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Old August 27th, 2000, 12:57 PM
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Has anyone been on the Harmony since it was refurbished in May? Just curious to know if there were any discernable differences.
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Old August 30th, 2000, 07:01 AM
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I know they were scheduled to add an Internet cafe... I'm sure it was done.
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Old August 30th, 2000, 10:46 PM
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I was on the Harmony 8/1 - 8/11 - the ship was lovely but still needed paint on the balcony - otherwise it was fine.
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Old September 5th, 2000, 12:42 PM
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I am scheduled to go in Feb on a South America sailing around the Horn. We are in a Cat B (verandah). Any info on the rooms? What is average age of the passengers? Will a couple in their 30's (early to mid) feel uncomfortable?
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Old September 6th, 2000, 05:01 PM
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> I am scheduled to go in Feb on a South America sailing around
> the Horn. We are in a Cat B (verandah). Any info on the
> rooms?

B cabins are the same as A. Not really big, but comfortable. Verandahs are small, and you can get very friendly with the people in the room next door if they like the verandah, too.

There's a small table that can be raised or lowered for meals, games, etc., a bureau with a second hairdryer, couch with a roomy draw underneath, then the bed, end tables, lamps, etc.

There's an entertainment center (sort of) with a TV and vcr (great library for really old movies!) and a small refrigerator.

The bathroom has a small tub, and it's nothing special.

I think someone said something about open seating for dinner -- as far as I know, that is not the case. You can go to either of two restaurants, one Japanese, one Italian, but you need reservations. I would do that the first thing after getting on board.

We found the Japanese far superior to the Italian, but then, I'm Italian and a very good cook!!! And, of course, humble!

You will definitely enjoy this trip.
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Old September 6th, 2000, 05:06 PM
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Sorry; two other things: There was an Internet Cafe when we were on in april. I can't remember how much each message, ingoing or outgoing was, but it was minimal. They give you an address and also conduct computer classes.

Also, nearly every man on board wears tuxedos during the formal nights, and they don't take their jackets off or change after. Everyone is quite well dressed at night, extremely casual during the day.

The only thing you might not like is that the disco is generally empty after 11 p.m. The shows, all pretty good, run from about 10:30 'til midnight, and mostly everyone goes to the casino or back to their rooms. There's no midnight buffet, but you can eat all the time if you need to!
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Old September 6th, 2000, 10:30 PM
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The rooms are well appointed, but the closets and bathrooms are very small. Pack carefully. The average age for Crystal in winter is 60, but you won't feel uncomfortable. I cruise Crystal and I'm in my mid 40's and I've never felt out of place. Your fellow cruisers will be a very lively bunch, and the don't at all behave like "old" 60 year olds.
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Old October 2nd, 2000, 04:51 PM
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I was on this ship a couple of months ago and I am only slightly older than you. There was one table of guests your age group and they had a wonderful time (one of the tablemates was extremely generous with the wine every night!). You will notice that you are on the young side, but you will have a great time anyway. The reality is that people your age tend not to have the funds for the most expensive cruise lines. Enjoy!
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Old March 19th, 2001, 07:55 PM
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we are going on the harmony dec 3, 2001..everyone talked about how small the catogory"B" cabins..they cant be that small..everyone raves about the ships...i hope we will be comfortable...now WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD no one has really said much about it...i heard it was 4 star excellant...am i correct?
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Old April 15th, 2001, 03:02 PM
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The cabins are relatively small; small closets and bathrooms esp. for this price, but I find I spend so little time in my cabin on this ship that it really is not signficant. Location is more important to me in ease of getting to and from my room between all the events (lectures, films, etc.) that I want to attend.

The food is wonderful in the dining room, Lido and restaurants, and don't miss any of the theme buffets on deck. Service in the meal prep is also good. The biggest problem is choosing what to eat. My only complaint on a long cruise with them is lack of variety in breakfasts....what they have is good, but limited selection and the menu never changes (either in the Lido or the dining room).
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Old April 19th, 2001, 05:18 PM
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will be going on the harmony in dec...do they have a store on board that i can buy abottle of liquor to drink in my cabin or do i have to bring it on board in my luggage? everyone who has been on the harmony keeps saying that the cabins and veranda's are small for the money that we are paying...but everyone still loves the ship...any coments?...many thanks
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Old May 29th, 2001, 11:41 PM
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Relatively speaking the cabins are not small for a cruise ship - I have been in much smaller - when I book with a companion I go on A - 9th floor - balconies with a view - wonderful - the balcony really opens it up - when alone I go on 7 in a C category (economizing so I can go more often) - the food is wonderful but the attitude of the crew is even better, always a smile and a cheery word fromt the crew - the spa is spectacular - you will find bargains when the ship is in port. If you can't vary your breakfast menu, then you are eating everything available. On the Lido you can find omelettes, waffles, eggs any way you choose, cereal, hot and cold, fruit, fish miso soup and it goes on and on and on. But even better, they'll bring you whatever you wish to your cabin - I almost always eat on the balcony - sometimes in the dining room - so elegant. The Harmony is a special place regardless of its location. I always feel like saying "I'm home, dear" when I see it waiting for me in port.
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Old June 8th, 2001, 07:39 PM
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Has anyone tried/seen an inside cabin in Harmony. Cat. G?
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Old November 25th, 2001, 01:40 PM
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I took a course in the computer Lab---a beautiful room with Huge windows,overlooking the water.
Very professional and helpful couple who taught me to get into my E-Mail.
I think it costs $5.00 to open an account and $3.00
to send a letter to one address and $3.00
to receive a letter.
If you wish to have your letters forwarded by someone, add those addresses in the body of your letter--thereby not being charged for each additional address.
The dress was very formal,even on informal nights
women wore very dressy styles.
I am considering another trip --are there any outstanding ones?
I took the tours suggested by the cruise ship but people would get together and hire a taxi. Since I am single I had not thought about that option.
Are there any places that is desirable?
Thanks for any information!!!
annice
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Old April 27th, 2002, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: RE: Crystal Harmony

Since this message is about a year old, are you still interested in an answer? We have cruised in a Harmony inside cabin.
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