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The Harmony of the Seas is a beautiful ship filled with great restaurants, entertainment and adventure! It is an upgraded version of its sister ships the Allure and Oasis of the Seas. The layout of the ship is the same but it feels more spacious. The decor and artwork were very tastefully done. Never felt crowded except after boat drill and exiting shows. Entertainment on the Harmony was good. Grease was well done. It is the Broadway version, so don't expect the songs to be in the same order as the movie. Sit up close to the stage to get the real live performance. Columbus the Musical was disappointing. It is supposed to be a comedy musical like Spamalot or Something Rotten, but falls way short of being a great production. Instead of humorous, it comes off as what is going on and the production crew and writers must of been on something when designing the show. They do have talented singers and the show has some popular songs in it, but it tries to hard to fit the plot. The plot is just awful. The only thing that was impressive about the show was the staging and the effects. There are 2 ice shows: iSkate and 1887. iSkate you do not need reservations for, 1887 you do. iSkate is very entertaining and filled with energy and showcases the skaters talents. 1887 is more of a dramatic show with a love story theme. Special Effects are awesome. There are 2 dive shows: The Fine Line and Hideaway Heist. The Fine Line you need reservations for, Hideaway Heist you do not need reservation. The Fine Line is an "artsy" type show. There is not much diving going on as there is more dancing and choreography. It tries to be a cirque type of show where nothing really makes sense. It kind of drags on and is slow. The ending is more entertaining. Hideaway Heist is more upbeat and entertaining. I feel like Royal Caribbean Productions is trying too hard to deliver their shows as a form of art. I think by doing this, you lose the interests of most average cruisers who do not want to feel like what did I just watch? In my opinion Grease, Hideaway Heist and iSkate were more upbeat and entertaining than the dramatic 1887, Columbus and The Fine Line. If you have kids/ teens...they can skip the latter as they will be bored. Dining was fine. We did the 4 night dining package which is $100 per person. It comes out to $25 for each restaurant and includes tip. We chose to go to Chops, Jaime's Italian, 150 Central Park and Wonderland.Chops was very good and filling. Jaime's was our least favorite. I really wished they kept Portofino or Giovanni's Table on RCL ships. A British Chef for an Italian restaurant says it all- disappointing. Wonderland was a nice experience and the food was good. 150 Central Park was okay. The beef tenderloin was very good. In my opinion, the price you would pay separately for these specialty restaurants is not worth it. With the dining package it doesn't feel as bad, but in all honesty, we could of done two restaurants as Jaime's Italian and 150 Central Park was not worth it, especially if you pay per restaurant. There is a buy one get one on the first two nights which is $33 for two restaurants. I would opt to go with that one and just go to Chops and Wonderland. The Windjammer was actually well run and the food and service was great each time we went. Johnny Rockets we went there for breakfast. There is no charge and the food is great. Park Cafe is nice for a snack. The Roast Beef Sandwiches are amazing. Had Sorrentos pizza for a late night snack. Please Royal Caribbean, get rid of Sorrentos and make your own pizza like on Princess. Ports were Nassau, St Thomas and St Maarten. Nassau, not much time there and we have been there numerous times so we stayed on the ship. St Thomas-- went to water island. Great beach day. St Maarten-- took a island tour with a taxi. At $25 per person it was well worth it compared to the ship's excursion prices. We went to Airport Beach (Maho Bay), Orient Beach and the french side. The tour ends either downtown on the dutch side or back at the ship pier. Overall, it was a very enjoyable cruise. Everyone had a great time. I recommend this ship to anyone cruising with a multi generational family as there is something to do for everyone. As for ones who want a quiet and relaxing experience- this ship is not for you. Happy Sailing!

Great Time On A Upgraded Oasis Class Ship

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by tx121

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The Harmony of the Seas is a beautiful ship filled with great restaurants, entertainment and adventure! It is an upgraded version of its sister ships the Allure and Oasis of the Seas. The layout of the ship is the same but it feels more spacious. The decor and artwork were very tastefully done. Never felt crowded except after boat drill and exiting shows.

Entertainment on the Harmony was good.

Grease was well done. It is the Broadway version, so don't expect the songs to be in the same order as the movie. Sit up close to the stage to get the real live performance. Columbus the Musical was disappointing. It is supposed to be a comedy musical like Spamalot or Something Rotten, but falls way short of being a great production. Instead of humorous, it comes off as what is going on and the production crew and writers must of been on something when designing the show. They do have talented singers and the show has some popular songs in it, but it tries to hard to fit the plot. The plot is just awful. The only thing that was impressive about the show was the staging and the effects.

There are 2 ice shows: iSkate and 1887. iSkate you do not need reservations for, 1887 you do. iSkate is very entertaining and filled with energy and showcases the skaters talents. 1887 is more of a dramatic show with a love story theme. Special Effects are awesome.

There are 2 dive shows: The Fine Line and Hideaway Heist. The Fine Line you need reservations for, Hideaway Heist you do not need reservation. The Fine Line is an "artsy" type show. There is not much diving going on as there is more dancing and choreography. It tries to be a cirque type of show where nothing really makes sense. It kind of drags on and is slow. The ending is more entertaining. Hideaway Heist is more upbeat and entertaining.

I feel like Royal Caribbean Productions is trying too hard to deliver their shows as a form of art. I think by doing this, you lose the interests of most average cruisers who do not want to feel like what did I just watch? In my opinion Grease, Hideaway Heist and iSkate were more upbeat and entertaining than the dramatic 1887, Columbus and The Fine Line. If you have kids/ teens...they can skip the latter as they will be bored.

Dining was fine. We did the 4 night dining package which is $100 per person. It comes out to $25 for each restaurant and includes tip. We chose to go to Chops, Jaime's Italian, 150 Central Park and Wonderland.Chops was very good and filling. Jaime's was our least favorite. I really wished they kept Portofino or Giovanni's Table on RCL ships. A British Chef for an Italian restaurant says it all- disappointing. Wonderland was a nice experience and the food was good. 150 Central Park was okay. The beef tenderloin was very good. In my opinion, the price you would pay separately for these specialty restaurants is not worth it. With the dining package it doesn't feel as bad, but in all honesty, we could of done two restaurants as Jaime's Italian and 150 Central Park was not worth it, especially if you pay per restaurant. There is a buy one get one on the first two nights which is $33 for two restaurants. I would opt to go with that one and just go to Chops and Wonderland.

The Windjammer was actually well run and the food and service was great each time we went. Johnny Rockets we went there for breakfast. There is no charge and the food is great. Park Cafe is nice for a snack. The Roast Beef Sandwiches are amazing. Had Sorrentos pizza for a late night snack. Please Royal Caribbean, get rid of Sorrentos and make your own pizza like on Princess.

Ports were Nassau, St Thomas and St Maarten. Nassau, not much time there and we have been there numerous times so we stayed on the ship. St Thomas-- went to water island. Great beach day. St Maarten-- took a island tour with a taxi. At $25 per person it was well worth it compared to the ship's excursion prices. We went to Airport Beach (Maho Bay), Orient Beach and the french side. The tour ends either downtown on the dutch side or back at the ship pier.

Overall, it was a very enjoyable cruise. Everyone had a great time. I recommend this ship to anyone cruising with a multi generational family as there is something to do for everyone. As for ones who want a quiet and relaxing experience- this ship is not for you. Happy Sailing!
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