Symphony of the Seas ship stats

  • Price:

    $$$$
  • Size:

    XL
  • Total Passengers:

    6,370
  • Total Crew:

    2,394
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio:

    2.66
  • Built:

    Apr 2018
  • Number of Decks:

    15
  • Total Cabins:

    2,759
  • Cabin Categories:

    53
  • Gross Tonnage:

    228,081
  • Length:

    1,188
  • Beam:

    151

Symphony of the Seas overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Mar. 9, 2020

Symphony of the Seas currently holds the title of the world's largest cruise ship. Onboard, travelers can experience an array of Royal Caribbean's signature amenities, including multistory waterslides, world-class performances, and limitless dining opportunities. With so many options, this mega-ship delivers a fully customizable cruising experience for families, couples, and singles.

Less than one year after its maiden voyage in April 2018, Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas earned our 2019 Members’ Choice Award for Best Ship, making it the first new ship to win the category. Cruiseline.com members consistently rave about the quality of the food, the friendly staff, and the selection of activities and entertainment, including the Broadway musical Hairspray and HiRO, an original acrobatic production inspired by Japanese warriors. Families can take advantage of Royal Caribbean's complimentary Adventure Ocean activities and teen-only lounge while adults unwind in the Vitality Spa, Solarium, or one of the many onboard bars and clubs.

Symphony of the Seas itinerary schedule

For the 2019 season, Symphony will sail from Miami to destinations throughout the Caribbean. Itineraries include 3-, 4-, and 7-night cruises making calls in Puerto Rico, Saint Maarten, Saint Kitts, and Honduras. Select itineraries for 2019 take travelers to the Bahamas as part of Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay experience.

Symphony of the Seas ship highlights

  • Twenty-three Pools and Jacuzzis
  • Zip line and dual rock climbing walls
  • Two FlowRider surf simulators
  • Typhoon and Cyclone waterslides
  • Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea
  • Glow-in-the-dark Planet Z laser tag
  • Teen programs and Fuel disco
  • Adventure Ocean kids program
  • AquaTheater shows and acrobatics, including HiRO
  • Broadway-hit Hairspray, , stand-up comedy, and more live entertainment
  • Diverse dining, including Hooked Seafood and Sugar Beach
  • Clubs and lounges, including Playmakers Bar & Arcade
  • Solarium for passengers 16 and older

Before you book

Why sail Symphony of the Seas:With more activities and amenities than you can hope to experience in a single seven-night sailing, Symphony of the Seas is ideal for active couples, singles, friends, and families looking for nonstop entertainment and excitement.

You should know: While Royal Caribbean has a knack for designing their ships to cut down on crowds and choke points, Symphony is still the largest ship in the world and can accommodate over 5,500 passengers on a fully booked sailing. Travelers who shy away from crowds and prefer a more relaxed, intimate experience should consider another line or a smaller Royal Caribbean ship.

Symphony of the Seas ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.8
  • Children's Programs 4.3
  • Entertainment 4.7
  • Food and Dining 4.5
  • Onboard Activities 4.6
  • Service and Staff 4.8
  • Ship Quality 4.8

Symphony of the Seas cabins

2759 cabins and 53 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

(29 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $132/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

(18 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $158/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

(156 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $166/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

(31 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $378/night

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Symphony of the Seas dining

Café Latte-tudes

Café Latte-tudes

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Vitality Cafe

Vitality Cafe

5.0
(2 Reviews)

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Symphony of the Seas onboard activities

English Pub

English Pub

5.0
(5 Reviews)
Luckey Climber

Luckey Climber

5.0
(1 Review)
Flowrider

Flowrider

5.0
(4 Reviews)
Solarium Bar

Solarium Bar

5.0
(4 Reviews)

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My first and last cruise with Royal Caribbean by Diana04

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Very dissapointing! I have been on cruise ships before but never felt like I was fleeced. Asking for money for drinks?! Asking for money for restaurants?! Hidden gratuities?! Each day we were receiving a message from the bank that money have been withdrawn from our bank account.

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Imagine a cruise with virtually no entertainment by BoredAfterDin

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Very disappointed in RC for total lack of communication and no signs that they are interested in reatining the loyal cruisers who went out of their way to make sure they were vaccinated and tested only to ride on a ship with no entertainment and VERY limited activities.

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We just had to make the best of it by guestkb

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Symphony of the Seas

It's really sad that you have an adult area for adults and we still have to deal with children, adults at a minimum age is 18 and your ship has 16 year old in the solarium and no one there to monitor the age. It's an adult area, the age limit should be 21, let the adults be with adults, not children or young adults, they have the entire ship so why can't the solarium be for adults 21 and over. They were in the hot tubs, being loud, just unreal, you had no where to go to enjoy peace and quite. Not even your stateroom, kids running down the halls. The ship really needs better security for the adult area. I have 4 children, when I go on a cruise I go to get away from them and get on the cruise ship and surrounded by them. Lastly I purchased the internet on the ship and it didn't work, I spent 2 days with Carlos trying to get my internet to work, he couldn't get it up to speed, he credited me half of the fee, half, I didn't have sufficient internet and he credited half. Unreal. Before this trip I spoke so highly of Royal Caribbean but please don't ask me now, this was the worst experience I have ever had on RC, I am a Diamond member but this was very sad.

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