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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:

4.5 out of 5
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Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 22, 2020

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14288

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was a great cruise. I'd give it a 9 out of 10. The only things I didnt like was disembarkation, hard mattresses, and terrible tv channels. Overall very good though.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Not sure why but it was like nothing we have ever experienced. If you've cruised before you know you usually arrive to the terminal with a thousand people in line. There was virtually no line. From walking in the building to walking the gangway to the ship was 10 minutes! No exaggeration.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Restaurants were very nice. Windjammer seemed smaller than on some other Royal ships and was very crowded.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do on the ship but the ship is big enough that you can find private space to be alone if you want.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We didnt go to many shows but the flight show was great!

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was great

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
A very new and clean ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The newer style cabins are great but my only complaint is the mattress is hard and uncomfortable. That is true for all Royal ships. That's one of the only negatives of this ship.

Ship tip

It's a great ship and lots of fun. Dont disembark too early as it's a huge line to get off and the transportation area was insane. Took 90 minutes to get a ride away from the terminal.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Lots to do in South Beach.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
We always go to Orient beach. Love St Maarten

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Walking the streets of Old San Juan is great!

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Coco Cay was the biggest surprise of the while cruise. I thought this private island was going to suck because they have you captive and can charge you a fortune for everything like chairs and food. It was just the opposite. Almost everything is free and it was very clean. Tons to do. Almost anything you can imagine. Not enough time to do all we wanted. Hope to be back to Coco soon!!!

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Huge lines. Hard to get a cab to leave.
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