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Coco P wrote a review Mar 2020
19 contributions3 helpful votes
This ship is beautiful.
Disappointed with some changes from The Allure. We’re still a little unsure how we feel about the giant ships.
One of my favorite ship activities is walking the promenade deck and just watch/listen to the ocean. The promenade deck on The Symphony is not very wide, not wide enough for chairs anywhere but the very back of the ship. AND the giant life boats almost totally obscure any view of the ocean.

We loved our huge virtual window - which we thought would be hokey. It was really nice to be to be “looking” outside at a live view from the front of the ship. The picture on the giant screen was high def. we prefer inside cabins; the pitch black helps us sleep. The window can be off and still preserve the pitch black atmosphere.

Just a couple comments about a giant floating community.
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Sail Date: February 2020
Cabin Type: Inside
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Destination: Caribbean
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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

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Traveller (488)
Common Areas (2,030)
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Itinerary
7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Saturday, 29/01/22
Route
Miami, Costa Maya, Roatan, Cozumel, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Miami
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About
Passengers: 5,518   |   Crew: 2,200
Passengers to crew: 2.51:1
Passengers to space: 41.3:1
Launched: 2018   

Decks

  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
Cabins
  Interior (1V)  
  Ocean View (2N)  
  Ocean View (1N)  
  Interior (2V)  
 
Amenities
Main Dining Room
Conference Center

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 182 - 272 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 323
Accessible rooms: 32
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1796

Activities & entertainment

Activities (20)
  • CruiseCritic Meet and Mingle
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Parties
  • Fitness Classes*
  • FlowRider (2)
  • Hot Tubs (9)
  • Pool Games
  • Pools (4)
  • Rock Climbing Wall (2)
  • Running Track
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sports Tournament
  • Trivia
  • Vitality At Sea Fitness Center
  • Vitality At Sea Spa*
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Zipline
  • Waterslides (4)
  • Luckey Climber
Entertainment (18)
  • Casino Royale*
  • Dazzles
  • Deck Parties
  • Demonstrations
  • Entertainment Place
  • Game Broadcasts
  • Game Shows
  • Jazz On 4
  • Karaoke
  • Live Music
  • On Air Club
  • Poolside Movies
  • Royal Promenade
  • Royal Theater
  • Royal Theater
  • Studio B
  • The Attic*
  • Wellness Lectures
Dining (23)
  • Main Dining Room - American
  • Wonderland - Avant Garde*
  • Sugar Beach - Candy*
  • Coffee Shop - Coffee Bar*
  • 150 Central Park - Farm to Table*
  • Boardwalk Dog House - Fast Food
  • Johnny Rockets - Fast Food*
  • Trellis Bar - Garden Bar*
  • English Pub - Gastropub*
  • Vitality Café - Health Conscious
  • Jamie's Italian - italian
  • Izumi - Japanese*
  • Boleros - Latin bar*
  • Park Café - Light Fare
  • Schooner Bar - Nautical bar*
  • Rising Tide Bar - Niche Bar*
  • Rising Tide Bar - Niche Bar*
  • Café Promenade - pastries
  • Sorrentos - Pizza
  • Bionic Bar - Robotic Bar*
  • Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade - Sports Bar*
  • Chops Grille - Steakhouse*
  • Vintages - Wine Bar
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ELDIABLOU wrote a review 18 Nov
Miami, Florida36 contributions29 helpful votes
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Me and my wife love cruises and we had the opportunity to work as a contractor with a Lab doing Covid19 test for all 2000 crew members on board the Symphony of the Seas for 8 consecutive weeks without debarking. I get to explore every corner of the Cruise ship and I can tell you that is a totally rewarding experience! All shows are at a Broadway or Las Vegas level!! Very professional actors and performers. To mention a few: HIRO the Aqua show is amazing, the Ice skating show is superb! Singer Mark Preston former lead vocal of the Lettermen's has a clear and powerful voice still. Jazz club and performers are high quality and this is only on the entertainment part. The dining experience has a wide variety of restaurants and bars, and all of them are the best choice for your palate! Now on the STAFF part I was not able to remember all crew member names but just to mention some are: Carlos, Eloy, Pachi, Diego, Kevin (Mexico) Benedicto, Herbert, Sherwin, Rommel, Vance, Arico, Melanie (Philippines), Roxana (Romania), Alick, Sudeep, Priya (India), BeerSee, Depak (Mauritius), Alper (Turkey), Maria Sol Popovich (Argentina) The Dolgovas, Marina (Ukraine) Captain Rick (Canada) and many more staff members that make an unforgettable experience on board of the largest ship in the world weighing an outstanding 228000 tons Symphony of the Seas! Thank you crew members!
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DublinGemologist wrote a review 10 Nov
Katy, Texas45 contributions134 helpful votes
Not too much I didn't enjoy about this cruise experience. This ship is huge and offers pretty much everything you could possibly want. We actually had a hurricane heading toward Miami and decided to go ahead and fly to Miami, take a wait and see attitude as to whether then ship would depart with passengers. About half the passengers cancelled, so we had plenty of room and service. We maneuvered around the hurricane, ended up cruising an extra day due to the storm (ok by me!)
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Chris wrote a review Sep 2021
Ventnor City, New Jersey1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went for 6 days and at the end they charge us $75 ! for some towel that we have nothing to do with. Insane ! . Even worst we called and ask to correct this mistake. They told us they need to review/check with the cleaning guy etc etc! what a Joke this company is! Avoid them! Waste of time and money Do not cruise with them! Norwegian is lot Better!
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alfonsogoolash wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
Myself and my future boarded this cruise in Africa. It was the 7 Day package to be exact. Service was amazing. Food up to standards. Entertainment was very entertaining and live performances was totally a blast. I found the wine to be a bit on the expensive side. Live music was phenomenal Would love to do this cruise sometime soon and would also love to have a much longer stay.
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JHS6223YL wrote a review Jul 2020
47 contributions49 helpful votes
Wow! How can I some up a seven day cruise. One word. Excellent! We went on this ship in mid December 2019 for a Caribbean cruise. It was my first time. This is a newer ship and was very nicely appointed. This was before Covid, but the detail in cleaning on the ship was not expected. I went out early every morning, and sometimes just getting back from the night life, and there were hundreds of people cleaning the decks, stairs (outside and inside) and the constant cleaning in the restaurants was a pleasant surprise. The even have banks of sinks at the entrance to the buffets to wash before you ate. They had a young girl stationed by the sinks with a pleasant greeting of, "washy washy" to encourage people to wash their hands before eating. The restaurants were all good and the casino and bars a lot of fun. Get the unlimited beverage package if you drink alcohol at all! I am not sure I would ever go on a cruise again what with the current health crisis, but I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise in December. It seems like a lifetime ago!
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