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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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The best vacation ever!

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by mmqb57

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Flew in from Newark the night before, embarkation went smoothly, our junior deluxe suite was fabulous with a walk in closet, balcony, complimentary Moët Chandon champagne and lovely toiletries. The only issue was the shower door. It covered only half the tub. We were careful yet the floor was quite wet after showering, one had to squish to stand on top of the drain to try and keep the shower water from splashing outside. Seriously, needs addressing. After speaking with guest services and our lovely stateroom attendant ‘Leeshell’ we realized there was nothing else we could do. There were a lot of people onboard; a bit crowded. Finding your way around was challenging at first, learning port, aft, forward etc helped tremendously, finding a crew member always solved direction issues. One learned how important washing hands is. KUDOS to Royal Caribbean! We were fortunate to dine in a different venue each evening which was great and entertaining. The Windjammer though very crowded always had a large selection of food for breakfast/lunch. May I suggest adding Greek yogurt for those who can not tolerate regular yogurt? Also, having a selection of nuts would compliment any meal. The smoking section near the pool should be well marked especially for those trying to avoid it. The entertainment was out of this world; absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to do everything; there’s always next time! Really enjoyed and took advantage of the great sales on cruise wear, handbags and watches, thank you! Each and every server and attendant was most helpful in every situation except the shower door issue. Cleanliness was a priority and it was evident everywhere. A suggestion for after disembarkation: please have the restrooms on your pier cleaned and with toilet paper, we had issues leaving Saturday. One really notices the difference after being on the cleanest ship. Nassau Bahamas wasn’t inviting, we walked on our own, St Thomas was cleaner. Again, we tried touring alone. We had inquired several times on the ship and were assured the tram was open to take us to the top for a spectacular view of the ship. Unfortunately, the tram was closed due to hurricane damage several months earlier. Please advise future guests. We contracted a tour guide who gave us an excellent education while driving us around for two hours. Eating locally was fun, shopping was good. On St Kitts the shopping was great! A gentleman with monkeys dared to place one in my arms and proceeded to take pictures using our cellphones, before the third person we inquired how much-$10/person, we stopped him and paid the $20. Pictures came out great but $ should have been mentioned first. Again, we contracted a tour guide for an hour who was at least a $100 cheaper than going through Royal Caribbean. Onboard on our last two sea days there were bargains; cruise wear, handbags and watches to name a few. Fortunately, there was time for me to package and mail my items, suitcase was overweight for flight home. May I suggest you offer to mail within the USA. It would encourage more shopping. The track on Deck 5 was the best allowing one to walk the perimeter of the ship showing great views. The children running around wasn’t the best, I believe you encourage families which is great though it’d be nice to have separate accommodating cruises. TCM chartered the Disney Fantasy in Nov 2016 where there were very few children and approximately 2400 passengers; a comfortable amount of guests. Definitely would go again to other ports checking ratio of adults to children. We had an excellent time and thank you for doing such a great job! Also enjoyed ‘my time dining’.

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Cabin Review

Junior Suite
Cabin J2 9226

Excellent! Walk in closet, spacious balcony and room, complimentary Moët Chandon champagne and. exceptional toiletries. The only fallback was the half shower door forcing one to squeeze into the front shielded part and having to stand on the drain. Water pressure was great!

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