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Harmony of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Harmony of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Interior

My wife and I have been on many cruises including the Oasis and Allure of Royal Caribbean. Of all the cruises we have taken this one was our biggest disappointment. The entertainment is the highlight of this ship. I do not think any other cruise line does a better job. Make sure if you are considering booking that you book early. Many of the shows fill quickly, especially the comedy shows. The room although small was comfortable and the steward kept it neat and clean. The excursions were organized although a little high priced. I strongly recommend XPLOR in Mexico. A little high priced but a great time.

The biggest disappointment was the food. The amount of choices have dropped dramatically. Many items repeated constantly. Quality was average. We ate mostly at the buffet. The first morning it took us forever to find a seat and the line was so long we decided we would skip breakfast the rest of the cruise and go to an early lunch. The line was always long. Seating was usually difficult even though they sometimes closed off half the dining room. One night we went and it was so packed we decided to go to the show and then come back later. We got there a little after 9 and the buffet was closed! The enjoyment of a cruise is you eat when you want to. Never been on a cruise were they closed all free eating by 9! The pay to eat restaurant were all still open and doing good business, some being open till 3 in the morning. I think they are trying to force goers into pay to eat. We actually went to be hungry that night because we refused to pay more. Of all the cruised we have gone on we enjoyed this one the least.

Cabin Review


Cabin was small but confortable. Steward did a good job keeping clean and neat.

Port Reviews


We had booked the horseride and beach excursion but because of high winds the ship was unable to dock at the port.

Costa Maya

Did not book an excursion here. If you just decide to get off the ship here and walk around it is basically just made up of tourist trap stores. If your looking for jewelry there are some stores but basically not much there.

Perfect Day at CocoCay

We just went to the beach and the free pool Nothing exceptional but had a good time.

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