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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

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5 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 07, 2016
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 14670
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was my 13th cruise.  We've done one with Norwegian and the rest with Holland America.  Royal Caribbean knocked it out of the park.


was great to deal with.  Prices were comparable to other sites.  The mileage bonus was comparable to other incentives.  The miles didn't kick in right away, so don't think you're gonna get your free flight in time to use it for your cruise.


The Harmony of the Seas was a bit intimidating as we drove into the port, but once aboard, it was amazingly easy to get around.  We saw the whole ship on a 5 day cruise.  Great food, great entertainment.  Nice pools.  Great accommodations for kids.  Specialty restaurants were great, but the regular dining was great too.


Disembarkation was a worry of ours - with that many people, how in the heck do you get them all off in time for shore excursions?  Somehow they did it flawlessly.  I truly didn't notice that there were three times as many people on this ship as we're used to.


We didn't get off at the Rome stop - the bus ride was way too far for little kids.


We will sail with Royal again.  We will probably sail the Harmony of the Seas again.  And I'd probably book through United again.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of room for a family of 3. Not enough room for a pull-out couch and a crib and a 2-twin bed.

Ship Tip

Do it. The ship is not too big to enjoy.

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