the front row that he should get control of his kids. I blame the parents more than I do Royal Caribbean but it might be a good idea to keep kids under the age of 6 from attending shows after 7pm.

Casino, it was beautiful and well staffed but it was smokey to the point where we didn't even want to go in.

Boarding on and off was easy and quick, well organized by the staff.

The ports, well they are simply beautiful and were the best part of our vacation.

The specialty restaurants were fantastic, great food and even greater service. Jamies and Chops grill I would put at the top of our list.

The biggest down side for us was all of the extras that were offered. Extra for drink packages, extra for certain foods even extra for soda or bottled water. didn't like that at all.

The shore excursions offered by Royal Caribbean sucked. Don't wast your time or your money. We were lucky, for the tours of Rome, and Naples we used ROME IN LIMO. You cant beat ROME IN LIMO and they are affordable and are experts.
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