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 4.7
  • Children's Programs 4.1
  • Entertainment 4.7
  • Food and Dining 4.5
  • Onboard Activities 4.5
  • Service and Staff 4.7
  • Ship Quality 4.8

Symphony of the Seas cabins

2759 cabins and 53 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

(35 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $136/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

(18 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $156/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

(175 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $168/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

(36 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $352/night

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Symphony of the Seas dining

Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Café Latte-tudes

Café Latte-tudes

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Vitality Cafe

Vitality Cafe

5.0
(2 Reviews)

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Symphony of the Seas onboard activities

Sports Pool

Sports Pool

5.0
(2 Reviews)
English Pub

English Pub

5.0
(5 Reviews)
Sports Court

Sports Court

5.0
(1 Review)
Rising Tide Bar

Rising Tide Bar

5.0
(1 Review)

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Nice Cruise by HappyToCruise2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Symphony of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Some areas too crowded. Elevators need to still adhere to social distancing. A real Covid spreader

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Nice getaway by cromanos13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Symphony of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Western

It was a great getaway close to home and we would definitely cruise again. The food was decent and it was so nice to see all the precautions they're taking to protect staff and guests alike. I feel badly but it was reassuring to see all staff double masked. The cruise port itinerary was enjoyable, just wished there were more organized activities on the ship. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot to do but we felt like we would've met more people if there were more activities. I'm wondering if some of the negatives we experienced were due to short and overworked staff or if its typical RC culture. Bottom line, we had fun and vacation is a necessary part of life so i'm sure you'll see us again!

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Not suitable for small children due to noise levels on inside decks by adrianv

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Symphony of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

We had an inside balcony room at rear of ship. Unbelievably loud. Practice session early afternoons at max volume, evening movies or shows at max volume. Our three year old could not sleep at mid day, and could not sleep till after 11pm at night due to the noise. If you have little kids, get an outside cabin. This was not a nice experience and no one warned us of the noise level

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