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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Harmony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 08, 2018

Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11249

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

This was my first Royal Caribbean cruise, and I loved it. I like the fact that it was one of their mega ships (oasis class) and had plenty of activities to keep me busy. Helped me feel like my vacation was more than just resting and sitting around doing nothing.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was fast and smooth. Was impressed with how quickly I was able to get on the ship and start exploring.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
There is so much good food on this ship! You really have to pace yourself so that you avoid eating too much and feeling miserable.

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

There's so much food on the cruise ship that you start craving a more traditional meal. This burger joint feels like an normal american diner and helps satisfy those cravings.

Boardwalk Dog House

4 out of 5

I tried a couple different dogs. They weren't anything special, but a viable food option if you were in the area and getting a little hungry.

150 Central Park

5 out of 5

Incredible roast beef sandwiches, and a quiet spot to grab a quick bite to eat. Wasn't ever too crowded.

Bionic Bar

3 out of 5

It's cool to see but the entertainment wears off fast. Watching a video online is just as good as seeing the robotic drink maker in action.

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

Incredible roast beef sandwiches, and a quiet spot to grab a quick bite to eat. Wasn't ever too crowded.

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Don't be afraid to try multiple entrees. I'm usually reluctant to order new foods, because I rarely have a backup meal ready. On a cruise ship, order whatever you want. If you dont like it, move onto something else.

Sorrentos

5 out of 5

Good quick pizza.

Chops Grille

5 out of 5

Worth 5 stars, but not sure I'd visit it again - there was so much good food on the ship that the luxury of a prime steak was somewhat muted.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Zipline

5 out of 5

Fun experience. Make sure you take closed toed shoes that tie.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

Saw some fun shows in here, but didn't participate in the free skate.

Aquatheater

5 out of 5

Impressive and entertaining shows.

Central Park

5 out of 5

Peaceful area! It was always fun to stroll through Central Park. It never got too crowded and was so immersive that you could easily forget you were on a giant ship.

Card Room

5 out of 5

Nice and quiet sanctuary ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of space for the two of us staying here. The balcony overlooking central park was very peaceful.

Ship tip

Bring comfortable shoes that are good for lots of walking.

Ports of call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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