RCCL’s Symphony of the Seas – Has It All For Vacationing Families!

There are family cruises, and then there’s Royal Caribbean’s latest cruise line addition, the Symphony of the Seas.

Symphony of the Seas at night

1,188 feet long with 18 total decks, Symphony takes the title from her sister, Harmony, as the largest passenger cruise ship in the world.

Symphony of the seas by the numbers

An experience like no other, this new cruise line features all the incredible experiences that families are used to from the line, but so much more. And it’s all happening in 2018.

The Ultimate Family Suite

A cruise line first! This two-story suite has everything from its very own en-suite slide and private 3D cinema to an air hockey table,  LEGO wall and balcony bumper pool table.

Symphony of the Seas family loft suite

The suite’s wraparound balcony is just as impressive, with a climbing wall, full-sized whirlpool and sun loungers.

Symphony of the Seas - ultimate family suite

On-Board Fun and Excitement

If you want thrills and adventure, wet and wild rides, or musicals and shows, you’ll find it all on the Symphony of the Seas. Catch the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray, or check out Flight, the one-of-a-kind show that explores the history and future of flying.

Symphony of the Seas - hairspray

There’s also ice skating, laser tag, rock climbing, and the splash beach. Adults and kids alike will have a blast on the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest ever cruise slide (10 stories) with a twist, and the Perfect Storm, three high-speed slides. There’s also the FlowRider, a 40-foot long surfing stimulator, and the new AquaTheater production with more death-defying, high-flying feats than ever before.

Symphony of the Seas - Hiro

Get Your Eat On

This isn’t your normal cruise line dining experience. From New England seafood to Sugar Beach, a place where kids (and adults) can enjoy all the sweets their heart’s desire, even the pickiest of eaters is bound to find something they love on the Symphony of the Seas. Gamers and sports enthusiasts can hang out at the Sports Bar & Arcade and get their fill on their favorite game day foods. Or, if fresh and healthy food is more your thing, head over to El Loco Fresh for a bite to eat. Fine dining foods, such as steak, wine, Italian, and bistro style foods can also be had.

On-Board Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods aren’t just for land-lovers. Take your sea legs for a stroll through the Boardwalk (which is where you’ll find Sugar Beach). Check out Central Park, where you can stroll tree-lined paths.

Symphony of the Seas - central park

And experience the only Main Street of the sea for some shopping, dining, bar hopping, and parade fun. Whatever your jam – be it a massage, time by the pool, or a big adventure for a young mind – you’ll find it on the Symphony of the Seas.

Symphony of the Seas - sugar beach

Symphony will in March 2018 in Spain, and sail the Western Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic in November to do the Caribbean for the 2018/19 Winter season.


About the author


Kate Givans is a wife and a mother of five—four sons (one with autism) and a daughter. She’s an advocate for breastfeeding, women’s rights, against domestic violence, and equality for all. When not writing—be it creating her next romance novel or here on Growing Your Baby—Kate can be found discussing humanitarian issues, animal rights, eco-awareness, food, parenting, and her favorite books and shows on Twitter or Facebook. Laundry is the bane of her existence, but armed with a cup of coffee, she sometimes she gets it done.

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