Harmony of the Seas

4.1 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: XL     Built: May 2016    
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About Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas is an extra large ship, carrying 5478 passengers and 2394 crew, and sails from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

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Harmony of the Seas Eastern Carib

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Harmony of the Seas Eastern Carib

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Best part of this cruise was the ship, particularly if you are traveling as a family with children.  There was so much for the children to do they never were bored - rather they had to prioritize their preferences among many great options.  We traveled with a 9 and 12 year old.  The 9 year old loved the kids program, and would get up in the morning and rush us out of bed to check him in.  The 12 year old hung out in the teen program and by the end of the week had exchanged contact info with many teens she met.  

 

We had rough seas the first few days of the trip yet the ship was remarkably comfortable.  Eased my concern about how my kids would handle that aspect of cruising.  

 

Free dining food quality was average.  A little disappointed in the menu in the main dining room.  The "free" menu in the dining room for the suites more resembled the main dining room menus of the past.  The specialty restaurants for us were the best option on the ship and we dined in them 5 of the 7 nights.  

 

My only frustration with this ship is the pool areas.  It was the only time on the cruise it felt like there were way too many people on the boat.  Very difficult to grab a chair unless you treat an at sea day like Black Friday and get to a chair at sunrise.  WAY TOO MANY people in the hot tubs it looked like a crawfish boil.  Was so bad on last sea day my wife and I sat in Central Park and read a book sharing a bottle of white wine.  Still not a bad way to spend a day...  

 

Also worth mentioning for those that value it - The live music on this ship was the worst of all the cruises we have been on.  There was a great jazz band, but the other lounge acts were borderline glorified karaoke.  

 

My kids are already asking to cruise again, and if we do I would target getting on this ship again because it is perfect for families.  If anyone volunteers to watch our kids for a week, my wife and I would likely look for a smaller ship as we prefer that vibe for cruising.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fabulous Ship

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The Harmony of the Seas is a fantastic ship. All of the shows were totally amazing, Make sure you sign up for reservations for each show to assure attendance at the times you want.  Even though there were over 6500 passengers on the ship, because of automation we never waited in line for any length of time. Rooms were good, we did have a Boardwalk Balcony cabin but be aware there is a teen center that opens at 11:00 P.M. that can get a loud. (poor design there as voices can echo in the boardwalk.) They do close the teen center at 1:00 A.M. but it did get a bit loud and we had trouble getting to sleep a few nights.) . 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Harmony of the seas

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Loved the ship and all it had to offer. The crew were fantastic. 

Grease was so-so, Columbus very funny. Never knew there was 6200 

passengers with us- never crowded except windjammer for

breakfast

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Best ship ever

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The shows are outstanding. My family loved the surfing ares a well s the many options for eating. The American Icon Grill needs a fine tuning in the time between starters, main dinner and dessert. Too much time between them.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Good cruise and great ship.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The ship is great.  There are lots of things to do on board.  Food was good overall.  A few misses, especially with the desserts at Windjammer.  The ports of call were good, but I have been to them before.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Best Cruise Yet!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I had an awesome time.  The MDR waiters made this cruise exceptional.  I enjoyed the shows and OMG, the roast beef sandwiches at the Central Park Cafe are delicious!!Love

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Spring Break 2017

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Just returned from a great cruise on the Harmony of the Seas.  Ship is HUGE!  No adult pool in the Solarium which was a BUMMER!  But there seemed to be plenty of deck chairs for all.  We visited Nassau, St Thomas and St Maarten.  State room was nice but I choose to be overlooking the Boardwalk.  I thought it would be fun for a change from our normal ocean view balcony  but I missed the ocean and it was loud.  We did My Time Dining and the  food and service was excellent.  The Wind Jammer was a ZOO! There was not enough seating and fellow cruisers were just rude.  And no omelets at breakfast.  If you wanted an omelet you have to go to Mini Bites (Outdoors on the Sports Deck) or main dining room.

All in all a good cruise.  Don't know if I would choose the Harmony again because it was a little to big for my taste.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Outstanding

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The best part of the cruise was the family games played. 

The worse part of the cruise was every show we went to had technical difficulties.  I can see one show with problems but every show each night. I was not happy.

Yes I would recommend other to cruise on the ship but warn them about the shows.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Should of went on Norwegian

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Food was so so. Ship was beautiful. St thomas was nice. Nassau was a waste of time and St. Maarten was nice.  Over priced. Better deals on Norwegian. 

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Deck 5

Deck 5 features the first floor of Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, the third level of the Royal Theater, On Air Club, the Promenade Shops, Boleros,...

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Deck 15

Deck 15 features the adults-only Solarium, Solarium Bistro, Solarium whirlpools, the Main Pool, Beach Pool, Pool Bar, Sand Bar, Sports Pool and H2O Zone,...

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Deck 6 features staterooms in categories GS, JS, D1, D2, D4, D8, J, K, N, and Q, as well as the second floor of Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center,...

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scottstein1
Contributor Level: Third Mate

TIP THE CREW!! Don't be cheap! They work hard to make sure you have a memorable cruise vacation. A few bucks won't kill you It's big! You simply will not get to everything. Don't get overwhelmed - plan! Definitely get the alcohol package. Definitely try some or all of the specialty dining options.

mandymw
Contributor Level: First Mate

Remember to bring good formal dress , extremely important

ngeter17
Contributor Level: Purser

Come prepared to be amaze and be assured, the crew will treat you like royalty!!! And, wear comfortable shoes for all excursions.

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Price

XL

Size

May 2016

Built

5478

Total Passengers

2.29

Crew to Passenger Ratio

15

Number of Decks

2747

Total Cabins

48

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