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 4.5
  • Entertainment 4.7
  • Food and Dining 4.5
  • Onboard Activities 4.6
  • Service and Staff 4.7
  • Ship Quality 4.8

Symphony of the Seas cabins

2759 cabins and 53 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

(29 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $156/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

(17 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $178/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

(141 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $190/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

(22 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $419/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
(2 Reviews)
Vitality Cafe

Vitality Cafe

5.0
(1 Review)

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Symphony of the Seas onboard activities

Flowrider

Flowrider

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Mini Golf

Mini Golf

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Sports Court

Sports Court

5.0
(1 Review)
English Pub

English Pub

5.0
(3 Reviews)

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Slightly dissappointed. I have used RC before, and for this being the newest and biggest ship on the sea, it seemed like it was far more difficult to enjoy the onboard activities. It also seemed like there were more things you were not able to do. by tfemling

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

I was overall disappointed for the reasons listed above.

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Great Ship! by stayfit57

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Ship: Symphony of the Seas / Destination: Caribbean - Western

I don't like being forced to write something when I don't want to write anything. So I will continue to say that this is oppressive and should not be a requirement. It should be an option, no certain person should be forced to write a review summary if they do not want to.

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Wonderful Caribbean Cruise by waleolatunji

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

This was my first cruise ship ever and now I am hooked because of this cruise. I will do it again on Symphony of the Seas soon! I recommend for sure!

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TTeaspoon

Jun 10, 2018

Do not miss any of the shows

hurthlinda

Sep 08, 2018

Just enjoy - it is impossible not to love it!

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