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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 01, 2018

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9312

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall a good cruise. But, the ship is just to big. The overall layout doesn't lend itself to ocean views. I go on cruises because I like being on a ship at sea. I like feeling like I'm on a ship. Central Park, the Promenade, and the Boardwalk all focus your attention inward rather than looking outward towards the ocean. Most of the dining venues have no ocean view. Most of the other areas of the ship that have an ocean view, it is obstructed by window frames or canopies. The jogging track on deck 5 is almost completely obstructed, mostly by life boats. Now, to be fair please look at my ratings. The interior decorating was super and the food was very good, as was the service. The " Chef's Table" dining experience was over the top excellent and well worth the money. All the staff were wonderful. A word of caution regarding the buffet for breakfast or lunch. The food was good. But, way to crowded. I would recommend dining room for breakfast as you can order off the menu or they have a small buffet which is not crowded and better quality. I have been on over a dozen cruises and the entertainment was excellent. Again, overall a good cruise. But, prefer ships a bit smaller.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

Nice meeting place when cruising with a group. Excellent drinks. The piano man and singer in the evening does a great sing along and requests.

Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Food gets a "B" rating by me. The service was excellent!

Windjammer Marketplace

3 out of 5

Fair food. But, way to crowded.

Park Cafe

4 out of 5

Good buffet for quick bites.

Mini Bites

4 out of 5

Good place for breakfast.

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

Excellent and fun! Singing and dancing waiters.

Boot and Bonnet Pub

4 out of 5

Nice atmosphere.

Bar

3 out of 5

Quite a few of the bars on board have slow service. Others are fast. It's really random. And the drink quality is inconsistent.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center

4 out of 5

Very well equipped. But, no ocean views like most of the other cruise ships I've been on.

Guest Services

4 out of 5

Always helpful, but , long lines.

Flowrider

5 out of 5

This is a must. Loads of fun!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Solarium

3 out of 5

OK for catching sun. But, all the views are obstructed.

On Air Club

5 out of 5

Lots of fun games for the audience.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Be ready for lots of walking. The Ship is HUGE!

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5

Falmouth, Jamaica

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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