Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Review summaryLoft Suites are wonderful balcony cabins, but too expensive for us to do it again on Harmony. Scaling back to a Junior Suite still provides a nice balcony but is much more affordable. Given the high level of service on Harmony, any cabin you choose should make for a pleasant trip.
Food and Dining
Nice variety. Oddly, the main courses are contained in one island and not repeated elsewhere, causing patrons to jam up.
Always good. Keep in mind there's an $11 cover charge. Then you can order as much as you want. NOTE WELL: milkshakes are extra.
Quirky and cool. You need to be open-minded to enjoy this venue's unusual food presentations. So, if you don't want anything more adventurous than a steakhouse, don't go here.
Delicious food. Keep in mind the menu never changes (meaning, it's the same every night). It's FREE, so try it out. We very much appreciated that the music was low enough to enjoy conversation with one's table mate(s)!
Enjoyed their "tropical" spin on traditional cocktails. As with nearly every bar on the ship, the music was too loud to make the waiter understand what you want without having to scream. We left after one drink and never went back.
Food was very tasty. We were having a wonderful time until the Aqua Theatre show started. The music was so ridiculously loud that we couldn't converse with each other or the waiter. Finally just gave up and left.
Food is good. The staff struggles to keep up with cleaning and sanitizing tables. I noticed all staff in this venue had stressed expressions and demeanor. I realized they are probably worn down by the incredible level of noise. Hard surfaces amplify chair scraping, plate/cup/silverware noises, passenger conversations (especially with kids present), cooking sounds, and overhead music. You actually feel relieved when you exit the restaurant.
We went with the hope of having the mini grilled cheese bits, but all that was offered was the usual fast food items (burgers, dogs, various salads). Turkey burgers were tasty but unremarkable.
Main Dining Room
We hadn't visited the MDR in a while, so we were surprised at how RCCL has intentionally made things a bit less formal. Still very nice.
Tasty food and large portions. I'm very fond of the Baked Alaska, which is only served on formal night.
Surprisingly small and limited, especially compared to sister ship, Oasis.
Boardwalk Dog House
Tasty sausages of varying types. Reasonable choice of toppings. Fresh buns. And it's FREE!
Lovely panoramic view. Nice hors d'oeuvres. Two complaints: 1) coffee machine is not properly programmed to brew decaf. 2) We were Loft Suite guests and, therefore, entitled to visit this lounge. However, Pinnacle guests are so snobby and obnoxious that their glares made us feel like intruders.
Lots of shops, several bars, and some quickie eateries. Gets very crowded during the parade, so either exercise patience or stay away. At night, the music from one venue will bleed into other venues, creating a cacophony of noise.
Mostly pleasant. However, there are no windows, so no view to enjoy. It is the only lounge where you can get decaf coffee (Suite Lounge machine didn't seem programmed for decaf),which I appreciated greatly. I wish they would adjust the ambient music volume to make it quieter when there are only a handful of passengers present.
Only show we attended was "Columbus." Very enjoyable musical comedy, and it only lasts 50 minutes, giving you plenty of time to explore other entertainment venues.
Jazz on 4
Nice space. Good music. Only complaint is how loud music from the Promenade bleeds into the venue to the point you can't hear the jazz quartet. So obnoxious. A passenger would typically get up and close the door to block the sound. The cocktail server is an odd duck; he won't make eye contact with you or come by to ask if you want anything. Oddly, you have to wave him over.
We love it on Oasis because it's so serene. However, on Harmony, you constantly hear rushing water from the kiddie pool area, to the point where it overwhelms Central Park's "natural" bird and cricket sounds, as well as drowning out the nightly musician unless you're within 30 feet of him.
Lots of tables. Adequate selection of board games.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of call
Port Canaveral, Florida Did not visit port
Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port