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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Symphony of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 30, 2021

Ship: Symphony of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14607

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Review summary

First I want to say, there is no way on earth I can cover everything on this cruise, so I did a full review on youtube just search MrBucketlist Symphony of the Seas, it will be worth it I promise. Secondly, this was the best cruise I've ever been on. The ship, ports, food, excursions, THE KEY everything worked out perfectly. Everyone on the ship, crew and guests were friendly. I made so many new friends and I'm a solo cruiser so that means a lot. I just came off both the MSC Meraviglia and Royal Mariner of the Seas in both September and October and I thought those cruises were amazing. This ship and cruise made those look like a weekend trip on a paddle boat. I had so much fun and I'm sure you all will too. -MrBucketlist

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Extremely fast and easy. I bought "The Key" so we had our own private line to get inside the terminal. We were among the first guests to get onboard. The process took about 10 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was great quality. About the same as the Mariner of the seas I did around the beginning of October of 2021. The big difference was there was so many other places to eat that was included. I tried to make to them all and even with a 8 day, 7 night cruise it was impossible. That's a good thing. The food was incredible. Especially at the CocoBeach Club.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Being that this is the worlds largest cruise ship in service (as of this review) it's safe to say I was never bored. Again because I had "the key" having private times for all of the adrenaline filled activities was nice.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Hands down the shows in both the Royal Theater and the Aqua Theater were among the best if not the best I've seen on a cruise ship and in general. Hiro and Flight were amazing. Hiro is my favorite show ever now. It was such a difference in quality compared to the smaller mariner of the seas.

Children's Programs

I don't have kids. But I did walk past the kids club and they seemed to enjoy it. Also the kids water park too.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best. Not a single bad interaction with anyone on board,

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful. Huge. Packed with activities. Clean. This was a Halloween cruise so it looked dusty just for Halloween night purposely and then the very next day it was literally all gone. The ship was very easy to navigate as well for its size. I had more issues navigating the NCL Epic.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I've never had this type of balcony before. It was cool to have a neighborhood balcony, your always in the middle of the action when you want to be. It was so easy to catch shows from it.

Ship tip

I bypassed a trip on the allure with the same exact itinerary a day earlier and a port about 45 mins away from my home to drive down to Miami to jump on this ship. It was 100% worth it., If your thinking about it, DO IT!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Beautiful views. Fun people. I did a 3rd party ATV tour around the island and stopped at Maho Beach. I couldn't of asked for more.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Beautiful views. Fun people. I did a bus tour that stopped at Villa Botanica and also the top of the mountain. It was amazing.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
I did the coco beach club this time around since last time I did the thrill water park experience. It was worth the money in my eyes just for the service and food alone. I really enjoyed it and it was the perfect amount of people there.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
I've been on three cruises just this year alone since September, this was the quickest. It was about a 10 minute non stop walk. I was back to my car at exactly 8am.
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