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Harmony of the Seas Group Cruise Roll Call!

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Hello everyone!

 

I didn't see a thread started on this yet so thought I'd get one started...just wanted to see who else is booked on the Harmony of the Seas group cruise sailing next September 16, 2017!

 

I've already put down my $500 deposit and will be coming along with my sister (she too is a cruise addict).

 

490 days to go! Really looking forward to getting to know you all more over the coming months and hanging out on the world's largest cruise ship together :)

 

Cheers,

John

 

@johnt_83 on Periscope :D

PS -- I am going to try and do my first ever live periscope on Norwegian Pearl this summer to Alaska, still need to look into all the details about their Internet etc but the sailing is on 7/24/2016 and I'll be going with my wife and 4 other friends. Glacier Bay sailing out of Seattle (this is where I live too!)

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I'm on the fence! We have oasis booked for November and I would have no problem forgoing that one for the group cruise if it weren't considerably more expensive. I know it's to be expected on the new ship, maybe I'll flip a coin on Tuesday when the new promotion flips around the way they take the same amount of money.

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I'm on the fence! We have oasis booked for November and I would have no problem forgoing that one for the group cruise if it weren't considerably more expensive. I know it's to be expected on the new ship, maybe I'll flip a coin on Tuesday when the new promotion flips around the way they take the same amount of money.

I know what you mean.  We are definitely paying a premium for a new ship, but I really feel like these are some pretty good rates considering it is a new ship.  And by putting down a deposit today, you get a chance to lock in the price now and always have the option of re-booking if any new promotions come out that are a better deal.

 

And on the topic of this thread, I will be there!  :P

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Interested in joining a group cruise at some point but they never work with the kids school schedule so it might have to wait a few years.

 

I was interested in Harmony as well but totally turned off by the pricing when I looked at it for Thanksgiving 2017, will probably consider it again next year when they roll the schedule to open up my next booking window ... Thanksgiving 2018. My wife has informed me that I will not be booking a cruise for Springbreak 2018 ... she requires an alternative vacation for a change :(

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I booked a couple of days ago but this means that I will now have to choose between this cruise and my already-booked Christmas 2017 cruise on Adventure out of SJ.  Decisions, decisions.

 

I got a VERY good rate on the Adventure due to a computer glitch on "opening day".  I snagged an Owner's Suite at an already good price but when you add the Club Royale discount to it, it was really GREAT.  I would have to cancel that if I stay with the Harmony in Sept.

 

Originally I booked a Crown Loft Suite on Harmony but really wanted a suite that qualifies for the Star level service.  Yesterday, I got it !  One of the 2 BR Aqua Theater Suites opened up and I snatched it.  This pretty much seals the deal on which cruise we will choose ! I hate to give up a good price deal on Adventure but I don't think I can turn away another 2 BR ATS !  I have one for our Feb. 2017 cruise (also on Harmony) and I think I will want that Star service again ! 

 

Looks like we will probably be going with the group again !  We had such a blast last time !

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Well I am Stephanie and, I went on the Allure of the Seas group cruise and had a Fantastic time. I travel with my Fiance Jeremy who also had a wonderful time. We will be on this cruise and I booked Cabin 10730 a 2 bedroom Aqua Theater suite in the new Star Class.. You just cant beat the perks and the price from Club Royale! Looking forward to meeting new people and cruising with old Favorites from the Allure!!

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Great to hear more folks who have booked the group cruise! I am sure more folks will be joining as the months go along...and can't wait to share more details as it gets closer and hope to find out more on what group events etc we will be doing :D

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I have considered an alternate spouse but I believe that might not be cost effective ;)

Probably not a prudent long-term strategy, but I admire your conviction to join us!

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Well I may be looking for an alternate spouse when my husband Frank learns that I just booked us on this cruise in a JS! He loves cruising but doesn't like to book much in advance due to our business (I on the other hand love booking asap), so I don't know if he would agree to me booking this cruise now. I chose not to ask to find out.

 

Instead I took Matt's advice of booking the cruise as a Birthday present, and since Frank doesn't like booking in advance I just won't tell him until 2 months before.  :P  Btw, the Birthday is mine, how can he say no to my Birthday cruise, even if the Birthday was 2 weeks before? HaHaHa!

 

Seriously though, I know he won't have a problem when he learns. I figure I'll tell him the last night of our Anthem cruise next month...that is when he always is an easy mark for booking another cruise  :D

 

Very excited to go on this cruise! Our 1st time on an Oasis class, a JS cabin on the center hump, meeting all of you, Labadee (1 of my favorite places), and we have never been to Cozumel.

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Even better news for him warming up to the idea then...I'm paying this cruise on my personal card so he will never see a bill  :)

 

Can't wait for the zipline at Labadee! We also had a great time at the Blue Hole in Jamaica and wanted to go back, and I've been booked 3x to Cozumel and never been able to go - I'm ready!!!

 

484 days to go...

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The good, the bad and the ugly.

 

Good: The wife gave me the "thumbs up" to go.

Bad: The solo inside cabins are now sold out.

Ugly: The price for me to get an outside solo is $1600 and this is before airfare. :( 

 

For another $150 (including the single sup) I can get a VB with double C&A points.

 

Normally I would not sweat (too much) the $1600 considering it's the group cruise, but it's too clo$e to our 9 night Navigator in Nov 2017.

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The good, the bad and the ugly.

 

Good: The wife gave me the "thumbs up" to go.

Bad: The solo inside cabins are now sold out.

Ugly: The price for me to get an outside solo is $1600 and this is before airfare. :(

 

For another $150 (including the single sup) I can get a VB with double C&A points.

 

Normally I would not sweat (too much) the $1600 considering it's the group cruise, but it's too clo$e to our 9 night Navigator in Nov 2017.

Having stayed solo in a virtual balcony on Quantum, I can say it is a great experience!

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Hi, I just received a quote from MEI to book this cruise, I am wanting to book it for my Sons Birthday (Sept 18th). I am trying to decide which cabin we would want. We have cruised on Oasis before. I am looking at either an accessible OV balcony D3 and D4 are same price. With decks 9, 10,12, and 14 to choose from. As well I am considering an accessible JS on deck 14, ( only accessible one) however that one is right under the kids splash bay. I am concerned about noise there. Scraping chairs etc. If we booked the JS with double points we would make Diamond on this sailing. Decisions...decisions.

 

Any suggestions or advice from the experts?

 

Thanks

 

Laura

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