Change of Itinerary to Mexico due to Storm Dorian

Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 82

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Symphony of the Seas

3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 31, 2019

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 12310

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great experience even through Storm DORIAN .. Royal Caribbean was organized through the whole experience and we got an extra day. Just brung your patience and enjoy it

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth embarkation at Port of Miami on Symphony of Seas. I strongly encourage individuals to check in early with posting picture and passport for face recognition. Port of Miami uses passport with face recognition on and off the ship. It speeds up the process short lines. If you use birth certificate with id you might wait in line, We paid for “the key” program. We got the n and off pretty quickly and had lunch in Main Dinning Room. Our luggage we took on the boat and dropped it off at main dinning room and was waiting for us in our room after 1 pm. not outside our door.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We got the drink package so we got taste drinks from just about every bar on the shop. We did have 3 day specialty dinning package which turned into 4 day due to storm Never made it to Windjammer so I can’t comment

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

Breakfast was always fast and not crowd which was plus for us. I stopped by several times for roast beef sandwich. No lines

Solarium Bistro

4 out of 5

Had breakfast there a few times. Not crowded spot and directly about the restaurant hook

Wonderland

5 out of 5

My husband and I split the review on this one. I would suggest eat what they bring you. If you have food allergies tell them before starting so they can modify it. I liked it a lot. My husband not so much. Food was good but if you are hungry eat before you go. You get several courses but very small portions. The Wonderland bar was great. Different drinks from anyway on the ship. The experience was great with Mad Hatter from Alice and Wonderland. Just go to see how far you can go down the rabbit hole with blue pill in your drink or red pill in your drink.

Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade

4 out of 5

Located at Aft of ship next to Aqua show. You can see sports games. Food was ok

English Pub

5 out of 5

They had make your own Bloody Mary special each day.

El Loco Fresh℠

5 out of 5

I was surprise they served breakfast. Lunch was good spot which is next to sport level

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Good steaks.

Cafe Promenade

4 out of 5

Next to guest service, you can get specialty coffee here.

Broadwalk Dog House

5 out of 5

Great overall with variety of beef, polish sausages, even veggie dog.

Boleros Bar

4 out of 5

I did not care for this bar. The service was slow

Bionic Bar

5 out of 5

It is must see. Good drink but no conversation

Hooked Seafood

5 out of 5

Seafood lovers remember to come hungry. We should have skipped a meal before coming for dinner or skipped the appetizers. I had lobster with stuffed crab. I am still thinking about it because it was so good. The service was great excellent. The maitre d and our server Franky was great. He guided us to right selections

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The last day we finally got enough people to do martini tasting. It was best experience we have had in 8 cruises. The bartenders explained everything and we even got to participate in making the drinks. It was worth

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

My husband and I ice skated during free ice skiing time. I have not ice skated in years. Small rung but they had 45 min increments so it few people on the ice. We were key members and forgot to go to the time allocated for key members but it worked out. We got served by the cast members of ice skating shows.

Vitality at Sea Spa

5 out of 5

My hair was wreck after pool and snorkeling in salt water. I got my hair wash and styled in hair salon. Did a great job with 45 minutes in an out.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Overall the entertainment was good. Normally I don’t get to all of the shows but I did this time.

Royal Theatre

5 out of 5

We saw Hairspray and Flight: Dare to Dream. Hairspray was more than 5 stars I could have given it. Dare to Dream was good but had technical difficulties and had to stop the show so I did not get to see the end,

AquaTheater

4 out of 5

Liked HIRO aqua show.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
A year old but still looks new. Well maintained and was clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Reserve all shows in advance. The key was good for getting on and off plus it has internet included. The key was worth at least for internet and lunch the first day.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
The only reason I gave 4 stars is because we had to use birth certificate line and I had to wait 15 minutes. Passport line just did face recognition and walked through.
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