Largest Ship in the World
Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
I thought my husband was crazy when he wanted to go on the largest cruise ship in the world! It was huge but you don't see all of the 5,960 passengers who were booked on the cruise ( 1,200 children on board ) and not including the 2,100 staff members. The staff were very friendly and helpful since I'm in a transport wheelchair. There are a lot of disabled passengers on board so getting an elevator was difficult and a problem. There were some grumpy passengers, but not the staff, who were friendly, helpful, and cheerful. The food was nothing to shout about since morning and lunches were relegated to the Windjammer Buffet. Since it is such a huge crowd, there was plentiful food and was restocked often. The service staff were fast and efficient; however the first day of boarding was a zoo trying to find a table for a disabled person. They can improve on the Asia cuisine dishes too which tasted Blah. I'm Asian so the Singapore noodles were nothing I ever had in a Chinese or Asian restaurant. The dining room, Silk, cuisine was much better. Maria, our waitress, was very helpful by ensuring none of the dishes had basil, which I'm allergic. The dishes were fine except for the night I ordered fish and chips with mushy peas. I was thoroughly disappointed because I have been in London in a real whole in the wall fish and chips place where it was made and tasted better. The fish was tasteless and slightly under cooked, and the mushy peas were definitely not like anything I've tasted before, more like half pureed baby food. Martin,our waiter, was nice to offer me a bottle of wine which was completely unexpected. I have been on 30+ cruises on different companies, and this was the first time I was given a bottle of wine when I found the meal unsatisfactory. I have seen 2-3 ships docked at once, but never 6 ships. We were in St. Maarten and there were 6 ships in port. Of course, ours was the largest and most magnificent. Haven't rode a Merry Go Round in 20 years which was fun. The staff made it so it was easy for me to get on and off the ride. The entertainment was a class of it's own. Columbus, the Musical, was fun to watch with it's exceptional CG effects and stage design of the ship. The plot was similar to our S.F. Beach Blanket Babylon show. The Fine Line Show was postponed 3 times due to unsafe sea conditions. They rescheduled it for us automatically. I was well worth the wait! Imaginative and breath taking aerial acrobatics and high diving! Fantastic cast!!! Shopping was wonderful in ports as well as on the ship. I had to use some of my husband's suitcase since mine had no more room from my purchases. The ship now uses a WOW bracelet for charging purchases and opening your cabin, but you have to pay $5 extra. RCL airport transfers were not a problem at all. The airport to pier is only a short 10 minutes drive. We are back home safe and sound with so many wonderful memories of our fabulous trip.
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I've been on many cruises, 30+. I've noticed that the women are more dressed up formally on this ship than I have seen in other cruises. So if you have a flashy dress, you will feel right at home wearing it on formal nights.