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Harmony of the Seas Day 3

Posted: November 11 2016
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Co-owner Amy McHugh and Dream agent Robyn Ayers inaugural cruise onboard the Harmony of the Seas comes to an end this morning. A special thanks to Roxanne Steele for the invite and allowing us to experience this to share with our valued Dream clients. We arrived in Ft Lauderdale very early in the morning and the ship was cleared by customs by 6:30AM. There are generally a couple options for you to have breakfast before disembarking the ship. Once you disembark you will go through customs and head to your transfers just outside. Customs was very quick and efficient this morning and we were quickly headed to the airport.

We had a wonderful time onboard Harmony of the Seas. At 1,188 feet long it is the largest cruise ship in the world. There are 2,747 staterooms ranging from basic inside staterooms to suites. There are 46 wheelchair accessible staterooms on the ship. This ship could be a challenge for guests with mobility issues but Royal Caribbean is very accommodating. We saw many guests utilizing scooters. We stayed in a Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony. It was a very nice stateroom. It has a decent size bathroom with shower, king or 2 twin beds and a sofa. We did not feel cramped at all and the balcony was great. We were in an aft cabin at the back of the ship. We had a view of the Boardwalk and the AquaTheater. We enjoyed our location and view but it is in a very busy area. If you are a light sleeper or want a quiet location this is not a good location for you. It can be very loud late into the night. There are plenty of staterooms available in quieter areas of the ship. Contact your Dream agent to help find the perfect stateroom for you.

There are 20 dining options including the main dining rooms and various specialty restaurants. The specialty restaurants require reservations (may be at an additional cost) and can be made before sailing through your cruise planner. All of our meals in the main dining room were very good but we did not have a chance to try any of the specialty restaurants. There is a Starbucks located in the Boardwalk neighborhood for anyone who needs their daily fix. They also offer room service onboard although on this sailing they did not. Room service is complimentary except between the hours of 12am-5am when a $3.95 service charge applies.

Activities abound onboard ranging from The Perfect Storm, a trio of waterslides to Ultimate Abyss which is a 10 story dry slide…no bathing suit required! There is also a great kids waterpark and Royal Caribbean’s kids club, Adventure Ocean. Deck 15 features the pool and sports zone which includes mini golf and a basketball court. There are also 2 rock climbing walls and even ice skating. For the adults, you will find a great casino and a theater with nightly performances of the newest shows, Grease and Columbus the Musical. The AquaTheater also has a nightly the performance of The Fine Line which is fantastic so don’t miss it! There is plenty of nightlife on the ship including 16 bars and clubs. The Rising Tide bar is very unique and fun as it is located on the Royal Promenade but rises up 2 levels to Central Park multiple times throughout the evening. The Bionic Bar is another unique and not to miss feature of the ship. Where else can you have a robot make your drink?!

We had a fantastic time onboard this revolutionary and beautiful ship. There is so much to offer for all ages and we guarantee you will never be bored! The Harmony of the Seas will begin it’s 7 Night Eastern Caribbean sailings from Ft Lauderdale this week. We can’t wait for you to experience this beautiful ship firsthand. Contact your favorite Dream agent to book your vacation today!