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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 14, 2017

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8302

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This is our second Cruise with Royal Caribbean.  Harmony of the Seas is HUGE, and has all sorts of things going on all the time.  The entertainment was better than I expected, tho somewhat different in nature.  The diving exhibitions were a bit like Cirque du Soleil acrobatics done in a water environment.  Unusual, but very nice.


This is a 7 day cruise with only 3 stops, so we spent a lot of time at sea.  There were enough diversions on the ship to keep the sea time from becoming boring.


The food was great, as one would expect on a Royal Caribbean Cruise.  The Service was not as good as that we got on our last Cruise on a different Royal Caribbean Ship.  If you eat breakfast in the main dining room, the service is much better well before 9.  Once it gets crowded, the service seems to struggle with inadequate numbers of staff.  Special requests might or might not be fulfilled in a timely fashion.  There also was an absence of the less expensive wine on the later parts of the cruise.  This was noticed by lots of people judging from the comments heard in a question and answer session with the Captain.


Perhaps our incredible experience with the wait staff on our first cruise last year gave us unreasonable expectations for this city on the sea.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin could have had a more comfortable inside place to sit, tho the chairs on the veranda were excellent. Housekeeping did a super job

Ship tip

Try the Park Cafe on Level 8 for lunch on embarkation day. The Windjammer is crazy busy that afternoon.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
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