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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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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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4.4 out of 5

Great western Med cruise by wtphillips03

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International airline tickets should be purchased 120+ days early. I think the price of the excursions is excessive.

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2.3 out of 5

uncomfortabe and unpleasant by destiny222

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for a new ship, we had to report a creak when you stepped on the bathroom floor. maintenance was in our cabin twice and couldn't find the problem. the food choices in windjammer was fairly the same everyday and you had to walk to 3 different areas to get a full choice of the food. everything should have been in a central location. the wooden deck chairs in the smoking section on deck 15 were extremely uncomfortable. you sat down and slid to the back of the chair which made it impossible to use the standing ash trays

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5 out of 5

Excellent Cruise by anitahari

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Excellent experience without any complaints. One critique however would be for more water stations ideally closer to the staterooms.

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5 out of 5

Excellent by ishwarha1

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Our family thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We were impressed with the Symphony although we vacationed on the Harmony last year. There were more than enough activities on the ship to enjoy. From the entertainment to the food. If you cannot find something to do on this ship then there is something wrong with you and not the ship. Just remember to treat the workers the same way you will want to be treated.

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4.8 out of 5

Kids loved it! by smrocco

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We traveled with our two children and family friends who also had two children. The kids aged between 5-8 years. The kids were obsessed with the boat and all of the fun activities on board. The adults enjoyed the shows. Our favorite activity as a family was karaoke. The kids favorite were the slide, laser tag, rock climbing wall and the pools.

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4.1 out of 5

Rome is beautuful by olmedo

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All in all we had a great time. Will we do it again, NO. It was our first visit to Europe and we rushed thru every port we went to. We were getting up at 5 am in the morning (as if back at work). If we go on a cruise again we will need to relax and maybe do just one or two short tours not the 10 hour tour we did. The ship is great and you need to enjoy it, so you need to stay on the ship.

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3.9 out of 5

Easily best of Oasis class by bellatrix1001

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Symphony is easily the best. New additions far surpassed expectations. QUICK HIGHLIGHTS: Too many things to name really... the shows, the food (Jamie's!), the destinations. The Escape Room was AMAZING (we had probably done over 10-15 on land and this was the best) Laser tag was great (gets crowded, expect to wait in line at least 45-60 mins) Water slides are great and generally no wait while docked ;) Windjammer lunches were better than expected. Kudos to your Butter Chicken. THE BAD: The service continues to go down IMHO. Fewer people in the waiter industry spoke legible English. The bartenders (generally Eastern-European) were not the friendliest bunch so we mostly got a drink and walked away from the bar. Had much better experiences on other RC ships. New Seafood restaurant was awful. Horrible bread. Gross, oily calamari. Worst lobster I've had. One person in our party never got their Whoopie Pie dessert and was told it'll take "30 mins" after they brought everyone else's. Compared to the amazing caliber of other restaurants on board, this was such a disappointment. Our room location was THE WORST. We were right above embarkation bridge so be ready to awaken at 6AM to noises of the ship falling apart. And right above us was the jazz club so you'll hear the subwoofer until midnight. The room itself was excellent but clearly made for a deaf person. We barely got any sleep.

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4.6 out of 5

Fantastic Trip! by Kas06

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Cruise was great, stops were great. only issue was the main dining room food was not great. I think RC has lowered the standard in the main dining room so that you will buy the paid dining. (annoying). Also, my husband brought a watch on board - was given the wrong watch and it is a nightmare to get resolved.

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4.9 out of 5

Magnificent, Marvelous & Relaxing Mediterranean Cruise by icebluetkd33

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Wonderful, amazing, relaxing and spectacular! Loved it!

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5 out of 5

Magnificent Mediterranean cruise! by gdaxland

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It was a very hot week but in spite of it we had a fabulous time. The cabin for 3 was spacious with lots of closet & drawer space, & no bunk beds. The food was extraordinary with lots of options. We were given the tour of the executive kitchen on one of the 3 kitchen floors which was very interesting to see the inner workings of such a massive ship. The bartenders mixed some great drinks which were priced higher than on our previous cruise on the Serenade of the Seas. Entertainment & land excursions were well organized for so many people. We highly recommend Royal Caribbean & have booked our next adventure above the Arctic Circle!

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4.7 out of 5

Amazing Time Sailing the Mediterranean by outdoortim

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Simply wonderful. We enjoyed all of our excursions, the entertainment on the ship, and time together as a family. Our favorite spot on the boat was the solarium, where we enjoyed the hot tub and pool for adults only. We also loved the jazz club and really enjoyed the 80s party that was thrown one night. The food was excellent, and the drink package worked out well for our family. Overall we had a really wonderful trip and I would definitely recommend royal Caribbean cruises to friends and family.

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Western Mediterranean Cruise by obadiahw

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I don't know how it could have been better. It seems Royal Caribbean thought of everything.

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4.8 out of 5

Best ship on the seas! by baunderwood92

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Highly recommend the Symphony of the Seas. Amazing ship that takes some time to get familiar with. Entertainment was AWESOME!

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4.2 out of 5

Wonderful Mediterranean Cruise by wkeith570

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This was a great vacation. Overall the ports of calls were great. However I think an extra day at sea is needed to allow cruisers to rest and enjoy the ship. There were areas on the ship I did not get to see because we went out to see the different cities.

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4.6 out of 5

Great family trip. by fvaboud

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Wanted to acknowledge the wonderful help and guidance from Palma Gioeli. She was wonderful to work with and provided great assistance and follow up to make sure everything was covered, especially the discounts and such. Always concerned so our trip would be a success. Thanks Palma.

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4.7 out of 5

Fabulous by dawnbelvis

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The ship is brand new, beautiful and clean . The staff is always willing to help. There are minimal lines for food or drinks. The shows are wonderful, do not miss them. I love the silent parties, they are hilarious. I love the suites on deck 17 and the coastal kitchen.

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4.2 out of 5

Ship was beautiful but will explore other cruise lines before booking with Royal again. by jmm2266

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Would've liked to know that there was no laundry room but a service instead. Drinks were too expensive. Some complimentary water would have been nice. Did not know about the added gratuities. Other cruise lines do not do that. Buffet was dominated by Indian food. Sit down dinner food not great. My credit that was offered to me by Royal because of an obstructed view did not show up & I had to go ask for it. Non-smoking side of the casino is excellent.

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