When choosing your accommodation on the new Harmony of the Seas ship, you really will be spoilt for choice. There are a huge range of rooms to suit all budgets and group sizes, and you are free to choose the kind of layout and view that works for you.
While on board the Harmony of the Seas, the icelolly.com team were able to take a peek at several rooms that were open for viewing (you may have seen our live tours on our Periscope account!) and were really impressed by the range of offering, the immaculate décor, and the homey touches that help you settle in straight away. Read on to find out all about the main types of rooms on Harmony of the Seas.
The ocean view stateroom is one of the most ‘standard’ rooms you can purchase on harmony of the Seas if you’re on a budget. Suitable for 2 people, this room has a comfortable king-size bed, a wall-mounted television, a dressing table with mirror (standard elements in all bedrooms), a sofa and a bathroom with shower. Outside is a small balcony with a table and 2 chairs, where you can relax and enjoy your beautiful sea view.
Variations of this room include an Interior Stateroom, some of which have virtual balconies that allow you to enjoy the ocean views via a HD screen, or a Boardwalk View/Central Park View Stateroom which are perfect for people-watching. Studio Interior and Ocean View Staterooms are also available; these have a slightly smaller bed and a bit less space, but are still advertised as large enough for 2 people and are perfect for solo travellers as no single supplement applies.
The Junior Suite has a slightly misleading name as it’s not technically a suite – the space is larger than the Staterooms but is still just one room and a bathroom. However the size of the room does allow for it to have an easy chair and coffee table in addition to the sofa, the balcony is more spacious, and you get a couple of added perks like a walk-in wardrobe and free L’Occitane toiletries in the bathroom, which are also provided in all the accommodation from this standard upwards. This room can accommodate four people as the sofa folds out, but bear in mind that the lack of partition between bed and sofa means there is no privacy.
Unlike the Junior Suite, the Grand Suite is actually a suite; on entry you walk into a spacious living room with a television, sofa, 2 easy chairs and coffee tables. There’s also a kitchenette area; no actual cooking equipment is provided but it serves well as a place to store snacks and prepare drinks. Glass doors lead from the living room out onto the large balcony, and the bedroom, featuring the standard king size bed, television and dressing table with mirror, is on the other side of a partition wall, with doorways on both sides of the bed. The bathroom provides the wow factor in this room; there’s a bath shower, two sinks and the décor is slightly more lavish with marble surfaces and extra cupboard space.
The Aqua Theatre Suite is ideal for a large family or group, sleeping up to 8 people across 2 bedrooms and a sofa bed. The master bedroom has a king size bed, while the second has twin beds with bunks that can fold out from the wall to sleep 2 more people. The suite has 2 bathrooms and a spacious living area with a fold-out sofa bed, and a huge balcony equipped with tables and comfy chairs that stretches around 2 sides of the suite and overlooks the Aqua Theatre. This offers you prime viewing spot for the evening water shows!
Our team loved the Owner’s Suite - it has a similar layout to the Grand Suite but on a larger scale, so it can accommodate 4 people. Like in the Grand Suite you enter into a kitchen area that flows into a living room, except the kitchen area also has room for a dining table with 4 large chairs around it. The living room has a sofa that folds out into a bed as well as 2 chairs and a backless seat, and the bedroom has a king size bed and plenty of cupboard space for all 4 people. The bathroom is equipped with 2 sinks and a large bath/shower, and guests will enjoy the spacious balcony where they can relax on sunbeds.
This suite has huge appeal for those who love a good party on board, boasting 4 bedrooms for 14 people, a large living/dining area and a huge balcony with dining table, bar and hot tub! Each bedroom has an en-suite (except for one which can have exclusive use of a bathroom directly across the entrance hall), 2 rooms have king size beds while the other 2 have 2 twins plus 2 bunks, and the sofa folds out to make a bed for the last pair. This suite is perfect for a large group, or 2-3 families with kids cruising together.
We loved our tour of the cabins, although we must admit seeing the huge suites left us feeling a little down-hearted when we returned to our own little staterooms! Which room would you choose?