Symphony of the Seas is the fourth cruise ship in Royal Caribbean’s innovative Oasis Class and offers extraordinary cruise holidays packed full of wonder, delight and wow moments. Guests can look forward to the return of Royal Caribbean’s seven unique neighbourhoods bursting with the promise of many exciting onboard activities. Leisure and entertainment include designer boutiques, al fresco café culture, robotic bar tenders, water slides and much more, while active cruisers will love the thrills of ten deck plunge slide the Ultimate Abyss or learning new tricks on the Flowrider surf simulator. With comfortable, luxurious accommodation and unforgettable shore excursions added into the mix, guests of all ages are guaranteed to enjoy the most incredible holiday of their lives.
Royal Caribbean is well known for offering a great array of choice when it comes to keeping the whole family entertained. It should come as no surprise then, to learn that Symphony of the Seas boasts a plethora of options.
Guests of all ages can enjoy the fantastic Broadway-style shows which are hosted in the glamorous two-storey theatre:
Hairspray - sing and dance along with loveable characters
Flight - a wild adventure all about the history and future of flying
Hiro - this magnificent aqua show will leave you in awe
1977 - join time-travelling hero Tempus on this crazy journey
Or, for those who prefer something more active, visit the Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade. Here you can catch up on your favourite sports, and play a few rounds on the gaming machines.
There are also plenty of venues to head to if you simply want to relax with a drink and get to know your fellow guests. The Bionic Bar is one must-see place, where you can order popular or bespoke cocktails from a tablet at your table, and then watch as a robotic arm prepares your drink at the bar.
In addition to the well-loved and infamous activities onboard Royal Caribbean ships, Symphony of the Seas will also boast some truly special and exhilarating features.
Ultimate Abyss - only the bravest will face this slide, which is the tallest at sea at 100ft
Perfect Storm Waterslides - Supercell, Typhoon, and Cyclone
Splashaway Bay - this wild waterpark will keep all the kids entertained
Zip Line - thrill seekers will love the incredible ocean views from high up
Rock-climbing Wall - challenge yourself and take on this impressive structure
FlowRider - test your skills on this lifelike surf simulator
Laser Tag - work as a team or go head to head with your family in a battle between robots and aliens
Spa and fitness
After trying out so many activities on board Symphony of the Seas, why not opt for some well-earned time away from the crowds at the Vitality at Sea Spa. Nothing could make your holiday more relaxing than indulging in the various treatments on offer, so book a hot-stone massage and wind down after a day of exploring onshore.
For those who enjoy working up a sweat at the gym, the modern fitness centre has all the weights and exercise machines you could need to get your heart rate going. If you don’t like working out on your own, don’t miss out on the range of group exercise classes, from a high-intensity spinning session to the slower pace of yoga.
Second time on time on the Symphony of the Seas - it's a phenomenal boat with wonderful, committed staff and a huge variety of things to do on board. Accommodation is excellent and the table of excursions for the Caribbean was outstanding. My only issue with the vessel was the food choices for Vegetarians both on the boat and on the two Islands where Royal Caribbean operate the kitchens.
MASSIVE SHIP.Everything brand new. Too Big for us. Have decided to STICK TO RC SMALLER SHIPS Food in Main dining room superb,food in the Windjammer sooo much choice,make sure you try the cheese fountain with Nachos Delish. Staff throughout the whole ship,very pleasant,kind friendly,all with happy faces. Our cabin attendant ,what a lovely man,our cabin was topped up all the time.The waiters in main dining room,were lovely,and could not do enough for you. The training for staff is done well.This my 3rd cruise with RC and have booked again for 2019. Ship had everything you could want,a small city on the sea.
A beautiful ship and lovely staff. We had AI and it was great. Few wee things which could have made our holiday absolutely excellent were 1. Paying to get out of the ports on two occasions (I believe there should be no costs to passengers as we pay enough to go on the cruise anyway!). 2. the meals at the buffet were not kept as hot as they could be (constantly warm food instead of hot). Apart from this, our holiday was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed.
The ship was excellent. Clean, tidy and laid out great. The room was excellent too. The goods on sale were very pricey especially with extra 20% tax on top. The staff were great apart from a few times in the sports bar where the staff there were not very pleasant but the Manager was great. The food in the Windjammer quite often wasn't hot enough.....we know there is a lot of people to cater for but perhaps the trays for food could be hotter and also the plates too. But the selection of food was first class. We were well catered for and the staff were terrific. The welcoming man with the top hat at the Windjammer brightened our days with his fun. Overall we were happy with the cruise and will return.
On the Symphony at the moment sailing from Barcelona on a weeks cruise, the ship is fantastic but with one serious problem “ drink prices “ if you don’t get a drinks package included in the price of your cruise you are going to get stung at the bar, bottle of Bud Light over 9 dollars and a glass of standard white wine just under 13 dollars. Come on RC brilliant ship but stop ripping people off Glenn Hitchen
We have nothing but praises for our Holiday via Iglu - from the flights to and fro our destination to the booked excursions. The cruising experience itself was out of this world and made complete by the ever polite crew. All in all, this was a very positive experience.
thanks for asking for this review. food--very good. Lots of variety to choose from Accomodation-Good entertainment-good Shio crew-Nice wifi and telephone service-poor. felt prize of connection was very high. could not connect to friends and family for a wk.Also we came as a group and communication was difficult excursion-Need mmore organisation. i think passengers need more hrlp in this area much is left for individuals to arrange,we found it difficult to locate our excursion buses in all occasios photo with the captain--need a better background. like picture of the cruise ship finally i found a lot of similarities with the oasis of the seas which we sailed in 2016. the deco and even the names given to places i.e WINJERMAR ETC iN all it was a nice experience but no waoo factor for me