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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 01, 2018

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 152

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was the biggest ship I have been on in 20 cruises. Will not go on this size ship again just because of the crowds. It was nice to go on a new ship and would not trade that experience.


5 out of 5
This new terminal will have you singing as you whisk through. We were through security and on the ship within minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Ate mostly in the Main Dining room but was also treated to Johnny Rockets, Jaimie's Italian and Chops Grille. The Dining Room was the best.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of activities for everyone in the family. You cannot go wrong with picking something to do.


5 out of 5
The Aqua Show, Flight, Hairspray were fabulous. The pool entertainment was enjoyable as well.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was there to make this trip enjoyable.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Although this is a big ship, the layout was great and the artwork was amazing. Was not a fan of the elevators. No matter what time of day, it was crowded and always a wait.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great room, very spacious with lots of storage.

Ship tip

If you don't like waiting for shows, make your reservations early on the app or online. We did and we were glad we did. Many people were standing waiting for the people with reservations to not show up. Not a fan of standing. When you have a reservation, you breeze right through and get a great seat.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Took the Island Tour of both sides - French and Dutch. Devastating still after the hurricane. They are still rebuilding. The tour was fantastic.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Did not do and excursion here, but got off the ship to shop, but was immediately approached by beggars as soon as we exited the port's gates.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Walk to the beach and a chair. It was a gorgeous day on a gorgeous beach.


5 out of 5
Was assigned a time to depart and was off the ship as quickly as we got on the ship.
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