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

Large ship...intimate experience.

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by Islandgirl998

4 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2018
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Third cruise with Royal. Was a bit concerned with the size of the ship at first. You never know how things would go with over 6000 people. The staff however did an exceptional job.

I traveled with my spouse, teen son and two sets of parents/grandparent. All found things to do and all had a great time.

With the ship being the size it was, I would recommend the following especially if you are used to the flow of a smaller ship (guess every ship is small compared to this one...lol):

1. Reserve everything you can ahead of time as they get booked up quickly. From excursions to dining and entertainment. If you can book ahead, do so!

2. For more popular activities, try to go first thing in the AM - Flow Rider, Abyss and Zip Line.

3. Lots to do so pace yourself.

4. Take the stairs when you can. There can be a long wait for the elevators at times.

Overall dining experience was great with lots of options.

Opted to try the larger ship next year, Symphony of the Seas. Larger by a whole 2 inches!!!


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Ocean View Balcony

We know they are small. Nice decorated. Happy they got rid of the shower curtain and moved to a solid transparent door.


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