Great Ship and a much needed vacation!
Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Review summaryI love Oasis class ships because there's no shortage of things to do onboard and when the sea is rough (and it was pretty bad this week), the rocking is not overwhelming. I will use this box to tell what I didn't like. 1. The wifi package: - I bought the wifi package because I like to document my vacation as I go. They advertised it as fast-speed. It was not fast-speed and the connection was less reliable on lower decks. They need to check this out. 2. The lack of people my age: - We were sailing at full capacity (6500 passengers). There were two kinds of people, children under 18 and adults over 50. I'm 22 and would have liked to have met some people my age to maybe hang out with. There is self-directed activities for guests age 18-20. Hopefully Royal will add something similar for 21-30s. 3. The higher prices: - Prices are going to be high either way but they have gone up some since last year. Hopefully they'll drop or offer some more discounts for people moving up the loyalty program. Be ready to spend some money. Overall it's a great cruising experience but no cruise is perfect. Never let the little things get in the way of you having the time of your life onboard, I didn't. I'll happily sail on Royal Caribbean again in the near future.
Food and Dining
It was crowded at times but it was really fun to order a cocktail and watch the robotic arms go to work!
Main Dining Room
The food was good except a lot of the menu items looked the same from when I sailed on this ship in June of 2018. They should change things up some. There was one night when our assistant waiter forgot to fill my dad's water glass but I told him about it and he never made that mistake again.
They went up a little on the price but the food is good and you must have at least one of their milkshakes.
Boot and Bonnet Pub
Favorite bar on the ship! It is well decorated, the bartenders are very personable, and it's a relaxing atmosphere.
The Royal Promenade is nice and has a lot of cool events that take place their. However, it's the most crowded neighborhood onboard in the daytime and nighttime.
Flowrider is a lot of fun. I recommend doing this on port days or early in the morning when the lines are shorter because you can wait 45+ minutes when the lines get long. Please note that the ramp is like a rubber trampoline and it does NOT hurt to fall.
Beautiful neighborhood onboard and never too crowded.
Good place to play a board game or card game. However, it can be hard getting a table sometimes.
2nd favorite bar on the ship. The mojitos are a must try!
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
If you think you'll drink between 4-6+ drinks per day, purchase the delux drink package in cruise planner. It looks pricey but cocktails are $15 and beers are $8-9, you'll at worst break even with the package. If you enjoy steak, eat at Chops Grille one night for dinner. If you want to try Flowrider, do it on a port day or in the morning when there's less people in line to do it.
Ports of call
Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas Did not visit port