Windy in the Caribbean but Fun in January

Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Great Cruise overall. The Atlantic is tricky in January, so it was windy and you felt it on the ship. A first for me on an Oasis Class ship.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
The new Terminal A in Miami is a dream. Great work RCC.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was excellent. Well seasoned. The duck was phenomenal.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Always found a table. Food was good.

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

Great fun and good burgers

Jamie's Italian

5 out of 5

Food and Staff excellent.Go on an empty stomach.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Due to the windy situation the Solarium Pool deck was crowded and noisy but still beautiful. You could find loungers.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Excellent as usual. Comedy was outstanding.

Studio B

5 out of 5

Venue was large.Ice shows were great.

AquaTheater

5 out of 5

Show was outstanding

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was wonderful in all aspects. Everyone was helpful and pleasant.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It’s a new ship, everything was ship shape

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
This was a Boardwalk Cabin. I missed looking directly at the Ocean. Very nicely kept but not my favorite. Privacy lacking.

Ship tip

You need to plan your activities well and you will have a great time

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Terminal A was great. No lines.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Loved the boat ride to Nieves. So much fun.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Megan’s Bay. Cannot go wrong. Water a little cold, it was January.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Windy conditions. Balloon grounded. Still had fun. Beautiful island

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Even better than embarkation. Facial recognition was the key. Off the ship in less than 15 minutes.
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