Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review
Review summaryA great ship for outstanding entertainment, and food. RC is really offering a lot more specialty food but at a extra price. Not a cheap cruise line, they are always advertising extras for$$$.
Food and Dining
Beautiful restaurant overlooking the boardwalk. We had the specialty cocktails, I enjoyed the cosmo the best. They bring out a secret menu, beforehand and then they bring out several appetizers, entrees and desert to share. All food was beautifully presented and there were many unexpected tastes and flavors. I plan to return there again!
Fantastic food and service. We ate there the first night and the restaurant was not busy. The calamari was crispy well seasoned and tender. I ordered pasta with shrimp and lasagna. Both dishes were huge and enough to share for 2 people. The lasagna was very meaty, well seasoned and so flavorful. They brought out 3 desserts to share, all delicious.
A little different then my last cruise, they used to bring fries and onion rings when seated, now everything is ordered separately, charged $9.95 per person, milkshakes are extra$$.Burgers were average.
Lots of great choices, the crab cake was a good size to share with almost all crab and not much breading, captains platter had a lobster tail, salmon and 4 grilled shrimp, could not finish, also they included some cheddar biscuits so yummy.
Vitality at Sea Spa
We bought the thermal spa package for a couple $199. There were 8 hot lounge chairs, so relaxing on sore muscles. There is also a tropical shower, sauna, and aromatherapy steam room. The only problem was the lounge chairs were the deck below the gym where you could hear people dropping weights with several loud thuds, not a great setup.
Have to check out towels with cabin number. Most days only one towel station open for a ship with 6000 people, not a great setup. Too bad they need to do this because of towel theft.
The comedy show was great, Don’t sit in front because you will be picked on by the comedian. We also went to the “ silent disco”, with everyone getting headphones and dancing to different music channels. Very fun to watch people sing and dance with just headphones on.
Something new on deck 16, vending machines for drug and sundry items, and suntan products.Also several free charging stations, you can lock your phone in a box with your own private code.
Very disappointed with the photos, which you can view on computer screens. All photos were viewed with logos over the entire photo. Hard to see the real photo. You have to order the photos in advance and come back to pick up after a few hours.
1977 ice show, fantastic a must see! There is a surprise start to the show, so cool. Also, went to the Crazy Quest show, another must see, A definitely crazy wild show.
Good show, lots of talented performers. There is a lot of dancing, tight rope walkers and very action packed performance. Best seats are close to top of the arena, to see all the performers.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
We always book all our shows online in advance, you do not have to attend if you have a conflict but a reservation is good to have to plan your day.