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This was our first vacation in 18 years without kids so I chose to splurge a bit and be adventurous. The Harmony had the features we have come to love from RCCL. We had Sky Class Loft Suite 1742, which is great inside, however, the balcony overlooks the basketball court specifically and the sports deck in general, so there are always people and noise, but if you look up, it's a panoramic ocean view. Our room attendant was FABULOUS and did whatever we needed to make our experience better. The Coastal Kitchen service was perfect, but would like a bit more variety in the menu, but the food was very good to excellent. We have done some of the specialty restaurants in past so didn't bother this time. We had signed up to do jet skis on Labadee in the afternoon, but it was canceled for rough seas, and we feel we should have been advised of this earlier in the day or offered to do it in the morning. On San Juan, we did the Carabali ATV experience and it was AWESOME! Would definitely do it again. We did not know that there was a river stop and didn't have our bathing suits so would make sure to have that for next time. In St. Thomas, we went to Sapphire Bay then shopping, and had a good time, but we've been there many times in the past so would have liked a different destination. We did the onboard zip line, Abyss, and Perfect Storm slides and recommend them all! We are over 50 and handled them just fine. The only show we went to was the comedy, which was fine, but very "blue." The Aqua shows were canceled until the 4th day due to rough seas. That's something to consider with a cruise this time of year, as we have only gone in spring on past cruises. Two things that we noted: there was a very large contingent of families with babies or children under 5 years old, and most chose to let the kids run wild and scream, even in the suite only areas. We also noted these unattended children grabbing food with bare hands at buffets, which is a potential disease vector. Norovirus, anyone? Elevator etiquette continues to be a problem, with people that push on when it's very full and don't wait to let others get out first. I think RCCL needs a video like their insipid hand washing one, to address this. Overall, we had a great time, and have already made a reservation for next year.

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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by clevymd

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This was our first vacation in 18 years without kids so I chose to splurge a bit and be adventurous. The Harmony had the features we have come to love from RCCL.

We had Sky Class Loft Suite 1742, which is great inside, however, the balcony overlooks the basketball court specifically and the sports deck in general, so there are always people and noise, but if you look up, it's a panoramic ocean view. Our room attendant was FABULOUS and did whatever we needed to make our experience better. The Coastal Kitchen service was perfect, but would like a bit more variety in the menu, but the food was very good to excellent. We have done some of the specialty restaurants in past so didn't bother this time.

We had signed up to do jet skis on Labadee in the afternoon, but it was canceled for rough seas, and we feel we should have been advised of this earlier in the day or offered to do it in the morning. On San Juan, we did the Carabali ATV experience and it was AWESOME! Would definitely do it again. We did not know that there was a river stop and didn't have our bathing suits so would make sure to have that for next time. In St. Thomas, we went to Sapphire Bay then shopping, and had a good time, but we've been there many times in the past so would have liked a different destination.

We did the onboard zip line, Abyss, and Perfect Storm slides and recommend them all! We are over 50 and handled them just fine.

The only show we went to was the comedy, which was fine, but very "blue." The Aqua shows were canceled until the 4th day due to rough seas. That's something to consider with a cruise this time of year, as we have only gone in spring on past cruises.

Two things that we noted: there was a very large contingent of families with babies or children under 5 years old, and most chose to let the kids run wild and scream, even in the suite only areas. We also noted these unattended children grabbing food with bare hands at buffets, which is a potential disease vector. Norovirus, anyone?

Elevator etiquette continues to be a problem, with people that push on when it's very full and don't wait to let others get out first. I think RCCL needs a video like their insipid hand washing one, to address this.

Overall, we had a great time, and have already made a reservation for next year.
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Cabin 1742
As above, inside was great, but our balcony was small and overlooked the sports deck. Nice if you like to watch people use the wave rider, play basketball and soccer and minigolf, and ride the zip line. Most people on deck didn't look up, so they didn't notice us. With the door to the balcony closed, you don't hear people unless they yell, but that's not a rare occurrence.
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