Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

Symphony of the Seas will have a variety of specialty restaurants and world-class entertainment. Ship features include: seven neighborhoods, AquaTheater, Ultimate Abyss, Rock Climbing walls, Chops Grille, VOOM the fastest internet at sea, Royal Suite Class program and more.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Casino
Child Care/Babysitting
Elevators
Fitness Center
Onboard Weddings
Royal Suite Class Inclusivity
Single Occupancy Cabins
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Supervised Youth Program
Swimming Pool
Water Sports Platform
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Signature activities (surfing, rock climbing, zip line, slides, ice skating); Entertainment (Broadway shows, music, comedy shows, Aqua shows); Select Meals, Beverages, Kids Program, Sports Activities.

Not Included

  • Specialty Dining, Beverage Packages, Adult Beverages, Shore Excursions, Gratuities, Spa Treatments, Late night childcare

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2018
Tonnage
220000 Tons
Public Decks
15
Passenger Capacity
5400
Crew
2165
Registry
Bahamas

Reviews and Recommendations for Symphony of the Seas

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A Great Experience

By: Chris and Melinda


Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

Although the largest cruise ship in the world, embarking and disembarking were quick and easy. The security staff did an excellent job. This was only the 5th sailing of this brand new ship and it was immaculate. We received the quality service and food that we have come to expect from RCCL, as this was our 16th sailing with them. We dined at specialty restaurants Chops Grille for about the 8th time, and Jamie's Italian restaurant for the first time. As all the other's it was excellent. The tours we took through Royal caribbean were of Mallorca, Marseilles, Florence and Pisa, and the Amalfi Coast. All were small groups, and the guides were all professional and very educated. Our tour of Pompeii featured a guide who was an archaeologist, and provided an outstanding, educational experience. Our Guide in Florence/Pisa was excellent as well especially considering the bus trip to and from the location was quite lengthy. We rate the entire experience A+!

Great new huge ship Symphony of the seas

By: Paulkopp


Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

This wonderful shop is only a month old and is currently the largest ship on the ocean. It is well laid out and the staff was great. The food was great and the activities were amazing. The 10 story slide and 3 story water slid,zip line and mini golf were tons of fun for our family. The boardwalk both inside and outside was very pleasant. The shows were great too. It has something for everyone!!!! It’s a great ship!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Shelby Palmer

Cruising the Mediterranean

By: SueD


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2018

The facilities and room accommodations were over the top excellent as well as the staff sincerely seemed to want to ensure all guests were being taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Clark

Symphony

By: Mac


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Excellent! That ship has so much to offer . 7 days is probably too short. We could have stayed longer and not get bored. Lots of activities, brilliant shows and performances. The activities director was very involved and had tons of energy along with the staff.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Sanner

A Wonderful Voyage on the Largest Cruise Ship in the World!

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2018

Our time aboard was so wonderful that we were a little sorry that we only had one full "at sea" day. There were so many fun activities that it was hard to choose which ones to do first. The children loved the climbing wall and the carousel as well as the slides. My adult son, loved the slide tube that went from the 16th deck to the 6th, even though it was so popular he had to wait about a half hour to start his descent. The food was wonderful, in the main dining room, Windjammers and the newest restaurant: Hooked. The service in the dining rooms and that performed by our cabin steward was first-rate. The shows were outstanding and everyone in the family (we ranged in age from 1 to 76) enjoyed them. The bands, both on the swimming deck and those playing at night were great and we all danced. Finally, everyone liked Central Park. The only disappointment was the lack of a swimming pool suitable for swimming laps. We're looking forward to another trip on this ship.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Symphony of the seas

By: Sash


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

Great tons of activities. Efficient cabin great Latin Club. Lots of options for all ages.
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Great Boat

By: steve dines


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

This ship has everything! So many fun things to do. RCL did a great job with this one!
Travel Advisor:  Dianne Baroff
Not Recommended

Lack of information

By: Jerry


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2018

Probably it is a new ship, the information about on boat activities , open time for some restaurants , kids club information...etc only been released in such a short period before departing. The website got lots of login program and booking error. Some waiters and staffs on the ship are fresh, they know nothing about the ship. The sheet of daily schedule should been given the night before or any earlier , not right in the earlier morning . Expecting people to plan in the breakfast right before going out ? Or it is just a reminder ? Should have more details on those excursion introduction , the informations were given unprofessionally. Beside the paid excursion , should the company also provide the information of the near by at the berthing porrt? The cruise should be family friendly , at the end people got strained whose with the elder and kids . Most of the 4, 5 srtars hotel provide 2 bottles of water daily, it would be much appreciate if the ship does the same.

Mediterranean Cruise

By: Donna


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Beyond lovely! We absolutely enjoyed our cruise! The ship is amazing. We enjoyed wonderful evenings and entertainment.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

I was on a ship?

By: GINA H


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Lovely ship you would never know there are as many people on there as there are. Very clean. Good restaurants, amazed at how well it does run.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

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By: Italy


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Beautiful ship with wonderful crew
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem

Symphony

By: Deb & Sal


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

The ship beautiful, still smells new. For the most part, the ship is the same as the the Oasis & Allure. There are a few new restaurants, seafood, Mexican another which uses foam? Hooked (seafood) was very good but expensive and they give you way too much food. A lot of food was thrown away. The Mexican place which is free, was very good as well. They have 3 different quesadillas, nachos and fixings for 3 different tacos. They have salads and a well stocked salsa bar for extra taste. The food in the Windjammer was good as well but there are too many tables and chairs. You bump into everyone sitting at the tables trying to get to yours and you bump into the person behind you when you get in and out of your seat. Go off peak. Our jr suite was very nice. The only complaint was the shower in the tub. The spray only came out about 4 inches from the wall so you had to stand that close to get wet or hold it the sprayer while you shower. Crew were very polite and helpful. Loved the cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall
Not Recommended

Overload

By: Euroninja


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

Beautiful ship. Issues with the Windjammer need addressed. Food was plentiful just not quality.

Italian cruise

By: John


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

Great ship, pretty brand new. Symptomy of the sea. Last trip of the season before heading to Caribbean ports. Very clean , great crew. Every one was very polite. Looking forward to a cruise next year hopefully on the same ship
Travel Advisor:  Linda Voelker

Symphony

By: frenbaker


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

Huge, lots of actiities for everyone. Excursions from ship were handled well. (6000 passengers!) Food and service a ok
Travel Advisor:  Jeannie Vogel

Superfun!

By: SNRP


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

Wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Noemie Cornelius

Cruise ship review

By: Loylee


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

Entertaining. Beautiful. Very helpful staffs.
Travel Advisor:  Noemie Cornelius
Not Recommended

Lovely ship spoiled by Crown and Anchor

By: John D


Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2018

CONS On my cruise Symphony hosted 2700 guests who were at least diamond level. Crown & Anchor venues (and their Concierges) were totally overwhelmed. Port Canaveral was a day stolen from the itinerary to allow CBP to process 5000 passports. Lineups in the terminal and on the ship were enormous. Our shore excursion took us to Marrit Mall which probably depends on cruise traffic to stave off closure. Some shore excursions were so badly affected by customs delays that their buses became mobile seating areas for guests. The helipad was off limits and the lifeboat deck is now a two lane walking track with occasional glimpses of ocean between lifeboats and 12 chairs around the stern. Swaths of venue seats were reserved for VIPs making access to shows a real irritant. PROS The ship is beautiful, staff worked their asses off to keep us happy. The shows were really good if you could get in. SUMMARY Not the ship for me.

TransAtlantic

By: J.j.


Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2018

12 nights was still not enough to see everything this ship offers.
Travel Advisor:  Bob Romano

Beautul Ship

By: Morgan


Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2018

It was wonderful. It is very difficult for those who have not cruised to realize all the activities that are available to passengers on this ship.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

1st Family Cruise

By: Kasey


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2019

Sailing on Symphony of the Seas for our first cruise was amazing! The customer service was impeccable, the food was great, the room was spacious and perfect for our family of 5 and we felt so safe having our three young kids on board. We will definitely be cruising again with Royal Caribbean!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Oliver Dunlap

Cruising

By: Mr. Fix It


Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2019

My experience was great.,the ship was beautiful with a lot of activity. The show's were well worth seeing, the dining area was the best, the waiter Jean was fantastic and I would recommend him and his coworker Marion to the world. I had one of the best times of my life and I will always recommend Royal Caribbean to anyone going on a cruise
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski

Spring Break 2019

By: Becky


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

We enjoyed our vacation! Symphony of the seas was clean and had so many things to do! Food was delicious! Service was great, especially our waiters!!
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols

A perfect cruise

By: Ray


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

For a large cruise ship you don't get the feeling that you are with that many people. The only time it seems crowded is at dinner when the elevators back-up with the crowds. The food was really quite good in all restaurants. The activities aboard were varied such that there was enough to do all the time. The islands visited were varied with shopping, touring, swimming, and diving. This ship had four main shows to see, plus impromptu acvtivity on the promenade deck.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Great Trip

By: Granny


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2019

Good time. Excellent service and friendly staff.
Travel Advisor:  Lucy Mennie

Symphony of the Seas...a.great cruise!

By: hjp


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2019

My wife and I had a wonderful time on our cruise aboard the Symphony of the Seas. We actually went with 6 other couples and we all had a very enjoyable, stress free time. Excellent customer service from all staff...especially from our head waiter in the main dining hall, Charles.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

Symphony of the Seas vacation

By: Elmer0727


Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

We had a great vacation. Did not need to eat at the specialty restaurants or buy drink packages as we had enough of what we wanted ! The food was great in the Windjammer, main Dining room and The Solarium Bistro. We seemed to get plenty of exercise just walking from here to there . Loved the shows and the 2 excursions we went on. Check in was very well organized and was quick! All of our attendants and meal servers were great, friendly and attentive! The only glitch was the virtual balcony. It was not always functioning and when it was there were lines going vertically and horizontally in places. Otherwise that was a good alternative to an outside stateroom.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Tapia

Carribean Cruise

By: Kellog


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

The ship was great,guest services was very helpgul,each time I had a question it was taken er n care of promptly. Food service and room service was top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Moore

Symphony of the Seas

By: TS


Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Had a wonderful trip sailing on the Symphony of the Seas. The entertainment was spectacular, crew was very pleasant and helpful, the ship was immaculate, and it had a good itinerary. The food was pretty good and we enjoyed our dinner at the seafood specialty restaurant (thanks, Donna). It's a huge ship with a lot of people. Be prepared for a lot of walking due to the size of the ship. The only problem that we encountered was a system glitch during check in, which caused a 50-60 min wait (that was quite unfortunate). Also, that caused the wait for elevators on the first day on board to be quite lengthy.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

It’s a Really Big Boat

By: JJR0830


Reviewed on: 17 May 2019

Symphony is a great ship. There are lots of activities for all types of passengers. If you have kids, they will have a wonderful time. If you don’t have kids or want a quieter vacation, I recommend getting a suite. The suite lounge was very enjoyable and the suite concierges were very helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Wayne Muhlstein

Symphony cruise

By: Wjones


Reviewed on: 26 May 2019

Absolutely Amazing. Our first time on an Oasis class ship, and we just loved it. We found out we were at capacity but it never felt crowded. Every crew member we encountered was friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Doug Caviness

Family reunion

By: Bobby


Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

What a wonderful time! The ship had everything anyone could possibly want or need. I would definitely recommend this ship and to travel in the suite class. It was absolutely fantastic.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Petros

May 2019

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

It was very enjoyable, entertainment was great, CoCo Bay was a very nice stop
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

Great cruise

By: Me Big


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2019

I enjoyed my first Royal Caribbean cruise very much. Will book Royal cruises in the future. Will recommend to friends.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald

A first cruise that will be impossible to beat...

By: EdgarB


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

The ship was beyond imagining. Between the theatre, skating rink, shows, jazz club, slides, dance parties, shopping, and SO much more, there was no reason to leave ever leave the ship...the excursions seemed like unnecessary distractions. The dining and service were exceptional, and it has to be experienced to be believed. Unreal.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald

Happy customer

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

It was great! Has the best time! Our balconybwas smaller than we were used to but it's ok. Food and service was excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Aline Coleman

Ctuise

By: Cruiser


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2019

Symphony of the Seas was a great ship! All new and modern amenities, great staff and good meals ! Coco Cay is a perfect stop ! Good job Royal Caribbean!!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Cruise

By: Sunshine


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019

Cruise met all expections for ages 1 to 76.
Travel Advisor:  Megan Winslett

Beautiful ship

By: Wildgator


Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2019

Ship was beautiful with so much to do. Great shows, entertainment and of course food. Only thing I would recommend is too pick your pictures out as soon as you can. There photography equipment broke down and there customer service was terrible. They are behind in there technology when it comes to that. I did get my picture a few weeks later(which I’m very thankful) but with no remorse!! Anyway other then that, the ship and the rest of the staff was phenomenal!!
Travel Advisor:  Kris Matela

Wonderful cruise

By: Che


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2019

This was a wonderful trip and shop. All the people were very helpful and the food was great. There were 7 of us and everyone had a blast. The activities on and off the ship were great. I would love to go back again on this shop.
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce