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We arrived to the Cocoa Beach area the day before embarkation. It was a nice, sunny day, with temperatures in in the low 70's so we decided to spend the afternoon at Jetty Park. It costs $15 per car for the entire day. They have restaurants there to grab a bite to eat, or you can pack a lunch and picnic. After a relaxing day at the beach, we went to Fishlips to have dinner and watch the cruise ships leave Port Canaveral. Fishlips has great food, good drinks, and good service. Embarkation - It was the quickest embarkation ever! We already did the online check in. They verified our passports, made sure we weren't a Corona-virus risk and we were on our way. From the time we got off our shuttle at 10:30 AM, we were on board by 11 AM! The ship is very clean and the crew works tirelessly making sure everything is spotless. We noticed that the crew really took the Corona virus threat seriously. Our first stop was to the box office to make sure we had tickets to all of the great entertainment. Once we had all of that settled, we headed up to Windjammer for lunch. If you've ever been on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you know that the Windjammer is packed with people. The Food: We ate most of our meals in Windjammer. We were on vacation, and we wanted to rest a relax. It was our decision to not dress up and go to the MDR or any of the specialty restaurants. The food in the Windjammer was good most of the time. There were a instances where the food was meh. Thankfully, the pizza at Sorento's is consistently good. We had the "Refreshment Drink Package." That includes sodas, virgin drinks, and specialty coffees. There should be more soda fountains to refill your soda cup. The bartenders don't especially care for drink package people. We highly suggest going to the Cafe Promenade for Seattle's Best Iced Caribbean Coconut Latte. We're craving them right now! They are sooo good! A nice pick-me-up for the middle of the day. Cabin: We had an Oceanview Room on the 3rd floor. Our room steward was Mila. She was outstanding. So personable. We enjoyed talking to her throughout our cruise. She kept the room neat and tidy. Our room was nice. No complaints. Entertainment: Royal Caribbean's entertainment is second to none! We enjoyed all of the shows. Grease was very good. The cast was extremely talented. We enjoyed the ice skating show, "1887". Some people didn't understand it, but if you are familiar with Jules Verne's novels, you can get the gist of it. Again, the talent was amazing. We were fortunate for the weather to cooperate the night we had tickets to see the diving show, "A Fine Line." The aerialists, especially the high-wire act, kept you on the edge of your seat. It was a great show. Mo5aic, an acapella group, was very entertaining. We wanted to see them again they were so good! Activities: There is so much to do and see on Harmony of the Seas! You really need to plan out your days so you don't miss it all. Unfortunately, we never got around to trying out the Ultimate Abyss, the water slides or the zip line. The week went by way to fast. We simply relaxed in the Solarium and enjoyed a good book. Very relaxing. Ports: We stopped in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and Coco Cay. We did our own adventure in each of the ports. In St. Maarten, we walked along the beach. Visited the Yoda Guy in Phillipsburg and had a few drinks at Dirty Sanchez's Crew Bar. In Puerto Rico, we walked around and checked out the arts and crafts. Ate a delicious lunch at La Bodega (excellent mofongo and flan!) and got back on the ship. Coco Cay was very relaxing. The waterpark was expensive and cost prohibitive. The weather was a bit chilly and windy. Nonetheless, it was still a nice day on a private beach, beautiful sand, sunshine and a good book. It was a perfect day! The Ship: The ship is clean, modern, with plenty to see and do. The only negative is there are not enough elevators. You spend a lot of time waiting for an elevator. When elevators are limited, it brings out the worst in some people. They will see that an elevator is full and yet they will still try to shove their way on. Some people will also not allow for people get off the elevator before they get on. This is not the ship's fault. Some people are just rude and have no manners or proper etiquette. There were a few fellow guests that were rude and obnoxious. For example, they would talk over the performers in the Jazz club. Or, they would shove you trying to get a cup of coffee or some food at the buffet, or they would just treat the crew poorly. Again, not RCL's fault. It is a shame that some people, in this day and age, don't know how to act in public. Disembarkation: It was the easiest process ever! We have been on about 14 cruises, and this was by far the easiest. The longest part disembarkation is walking off the ship. If you have a passport, the only time you stop is for the facial recognition camera to verify who you are (5 seconds). We did self assist. We were off the ship in less than 15 minutes. Overall, we will definitely go again!

Great Cruise but Crowded

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by Mr_Mrs A

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Trip Details
We arrived to the Cocoa Beach area the day before embarkation. It was a nice, sunny day, with temperatures in in the low 70's so we decided to spend the afternoon at Jetty Park. It costs $15 per car for the entire day. They have restaurants there to grab a bite to eat, or you can pack a lunch and picnic. After a relaxing day at the beach, we went to Fishlips to have dinner and watch the cruise ships leave Port Canaveral. Fishlips has great food, good drinks, and good service.

Embarkation - It was the quickest embarkation ever! We already did the online check in. They verified our passports, made sure we weren't a Corona-virus risk and we were on our way. From the time we got off our shuttle at 10:30 AM, we were on board by 11 AM!

The ship is very clean and the crew works tirelessly making sure everything is spotless. We noticed that the crew really took the Corona virus threat seriously. Our first stop was to the box office to make sure we had tickets to all of the great entertainment. Once we had all of that settled, we headed up to Windjammer for lunch. If you've ever been on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you know that the Windjammer is packed with people.

The Food: We ate most of our meals in Windjammer. We were on vacation, and we wanted to rest a relax. It was our decision to not dress up and go to the MDR or any of the specialty restaurants. The food in the Windjammer was good most of the time. There were a instances where the food was meh. Thankfully, the pizza at Sorento's is consistently good. We had the "Refreshment Drink Package." That includes sodas, virgin drinks, and specialty coffees. There should be more soda fountains to refill your soda cup. The bartenders don't especially care for drink package people. We highly suggest going to the Cafe Promenade for Seattle's Best Iced Caribbean Coconut Latte. We're craving them right now! They are sooo good! A nice pick-me-up for the middle of the day.

Cabin: We had an Oceanview Room on the 3rd floor. Our room steward was Mila. She was outstanding. So personable. We enjoyed talking to her throughout our cruise. She kept the room neat and tidy. Our room was nice. No complaints.

Entertainment: Royal Caribbean's entertainment is second to none! We enjoyed all of the shows. Grease was very good. The cast was extremely talented. We enjoyed the ice skating show, "1887". Some people didn't understand it, but if you are familiar with Jules Verne's novels, you can get the gist of it. Again, the talent was amazing. We were fortunate for the weather to cooperate the night we had tickets to see the diving show, "A Fine Line." The aerialists, especially the high-wire act, kept you on the edge of your seat. It was a great show. Mo5aic, an acapella group, was very entertaining. We wanted to see them again they were so good!

Activities: There is so much to do and see on Harmony of the Seas! You really need to plan out your days so you don't miss it all. Unfortunately, we never got around to trying out the Ultimate Abyss, the water slides or the zip line. The week went by way to fast. We simply relaxed in the Solarium and enjoyed a good book. Very relaxing.

Ports: We stopped in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and Coco Cay. We did our own adventure in each of the ports. In St. Maarten, we walked along the beach. Visited the Yoda Guy in Phillipsburg and had a few drinks at Dirty Sanchez's Crew Bar. In Puerto Rico, we walked around and checked out the arts and crafts. Ate a delicious lunch at La Bodega (excellent mofongo and flan!) and got back on the ship. Coco Cay was very relaxing. The waterpark was expensive and cost prohibitive. The weather was a bit chilly and windy. Nonetheless, it was still a nice day on a private beach, beautiful sand, sunshine and a good book. It was a perfect day!

The Ship: The ship is clean, modern, with plenty to see and do. The only negative is there are not enough elevators. You spend a lot of time waiting for an elevator. When elevators are limited, it brings out the worst in some people. They will see that an elevator is full and yet they will still try to shove their way on. Some people will also not allow for people get off the elevator before they get on. This is not the ship's fault. Some people are just rude and have no manners or proper etiquette. There were a few fellow guests that were rude and obnoxious. For example, they would talk over the performers in the Jazz club. Or, they would shove you trying to get a cup of coffee or some food at the buffet, or they would just treat the crew poorly. Again, not RCL's fault. It is a shame that some people, in this day and age, don't know how to act in public.

Disembarkation: It was the easiest process ever! We have been on about 14 cruises, and this was by far the easiest. The longest part disembarkation is walking off the ship. If you have a passport, the only time you stop is for the facial recognition camera to verify who you are (5 seconds). We did self assist. We were off the ship in less than 15 minutes.

Overall, we will definitely go again!
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Ocean View
Cabin 2N
Perfect size for 2 adults. It would be cramped if we had any more people in there. The cabin was clean and our room steward (Mila) was outstanding.
Deck 3 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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