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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2018

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12305

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The ship is new and beautiful. Lots and lots of things to do. The ship has become the destination. Easier to find my way around that I feared. After a day, it was easy to navigate.


5 out of 5
The new terminal A in Miami is amazing and very efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We tried all the specialty restaurants & included ones. All were very good. Chops was our favorite.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There are lots of activities. but make sure if you want to see any of the shows that you make reservations as soon as you get onboard. We were not able to see the one show I wanted to see as it was sold out!!


5 out of 5
The show in the aqua theater was amazing

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone staff member we encountered had a smile and a greeting, including the officers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I thought the size of the ship would intimidate me, but was very easy to navigate after the first few hours.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved having a balcony that overlooked the board walk. Was able to see the sky and out the back of the ship, plus people watch! The zip line went overhead, so that was entertaining as well. The only issue was, there was lots of noise when there was something going on in the aqua theater, but those shows seemed to end before 11, so after that wasn't an issue.

Ship tip

Plan and make reservations for shows as soon as you walk on the ship (if you can't do it in advance).

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
I love Miami, plan to get there a day before sailing so you can enjoy South Beach

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
St. Maarten is a nice place to visit. Something for everyone here.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
They seem to be bouncing back from the hurricanes. We were only in port for 5 hours, which is not enough time. Plan accordingly.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Do the zip line!! It was scary, but so glad I did it!!!


5 out of 5
We did the express disembarkation. We were off the ship by 0700 and at the airport by 0800!!

Traveler Photos

Flow Rider!! View of ship from the Zip Line platform in Labadee, Haiti Watching Cher in Mama Mia! Here we go again on the big screens in the Aqua Theatre
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