Don't sail on this ship if you want excellence in food. Beware of the duty free gimmick. If you purchase anything over your allowance the ship reports it to customs when you land and you will pay a duty tax. THey tell you it's a random selection but you are tagged before you leave the ship. Do all your expensive shopping in ports of call. This is dishonest to try to dupe you into making purchases.
We booked our shows before we sailed and my time dining is the way to go and as soon as you get onboard go and organise your off shore tours
Make your dinner reservations when you get on board at the main dining room entrance. Even if you don't show up for that time it will save you any waiting. The larger your party the more difficult to get a table for everyone when you want it. Harmony has about 3 sit down restaurants for free.
I made all of our on board entertainment reservations and dinner reservations prior to arriving. This made things much easier I also downloaded the Royal IQ app.
If you need help with excursions once you are on the ship, ask for Gerrson...he was very nice and informative. Do not miss Columbus...one of the best productions on land or sea! Consider Windjammer for sit down meals. The main dining has helpful wait staff, but can't beat the Windjammer view
We found it very helpful to make our reservations for dinner, entertainment, etc. before arriving. This was one less thing we had to think about.
Don't get over whelmed plan out your shows for each night
TIP THE CREW!! Don't be cheap! They work hard to make sure you have a memorable cruise vacation. A few bucks won't kill you It's big! You simply will not get to everything. Don't get overwhelmed - plan! Definitely get the alcohol package. Definitely try some or all of the specialty dining options.
DONT GO.. RIP OFF...Go on smaller ship save the Money..
Remember to bring good formal dress , extremely important
Come prepared to be amaze and be assured, the crew will treat you like royalty!!! And, wear comfortable shoes for all excursions.
Be prepared to spend a lot of money for the extra amenities that are not covered the price of the cruise.
Don't worry about having a lot of cash.
Buy the Internet package. Speed is just as good as you have at home. Be patient with elevators. Dine in the specialty restaurants. Jonnny Rockets, the Asian restaurant and Italian restaurant are worth the surcharge. I thought Alice in Wonderland and Chops were overrated.
My advice to anyone sailing Harmony is to definitely look over your Cruise Compass completely and take highlighters. There is so much to do and see you will not do it all in 7 days, but don't make your cruise about doing as much as possible remember to relax. Also, just because you go to a port it doesn't mean you have to get off the ship.
Don’t try to do it all. Pace yourself and don’t save everything till the end of the week. Look at the daily Compass and decide what is most important participate in. And plan some down time to relax and enjoy the ride.
Avoid elevators when you can. They're crowded and no matter how full people continue to squeeze in.
It a good ship
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