Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
John&LaLa

Harmony Aug 4, 2019 - We're not on Empress anymore.

Recommended Posts

6 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:

 

Wait a second... I thought Pinnacles sailed in insides. 😉😂

 

 

A few questions John.

 

Did they do separate lines for US and Non-US lines or just one line for all?  If I read it tight they do facial recognition like in Terminal A in Miami?  Did you see a Global Entry line?  Would a porter still expedite the process like in the years of past?

 

Thanks John for taking the time to bring us along. Give Bella a chin rub for me. 

 

 

I’m travelling on a Canadian passport and was sent through the same line as the Americans.  Facial recognition worked for 4 (all nexus holders) but not for the 1 non-nexus holder.  

 

I barely broke my stride between scanning the sea pass on exit and arriving at the Uber pickup spot.  Very efficient.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was a great review and excellent photos. The two times we were on Harmony we had tons of problems with the Wi-Fi. The biggest problem area for us was in our cabin on Deck 8. Did you have similar dead areas too?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TripleQ said:

Likewise, my very brief brush with fame!  A literal elevator pitch meeting.  

 

Say is spinning guy a permanent fixture in the 1887 show?  He was announced as a special guest and didn’t seem to fix in exactly with the show. 

 

I dont recall. I think they had a hula hoop lady last year. Maybe she's on vacation 

 

Picture from last year

20180926_200236.thumb.jpg.34f91b3bbf3b8006f2d2b47bd7a4490a.jpg

Edited by John&LaLa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

It was a great review and excellent photos. The two times we were on Harmony we had tons of problems with the Wi-Fi. The biggest problem area for us was in our cabin on Deck 8. Did you have similar dead areas too?

 

No, cabin was good. We had an antenna about 3 doors down

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, luvcruzing said:

Exactly what my response was going to be, but I wanted to read through to the end first. So, how much stuff did you pack into those two little pieces of luggage? Yes, I know one was a little bigger, but still . . .

 

I do a lot of sub dividing. 

 

Dress shirts

Khakis 

Whites

Handwash

Darks

Red/pink

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I do a lot of sub dividing. 

 

Dress shirts

Khakis 

Whites

Handwash

Darks

Red/pink

 

 


Good for you!

The father of my child opens his suitcase, removes his toiletry bag, dumps everything in the washer, transfers everything to the dryer, dumps everything back in the suitcase, adds the toiletry bag, zips it up and heads out for the week again.  

Drives me nucking futs.  Probably a good indicator of why the relationship didn't work out!  LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/10/2019 at 8:20 PM, Milwaukee Eight said:

Nice to hear from you Andy 

 

You too, Rory.  Hope everything is well with you.  Sailing anytime soon?  We're on Disney Dream on September 6 and Symphony on December 14 for which the wife has emphatically assured me will be our last on RCI.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/9/2019 at 9:15 PM, John&LaLa said:

And of course the ugly purple monstrosity as seen from BW

 

20190809_215837.thumb.jpg.63dad59fbd68b9a2f860ae3a2812451a.jpg

 

I think it's pretty cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

I agree with you! I think the Abyss is pretty cool too. Our cabin on deck 11 offers us still a great ocean view past the slide. We liked the location so much that we are staying in it for the 2nd time in November.

 

Thanks again for taking us along on your adventures and sharing some great photos and commentary. And of course the photos of your precious fur baby are always welcomed!

 

Looking forward to the next one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, MrsKC08 said:

 

I agree with you! I think the Abyss is pretty cool too. Our cabin on deck 11 offers us still a great ocean view past the slide. We liked the location so much that we are staying in it for the 2nd time in November.

 

Can I ask which cabin? We used to love Boardwalk cabins ---29, even as far back as --17 b/c of the gorgeous wake view, but have been a bit concerned with the addition of the Abyss. We're on the Oasis next year in 10317 - will we be able to see anything through the slide?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, jdg623 said:

Can I ask which cabin? We used to love Boardwalk cabins ---29, even as far back as --17 b/c of the gorgeous wake view, but have been a bit concerned with the addition of the Abyss. We're on the Oasis next year in 10317 - will we be able to see anything through the slide?

Our cabin is 11719 (Indicated below)

image.png.3acb878ded39a48edc6f61289d8980aa.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! We were hoping by being a bit farther back the slide wouldn't obstruct the view as much. Feeling a little better about staying on the Boardwalk again 🙂 

Sorry for hijacking the thread, John, and thanks so much for your review! Really enjoyed taking the journey with you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, btregoning said:

We will be joining you on the HOS on Sept. 22nd.

 

We’re joining you as well.  We just got off Allure a week ago so feeling pretty comfortable with the layout of the Oasis class ship.  

 

Review was great, John!  Appreciate it.  Did you by any chance find out if Diamond Plus BOGO works for Izumi Hibachi?

Edited by sellwingri

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sellwingri said:

We’re joining you as well.  We just got off Allure a week ago so feeling pretty comfortable with the layout of the Oasis class ship.  

 

Review was great, John!  Appreciate it.  Did you by any chance find out if Diamond Plus BOGO works for Izumi Hibachi?

 

I forgot, sorry.  Will ask on Sunday. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MrsKC08 said:

Our cabin is 11719 (Indicated below)

image.png.3acb878ded39a48edc6f61289d8980aa.png

Do you have any pictures from the balcony? I have friends in 17 and they are very curious about the view.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Andy C said:

 

You too, Rory.  Hope everything is well with you.  Sailing anytime soon?  We're on Disney Dream on September 6 and Symphony on December 14 for which the wife has emphatically assured me will be our last on RCI.  

We are doing a 15 day River Cruise, Budapest to Amsterdam next May. A week in Sturgis next August for the 80th. A week in the Big City next December. We did two trips for long weekends to NOLA already. 

 

Nothing on Royal in our plans at this time. The Boss was really turned off by our last cruise. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

My bad, day 5 is lamb in the MDR.  Also tiger shrimp, chicken parmigiana,  and pork tacos.  You have to go. 

 

CK lamb/lobster is day 6, formal night

 

But that order may change if you are doing a western run. Our trip had two sea days st the end

I'm hearing that there is a chocolate buffet in the Windjammer, typically (unannounced) on day 5. . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, zoepipes said:

I'm hearing that there is a chocolate buffet in the Windjammer, typically (unannounced) on day 5. . .

 

Sorry, didnt make it up there after MDR. 

Maybe next week

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the great review.  Although my first Royal cruise will be on a much smaller ship, I still learn something from all of the reviews on here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, MrsKC08 said:

 

I agree with you! I think the Abyss is pretty cool too. Our cabin on deck 11 offers us still a great ocean view past the slide. We liked the location so much that we are staying in it for the 2nd time in November.

 

Thanks again for taking us along on your adventures and sharing some great photos and commentary. And of course the photos of your precious fur baby are always welcomed!

 

Looking forward to the next one.

 

This one's not over. Still several days of stuff to go over😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dropped Laura off for a 4 day on Mariner. Lines into terminal were non existent at 1pm

 

20190812_160754.thumb.jpg.c5f314a404d53da50f3eb159f9c2fd66.jpg

 

I also got my welcome letter from the Harmony Concierge for next week. 😁

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back again to August 6.  We probably left the Top Tier party and went up to SL waiting on light lunch in CK.

20190806_172814.thumb.jpg.30843424dc26d4c9977d803992501b75.jpg

 

I believe I had the shrimp and spinach salad.  It was OK, I've had better ones. 

 

20190807_155836.thumb.jpg.59503d1d60769c6a460d36e5edc1e1e9.jpg

 

 

The SL also had a small spread of sandwiches, I think I'll pass.  Tonight is Izumi

 

20190807_155851.thumb.jpg.7049d65324c3304b14b061b4bf44b908.jpg

 

Back in the cabin we had a cheese plate, plus a Birthday gift from Breno

 

Cheese was actually cold.  Not a fan of the typical warm cheese you find when you come back to the cabin

20190806_135850.thumb.jpg.73a2bdccf4855fd93cb9cd8060fae265.jpg

 

Belle Glos 😎

20190807_155759.thumb.jpg.89fbb9cc0df588469c18a28eac46d0c9.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time for dinner, we have 7:30 reservations.  Stopped by the Royal Promenade for a picture with Captain Gus by the fake Jaguar.

 

We were early and ran into the Revenue Manager, Julia. We met her last year, awesome lady.  She may be a Hotel Director someday. Anyway, we asked if she'd pose with us in front of the car, which she did.  That ended up being one of our free pictures.

img20190813_01173895.thumb.jpg.e4c122e96ef213bbc4b7d0f035dcfd05.jpg

 

We already had a picture of Captain Gus from last year. 😉

842752748_HarmonySept22CaptainGus.thumb.jpg.61dd30af3409e8eac910558d4ae21036.jpg

 

And off to Izumi

20190806_191654.thumb.jpg.dbcb89b10610317e712282f667292dfb.jpg

 

BTW, the bottom Samurai sword is not attached. I mentioned that to our table mates and Jack got a workout with it after dinner. 🤺

Edited by John&LaLa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • Q&A: Cruise Insurance w/ Steve Dasseos of the TripInsuranceStore.com June 2020
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...