We had wanted to take an oasis class for a very long time, and a year ago, some friend suggested we take this cruise to the eastern Caribbean. After having a previous eastern Caribbean cruise taken out from under me, due to a hurricane, we chose this cruise with the idea that the itineraries would remain the same – yes we know it was hurricane season, but we took a chance. two days before departure we received an email from Royal Caribbean, informing us of the change to a western Caribbean cruise! This was my second time to try to take an eastern Caribbean cruise, and I failed again miserably. However, we cruise as much, if not more so for the vessel itself, and as harmony of the seas is the longest cruise ship in the world, it took the box for us. When we got on the ship, we were struck by how huge it is – it was a far cry, bigger than our previous cruise ship, the Westerdam by Holland America. But it also had so many activities and capabilities that we were amazed daily at all of the activities we could partake, and never had a chance to complete all as a result.
The main dining room was wonderful. Unlike previous cruises, we found quality to be quite fine and to our liking.
We ate at Sabor, and we were sorely, disappointed that the guacamole is no longer made at table side. This was a big disappointment for us, as we clearly enjoyed tableside preparation in previous cruises.
The cabin, amidships on deck, 10, was amazingly roomy! The only true feeling was not having USB plugs at each nightstand. Not a dealbreaker, mind you, but it was a disappointment. The bathroom is quite adequate, and the lighting was fantastic. The balcony was spectacular as the weather is, of course, beautiful in the Caribbean this time of year. Our room steward also was fantastic and we were very pleased with him. However, we were disappointed that the turn down service no longer applies. Royal Caribbean attributed this to the recent trends in global hospitality. -we knew better. It was nothing more than trying to save money. However, the beds were comfortable, and we found a cabin quite delightful.