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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 30, 2019

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12579

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

VOOM internet service was not worth the price paid as the connection kept dropping every day. Staff did not execute on providing some of the perks of the cabin package we booked. Visited guest services three times in order to obtain some of the items/perks.


2 out of 5
Very slow. Same long lines through security. Taking picture prior to sailing did not speed up process. Slightly shorter walk from security to ship. Took 50 minutes from sidewalk to ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
MDR and specialty restaurant staff could not do enough for us. They exceeded all expectations. The food was just average fare. Park Cafe in Central Park was a good choice for breakfast and lunch.

Jamie's Italian

5 out of 5

Wonderful experience. Staff could not do enough for us. Food was exceptional.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Movies in the Aqua Theater were entertaining.


4 out of 5
Shows were all very entertaining. HIRO and Hairspray were the standout shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most of the staff went out of their way to exceed all expectations.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Crew members were seen consistently cleaning.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
View of Central Park was a very nice change from just an ocean view balcony. Cabin was nice size with plenty of storage. Our cabin steward kept our cabin very clean.

Ship tip

If you plan to see HIRO book your show reservation in advance. Park Cafe is a good place to avoid the crowd for breakfast.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Scheduled a tour of area on our own. Traffic in the south beach area and downtown Miami was congested.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
The French side of the island is unique and worth the time to visit.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Beautiful views of the island from the hills. Great places to shop.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
Not worth getting off the ship in this port.


5 out of 5
Everything is well organized.
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