Symphony of the Seas, or Symphony of the Seas, is the fourth innovative Oasis-class megayliner launched in 2018. Royal Caribbean International operates three other ships of this class: Oasis of the Seas (2009), Allure of the Seas (2014) and Harmony of the Seas (2016).
Symphony of the Seas was built at the Chantier d’Antlantic shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and is currently the largest passenger ship in the world by gross tonnage, exceeding her “sister” Harmony of the Seas by 1,118 registers, but slightly inferior in length.
The Symphony of the Seas Megaliner is a floating city for seaside vacations. It can accommodate almost 5,500 passengers in double occupancy. And the full passenger capacity of the liner is over 6,700 people.
The Symphony of the Seas is uniquely designed, with its 66-meter beam (25 meters wider than the Quantum Class), creating not only two rows of exterior and interior staterooms on each side, but also a huge public area at the center of the ship: the Royal Promenade and the Central Park with thousands of living plants and dozens of natural trees. Another feature of Symphony of the Seas is the AquaTheater. It is the largest swimming pool at sea, which is a special arena for water shows of acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers. There are also alot of medical conferences for cme in this cruse.
The Royal Promenade, 120 meters long and three decks high, looks like a three-level shopping and entertainment center located in the center of the liner – with galleries of stores, restaurants and a real carousel. There are also cafes and stores in the Central Park on deck eight, which is a more intimate and chambered space for strolling and relaxing, lit by natural light that enters it from the level of deck 17. Two glass arched domes allow light from the park to enter the Promenade level as well.
This arrangement of public areas on Symphony of the Seas has resulted in staterooms with windows and balconies overlooking the Promenade and Central Park, as well as suites that offer superb views of the shows in the water world from their balconies. In addition, there are 140 square meters of loft-style cabins on the upper decks.
In addition, Symphony of the Seas is the second Oasis-class liner to feature new types of staterooms: villas, single-level suites with four bedrooms (106 square meters) that can accommodate from eight to 14 people, as well as staterooms with virtual balconies. The virtual balcony is a large floor-to-ceiling high-definition video screen that streams a live, uninterrupted video stream from video cameras mounted outside the liner, overlooking the ocean and destinations. The impression of a real balcony in the cabin is enhanced by the image of the railing and the muffled sound of the ocean. The virtual balcony can be turned off if desired.
Another new addition to Symphony of the Seas is the fleet’s first two-level Ultimate Family Suite, accommodating up to 11 guests, with a separate bedroom for children that can be accessed by a tubular slide down to the lower living room. The suite features a Lego wall and a 3D home theater with karaoke and a popcorn machine. The balcony of the Ultimate Family Suite features a private hot tub, lounge area with lounge chairs and a dining area. A similar loft was later also equipped on the Spectrum of the Seas-class Quantim liner.
In addition to strolling the park, shopping in the restaurants and carousel, and attending evening shows at the aquarium and Royal Theater, the Symphony of the Seas offers a variety of activities. On deck 7, just aft of the Water Deck, there are two Rock Climbing Well Walls, each 13 metres high. On deck 15, there are three swimming pools and the Splashaway bay water park for kids.
In addition, Symphony of the Seas has the Ultimate Abyss “dry” slide (a 13-second descent from Deck 16 directly to the Promenade). Also on the liner is the Perfect Storm waterslide complex, which includes the Cyclone and Typhoon slides, starting on Deck 18, they take brave riders to Deck 15. The Typhoon slide – with its green and clear sections – ends with the Champagne bowl, which takes riders on two and a half breathtaking laps.
Deck 16 features two surf simulators (FlowRider), with a 12-metre tight water current on which you can practice catching waves. There’s also a Zip Line bungee cord, on which you can ride over the entire liner. Also on Symphony of the Seas, you can skate in the Studio B space and take the Escape the Rubicon quest room (fee).
To ensure that Symphony of the Seas’ guests young and old alike can truly relax, the liner has a babysitting service, animators, tutors, teen areas with discos, a children’s aquapop