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Just finished our cruise and we had a great time. The ship is large and it took a good day or so to figure out where everything is. Here are a few helpful hints for those planning a trip. We had two rooms, a balcony and virtual balcony. The virtual balcony was a great option and you don’t feel like you are in an inside cabin. Plenty of closet space and storage. We were questioning what people wear on formal night and it truly is a mix. Everything from formal attire-gowns and tuxes to dressy pants and a blouse and pants with shirt and tie for men. We did see people who did not partake and there were no issues getting into main dining room. There are 2 formal nights. Food was great all nights and we did not buy the specialty restaurants. Plenty of options. As far as reservations - book early if you are hoping for the 6:30-7 time slots for dinner. As far as shows be sure to make reservations early for those as well. Excursions - if you are stopping at Labadee be sure to get off ship early if you don’t want to reserve a chair. The shade fills up fast. We did the chairs for 2. Highly recommend but book in advance. Kids did zip line which they loved. We booked wave runners but they were cancelled due to winds. I heard from the people who went they loved it. San Juan we just wandered on our own. In St Martin we did the Maho excursion and that was fun. The beach is very narrow and rocky. Be sure to have water shoes for all beaches. They are rocky even in the water until you get out deep. Plenty to do on ship. My 18 year old was at the in between age so got a little bored at night Highly recommend. If you are on a tight budget check out the oasis and other ships in this class. Appears the layout is the same on all of the ships so if you don’t need to be on the largest you may enjoy the same experience for a little less $.

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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by Cruisenovice18

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Just finished our cruise and we had a great time. The ship is large and it took a good day or so to figure out where everything is. Here are a few helpful hints for those planning a trip. We had two rooms, a balcony and virtual balcony. The virtual balcony was a great option and you don’t feel like you are in an inside cabin. Plenty of closet space and storage. We were questioning what people wear on formal night and it truly is a mix. Everything from formal attire-gowns and tuxes to dressy pants and a blouse and pants with shirt and tie for men. We did see people who did not partake and there were no issues getting into main dining room. There are 2 formal nights. Food was great all nights and we did not buy the specialty restaurants. Plenty of options.

As far as reservations - book early if you are hoping for the 6:30-7 time slots for dinner. As far as shows be sure to make reservations early for those as well.

Excursions - if you are stopping at Labadee be sure to get off ship early if you don’t want to reserve a chair. The shade fills up fast. We did the chairs for 2. Highly recommend but book in advance. Kids did zip line which they loved. We booked wave runners but they were cancelled due to winds. I heard from the people who went they loved it.

San Juan we just wandered on our own. In St Martin we did the Maho excursion and that was fun. The beach is very narrow and rocky. Be sure to have water shoes for all beaches. They are rocky even in the water until you get out deep.

Plenty to do on ship. My 18 year old was at the in between age so got a little bored at night

Highly recommend. If you are on a tight budget check out the oasis and other ships in this class. Appears the layout is the same on all of the ships so if you don’t need to be on the largest you may enjoy the same experience for a little less $.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 4D 11182
Loved our room. We actually had a virtual balcony which was great too! Plenty of storage
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