If you’ve always loved Royal Caribbean’s signature Rising Tide Bar, the Bionic Bar, Johnny Rockets, Izumi, Wonderland and Jamie’s Italian, and are a big fan of strolling 150 Central Park, flying on the zipline, catching a wave on the Flowrider surf simulator or testing the scream-factor on the Ultimate Abyss slide, you’ll be happy to find them all onboard when the brand-new Symphony of the Seas sets sail from Barcelona in April. You’ll be even happier to discover a world of other entertainment, dining and accommodation treats you’ve never seen on any other Royal Caribbean ship – or perhaps anywhere else!
Ultimate Family Suite
You’ll use your new mobile app to check in from home, upload a security “selfie” and then find your key waiting in your stateroom. Travelling with family? You’ll love the incredibly spacious, two-level Ultimate Family Suite for eight, featuring not only an indoor slide from kid’s room to living room, but also a floor-to-ceiling LEGO wall, 3D movie theater with popcorn machine and gaming systems, a bumper pool table, whirlpool, Royal Genie service and more.
El Loco Fresh
From the popular Broadway musical “Hairspray”, to “1977” an ice-show extravaganza, to the air-inspired comedy “Flight”, to the world’s largest laser-glow-in-the-dark-tag arena, to the new Boardwalk-area Playmakers sports bar and the Sugar Beach candy and ice-cream shop, you’ll be entertained at every turn. Foodies will adore the raw bar, and fresh-shucked oysters at Hooked, a casual New England–style seafood restaurant, and the made-to-order tacos, burritos, and guacamole at El Loco Fresh in the open-air Sports Zone.
Beginning in November, Symphony of the Seas will homeport in Miami and sail seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries.
Originally published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles Winter/Spring 2018 issue.
Photo Credit: Artist renderings courtesy of Royal Caribbean.