Royal Caribbean Cruises’ 228,081-ton, 5,518-guest Symphony of the Seas made her debut in April 2018, becoming the world’s largest cruise ship. This Oasis Class mega-ship is a destination in itself, with incredible activities, venues and areas to please all age groups. She is an ideal choice for multi-generational family cruise vacations.
Brimming with a comprehensive assortment of amenities, guests can look forward to spending time in her seven “neighborhoods” or activity zones, each with unique features. Stroll through beautiful Central Park. This lovely outdoor garden area is lined with fabulous restaurants and shops. Visit the Royal Promenade, where you can go bar-hopping, shopping and enjoy multiple restaurants and bars. Guests gravitate to Entertainment Place, Pool and Sports Zone, Youth Zone, plus the Vitality Spa and Fitness Center – considered the largest space of its kind on any cruise ship. Four pools and 10 whirlpools – two of which are cantilevered overlooking the ocean – provide the perfect way to unwind.
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Symphony of the Seas is 1,000 tons bigger than her sister ship, the award-winning Harmony of the Seas, and boasts innovative new concepts designed to make the cruise experience more thrilling than ever. These include an immense first-of-its-kind, two-deck-high Ultimate Family Suite, spanning 1,346-square-feet able to comfortably accommodate up to eight in two bedrooms. Kids will have endless fun with a slide that will take them from their bedroom right down to the living room below. The entire family will enjoy the floor-to-ceiling LEGO wall, air-hockey table, 3D movie theater-style TV room with a popcorn machine and a library of video games. It also features a 212-square-foot wrap-around balcony, with table tennis, a vertical maze and a full-size whirlpool, where you can relax as you enjoy the local views.
The entertainment barometer has been raised to a new height with such exciting productions as Broadway’s “Hairspray” and an original Royal Caribbean show, “Flight” — a historical satire about the Wright Brothers in addition to an exhilarating new production, “HiRo” at the AquaTheater, with jaw-dropping high-diving and acrobatics. Studio B showcases the new ice-skating “time-travel” show “1977.” Test your team skills at the escape room, “Puzzle Break,” where you race against the clock solving clues to find an exit before time runs out.
The popular Boardwalk amusement area, with its beautiful hand-carved carousel, also offers more family fun with the introduction of the Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade along with Sugar Beach, a colorful candy and ice-cream shop.
Amenities galore are virtually everywhere on this resort-like ship providing an unrivaled onboard experience. Over 25 stylish lounges and posh bars are sprinkled throughout, so you can easily find the perfect spot to enjoy drinks with friends. At the Bionic Bar robots mix and serve your favorite cocktails, while Vintages is the place to be for wine-lovers. Another choice is the Rising Tide Bar which transports you between decks. Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar is another favorite choice. When it’s time for some retail therapy, shop along the Royal Promenade for fine and fashion jewelry, luxury watches, cosmetics, fragrances, apparel and more. The adults-only Solarium is a perfectly serene location for quiet contemplation, digging into that novel you can’t put down, relaxation and a pool.
Adrenaline-filled adventures include the Ultimate Abyss – a 10-story slide noted as the tallest at sea and a trio of exhilarating multi-level slides named The Perfect Storm, with one featuring a “champagne bowl” that “swirls” guests. Adventure-seekers will want to try the two 43-feet-high rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rink, full-sized basketball court, plus an 82-foot zip line situated a nail-biting nine decks in the air. The complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program features age-specific activities for younger cruisers ranging in age groups from tots to teens. They will enjoy supervised fun including treasure hunts, dance and pizza parties, plus much more. Teens have their own exclusive lounge and disco, parties, dances and competitions, while a Royal Babies & Tots Nursery is available for the youngest of cruisers.
Tempt your taste buds at 20 dining venues, including new restaurants making their debut. Royal Caribbean’s first New England-style seafood restaurant, Hooked Seafood, is complete with a raw bar serving up shucked to order oysters. This casual yet sophisticated restaurant is located in the Solarium at the front of the ship and boasts lovely ocean views that complement your lunch and dinner. Satisfy your craving for Mexican food with a meal at al fresco restaurant El Loco Fresh, located in the Sports Zone. Indulge your palate with scrumptious made-to-order Mexican favorites, including tacos, burritos and more.
Royal Caribbean’s signature culinary favorites, including Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver for classic trattoria-style dishes, 150 Central Park, with its classic American seasonal menu, Park Café and Izumi Hibachi and Sushi, have been redesigned and also boast new menu specialties. Dine in elegant settings at the main dining room where ever-changing menus offer delicious international and familiar favorites. Other popular restaurants of the line have also returned, included Sorrento’s for fresh out of the oven pizza, Johnny Rockets, and Chops Grille. Pints and finger foods are served at the English-style Boot & Bonnet Pub. Options for both casual and fine dining are available as well as 24-hour room service and guests are certain to find the perfect food for their perfect mood.
The ship offers a wide range of accommodations to suit everyone’s needs, including the huge Ultimate Family Suite, with extensive amenities. Beautiful Royal Suite Class staterooms have luxurious appointments as well as high-end amenities and services. Two-bedroom AquaTheater Suites provide perfect views of the exhilarating outdoor diving shows from the comfort of their private balconies.
The four-bedroom Royal Family Suite with a balcony is a showstopper. This beauty includes, two bathrooms, one with a bathtub, a stunning marble entry and entertainment center, slide from second level to main floor and gaming tables to name a few. Guests in the Royal Suites will be offered a range of exclusive perks such as high-end toiletries, complimentary Royal Genie service, exclusive access to the popular Coastal Kitchen restaurant and to the full-service Suite Sun Zone and more.
You will be on the edge of your seat at the many exciting shows, including the toe-tapping Broadway spectacular, Hairspray featured in the beautifully designed, two-deck, 1,380-seat Royal Theater. Gravity-defying extravaganzas will leave you spellbound at the AquaTheater. If you’re feeling mellow head to the popular Jazz Club or Piano Bar. Dance to Latin beats at Boleros and show off your best moves at Dazzles. During the day, participate in cooking demonstrations, take in an ice-skating show at Studio B and get your game on at glow-in-the-dark laser tag as you Battle for Planet Z. The energy is palpable at Casino Royale, with state-of-the art slot machines, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and other games of chance.
Experience all this and much more on the largest cruise ship in the world — the incomparable Symphony of the Seas. Her inaugural summer season is spent sailing to legendary Mediterranean destinations, such as Florence, Rome and Naples, Italy; Barcelona, Spain and Provence, France. In November 2018, she will cross the Atlantic to her homeport of Miami, Florida and set sail on weekly Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.
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