Harmony of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
2,080 reviews

Great cruise, beautiful ship, pleasant & hard working staff. Port calls average

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Harmony of the Seas
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2024
Traveled with children

We chose this cruise to get as far south as we could as we like snorkeling and beaches. We chose Harmony for the shows and entertainment. Our group consisted of my spouse and two adult daughter <30 years of age. We like to travel but have limited cruise experience.

Executive Summary: I had a great time and loved the ship. We did a 3 night dining package and thought it was very good. The ship is in very good condition and our cabins were clean and functional (we had a balcony and daughters an interior, both on Deck 8). Food was hit and miss, with some good meals at MDR. Shows were very good. Port call were average, with Roatan being the highlight and Cozumel and Costa Maya tied for average and sketchy (note: took 2 third party tours and suggest booking tours with RCL as quality and safety were better). Crew and staff were very good and worked very hard. Overall critique by family: I loved the cruise, my spouse less enthusiastic. My daughters perhaps felt out of place demographic-wise as there were many families and older adults but not many in their situation, but enjoyed the cruise and the dining as well as the tours.

Weather: a strong cold front was passing through the Gulf of Mexico and impacted our first 3 days. It was very windy and at times rainy. After that the weather for the rest of the cruise was partly sunny to cloudy with only the last sea day being sunny and excellent for pools and other outside activities. Luckily we could go ice skating and spa visits during the first 2 days.

Cabin Review

Clean, functional and balcony was a plus. Enough room to store items and luggage underneath bed. Shower / bathroom small but not so tight as to be an issue.

Port Reviews

Costa Maya

Maya city of Chacchoben excellent. Town of Costa Maya sketchy and not worth getting off for unless you were going to someplace else.


Beautiful. Snorkeling is great. People friendly. Rum store has epic views out back.


The port itself is a Tourist trap. Snorkeling is great but you need a tour boat. Unless you going somewhere else just stay on the ship and try the Flow Riders.

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