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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 12, 2018

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 7102

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Excellent cruise! Beautiful ship, and excellent service, lots of fun activities!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and fast. Got to port earlier than planned, but boarded quickly at 11am

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
MDR provides excellent food and service. Were there for breakfast and lunch if available. Windjammer is not so good. Food is mediocre. Went there twice only when MDRwas not open. If going to MDR for my time dining, , try to beat the crowd and go around 6:30pm. That way you can also make it to the shows after dinner. Even if you made reservations ahead of time for around 8pm, there is still a line.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of fun activities for the whe family! Loved laser tag. Try to do it early on day 1 at 1pm to avoid queues. Zipline and puzzle Heist (the free ones at On Air lounge) were fun.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The 2 Ice shows were amazing! Do not miss them! The boardway shows Flight and Hairspray were good. You'd be lucky if you run into the Piano Guy. He appears randomly at different parts of the ship. Very talented and hilarious!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Check out sunsets at the back of Deck 5. Some loungers right by the running track are usually quiet.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

1 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5

La Spezia, Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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