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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 26, 2020

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9642

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Getting on board was so easy! No waiting or lines. The app is wonderful for boarding and very useful during the cruise, as it has so many features. I could easily mark or delete what I wanted, able to reserve some on board activities and it was nice to have the use of messaging. Ship is very large but doesn’t feel crowded. So beautiful! Crew was one of the best and I think this was my 12th RC Cruise. The bar tenders in Boleros were the most entertaining. We kept going back there because it was so much fun! Of course all the food was fantastic. The only thing I missed or couldn’t find was a make your own omelet station...but so much to choose. We didn’t care for the Open Top Bus Tour. The people were nice, but couldn’t hear them, so we missed the info. And there were too many stops to shop. I would have preferred historical information. The Barcardi tour was booked up, so we chose the Make your own Rum drink tour and it worked out even better. Starts off as a walking tour with wonderful history given by an excellent guide. No shopping pushed! Ended with a Rum drink of our own choice and escorted back to the ship if we desired to stay with the group. Only wish there was more time to spend in PR! Coco Kay is beautiful and there was so much to do without the pay Water Park. Lots of lounge chairs and umbrellas! So relaxing, and wonderful walking pathways. But I miss the nature feel...I enjoyed it years ago when you could easily spot the wild life. Changed, yes, but this was still exceptionally a wonderful island. Shows were all over the top. Movies were a good selection. Such a great time! I want to return to Harmony and that says a lot as I have been on the Oasis 3 or 4 times. Sorry Oasis, but Harmony has won me over.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very fast and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All of if it was great! We never went to the main dining room because we booked specialty restaurants and with a Jr suite we went to the Coastal Kitchen which is the main DR for suite guests

Wonderland

5 out of 5

My first time there and what a delightful place! Excellent food served in surprising ways. Slow and casual, not rushed. Crew was very good at playing their part. Not just a restaurant, but a show.....of food. Super experience!

Solarium Bar

5 out of 5

Super crew and would make sure you got what you wanted. Very fast and that’s difficult to do with the frozen drinks...but I was amazed as they were doing several drinks at once.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
So much to choose from. Altho we don’t participate in most, it’s so much fun to watch it all!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Everything we attended was top notch. In the past the ice shows were ehh. But this ice show was fantastic and glad we went. Wowser!

Solarium

5 out of 5

Nice adult quiet place to relax. And several levels to choose. Disappointed that there wasn’t a pool. I’m not a hot tub person, but I tried it and it was very nice

Boleros

5 out of 5

The bar tenders here are not only fast and good, but beyond friendly. They a funny and entertaining too! We will be back to see you guys!!

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All crew happy and courteous. Always helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Have been on many RC ships, but this was modern and beautiful. Colors in room very calming.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very clean , large and a very large balcony

Ship tip

Fill out all forms and take photo ahead of time. Reserve shows and restaurants, and times for dining plans. Pre pay for excursions as they will cost less. And pre pay for drink packages, internet ect. A lot easier to have it all done and have more time to enjoy the ship. Get there early!

Ports of call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
The area is stunning but wish we had chosen a different excursion. Didn’t care for the Open Top Bus

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Such a beautiful city. Only wish we had more time there. The Bacardi Rum tour was sold out, so we took the other Rum tour, which was probably better. It was a wonderful walking tour and not pushed into stores. What a pleasure! We finished the tour getting our choice of Rum drinks at a local place. Then we were escorted back to the ship if we desired. Great guides!

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We did not pay for the water park as we don’t do those rides. But we were extremely surprised that everything else was accessible. Lots of lounges and so many umbrellas! Food, food, drinks and restrooms everywhere.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very fast and easy. It was nice that we could even choose a time.
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