Symphony Of The Seas Review and Specifications
Specifications of Symphony Of The Seas
|Builder||Saint-Nazaire (STX France)|
|Building cost||USD 1,35 billion|
|Owner||Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd|
|Speed||23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph|
|Length (LOA)||362 m / 1188 ft|
|Beam (width)||46 m / 151 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||227000 gt|
|Passengers||5475 - 6314|
|Decks with cabins||12|
Review of Symphony Of The Seas
Symphony of the Seas is the second of two identical "Oasis 3" class cruise ships (the new “world’s largest” liners), together with its sister Harmony Of The Seas (launched in 2016). The Symphony ship exceeds in size the original Oasis-class vessels Oasis and Allure, and has building cost of USD 1,35 billion (2014 shiporder rates).
History - construction & ownership
Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCI is a cruise line brand established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida. As of September 2015, the line controls a 17% share of the world cruise market, with 23 cruise ships in service and other three on order. All vessels under the Royal Caribbean brand have had their names ending with "of the Seas" since 1991. Sister brands owned by Royal Caribbean Ltd. are Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, CDF Croisières de France and Pullmantur Cruises.
The 227,700-ton, 6,360-passenger cruise ship Symphony of the Seas comprises 7 neighborhoods, named Royal Promenade, Central Park, Boardwalk, Youth Center complex, Entertainment Zone, Sports Zone and Spa/Fitness complex.
Sisters to the giant Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony Of The Seas (the current size leaders in cruise world) are heavier than their siblings by over 1,700 tons, more than three meters wider, and able to accommodate 100 more passengers. The total capacity of the newest Royal Caribbean ships is well over 6,000 guests.
The next YouTube video shows the most prominent features and the ship construction process of Oasis 3 class - the world's ever largest cruise liners.
Symphony of the Seas features a multi-deck water slide area that was a first for Royal Caribbean aboard the Harmony ship. It is also the second Oasis class ship with robot bartenders serving drinks in the Bionic Bar, a concept that debuted in 2014 on Quantum of the Seas. Symphony has bigger cabins than Allure and Oasis in some categories, and windowless interior cabins outfitted with Virtual Balconies, offering a real-time view of the outdoors (first debuted in 2014 on Navigator of the Seas).
Symphony's Suite passengers benefit from exclusive new areas including a suite lounge, private restaurant called Coastal Kitchen and full-service Suite Sun Zone. New restaurants include the Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine eatery which first debuted on Quantum. Also added to Symphony is the modern Mexican restaurant Sabor, recently added to Allure and Freedom of the Seas.
Symphony of the Seas, which is nearly 330 ft longer than Titanic, stretches to 1,187 feet and is 165 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower. Guests will be entertained in luxury staterooms and suites across the 18 decks of the enormous ship. There are several promenades, two FlowRiders and two rock-climbing walls on the vessel. There is also an ice-skating rink and state-of-the-art theatre with Broadway-style productions and aerial acts. The ship boasts The Ultimate Abyss that flings thrill-seekers down 10 decks, at over 150 feet above the waves.
Cruise itinerary program
Symphony of the Seas itinerary program is to be revealed soon.
Most Symphony of the Seas staterooms are 180-270-sq.foot Balcony rooms (1772). There are a total of 2744 staterooms in 43 categories. 46 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Symphony of the Seas are the Royal Loft Suites (142 m2).
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Symphony of the Seas offers two new Dynamic Dining options. The “Classic” features dining schedule with early or late seating, which rotates through each of the main dining rooms. Guests will meet the same dining mates and waiters each evening of their cruise. The “Standard” means that passengers have to make reservations in any of the dining venues, including those at fee. Ship’s 3-tiered dining room, the Quantum is designed as three separate restaurants situated on different decks – American Icon Grill (Deck 3), The Grand (Deck 4) and The Chic (Deck 5). Symphony also includes some Quantum restaurants, such as Sabor Modern Mexican, Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, Coastal Kitchen. Ship's Bionic Bar is famous for its dancing robot bartenders. Its location is on the Royal Promenade. The Izumi Restaurant features a la carte hibachi, teppanyaki and sushi menu.
Follows the complete list of Symphony of the Seas restaurants and food bars.
- American Icon Grill (a la carte restaurant; offers open seating breakfast, lunch, “Brasserie 30” menu; with two assigned dinner seatings and Private Dining area. American Icon Grill is one of the three main dining rooms by dynamic dining concept and “My Time Dining”)
- The Grande (ship’s second dining room by line’s dynamic dining concept; offers DreamWorks themed breakfast, two fixed dinner seatings and "My Time Dining")
- Chic (features an expansive menu of dinner options; two seatings and “My Time Dining” program)
- Johnny Rockets (128-seat fast food restaurant, complimentary)
- Sabor (Mexican a la carte restaurant, reservation-only, with “Playground” kids area)
- 150 Central Park (76-seat specialty restaurant, dinner only)
- Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine (gourmet dishes)
- Windjammer Marketplace buffet restaurant (offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
- Giovanni’s Table (96-seat Italian specialty restaurant, reservations recommended)
- Chops Grille (steakhouse/seafood)
- Sorrento’s (Italian restaurant)
- Izumi (Asian/Japanese restaurant)
- Solarium Bistro (healthy dining)
- Coastal Kitchen (Grand Suites’ and above passengers, Pinnacle members)
- WipeOut Cafe (fast food bar)
- Boardwalk Dog House (complimentary)
- Park Café (deli bar, casual-dining)
- Mini Bites casual eatery.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
The new Symphony of the Seas ship is a novelty mixture of Oasis-class deck layout and Quantum-class innovations. The brand-new additions include the first-ever Royal Caribbean waterslides created by ADE (Aquatic Design & Engineering); climbing play area for kids; Suite Sun Zone; Starbucks coffee bar and classic video games arcade located in the Boardwalk neighbourhood; 15 Studio cabins designed for solo travelers. Among the new technologies on the Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas are the RFID wristbands or "WOWbands" - an optional choice to replace the line’s SeaPass cards, allowing passengers to do purchases onboard and to access their cabins. Typically, the wristbands are offered complimentary to all passengers. However, on Anthem of the Seas RCI charges US$5. Junior Suite and above guests still receive the wristbands for free.
The Symphony cruise ship also boasts with the DreamWorks Experience - a themed programming in partnership with the Walt Disney Company. This new entertainment program is aimed at families and offers movies-themed DreamWorks activities on select RCI ships within the fleet. The list of special activities includes characters meet & greets (of course, plus photo ops). Character Breakfast is offered in the dining room; 3D DreamWorks movie screenings are featured in the Amber Theater; Themed games are provided by “Adventure Ocean” youth program. A new Adventure Ocean Theater show named Away We Go!, was also announced for Symphony of the Seas. It is a black light puppet show for the 3-11-year old set. An additional part of the onboard kids' programming is the YouTube show "Muffalo Potato," teaching kids to draw anything using just letters and numbers.
Follows the complete list of Symphony of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- Royal Theater (features 3D Movies, aerial acrobatic performances and Broadway-style productions)
- Studio B Lounge (indoor ice-skating rink; also serves as a spot for ice shows, cooking demos, game parties)
- AquaTheatre (2-deck, 600-seat, with a deep pool)
- Entertainment Place nightclub; ”The Attic” Comedy Club; Diamond Club Lounge & Bar (past guests only); Jazz on 4 Bar & Club; On Air Club (karaoke bar); Boleros Latin Bar & Lounge; Boot & Bonnet Pub; Rising Tide Bar (moving cocktail bar); Bionic Bar; Schooner Bar (piano bar); Starbucks Bar; Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar; Vintages (wine bar); Trellis Bar; Rising Tide Bar; Dazzles (2-deck music and dancing lounge); Suite Sun Deck, Bar & Lounge; Sky Bar
- Art Gallery; Focus Photo Gallery & Shop
- Boardwalk neighborhood (with games and attractions)
- Central Park (outdoor area with live plants)
- Carousel (with handcrafted wooden figures)
- Casino Royale; Card Room
- Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
- Royal Promenade Boutiques (perfumes, jewellry, duty free alcohol, general store, logo/souvenirs)
- Solarium lounge (includes Solarium Cafe, pool bar and adults only pool area); Solarium Bar
- Video Games Arcade; Explorers, Aquanatus, Adventure Science Lab; The Living Room and Night Club teen areas; Fuel Teen Disco; Royal Babies & Tots Nursery; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area; Kids’ Avenue; Workshop (family venue); H2O Zone family & kids area
- Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer; tennis tables); FlowRiders (surf simulators); Zip Line (82 ft/25 m); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Walls; Symphony Dunes Mini Golf.
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