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This was our 3rd RC cruise (Independence and Jewel previously) and wanted to try the big ship. We knew it would be crowded - so that did not really bother us. Our flight was delayed into FLL, so we boarded around 3pm with no wait at all. Windjammer was packed (as expected), but stranger saw us wandering around an invited us to sit. Aqua shows were thrilling and fun. Both ice shows were entertaining, the headliner was fun and Grease was outstanding. Columbus was not our "cup of tea," but we knew others who enjoyed it. We knew to make reservations ahead of time, so we had no issues and they were very well run experiences for us. We only do two sit-down meals on cruises, so all were in the main dining rooms. Breakfast buffet was ample and tasty (better than the Windjammer) and each night's dinner was fantastic. I think we had the chef's choice every night. Short ribs and lobster night were the best. Desserts were also a treat. The "classics" on the menu is great for someone in the party who doesn't want to try too much new. Service was outstanding at dinner. Our severs Igor and Nadia were very gracious and had great insight into daytime dining options both on the ship and ashore. Our hostess was very gracious and came over to speak with us every night. We throughly enjoyed main dining on the Harmony. The Solarium was very nice - although not everyone honors the no small kids idea behind it. I know it must be tough for the ship to throw out full paying customers, but the ones we saw knew the rules - and just didn't care (nor did their screaming kids on the lunch patio). We have kids also, and they ate elsewhere. Always love Labadee. Zip-lined and swam on the beach. Nice picnic lunch. Didn't go ashore in Falmouth. Jamaica has only been good to us on a excursion, and the weather was poor this day so we stayed on the ship. Cozumel we split up - swam with the dolphins and visited ruins & chocolate factory. Dolphin swim was worth the lifetime wait - people there are great. Mayan ruins tour on the island was strong due to a great guide, Angel who knew his stuff and has a passion for his country and it's rich heritage. Running track on deck 5 was a great feature. Great places to stop and enjoy the sea after a jog/stroll along the way. Only two negatives were an extremely hard bed (heard that alot) that was more difficult on which to sleep as the days went on. Also, 24 elevators are not enough. We took the stairs whenever possible. Always amazing how people will cram a stroller onto an already full elevator crashing into people with no care. We have been very happy with Royal and Harmony was what we expected. I personally like the smaller 'Jewel' better, but the family loved Harmony and I had a good time with them all.

Fun and Relaxing On A Great Ship

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by SiefkenFamily

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This was our 3rd RC cruise (Independence and Jewel previously) and wanted to try the big ship. We knew it would be crowded - so that did not really bother us.

Our flight was delayed into FLL, so we boarded around 3pm with no wait at all. Windjammer was packed (as expected), but stranger saw us wandering around an invited us to sit.

Aqua shows were thrilling and fun. Both ice shows were entertaining, the headliner was fun and Grease was outstanding. Columbus was not our "cup of tea," but we knew others who enjoyed it. We knew to make reservations ahead of time, so we had no issues and they were very well run experiences for us.

We only do two sit-down meals on cruises, so all were in the main dining rooms. Breakfast buffet was ample and tasty (better than the Windjammer) and each night's dinner was fantastic. I think we had the chef's choice every night. Short ribs and lobster night were the best. Desserts were also a treat. The "classics" on the menu is great for someone in the party who doesn't want to try too much new. Service was outstanding at dinner. Our severs Igor and Nadia were very gracious and had great insight into daytime dining options both on the ship and ashore. Our hostess was very gracious and came over to speak with us every night. We throughly enjoyed main dining on the Harmony.

The Solarium was very nice - although not everyone honors the no small kids idea behind it. I know it must be tough for the ship to throw out full paying customers, but the ones we saw knew the rules - and just didn't care (nor did their screaming kids on the lunch patio). We have kids also, and they ate elsewhere.

Always love Labadee. Zip-lined and swam on the beach. Nice picnic lunch.

Didn't go ashore in Falmouth. Jamaica has only been good to us on a excursion, and the weather was poor this day so we stayed on the ship.

Cozumel we split up - swam with the dolphins and visited ruins & chocolate factory. Dolphin swim was worth the lifetime wait - people there are great. Mayan ruins tour on the island was strong due to a great guide, Angel who knew his stuff and has a passion for his country and it's rich heritage.

Running track on deck 5 was a great feature. Great places to stop and enjoy the sea after a jog/stroll along the way.

Only two negatives were an extremely hard bed (heard that alot) that was more difficult on which to sleep as the days went on. Also, 24 elevators are not enough. We took the stairs whenever possible. Always amazing how people will cram a stroller onto an already full elevator crashing into people with no care.

We have been very happy with Royal and Harmony was what we expected. I personally like the smaller 'Jewel' better, but the family loved Harmony and I had a good time with them all.
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Cabin 12204
Clean and comfy. Plenty of room to hang cloths and store suitcases. Bed was hard and uncomfortable. Noticed it by the final two nights.
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