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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 22, 2017

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 7504

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Food was nothing spectacular kind of disappointing. It was not bad but was on par with Carnival and I expected more. Drink packages even the non alcoholic one is a must! Has at least 10 virgin pina coladas a day! A lot going on but for the worlds largest cruise ship i expected more.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Although we had a 1:30 time slot to board we got on at 12:00 and it was super fast. Checking in from home and taking our own pictures sped things up. No lines at all we walked in and went right to the counter.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was OK . I had some high expectations maybe too high. We did not try any of the pay restaurants we ate solely in the Windjammer and Silk dining room. Food was not very exciting get like we had the dame choices each night. Even the side dished everything came with mashed potatoes! No other sides. Tip.. do not dine in the Silk dining room if you want a view of the seas. No windows in the Silk dining room. Very dark with no outside view.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
It seems like there is so much to do but when you look at the scheme of things in the time span of a week you can run out of things to do. Rock climbing last 15 minutes, Ultimate Abyss 20 seconds , zip line 15 seconds and flow rider 2 minutes. Repeat.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The best show on board the Fine Line! Very Cirque de Solei' ish. Columbus was funny. 1887 interesting. Grease so so.

Children's Programs

We did have a 10 and 12 year old with us but after looking at the facilities they opted not to go .

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Not enough bartenders to cover. I guess with the packages they want to slow down how much you drink. Wait staff at dinner very nice but slow.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Spotless on board. Took some time to get your bearings but very well laid out plan.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
First time for us in the very front of the ship. Our window faced directly floor level to the helipad. Super noisy up front . Especially when docking and leaving the stabilizers and thruster shook the cabin.

Ship tip

Download the IQ app and connect to wifi even if you don't buy an internet package you get access to texting free!

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Only a few hours at this port so only enough time to do some souvenir shopping on Bay Street

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Took a city tour interesting to see the parts of the island where locals love.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Very small island no too much going on. City your in air conditioned bus was great.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Fast and easy. We had a full ship yet getting on and off a breeze.
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