Harmony of the Seas Balcony Room Review

For cruisers comparing the different cabin options on this Royal Caribbean ship, we have our Harmony of the Seas balcony room review (2023).

Harmony of the Seas balcony room

For cruisers comparing the different stateroom options on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, we have put together our Harmony of the Seas balcony room review from a recent sailing in 2023.

We stayed in an Ocean View Balcony on Deck 7, stateroom 7622, during our Western Caribbean cruise on this ship. Reviewing the deck plans, this 2D category starboard cabin is located fairly midship. Further, it is a fairly equidistant walk to either the forward or the aft bank of elevators.

Being on Deck 7, it was also a quick walk to many of the happenings in the Royal Promenade (Deck 5), Central Park (Deck 8), or the Boardwalk (Deck 6). Further, we never had much of an issue securing an elevator during our cruise.

Harmony of the Seas balcony room

The only slight inconvenience was that you could not cross from portside to starboard side on Deck 7, so we needed to ensure we were on the starboard side when heading up or down to our cabin, whether using the stairs or the elevator.

According to Royal Caribbean’s website, this Harmony of the Seas balcony room is 182 square feet with a 50 square foot balcony. This size is relatively on par with most balcony cabins from contemporary cruise lines.

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Layout of Our Harmony of the Seas Balcony Cabin

At first glance, the layout of this stateroom on Harmony of the Seas was pretty typical for a newer Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The décor featured neutral tones with blue accents. While it did show slight signs of wear, it was pretty well-maintained given the ship is over 7 years old.

Immediately upon entering our Harmony of the Seas balcony room, the bathroom was tucked around the corner to the left. The bed was just beyond also on the left (forward wall) facing aft and flanked by closets. The television was located on the wall opposite from the bed, and there was a small nightstand on each side of the bed with only one power outlet though.

Continuing past the bed was the sofa on the left and the desk on the right, closer to the balcony. While this is not our preferred layout, it did not impact the overall functionality and flow of the stateroom. 

Finally, there is the balcony which included two upright chairs and a table. The size was somewhat larger than other balconies on modern megaships, allowing enough room for the two of us to enjoy the ocean breezes between ports of call.

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Inside Our Harmony of the Seas Balcony Cabin


The bathroom in this Harmony of the Seas balcony room was your pretty typical cruise ship bathroom. It featured the standard Royal Caribbean capsule-like shower stall with a glass door and a strategically designed sink and toilet area.

Harmony of the Seas balcony room

The shower features a coveted shaving bar as well as a small shelf to store bath toiletries. Unfortunately though, Royal Caribbean only provides one dispenser of a nondescript hair/body wash unlike more premium lines that include shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

With a few small shelves and some counter space, there was adequate storage at the vanity/sink area. It also helps that we always bring an over-the-door shoe organizer to store toiletries and other small items.


The closets in our Harmony of the Seas balcony room included a number of shelves, clothes bars, two drawers, and the safe.

The closet to the left of the bed featured a small clothes bar, 5 small shelves which we used to store packing cubes, and two underneath drawers that we used to store shoes. The second closet to the right of the bed featured a larger clothes bar with hangers only.

These his and hers closets provided adequate space to hold all our clothes and shoes for a week-long Caribbean cruise.

Main Cabin Area

The bed in this balcony cabin is closer to the cabin entrance with small nightstands on each side. However, only one side of the bed has an outlet (no USB outlets), making it difficult to charge phones at night.

The bed itself did provide adequate comfort during our trip. We had no issues falling asleep after our long days and nights on the ship.

The desk/vanity area featured adequate counter space with a small ledge shelf above for storing toiletry items. It also housed the majority of outlets in the room, including 3 US outlets, 1 European outlet, and 2 USB outlets.

Adjacent to the desk was a dresser. This area provided additional counter space along with 5 drawers to store our additional packing cubes, electronics, and other gadgets. This is where the mini-fridge was located as well.

Across the way was the sofa. It provided adequate space to spread out, relax, or get some work done. Additionally, one of our space saving cabin hacks is that we use magnetic hooks to hang things like beach bags and hats on the wall over the couch for extra storage and convenience. 


Lastly, our balcony featured two upright chairs and a table. There was certainly enough space for the two of us to enjoy the sail in and out of ports. It was also a great spot to relax or get some work done in the afternoons.

Harmony of the Seas balcony room

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Recap of Our Harmony of the Seas Balcony Room Review

Similar to our experiences on other Royal Caribbean cruise ships, this Ocean View Balcony cabin met our needs for this 7-day Caribbean cruise.

This stateroom category provides the perfect mix of size and value. It provides all the necessary amenities, adequate space, and access to a balcony without breaking the budget. While Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships do feature balconies with interior views (i.e. Central Park or Boardwalk balcony cabins), we prefer the ocean view– even if it typically costs more.

Of course, there are more economic options on the ship, like inside and ocean view rooms, as well as more extravagant suite accommodations. So, be sure to review all the stateroom categories and subcategories, as well as which cabins you should avoid, before booking your cruise.

Overall, if you are looking to cruise on this ship, we would certainly recommend booking a Harmony of the Seas balcony room.

The main cabin and balcony square footage were on par with similar staterooms on contemporary cruise lines. The décor was modern, and there was ample storage. The one thing the room lacked was USB outlets, with only two located near the desk. So, bringing a cruise-approved power strip is recommended.


Have you sailed in a Harmony of the Seas balcony room? What is your preferred cabin category when you cruise? Drop us an anchor below with your reviews of Royal Caribbean staterooms. 

Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
Heidi Bucolo
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