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This was a fantastic experience for me my wife and her friend on a big ship. The embarkation was a breeze, on in half an hour from arriving at the port. The ship itself is amazing, the facilities, service, entertainment were all top notch. We like RC as the promenade always provides a focal point for the ship and this also has the central park area too with all the plants which is fantastic to see on a ship. The cabin (balcony 9158) was spacious although we didn't spend too much time in there as there was so much to do! Entertainment was fantastic, Grease show and Geoff Tracta (comedian,impressionist) was brilliant in the theatre, the Aqua show was unbelievably good and is unmissable imho. We also did the ice skating show which was great and loved the jazz lounge with Les Merle , again a must see for anyone on board. If you are booking this ship please take advantage of booking the shows beforehand, not only does this mean you are a guaranteed a show when you want to go, it also means you wont be disappointed if you don't get the opportunity to see it. The food was as excellent as ever in the main dining room, the Windjammer buffet as mad as ever in terms of service! We booked my time dining as we have had before on the Independence, but the difference on the Harmony is that you have to reserve a slot if you don't want to queue. This may sound a bit odd (my time is when we want to eat), but the first night we went down at 6.30pm there was a queue a mile long on one side and a short queue on the other side of the dining room. We were then informed you have to make a reservation, which I wasn't aware of. After complaining we would miss our show, we managed to get a table. The head waiter Harshad could not have been more understanding and ensured that we would have a table in his section of the dining room with top waiter Deb, we could not have been in better hands. The service and food was absolutely first class and we would like to thank them for making this a fantastic experience. The bar service from the sun loungers was also excellent, and the drinks package was worth every penny the cost of drinks is expensive if not ($7 for a beer or glass of wine, $11 for a cocktail). No problem acquiring a lounger despite the number of people on board. We did Jamies Italian as a fee paid dining experience which was superb. The ports were a bit hit and miss, Cococay was great (just chilled out) and Costa Maya was great for the missus as she and her friend did the Dolphin experience (through RC) and loved every minute. Roatan was a small developing port area and Cozumel extremely commercialised so didn't enjoy those too much but maybe should have booked excursions. The only gripe we had was on disembarkation, we booked the Kennedy Space Centre trip (absolutely brilliant and again a must do ) before the flight back home, and our luggage was for bay 31 which meant having to wait when it should have been earlier to get on the coach, but all well in the end. Overall, a brilliant cruise and would have no reservations about booking larger ships, never had to queue anywhere to long to do anything. Well done Royal Caribbean!!

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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by johale64

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
This was a fantastic experience for me my wife and her friend on a big ship. The embarkation was a breeze, on in half an hour from arriving at the port. The ship itself is amazing, the facilities, service, entertainment were all top notch. We like RC as the promenade always provides a focal point for the ship and this also has the central park area too with all the plants which is fantastic to see on a ship.

The cabin (balcony 9158) was spacious although we didn't spend too much time in there as there was so much to do!

Entertainment was fantastic, Grease show and Geoff Tracta (comedian,impressionist) was brilliant in the theatre, the Aqua show was unbelievably good and is unmissable imho. We also did the ice skating show which was great and loved the jazz lounge with Les Merle , again a must see for anyone on board. If you are booking this ship please take advantage of booking the shows beforehand, not only does this mean you are a guaranteed a show when you want to go, it also means you wont be disappointed if you don't get the opportunity to see it.

The food was as excellent as ever in the main dining room, the Windjammer buffet as mad as ever in terms of service! We booked my time dining as we have had before on the Independence, but the difference on the Harmony is that you have to reserve a slot if you don't want to queue. This may sound a bit odd (my time is when we want to eat), but the first night we went down at 6.30pm there was a queue a mile long on one side and a short queue on the other side of the dining room. We were then informed you have to make a reservation, which I wasn't aware of. After complaining we would miss our show, we managed to get a table. The head waiter Harshad could not have been more understanding and ensured that we would have a table in his section of the dining room with top waiter Deb, we could not have been in better hands. The service and food was absolutely first class and we would like to thank them for making this a fantastic experience.

The bar service from the sun loungers was also excellent, and the drinks package was worth every penny the cost of drinks is expensive if not ($7 for a beer or glass of wine, $11 for a cocktail).

No problem acquiring a lounger despite the number of people on board.

We did Jamies Italian as a fee paid dining experience which was superb.

The ports were a bit hit and miss, Cococay was great (just chilled out) and Costa Maya was great for the missus as she and her friend did the Dolphin experience (through RC) and loved every minute. Roatan was a small developing port area and Cozumel extremely commercialised so didn't enjoy those too much but maybe should have booked excursions.

The only gripe we had was on disembarkation, we booked the Kennedy Space Centre trip (absolutely brilliant and again a must do ) before the flight back home, and our luggage was for bay 31 which meant having to wait when it should have been earlier to get on the coach, but all well in the end.

Overall, a brilliant cruise and would have no reservations about booking larger ships, never had to queue anywhere to long to do anything. Well done Royal Caribbean!!
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Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 8D
Very spacious, clean and good safe for valuables
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