It was fun but could have been much better since we had a couple issues.

Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 16, 2019

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6134

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

Will cruise royal again but not the Symphony. Oasis and Harmony were much better ships in my opinion


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Five star for the main dining and windjammer. Five star to Wonderland. Two star for Chop. Seated guests without reservations before us with reservation. Our server was good but slow to start. We didn't get our food for 2 hours because they had a large party reservation. Unacceptable to me. If we were seated on time maybe we would have been served on time.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools and fitness center were good


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

No children traveling with us

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Main dining were excellent. Room steward was very good and friendly. We did have a few ship personnel that could have been nicer. One bartender in the solarium was kinda rude to us. We ate breakfast at Johnny Rockets and the servers were very slow and rude. Served diners seated after us first and gave half our order for coffee to another table and had to go back for the rest.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cleaned and stocked daily

Ship tip

Some of the personnel could have been trained better. This was the first royal caribbean cruise that I left a little disappointed.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Only boarded in Miami

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Shopping was weak. Taxi driver was very nice.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Taxi driver told us fare for round trip to beach but never came back for us. Luckily there were taxis to take us back.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Really enjoyed Coco Cay. Very clean. No excursion but did find that there were enough beach chairs and loved the pool bar.


4 out of 5
We took our own baggage off the ship. Very chaotic trying to get an uber. No direction as to where to go other than go right. We were lucky but my daughter and her husband had their uber cancel because they couldn't find him.
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