Harmony of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Oct. 2, 2019

Although it was launched in 2016, Harmony of the Seas is still one of the world's largest cruise ships. This $1.3 billion mega-ship comes jam-packed with high-tech amenities and adrenaline-pumping activities geared toward families, couples, and party lovers. For nonstop fun, Harmony of the Seas features a zip line, two massive climbing walls, dual surf simulators, and a miniature golf course. Feel the exhilarating adrenaline rush as you plunge 10 stories on the Ultimate Abyss, cool off in one of the ship's four swimming pools, or ride the Cyclone and the Typhoon in the updated Perfect Storm water park.

After a long day in the sun, refuel with health foods at the Vitality Cafe, or savor a big bowl of Jamie Oliver's house-made pasta. After dark, enjoy some quiet time in Schooner Bar or catch an awe-inspiring live performance with the whole family at the Royal Theater. And if parents need some time to themselves, Royal Caribbean's complimentary Adventure Ocean club organizes educational activities for kids aged 3 to 17.

For the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Harmony of the Seas itineraries will depart from Orlando/Port Canaveral and Fort Lauderdale with stops across the Caribbean, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands.

Ship Highlights

  • Water park with three water slides
  • Two FlowRider surfing simulators
  • Four swimming pools, nine whirlpools and a splash pad
  • A zip line and two rock-climbing walls
  • Adventure Ocean children’s program
  • Teen lounge and disco
  • Adults-only Solarium
  • Stand-up comedy club
  • Broadway at Sea musicals
  • Ice-skating rink and shows
  • AquaTheater performances
  • 25 restaurants and lounges
  • 14 complimentary dining options
  • Robotic bartenders in the Bionic Bar
  • Super-fast VOOM Wi-Fi
Why Sail Harmony of the Seas: Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas is a great choice for families, couples, and singles looking for active fun and the latest technology.

You Should Know: Harmony of the Seas is an extremely large ship designed for active travelers, so large, energetic crowds are to be expected. For a more intimate cruising experience, vacationers who are easily overwhelmed should choose a smaller ship on Celebrity or Princess.

Harmony of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: XL
  • Total Passengers: 5,478
  • Total Crew: 2,394
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.29
  • Built: May 2016
  • Number of Decks: 15
  • Total Cabins: 2,747
  • Cabin Categories: 87
  • Gross Tonnage: 227,700
  • Length: 1,181
  • Beam: 198

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.7
  • Children's Programs 4.3
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.7
  • Entertainment 4.5
  • Food and Dining 4.3
  • Onboard Activities 4.4
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.7

Cabins

2747 cabins and 87 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.4
(82 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $137/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
3.9
(39 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $163/night
Balcony Balcony
4.5
(323 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $175/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.5
(42 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $352/night

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Dining

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150 Central Park 150 Central Park
4.9
(26 Reviews)
Park Cafe Park Cafe
4.8
(22 Reviews)
Cafe Promenade Cafe Promenade
4.7
(23 Reviews)
Izumi Izumi
4.7
(13 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Sand Bar Sand Bar
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Splashaway Bay Splashaway Bay
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Waterslide Launch Area Waterslide Launch Area
5.0
(4 Reviews)
Lucky Climber Lucky Climber
5.0
(1 Review)

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1550 Harmony of the Seas Reviews

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Not good by paulshortley

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

My wife became I'll on the first day. She ate a pepper salad at sorentos, it had mussels in it. She is highly allergic. There was no label to indicate the contents. It took 24 hours to get NEW sheets and pillow cases. The cruise was booked 1 year in advance and 2 other couples decided to join us. We were not able to be seated together until day 2. We could not rectify this for months prior to sailing, ( privacy issues). Poor business acumen since we were celebrating a wedding anniversary.

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Vacation by vanessaric

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

My overall experience was excellent, however some of the guest on board were very rude and unprofessional. To much pushing and shoving in the small confined areas elevator, eating areas and getting on and off the ship.

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A Detailed Review of Our December Cruise on Harmony of the Seas by bskramer48

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

As a point of reference, this is the 20th cruise for my wife and me and our 6th cruise on Royal Caribbean. Two years ago, we took a cruise on Oasis of the Seas, the sister ship to Harmony of the Seas. Our reason for booking this specific cruise was so my wife could participate in the Royal Poker Tournament Main Event. This specific event has been held for the past twelve years and recently it has taken place during the first two weeks of December on the Oasis of the Seas. In the past, the event has been two weeks long, but this year it was held only during the first week of December. The Conference Room on Deck 3 of the ship was converted to a Poker Room for both tournaments and cash games. My wife won an entry into the Royal Poker Tournament Main Event two years ago by winning a free cruise and tournament entry on another Royal Caribbean cruise. She enjoyed participating in the week-long poker event so much that she wanted to try it again. She was equally happy this year, and most likely we will attend this event in future years as long as Royal Caribbean continues to host it. The fact that the ship also stopped at the ports of Philipsburg in Saint Maarten, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and Coco Cay in the Bahamas was a plus. In summary, we enjoyed the total experience and would enthusiastically recommend this ship and itinerary to any travelers who are looking for an excellent cruise with the bonus of a great poker room.

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824 Harmony of the Seas Tips

sophie1502
Jul 23, 2017

Don't sail on this ship if you want excellence in food. Beware of the duty free gimmick. If you purchase anything over your allowance the ship reports it to customs when you land and you will pay a duty tax. THey tell you it's a random selection but you are tagged before you leave the ship. Do all your expensive shopping in ports of call. This is dishonest to try to dupe you into making purchases.

painters13
Jun 25, 2017

We booked our shows before we sailed and my time dining is the way to go and as soon as you get onboard go and organise your off shore tours

Captainorin
Jun 24, 2017

Make your dinner reservations when you get on board at the main dining room entrance. Even if you don't show up for that time it will save you any waiting. The larger your party the more difficult to get a table for everyone when you want it. Harmony has about 3 sit down restaurants for free.

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