For the young (or young at heart), it may just be heaven on earth. With family suites featuring slides instead of stairs, a Lego climbing wall, a 3D movie-style TV room complete with popcorn machine and a library of video games, a balcony with a pool table and whirlpool, air hockey, and an on-call “genie”, the Symphony of the Seas sounds like it was either designed by a 10-year-old or the parent of one.
If you’re worried the kids wouldn’t want to leave their rooms, don’t. A 10-story waterslide, aquatic amphitheatre, two surf simulators, a zip line and two rock climbing walls are among the features sure to get them exploring every permissible inch of the world’s largest cruise ship.
As the fourth ship to join the Oasis Class, the Symphony of the Seas offers a large variety of activities, amenities and entertainment. Conquer the rock wall, catch a wave on the Flow Rider, a 40-foot long surf simulator, or fly down a zip line that soars 9 decks in the air over the ship. Guests looking for a more relaxed time can visit the full-service Vitality Spa, take a yoga class at the Fitness Center, or soak up some sun at the Beach Pool. Some of the accommodations on board feature a Central Park or Boardwalk View Balcony, which provides a comfortable neighborhood feeling for guests with excitement just beyond the door.
There’s plenty for adults to enjoy too, including the Bionic Bar tendered by robots, a 1400-seat theatre featuring live shows including Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, and a sports bar and arcade spanning the length of the boardwalk.
At 230,000 tonnes, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship will overtake sister ship Harmony of the Seas as the world’s largest cruise liner when she launches in April 2018 for her debut season in Europe. The 125-square-metre family suites are a hallmark of the new ship, taking holidaying with the kids to a new level of luxury. The two-level suites accommodate up to eight in two bedrooms and feature wrap-around balconies with ocean views. Rather than queue to board, guests will be able to check in via a mobile app, meaning they can head straight to their rooms after clearing security.
Hooked, the company’s first New England-style eatery, will offer fresh seafood and a raw bar complete with freshly shucked oysters. On its inaugural summer in Europe, Symphony will stop in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Pisa, Rome and Naples before docking at Royal Caribbean’s new terminal in Miami.
Get ready for the world’s largest and boldest ship ever! Arriving April 2018, Symphony of the Seas is gearing up to be a game-changer in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class with ripple effects in the cruise industry. Once on board, venture into the Ultimate Abyss – world’s tallest slide at sea – for a thrill of a lifetime as you prepare to scale every height on the dual 43-foot rock-climbing walls. For a more adventurous experience, zip line nine decks in the air above Symphony of the Seas.
Royal Suite Class
Enjoy an exclusive full-service Suite Sun Zone sun deck, private lounge with ocean views and the Coastal Kitchen restaurant offering fresh cuisine that fuses Mediterranean influences with “California cool”. This ultimate luxury haven also includes complimentary beverage packages, VOOM high speed internet access, specialty dining and gratuities.
Rest and Relaxation
Stop by the ‘Vitality at Sea Spa’ to soothe your mind, body and soul or join the yoga and tai chi classes in the state-of-the-art fitness center. You can also stroll by the Central Park outdoor garden or visit the adults-only retreat featuring 5 pools and a Solarium.
On board Activities
Brave it out in the Ultimate Abyss with a speed of nine miles per hour as you twist and turn in a serpentine-like path. This multi-sensory thrill features spontaneous audio effects and a glass platform to look down at the 100-foot drop as you prepare for your adrenaline-pumping escapade.
Restaurants and Bars
Many of Royal Caribbean’s most popular restaurants will be onboard Symphony of the Seas including Sorrento’s, Izumi, Johnny Rockets, Chops Grille, 150 Central Park, Wonderland and Jamie’s Italian, among others. Two new eateries will also be onboard.
El Loca Fresh will be located in the Deck 15 Sports Zone and focus on quick bites such as tacos and Mexican food to go.
On Deck 16, seafood-lovers will be able to get their fill of New England-inspired fare at Hooked Seafood. The casual venue will feature a menu of fresh seafood and a raw bar, and will be open for lunch and dinner.
Symphony of the Seas will have plenty of fun and adrenaline-pumping activities for cruisers on its top decks. There will be multiple Flow Rider surf simulators, a sheer drop Ultimate Abyss slide, the three-water slide Perfect Storm attraction, kid-friendly Splash away Bay splash zone, mini-golf and three pools.
Symphony of the Seas will have many of the usual Royal Caribbean suspects including insides, virtual balcony insides, Promenade- and Central Park-view insides, ocean-views, balconies, and Central Park- and Boardwalk-view balconies. There will also be many type of suites, including the one-of-a-kind Ultimate Family suite.
Entertainment, Public & Spa Spaces
Like all other Oasis-class ships, Symphony of the Seas will feature a neighborhood concept that includes Central Park, the H2O Zone, Kid’s Avenue and the Boardwalk. However, the Boardwalk on Symphony is being reimagined with the oversized Playmakers Sports Bar, which will feature a large arcade; also new on the Boardwalk will be Sugar Beach, an expanded version of the candy shop found on other Oasis-class ships. There will still be a few Boardwalk staples including the carousel, a Johnny Rockets, and the Boardwalk Dog House.
Main theater entertainment on Symphony of the Seas will include a full-scale production of “Hairspray,” as well as a just-for-Royal Caribbean show called “Flight,” a historical satire following the evolution of air travel.
Both the AquaTheater high-diving outdoor theater and Studio B ice rink theater will feature new shows: HiRo (a high-energy acrobatic show) and 1977 (a time-traveling extravaganza), respectively.
Another first for the line will be a laser tag arena; the experience will be located in Studio B and will be glow-in-the-dark and have a galactic theme.