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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 5
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 02, 2019

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11254

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Except for missing a live Orchestra, One of the Best. Cruises. Ever. Of many we've taken.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Seamless (but you get Expedited if you book a Grand Suite or higher).

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Didn't use/have to use the MDR - ate dinners in the Suites Coastal Kitchen. Pizza was surprisingly good - Room Service was Stellar (complimentary in a Suite). Hot Dogs were fun. Windjammer lunches were very good,

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness Center was amazing and did really well on the Slots in the Casino. (didn't play Blackjack because of the odds split).

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Great Entertainment all-around. Again, Preferred Suite seating obviated having reservations and waiting in lines. Comedians were awesome - high-wire and Jazz Club (Amy Bone) were great. As a musician, I was disappointed that the live orchestras we loved on prior cruises on smaller ships (?) was absent. One of the most amazing things: A steward named Damar asked us if we needed anything while we took a "Shade-Break" on the Suite Deck to play cards. He asked what we were playing, then asked if he could see our deck. He then proceeded to perform eight of the most ASTOUNDING card tricks we had ever seen! Two feet away, and with OUR deck! Better than Shin Lim who won AGT! Recommended him to RCI for a job in Entertainment!

Children's Programs

Sailed as a couple.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Concierges were fantastic. Honestly, Room Steward was (new?) largely absent and not at all as attentive as past cruise Attendants. As noted above, one of the most amazing things was that a steward named Damar asked us if we needed anything while we took a "Shade-Break" on the Suite Deck to play cards, He asked what we were playing, then asked if he could see our deck. He then proceeded to perfor eight of the most ASTOUNDING card tricks we had ever seen! Two feet away, and with OUR deck! Better than Shin Lim who won AGT! Recommended him to RCI for a job in Entertainment!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great ship. Not crowded despite the number of passengers and crew.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Wonderful Suite, great balcony, perfect furnishings, VERY comfortable.

Ship tip

Book a Grand Suite or higher - worth every extra dollar!

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
Great location and facilities.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
COCO CAY: Surprised at how amazing it was after just opening a few weeks earlier.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Been there before - kind of average.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
Been there before - kind of average.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Goes back to that Suite thing: Met in the Suite Lounge, had complimentary coffee and pastries or breakfast, concierges reserved an elevator and guided us to Customs - first off ship. In the car by 8:00 am.
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