Harmony of the Seas

4.2 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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Great Ship

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent cruise.

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i enjoyed the entire cruise from food, entertainment, off ship island and beach experiences. Great shopping on and off ship.

Excellent service from cabin attendant, waiters, beverage serves.Love

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Excellent!

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I enjoyed all of the aspects of the cruise, and recommend. ...........................................................................................................................................

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Beautiful Ship

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

There is a lot to do on the ship. The food was awful and the service was just as awful. The main dining room had little changes to the menu nightly. The Windjammer was the same thing everyday for breakfast and lunch. The desserts were changed daily.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Overall Enjoyable Experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Harmony of the Seas was our first Oasis Class ship on which to cruise. It had the cleanliness we have experienced from Cunard and Celebrity. The main dining room was mostly a pleasant experience, although it does not have as open of a feel as the Solstice Class ships from Celebrity. The coffee in Windjammer buffet was not very good, and the buffet as a whole is divided into what amounted to two separate but equal buffets. Thus, the feel is not very centralized compared to what seems to be a larger buffet restaurant on the smaller Solstice ships. The extras on board the Harmony are incomparable. The boardwalk, ice rink, Central Park, and Aquatheater add to what is best in other large ships (large theaters, shopping malls and great upper decks). Guest services were very helpful, and we did not feel to be over crowded any more than other ships. Because we were assigned boardwalk staterooms, we were able to go to Johnny Rockets for a complimentary meal. On the the first afternoon this paid off, because the buffet was packed and we did not have to wait at Johnny Rockets for lunch.

We had a great time, but we arranged our air travel through , and we were disappointed to be charged an additional  $25 baggage fee for checked luggage on each flight by Jetblue.

Also, traveling to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Kitts in June is very hot. Nevertheless,  we would go again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

GREAT CRUISE

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Favorite part was shore excursions, overall a great experience. Maybe I will add more shopping, like clothes, purses. Entertainment on board was also very good and i liked the shows we saw. It was a first cruise for me and I really loved it.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent cruise

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

The islands visited, food, accomodations. I had a wonderful time. All of the staff members were super. i enjoyed the pools and spas. My grand children enjoyed the pools & slides

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Mixed Experience of disappointment in Royal Caribbean and some good parts

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

The visit to St. Kitts was by far the best island we have been to.  The people were polite, honest and hospitable.  The visit to Friar's beach was an unexpected gem of surf, sand and immaculate facilities.  On the ship, the wait staff we had were exemplary, and our head waiter worked sincerely on getting to know his guests and ensuring that every night was perfect. Thanks Cosmin.  The food itself in the dining room was on the bland side with limited variety.  The Windjammer buffet was by far better.  The flow rider and water slides were fun for the kids, even though the lines could get really long.  We did notice that the friendliness of the staff outside of the dining room was less than what we  were accustomed to with Royal Caribbean. They were more interested in pushing for a sale than valuing the experience.  Having been on Allure and Freedom, it may not have had anything to do with the size of the ship. Our greatest dissatisfaction was with the balcony room we booked.  We booked a room for 4, 3 adults and a 13 year old.  The room that was sold to us had the accomodation for the 4th person on the floor.  Having paid full price for each passenger, we are expecting equal accomodation for them.  A small mattress on the floor that slides out from under the sofa and remains on the floor is not not what I expect for the cost incurred.  Who wants to smell shoes while trying to fall asleep. We only realized the predicament when we returned to the room after dinner and was expecting to see a sofa bed for 2 and instead saw 1 bed on the sofa, and one on the floor.  In speaking with guest services about it, they said there was nothing that could be done to rectify the situation, and given we are on a ship, we cannot check out and go to a different 'hotel'.  Having cruised with our 2 kids for several years, this was the first time we got stiffed.  The room should have been sold as accommodations for 3, NOT 4. The person at guest services said they would notify the office in Miami so that future ships would not be built with that type of arrangement. Really? How does that help us.  We ended up with 3 to a bed and one on the sofa. Definitely not "Royal Treatment" or a WOW moment.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Ship

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

Loved the ship and activities on board the ship.  I felt the friendliness of this ship's crew was not as good as the Allure and the Oasis, maybe they are new staff, but bartenders and waiters need to get more training of customer service

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Tremendous Ship but Crowd of People

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It is an amazing Ship, excellent itinerary and good meals.  But you need to love to be in a crowded ambience.  The excursion are out control you need to go out for looking the agency and they are not in time you loose like an hour in every excursion.  Expensive tips for the services,  I only got good services at Guest Service and in the night restaurant.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Harmony of the Seas

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This was our first time to cruise with Royal Caribbean. We  chose this cruise because of the ship and because Grease was playing.  It did not disappoint.  Although this was the largest ship we have sailed on, we never felt too crowded.  It was very organized and everything was spread out.  The entertainment was okay. Grease was pretty good as well as the ice show Columbus. The aqua shows were entertaining.  Unlike Carnival ships, the atmosphere here was very controlled and calm.  Although there are ample opportunities to "party", the party theme was not everywhere. The fitness center is fantastic.  There are 3 main  dining rooms. The one on the 5 floor ( where we were initially assigned) has no view of the ocean so we moved  to level 4 and loved it. We had anytime dining and that worked good for us.    The food was basically the same as other cruise lines, but we did not go to any speciality restaurants.   The  disembarkation was the easiest we have ever done.

 

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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 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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CaptWally
Contributor Level: Purser

We found it very helpful to make our reservations for dinner, entertainment, etc. before arriving. This was one less thing we had to think about.

zendaty
Contributor Level: Purser

Don't get over whelmed plan out your shows for each night

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.

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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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