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  1. On 9/8/2021 at 2:45 AM, JohnUK said:

    Hi, we are aboard Harmony ar the moment. We didn't know for certain that we would be allowed to cruise as we are from the UK and subject to Italian restrictions until 6 days before sailing. 

    We can endorse previous comments about Coastal Kitchen; in our view it is just as good as the speciality restaurants.  The filet mignon on the first night was better than we had in Chops. We were pleasantly surprised by Jamie's. We had a great meal and the waiter was first class. 

    As you are in a suite, you can make use of the services of the concierges. They are Jackie and Mario. We first met Mario about 5 years ago and met Jackie on this cruise. They are both very personable and effective. You should never need to go to Guest Services about any issues. 

    The ship is magnificent. It is our first time on an Oasis class and we love it. Although I will caveat that with the comment that there are only around 1500 guests on board rather than the usual 6500 so no chance of it feeling crowded. We have seen the Aqua show and the ice show: whereas the storylines might be weak the skills of the performers are incredible. We have particularly enjoyed the classical guitar playing by Wojciech. He plays a mix of music including Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, and classical music. He plays mostly in Schooners and in Central Park; the latter is a lovely setting.

    We will be dining at Wonderland tonight and Hibachi at Izumi tomorrow so I will report on those,if that would be helpful. 

    If there is anything else you would like to know, please ask and I will try and help. We will be here next week as well so no rush.

    John and Sue.

    John can you please if you can upload the Cruise Compass for your cruise on this site under cruise compass at the top please. know one from previous cruises have downloaded one yet?

  2. Thank you so much for your sharing your experience. With Cruising changing day by day this gives us an opportunity to see how it was for you on the ship. For Everyone still going on Harmony if you can share your experiences for the rest of us that would be amazing. 

    For the rest of us who have not gone on Harmony yet, and our concerned about the Covid test we receive before you get onboard you might want to check out this link below, a friend of mine who works in a Covid unit uses this everyday and swears by it. I ordered it myself but has not gotten here yet. In my mind every little bit of protection cant hurt.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086Q8V26P?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

  3. On 8/23/2021 at 3:28 PM, JamBir said:

    Hello All,

    Well it was great to get out sailing!  We ended up with only about 900 passengers with us on the Harmony I'm sure that will be a once in a lifetime experience.

    We enjoyed our time but as was expected it was a very different experience to preCovid.  The onboard rules were masks in all indoor spaces unless sitting at the dining room or bar eating or drinking, but no masks in the outdoor spaces.  Our Genie was limited to 15 minutes out of the day spent with us and no employees could come into your room while we were in it. We had a wonderful Genie but the empty ship and limited interaction took away from the normal experience.   My opinion of the shows: There were no theater productions, the headliner musical acts were ok in my opinion, the ice skating show was very fun and the best show in my opinion, the aqua theater show was good, not as good as i have seen in the past but I'm sure as they sail and practice more it will get better. 

    Per Italian rules the only wat to get off the boat in Italy was to purchase a ship tour, and as we found out they were very strict about not leaving the group, you could only shop at the one shop they took you to and could not wonder anywhere.  I understand this is a rule in place from Italy but it defiantly took away from the experience.

    Can you possibly download the cruise compass to this site pretty please?

     

  4. I agree with Jason Oasis, I had Covid bad, back in December, I had the Moderna Vaccine and I am finding a way to coexist. I am so done living 

    In fear. The only way I am not going on my cruise to the Mediterranean mid October is if country's shut down and we can't go. Spain's numbers were horrific at the beginning of July, and now their in the down turn. Infection rate will continue to fluctuate for a long time. Until we get to some kind of heard immunity we will continue to see delta foxtrot golf India Lima or any other variant they can name with the phonetic alphabet until we get to where we need to be to stop the spread. It is what it is. Long story short I just need a vacation.....

  5. All of you that posted our amazing people, thank you so much for your help. This being my first cruise we booked it in January for the October 17th cruise, because the prices were amazing, and of course i am thinking quote "The Pandemic will surly be over By October" end quote... LOL....Once again Thank You Everyone.

  6. So if we have already paid for the unlimited dining and picked a time lets say between 6pm and 8pm. Once we get onboard and book specialty dining am i already guaranteed a reservation or is it still first come first serve? FYI I Have never cruised before, our first cruise is on Harmony of the Seas Oct 17th, fingers crossed. So please excuse my ignorance on this.

  7. Hello Fellow Cruisers, We Called Royal Caribbean Customer Service yesterday, and they informed us, that booking entertainment or dining reservations has to now be done once you board the ship. Once you are onboard you can use your Royal Caribbean App to book all of your reservations. Has anyone else experience this that have already cruised, or were you able to book reservation on the app before you were onboard? 

    I know Pre-Covid, once you were checked in you could book your dining and entertainment. All we have been able to book is of course excursions, spa ,dining/drink packages ect. just curious if everyone else is experiencing this?

  8. It all comes down to your comfort zone. My whole family had Covid months back and the moderna Vaccine. where we live when you donate blood they give you free antibody test's and our whole family had the Covid and the vaccine antibody. We are also going to mask up 2 weeks prior to our vacation just to be sure. As long as the countries do not shut down or the cruise ships cancel our cruise, I am not going to allow this pandemic to dictate my vacation.... I am done living in fear of this new Unvaccinated Pandemic.... I AM  DONE.....

  9. You can buy dining packages and excursions way in advance of your cruise but you cannot book dining and entertainment reservations until your check in is available online. They will send you an email when check in  is available  90 days before your cruise,but do to covid that has not been consistent. So I would  recommend  checking your email often after 90 days have passed. Hope this information  helps.

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