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4 out of 5

Interesting Experience by dottiebroz10138

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I wasn't happy with this cruise as I have been on other Oasis class ships. It seemed that everything was crowded, there were lines for everything. We had a Central Park balcony and the music during the day from the pool deck was oppressively loud. We were Diamond and the venues they had available for Diamond and Diamond Plus were much too small for the 2600 of us that were on board. All the entertainment was crowded and space allocation for events like Bingo and Trivia were vastly too small for the crowds that turned out. I've always like Transatlantic Crossings but based on this one, I don't think I'll do one again. Our staff was helpful and friendly and some days the food was excellent and others it was only so so. Johnny Rockets with their overdone burgers is highly overrated and Playmakers with their ala carte pay as you go menu was not worth the money.

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5 out of 5

Enjoyable and Relaxing by mdduncan13

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Nice experience. I liked the daily lectures. Activities wer numerous. Food was as always excellent.

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4.2 out of 5

Symphony TA by JonnSusan

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Other than the fiasco with noise in our cabin, this was a good cruise.

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4.3 out of 5

WONDERFUL CROSSING by cookielady4444

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No cruise is perfect and this one was no expectation. We had a wonderful time and would do (we are) doing it again. The Diamond and Diamond plus room was way over crowded and almost impossible to use. We love the production of Hairspray (we have seen it both on Broadway, movie, and the traveling Broadway production) Did miss RC own production show limited to the ship. The ship food wasn’t on pair with other ship we have sail. In fact, for the most part it was bad. The dessert were the worst. Didn’t have a good one the entire time we sailed. The seafood restaurant was amazing, and we ate their twice. Remarkable cruise both the good and bad.

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4.8 out of 5

Awesome by nancymusa123

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All was great until the disembarkation and transfer to the Mariner

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5 out of 5

Excellent cruise. by wquan

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Enjoy the ship especially the shows. Lots of activities. Foods are good.

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4.2 out of 5

Western Mediterranean trip by cmay43016729

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I would have liked to see more comfortable lounge chairs around the ship, so that if you wanted to read, without going outside you could.

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4.5 out of 5

Great ports, great ship by maracrespo

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Overall the ship was great but the food was really disappointing. I ended up eating hot dogs for lunch almost every day that we were on board. Skipped breakfast almost every single day. Worst food we've had ever on RC cruises but otherwise the ship was great. Ports were must sees!

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4.2 out of 5

Nice ! by ruhe1

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The company has gotten to big and customer service is down . They don't seem to know what is going on all the time. It seems that you have to do things a few times for them to get it right.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Cruise by tlauscher

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we just felt a little like step children being in the small majority that got on the ship in Rome. It just seemed like the Barcelona people were more important. Not sure why but we just got that feeling. No fan fair when we got on. Then we had 5000 new people get on mid sail?? Just seemed weird to us.....

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4.7 out of 5

Great Cruise by girl30dr

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Amazing ship. Wonderful staff. Fantastic food.

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4.9 out of 5

Wonderful and surprising experience by annoyinparents

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Everything about this cruise was great. The entertainment was over the top. Hiro,ice show and Hairspray were unbelievable productions. Very happy with the whole experience.

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4.9 out of 5

Fantastic Experience! by gneal2727

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This was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was great. My only criticism is that we could have used more time in each port. You really do need to book tours because there is very little to see in any of the actual ports. The ports themselves are mainly industrial.

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4.9 out of 5

Great vacation by easi

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I never been to Europe before and this was a great day for us to explore.

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4.7 out of 5

Perfect itinerary - disappointed with RC "thank you" perks. by PEACHYdee

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The itinerary and on-board experiences were excellent! Didn't care for being "nickel-and-dimed" for certain items that are included in the cost of a Carnival Cruise (i.e., WATER). I would rather have bottled water as a "thank you for your patronage" perk than a bottle of Merlot that was barely palatable.

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5 out of 5

Great by apocztarski

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Very clean. Very big ship well organized .staff very friendly will help you with all your questions.

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5 out of 5

Excellent Mediterranean Vacation by jecowell

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7 days on board is not enough. Plenty of activities and venues and despite the large number of cruisers, there were no lines (i.e. no waiting). The ship's layout is such that it doesn't seem that there are that many people on board. Well planned and well organized cruise from start to finish. Continuous fun and enjoyment.

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4.7 out of 5

Lovely Mediterranean cruise by Gigi1958

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The ship was amazing . There were so many things to do onboard. The food was awesome and the hospitality was great.

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4.5 out of 5

Amazing Port of Calls-Royal Caribbean not so much by cynthiaransom

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The Symphony of the Seas is an AMAZING ship. The activities and entertainment is GREAT! My family and I had an AWESOME time. They have everything covered, you could never be bored. The service was over the top EXCELLENT and sealed the deal for us. We experienced one negative and that was having to pay to get clothes ironed, that;s just unacceptable. I also think they need to reevaluate the drink package to include Starbucks. If Royal Caribbean put a little more emphasis on the cruiser, they rating would definitely be 5 stars. Go enjoy, as the ports of calls are EXCITING, so much to do and WE did everything lol. Looking into a 2020 cruise of Greece on a Royal cruise ship. #SymphonyoftheseasROCK

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5 out of 5

Terrific Symphony of the Seas cruise by hurthlinda

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This Mediterranean cruise was beyond any of our expectations. Symphony of the Seas has a huge WOW factor. The cabins are well appointed and comfortable. The tours were excellent. It is amazing to have such a huge ship and lots of passengers and never feel crowded. Central Park was a favorite.

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