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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,969 Reviews

Always a Great Cruise- but Royal Ignores Feedback and Suggestions :(

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by JS2017

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Loved the large ship and plenty of choices. However, can't book dining times/dates if you select dining packages which makes your first day total stress and chaos trying to book shows (filled up) and dining times( all full). Stupid idea by Royal when they could eliminate that by allowing you to select dining dates/times prior so they match up to your show.

Once again smokers allowed near the kids section of the ship? Are you kidding me? NO SMOKING or send the smokers to the aft of ship so they don't pollute the kids area and other passengers who wish to stay healthy!

The Safari Snorkel on Labadee Haiti was a waste of money. Rough waters open sea an NO fish.

Otherwise we loved the ship, great dining, great staff and overall wonderful time. I find the Oasis class ships to be the best in the world. Open, lots of air, sun light and a great ship.

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Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin D8 6929

Perfect for two. Large enough to enjoy- but not as good at the Junior Suite. Would I spend the money to upgrade to the Jr. Suite, probably not.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Don't go. Safari Snorkel is a complete waste of money. They take you about 10 minutes away from the ship (you can see the ship) and just stop in the middle of the ocean where some reefs are located. Jump off and see absolutely nothing. No fish, just sand and some plant life. Murky, hard to see, and worse, very choppy. We swam for about 5 minutes and got back in the small boat and went back. They also charge for everything including drinks on the small boat CASH only. Compared to other snorkeling adventures, this one really sucked. I would NOT recommend this trip. Zip line is exciting

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Great adventure- but the zip line doesn't go as fast as I would have liked. They make you go slow so your impact at the end is not very hard. They could easily fix this so it slows you toward the end. Worth the 100.00 for 60 seconds - well maybe- but it should be $30.00 or $40.00 max.

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St. Maarten

Drove rental car to Maho Beach to watch planes land / take off. VERY VERY Crowded and make sure to leave at least 2-3 hours before your boarding time. Traffic is one lane and can take hours to get back on a busy day with multiple ships. About 10 people were left behind on the pier with their children crying. Can't emphasize enough to get back early.

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