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WVdiner wrote a review Apr 2020
Charlotte NC111 contributions32 helpful votes
Great ship, multiple stages of rock legend bands. Good food, great gym, expensive drinking. Overall great experience.
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Sail Date: September 2019
Cabin Type: Balcony
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Destination: Caribbean
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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

185 reviews
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Passengers: 5,518   |   Crew: 2,200
Passengers to crew: 2.51:1
Passengers to space: 41.3:1
Launched: 2018   


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


Cabin size: 182 - 272 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 323
Accessible rooms: 32
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1796
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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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RojoPanda18 wrote a review Jul 2020
San Diego, California41 contributions19 helpful votes
We went the inaugural year in September '16. So much to do on this ship, so new (obvi), cool robot bartender, the huge slide is awesome, shows, and great food for a buffet, and I assume, for a cruise trip. Even casino, so felt like a floating city/Vegas in international waters. We were spoiled being our first time on a cruise liner! Nothing will compare to this one.
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2 Helpful votes
WVdiner wrote a review Apr 2020
Charlotte NC111 contributions32 helpful votes
Great ship, multiple stages of rock legend bands. Good food, great gym, expensive drinking. Overall great experience.
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Brenelle C wrote a review Apr 2020
Wesley Chapel, Florida3 contributions4 helpful votes
My family and I take a annual cruise. There was 10 of us this year that traveled we are all diamond members with the cruise line This means a lot of perks Repeat sailors This was my 16th cruise in the September 2019 we took royal Caribbean symphony of the seas maiden voyage leaving from Miami Florida we went to the Western Caribbean For eight days Our ports of call were Rotan Honduras Costa Maya Mexico Cozumel Mexico and Royal Caribbean‘s private island Coco Kay. I had a balcony room on the Boardwalk The room and balcony were very spacious the Decour was beautiful very comfortable accommodations all over the ship they had so much to offer in 8 days you could go to a comedy club or zip line Over the boardwalk. they have an amazing water show. I was able to watch the water show A couple of nights from the comfort of my own balcony wrong . I enjoyed the ports of call. This was very memorable for all of us. Looking forward to cruising again with Royal Caribbean Cruise line.
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2 Helpful votes
GoddardMalaga wrote a review Apr 2020
Malaga, Spain276 contributions91 helpful votes
We went in the inaugural year in the Med in August 2018. (ignore the date this posts, you cant go back more than a year) We were lucky enough to reserve a loft duplex suite as there were four of us. My wife and I and two teenagers. The suite was spacious and had a great balcony and loads of space for the younger ones. Just down the corridor was the suites lounge that did food pretty much all day. Some of the days we ate in the buffet but its a bit of a bunfight even if the food is superb. I wanted a little less noise and people so for the most part ate in the lounge. For the suites there is also a private sundeck with a bar and Jacuzzi and neat the slides. It's disappointing that the wave rider it only open certain times in the day. You would think that with the amount fo people on board they would have it open all the time with appointed slots. The same goes for the slide at the back and the zip wire. The shows are great and the staff excellent. All in all glad we did it if only to say we had been on the beast of a ship.
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2 Helpful votes