Peek Inside the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

In 2018 the brand-new Royal Caribbean cruise ship Symphony of the Seas will make its debut. When it takes to the world’s oceans, it will be the biggest cruise ship in the world – and Royal Caribbean claims it will offer a cruise experience unlike any other.

Symphony of the Seas will combine the most popular features of Royal Caribbean cruises with delicious new dining concepts, dazzling new entertainment, and features never before seen on other ships.

Here’s what you can expect from this one-of-a-kind new cruise.

New Features to Explore

Many of the new features you’ll find on Symphony of the Seas are unique to this single ship – and they’re bigger and better than what you would find on any other cruise ship. Some of the most exciting additions include:

  • A huge family-friendly sports arcade and bar with 30 big-screen TVs
  • A candy and ice cream shop that also has activities for aspiring bakers
  • The tallest water slide on any ship
  • Unique entertainment shows featuring high-diving aerial stunts
  • Laser tag using special effects and cutting-edge technology

The ship also features a one-of-a-kind family suite for passengers. You won’t feel cramped inside the new two-story 1,346 square feet with a slide, a 3D movie room, a 212-square-foot balcony, a pool table, a full-size whirlpool, and the services of a personal Royal Genie.

More Space in Every Way

Passengers will be blown away by the sheer size of the Symphony. Its 2,759 staterooms on 16 guest decks can provide homes-away-from-home for up to 6,870 guests. You’ll have a choice of 24 elevators to help you get around the ship, which is 1,188 feet long and 215.5 feet wide. The Symphony’s cruising speed of 22 knots is powered by four 7,500-horsepower bow thrusters.

Luxurious Accommodations for All

A ship as large as the Symphony offers many choices, and there are more stateroom choices for every need and budget. The average interior stateroom is 149 square feet with two twin beds that can convert to a king, a private bathroom, and a sitting area. Want something nicer? Choose the two-level 1,744-square-foot Royal Loft Suite, which sleeps up to six people in two bedrooms and a living room and features indoor and outdoor dining areas, a dry bar, an 843-square-foot private balcony, a whirlpool, and a panoramic view.

The Symphony offers the most views of any other cruise ship – and even if you don’t have a balcony, you can still enjoy the view. Cutting-edge technology is used to provide virtual balconies for inside staterooms, using floor-to-ceiling high-definition displays to show the ocean and ports in real time.

Delicious Dining Options

The world’s biggest cruise ship offers many choices of food. In addition to the main dining room, there are about 20 other restaurants where you can get a meal or a snack. Some of the restaurants feature Royal Caribbean favorites, but the Symphony will also offer brand new choices.

Mouth-watering options include:

  • A New England seafood restaurant featuring fresh fish and raw oysters
  • A made-to-order Mexican restaurant
  • A steakhouse with hand-cut steaks
  • Italian food with a menu created by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver
  • A wine bar featuring world renowned wines
  • Wonderland, a restaurant serving creative themed dishes

Unique Activities

The Symphony outdoes itself in offering an enormous choice of activities for people of all ages. Check out spectacular shows like the Broadway hit “Hairspray,” an ice-skating extravaganza, an exploration of the history of aviation, or the daredevil acrobats and high divers who perform in the amazing AquaTheater. Or, get a little more adventurous – try the 10-story slide called the Ultimate Abyss, surf simulator, two rock-climbing walls, or glow-in-the-dark laser tag.
No matter what you enjoy, Symphony of the Seas features it all. The ship is divided into seven “neighborhoods,” each with its own theme and set of activities. Visit the Boardwalk for family fun; Central Park for relaxing; a nightclub district with a casino, comedy club, and jazz club; a sports zone with a mini golf course and a nine-story zip line; a promenade featuring a bar where drinks are served by robots; and even a youth zone with innovative programs.

Sail Symphony of The Seas to Many Destinations

Are you ready to hit the open ocean on Symphony of the Seas? You can book your trip right now. The ship will embark on its maiden voyage in April 2018 from Barcelona, Spain, it will cruise through the Western Mediterranean where you can experience the blue waters, gentle breezes, and sunny skies of a Mediterranean summer.

Once leaving port, Symphony of the Seas will sail on trips ranging from three to nine nights. You can visit Rome, Naples, Florence, and Pisa in Italy, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia in Spain, and Provence in France during the ship’s first summer season.

Starting in November 2018, the Symphony will be based in Miami, Florida, its permanent home. From Miami, the ship will whisk you to the Caribbean or Mexico on cruises lasting four to seven nights.

Excitement is already building over the Symphony’s debut. If you want a vacation packed with activities for the whole family, fantastic food and exciting entertainment, to travel to fascinating ports, or simply to experience a brand-new cruise ship, you should try out this one-of-a-kind vacation.

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