Many of us like cruising, particularly where we can relax on sea days. Whenever we mentioned that we were sailing on the Harmony of the Seas, even frequent cruisers looked aghast! “We could never sail on such a large ship” they exclaim.
Having recently sailed in MSC’s Yacht Club the Harmony experience is certainly different. Yes she is a big ship, and our sailing was full, 5500 passengers. Royal Caribbean claim the ship is so well designed that you never feel crowded. We can only agree, there was plenty of space, and we could get around the ship’s thoroughfares with ease.
For those with mobility issues, there is no problem getting around in a chair or scooter, even the Captain travels on his own Segway! The accessible cabins are spacious and well designed, the balcony cabins complete with ramps allow full enjoyment of the balcony. There are chairs to lift you into one of the pools and also a jacuzzi.
“These big ships have lots of things we wouldn’t use” is another comment. All we can say is the number of silver travellers on the “zip line” suggest that the features are as popular with us oldies and the young ones. It was five days into the cruise before we saw any children on the carousel. Until then it looked like you needed a bus pass to be allowed on! Even the “Ultimate Abyss” is popular, including one lady who we saw making three trips, one after the other! Each time her smile bigger than the time before.
For those of us who like to just sit and have a coffee, there is no better place than sitting under the trees in Central Park, watching and listening to the birds.
The Harmony may well be a different experience to other cruise ships, but what is life without different experiences, so give it a try and we are sure you will find plenty to enjoy.
We would suggest if you were thinking on booking a cruise on an Oasis Class ship you aim to be mid-ship and near a lift. That way you may save walking a mile or two each day!
The theatre shows were excellent, and for those of us brought up on Monty Python, Columbus – The Musical, was particularly good.
We enjoyed our cruise on the ship and would recommend her to all of us here. It would be of particular interest for those of us who still have to take our children with us along with the grand kids.