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I had a great time and enjoyed being with my friends but there were pros and cons to the ship. I’ve been on six RCL cruises over the past 30 years so compared to my first cruise 30 years ago some things have gone downhill. My first cruise years ago was amazing. Every bite of food was absolutely delicious. The ship was gorgeous and the guests were treated like kings and queens. The staff was overly friendly and accommodating and would practically knock you down to say hello with a big smile on their face. I understand that with over 6000 passengers it’s a different experience but even The Majesty of the Seas, that I went on several years ago, the quality of the food had gone down. Pros HOTS- The entertainment was amazing! I loved the ice skating shows and the comedians were great. I was so glad they celebrated the 4th of July with the National Anthem and 2000 balloons. The ship was beautiful, especially Central Park. Cons- The food- Some things were good . I enjoyed the seafood and desserts but the meat and chicken were not good . They basically had the same menu each night except for one or two entrees and one or two desserts would be different There was no midnight buffet with the beautiful ice sculptures. That used to be one of the highlights of a cruise. There was no where to sit inside to enjoy the ocean view. All the bars and public places were in the center of the ship with no views. They charge you for a lot of things that used to be included. Also, they add on high gratuities on everything. We have always tipped well but now they automatically make you tip. Probably because some people didn’t tip well. I think for families it’s a fun ship but if you are looking for something a little more upscale for couples another cruise line might be a better choice.

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Harmony of the Seas Cruise Review by mwcruisereview

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I had a great time and enjoyed being with my friends but there were pros and cons to the ship. I’ve been on six RCL cruises over the past 30 years so compared to my first cruise 30 years ago some things have gone downhill. My first cruise years ago was amazing. Every bite of food was absolutely delicious. The ship was gorgeous and the guests were treated like kings and queens. The staff was overly friendly and accommodating and would practically knock you down to say hello with a big smile on their face.

I understand that with over 6000 passengers it’s a different experience but even The Majesty of the Seas, that I went on several years ago, the quality of the food had gone down.

Pros HOTS-

The entertainment was amazing! I loved the ice skating shows and the comedians were great.

I was so glad they celebrated the 4th of July with the National Anthem and 2000 balloons.

The ship was beautiful, especially Central Park.

Cons-

The food- Some things were good . I enjoyed the seafood and desserts but the meat and chicken were not good .

They basically had the same menu each night except for one or two entrees and one or two desserts would be different

There was no midnight buffet with the beautiful ice sculptures. That used to be one of the highlights of a cruise.

There was no where to sit inside to enjoy the ocean view. All the bars and public places were in the center of the ship with no views.

They charge you for a lot of things that used to be included. Also, they add on high gratuities on everything.

We have always tipped well but now they automatically make you tip. Probably because some people didn’t tip well.

I think for families it’s a fun ship but if you are looking for something a little more upscale for couples another cruise line might be a better choice.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 7D 14148
Bed not comfortable. Couch not comfortable. Bathroom small.
I’ve stayed in nicer rooms on other RCL ships
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins