Harmony Eastern Caribbean

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2019

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9456

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, it was a good experience. The highlight in dining was Wonderland. RC should consider if the gross items in the big shows should be removed. For specifics see what I wrote about the entertainment. These shows are, after all, supposed to be for families.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
You should go to Wonderland. The Solarium is free and great too.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fun! Enjoyed the zip line, the 10-story slide (almost chickened out but thankful I didn't, it is actually very tame), water slides, ice skating (c'mon, it's a bucket list thing for this ship), and watching the kids do the surf simulator.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
First let me say, I enjoyed all the shows. The entertainers were amazingly talented. The actor who plays Kenickie in Grease is phenomenal. But I found some parts tasteless. The choreography on Grease and Columbus seemed to say, "Hey everybody, we have crotches!" One example: In Grease Rizzo grinds an album to her crotch while she lies on her back, legs spread. The look on my teens' faces was shock. In Columbus the men literally have an exaggerated pouch in front. Why? I guess to be funny? The obsession with this area was cheap and vulgar. The Ice Skating Show was again populated with great talent. But why did they feel the need to have two male skaters dress as and parody women? The plot was overall thin and there was no reason, that I could see, for this. Would black face be funny too? The comic water show (not The Fine Line, the other one) was the perfect opportunity to parody all the "serious" shows. The serious shows have little to no story, even Grease (the take away is, if you can't get your man being you, change). But, alas, the comic show was boring, although again incredible talent is on display. Years ago there was a show at Sea World called "Relieve" which was a parody of the show, "Believe." It was hilarious, because for all the pretension about the big shows, really the plot is usually sparse at best, and delivers a bad message at worst. So, a little honest self-reflection and parody of these shows would go far for RC. The two comedians were funny, although both were funnier when they did the "family" show which just proved that every other word doesn't have to be an F-bomb. The second gentleman who joked about cruising was funnier, probably because he was poking fun at things we were all experiencing. The headliner was the best show. It was a band out of Tennessee, I believe, and the lead singer poked fun at famous singers while crooning their songs. The guitar player and violin player were great. It was fun and entertaining, without being crass.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My eight-year-old loved going to the children's program, which was a pleasant surprise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Matilde, our cabin steward, was friendly and did a great job.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great design. Nice to walk thru central park anytime you have to go from one end to another. It is quiet and peaceful.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size for three people.

Ship tip

If you are going to eat at one specialty dining restaurant, go ahead and get the package for two restaurants. It's worth it! And go to Wonderland. There's nothing like it on land, but you can get a good steak many places.

Ports of call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
Traffic jam made the ride from Maho (on a bus, which btw is really a white van) 3 hours long. This affected everyone and RC held the ship for those who were late. The "bus" fare was $2/person. You have to walk about 15 minutes into town but is is much cheaper than the hawkers who want to charge you $8/person. They were stuck in traffic too.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas Did not visit port

Very, very sad to go to Labadee, Haiti instead.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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