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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 24, 2018

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12211

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I thoroughly enjoyed our time on the ship. I liked having the Starbucks on the ship. Would have liked having the cupcake shop/candy shop on Boardwalk again. I know they have to change some things around sometimes. My little 14 month old grandson really enjoyed the parades on the Promenade. The crew were soooo nice! They all knew my little grandson after the 1st day & called him by name. Would definitely do another RCCL cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
No problem embarking. Went thru very easily. We were a party of 11 & we were all thru in 5-10 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We only did one specialty restaurant which was Johnny Rockets & that was because we got a free lunch with our Central Park balcony room. Windjammer breakfasts were very good as well as the MDR evening meals. The crew was awesome!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I love the cantilever whirlpools; so relaxing! At times I wished they were for 18 & over as young kids were horsing around in them. Kind of took away some of the ambiance.

Whirlpool

4 out of 5

They still need to find a way to police the chair hogs. People should be willing to share. I know it's hard for the crew to keep an eye on this. I never could find a "cabana" chair open.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the people we came in contact with on the ship were so nice. I have no complaints at all. Our waiters, Willfredo & Oleana were excellent! Even the head waiter, Benson, came by every night to check that everything was okay. That was the most I've ever seen the head waiter on any of our cruises. Also our room steward, Tanoe, was so awesome. He enjoyed seeing my little grandson running up & down the aisle. I asked him one evening for a Sharps container & by the time we got back from supper, he had one in our room.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the layout. Nice size bathroom. Plenty of storage room. Also loved our balcony. Many times we sat out there to read in the afternoon or sat for awhile listening to music before going for supper.

Ship tip

This is the first time I took magnetic hooks along for inside the cabin. They worked out really well. My husband hung his hats & I hung some of my necklaces up.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
We did the Everglades airboat ride. It was somewhat interesting. Because of the early morning, not many of the alligators were out yet sunning themselves. We did get to see two of them. Didn't think the tour was well organized. Weren't really told what time to be back to the bus, just kept watching the tour director.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
We did the Maho Beach airplane excursion. That part was very good. Enjoyed watching the planes coming in & had a nice lunch at the Sunset Bar & Grill. Did a little shopping right by the pier before getting back on the ship. Sad to see all the destruction yet but they are slowly coming back. It is still my favorite island. People were so friendly!

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
This was our first time here; very beautiful. RCCL put on a very nice lunch! Nice & relaxing! Would recommend to anyone.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Went too fast! I did not want to get off. It was pretty easy. We had to wait awhile in the Studio B theater before they started calling our groups off. We had done the valet luggage so just went thru Customs & we were out. It was nice not having all those forms to fill out again. Buses were waiting right outside for us to get to our excursion.
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