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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2.7 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 08, 2017

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 12-971

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

This is my last cruise on this line. Don't need to travel with sloppy, poorly dressed people at dinner. Last trip on the Allure was excellent but that was 3 years ago. Just did Regent. It's worth the extra money as you never have another expense onboard. All inclusive.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
It was quick and easy to board the ship.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
RCCL has deteriorated into a low end cruise. Food in every dining room was mediocre. Menu in Chops Grille was changed and steak was tough and poor quality. No dress code in the dining room so people in shorts, flip flops and t shirts. Quality of food at Windjammer was inferior. Been sailing on this line since the 1970's and this was my last trip with them. There is now a charge for room service.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
During the day on board, there was nothing to do but play Bingo (for money) the spa (for money) or sit at the pool. Other activity was trivia. Movies were for children. No movie theater - just pay per view on TV.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
Ice show was excellent as usual. Grease - boring and dated. Columbus the musical - stupid. Good adult comedy show. Always enjoyed ending the evening at the Schooner Bar where everyone sang along. This one was poorly attended and no one participated in the singing. Piano player could only play from his song book.

Children's Programs

Didn't travel with any.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff very attentive everywhere we went on board.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
No issues with cleanliness. Wash your hand enforced in Windjammer only.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was large. Excellent storage for clothing.

Ship Tip

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.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Live here so nothing for us at this port.

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

1 out of 5
Been here a dozen times so just a beach.

Falmouth, Jamaica Did not visit port

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Long. Had to spend an hour locked in a private customs room as we made a large purchase.
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