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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2019

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time overall!!! Have singles for occ tips! You will be remembered when you come back up to bar! Book an excursion! Save the hassle & husltle! Your on VACA !!!& it’s gonna be a great experience!!!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy & well organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Average-good like others I’ve cruised

Solarium Bistro

4 out of 5

Seemed a step up from Windjammer! More relaxing & beautiful solarium spa-line views

Windjammer Marketplace

4 out of 5

Good/ avg - no complaints! Liked the cook to order -station at very back! Multiple choices!!! Something for everyone!! Good coffee! But no cups to go! If you get one- hang onto it! Especially port days! El - Loco Fresh is a great snackin place mid day!

Jamie's Italian

5 out of 5

Wonderful!!! You get a complementary lunch if staying in Central Park! Lovely! Be hungry/ lg portions! Make your reservation Day 1! You snooze you loose! Don’t forget to tip your server cuz it’s not included from our plan

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Bamboo Massage was phenomenal (Roselyn) Wonderful healthy snacks, fresh smoothies &,protein shakes , specialty coffees@spa cafe

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Superb!!! Hero was unbelievable!! Phenomenal!!! Quest was super fun! Silent DJ - was a cool concept, you can actually have a conversation in a bar while others enjoy loud music/ dancing on headphones! So much music going on everywhere - rock , jazz. Karaoke, top40 , DJ - R&B / something for everyone! Scan your daily app! & plan your eve, most atr about an hr & change

Children's Programs

No kids with me🙌🙌

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All servers named above were A1! Did their very best to please you! Seemed short staffed in all areas tho! Long waits for drinks at all pool bars but the bartenders hustled

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was perfect but no snack/food stations on pool deck floor ( like on other cruises I’ve gone) had to secure your stuff & leave the deck

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice. Comfortable bed & pillows A bit larger than other others I’ve been in. Balcony larger. 1st time ’ve had an inside balcony overlooking Central Park but was muggy! MISSED my water view! Had to keep curtains closed most of the time - changing clothes/ showering / etc - cuz you have lots of neighbors strait across & above on pool deck lookin over!

Ship tip

LATCH LOCK your balcony door if you want the air conditioning to kick on. Buy the VROOM if you have s group to connect cuz the APP does not connect! Even with i-msg ! watch for BOGO deals on emails. Book an excursion! By the time you get transportation, beach chairs$ ,lunch, 1 drink usually. It’s about the same! & hassle free! Plan ahead! deals on RC emails ahead of time unless your a huge drinker! The drink pkg is overrated! We pd for plenty drinks off the boat

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Nice port/ dock. Explored on our own👍

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Port was a huge hustle. Did a nice excursion to Blue Lagoon Island! BEAUTIFUL Bay ,beach chairs, 1 rum punch, Good lunch included. Downside- short day. Short beach time by the time you eat. Explore a little bit overall - good choice downside -Expensive beers, fruity drinks. 8-12$. Heard taxiing to Atlantis area - there’s a beach near there. All the hotels near there have beach bar & beach area. Grab a drink & hang

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
We went to a sm beach by taxi on our own( pd got chairs) - which was nice. But people rude. WS a sm resort / beach bar - Bought drinks- (expensive ) 2 sm bloody Mary’s/ tasteless were - 20$tip included. Started to rain so we took shelter @ beach bar - covered & said can’t stay unless we ord food too! (? Really) there were 10 of us & we all pd got drinks. A lady at BR W/ a big muddy bucket of water would t let us in unless we dipped & we were pretty clean & dry. Again- book an excursion

Basseterre, St. Kitts Did not visit port

Went to St Martin- beautiful beach. Fun people. Great shopping. Cheap beers! 10$ buckets Corona/5 beers

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy & organized
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