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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 7
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 13, 2018

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10575

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

My kids had never been on an Oasis class ship before and loved every minute. So much to do and see. The dive shows were fantastic. We missed the “spinny guy” on this one... I was hoping my older daughter would see him do his stuff but no luck. My 7 year old was less than half an inch too short for the flow rider, but the 11 yr old and my husband went on it multiple times and had a blast. I liked all the pools and my kids enjoyed the water slides. The Windjammer is completely too small - this is a recurring theme on many reviews and I totally agree. We only went there three times the whole week- it was enough. I love the Park cafe with its Kummelweck sandwiches and salads. Breakfast there is good too. We only did the main dining room twice so we missed out on getting to know our servers but it was still ok. Food was good. Our kids loved Chops but I would say the server we had there was my least favorite. We had Julieta in 150 Central Park and she was my favorite- she learned our names and even remembered them when we saw her the next morning. Super nice. My kids are already wondering when we will go on the Harmony again:)

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Had a four night dining package, went to Jamie’s, Chops, Wonderland and 150 Central Park. All good, loved 150 Central Park the most. Chops is my kid’s favorite.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
They had a Mystery activity where you worked in teams to solve an art heist. It was a little confusing but we had fun! I had good team members. My family enjoyed the flow riders, rock climbing and ice skating.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Went to Columbus- it is sort of a mishmash but the singing was great and the set was really cool. Cheesy and disappointing at the end with the obvious Royal Caribbean plug but otherwise fun.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My 7 year old daughter enjoyed the time she spent at the kids club, Adventure Ocean. My 11 year old daughter not so much. They tried the Adventure Dining one night and the food wasn’t good, so I was disappointed because I had hoped they’d like it enough to let me and my husband have dinner by ourselves a few times:) There should be some healthier options other than chicken nuggets, fries, and pizza.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised that this room had a virtual balcony! And the pull out couch was awesome for kids- it’s more of a trundle bed so they didn’t kick each other all night. The main bed was a little hard for my liking but was ok. I felt there was plenty of space for all of us! It was an adjoining room though- you can hear every word your neighbors say! I was glad for the white noise app on my phone at night.

Ship tip

Try alternate venues for breakfast and lunch, lots of good options and then you avoid the busy Windjammer.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Finally made it to Nellies Beach- lovely water and even though it was busy I liked it better than the other side of the peninsula. I laughed when I realized how close it was to the children’s play area where I’d been before- thanks to the friends on this app that helped me figure out where’s it was:)

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did the Adventure Falls and River Tibing excursion through RCL. It’s on the Good Hope Estate, and was not strenuous at all. We had super fun guides, really they make it the tour. The pool and water slide and waterfall you can visit afterwards was great- my kids didn’t want to leave! Beautiful setting.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Went to Chankanaab for the Dolphin Discovery and sea lion show with lunch. Was a fun day. The pool there is very nice. I liked the swim up bar. The drinks are as you’d expect since they’re included- cheap. But, better than paying! :) Lunch was ok. It isn’t a culinary masterpiece but we all had enough to eat.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
I like how getting a taxi is pretty quick. We waited maybe 5 minutes Andrew then we were whisked away to the airport.

Traveler Photos

Donuts for dessert at 150 Central Park Chakanaab pool Hideaway Heist Top of Ultimate Abyss Random piano guy in elevator Chankanaab pool Pool at a good Hope Estate Central Park at night Labadee
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