Review of Symphony Of The Seas deck 3
Royal Theater (complimentary, total capacity ? seats, main level ? seats) is the ship’s main show lounge for Broadway-style dance and music productions and aerial acrobatic performances in the evenings. The theater presents nightly 2 grand shows – early (at 8 pm) and late (at 10 pm) to match the assigned dining room sittings. Both are full-length production shows specially designed for the Symphony ship – with professional performances (singing, dancing, acting, live band music), excellent decors and lighting. Signature shows are “Hairspray” (musical comedy / original Broadway production themed on humor and commentaries on early 1960's race relations) and "Flight" (themed on the history of flying). Other theater entertainment options are the rotating Headliners (tribute band show) and popular game shows (like “Love and Marriage”). Royal Theatre has its own bar for refreshments. During the shows, waiters walk around and offer bar service. During the day, the theater functions as cinema (incl DreamWorks 3D movies) and also hosts enrichment lectures and bingo playing sessions. Royal Caribbean’s Snowball Jackpot Bingo offers most generous payouts (final jackpots are in the several thousand dollars). Among the bingo prizes are also free cabin upgrades and even free cruises.
Conference Center (capacity 330 seats) consists of several meeting rooms divided by collapsible walls. Each of the rooms can be configured to suit specific group needs. Here can be held lectures, seminars, presentations, group meetings, business and general sessions, conferences at sea. Modern presentation equipment is provided complimentary (including projectors, media players, large plasma TV, podium/lectern, wall-mount screens, video wall, microphones, stage lighting).
Center Ice Rink (Studio B) is an ice-skating stadium (2-tiered show lounge) with capacity ~1000 seats (50 guests per session / 45 min sessions, reservations recommended). This is a multipurpose complex for daily activities (ice-skating, ice games, hockey, cooking demonstrations, adult scavenger hunts) and a live production show (professional ice show) in the evening. Studio B is complimentary – equipment is provided and no reservations are needed. Tickets are free but have to be obtained in advance. The RCI Symphony’s exclusive ice show programming includes 2 new productions (both RCI originals) with world-class skating performances and stunning multimedia – “1977” (time-travel and dimension-jumping themed adventure based in London England, with Panasonic-developed video projection technology) and “iSkate Showcase” (talented skaters performing to their favourite tunes). During both large-scale ice skating shows, the ice rink transforms to create an ultra-HD video background. These productions are via partnership with Luminous Creative Imaging (Amsterdam-based digital art company).
(new) Laser Tag arena is a new experience (available in the "Studio B" complex) offering glow-in-the-dark laser tag gaming with top-notch special effects.
Main Dining Room (lower level 1 of 3) is an aft-located complimentary restaurant with open-seating for Breakfast (7 – 9 am), Lunch (12:30 – 2 pm), “Brasserie 30” Lunch menu (12 – 2 pm /on seadays only), and Dinner (with 2 assigned seatings- at 6 or 8:30 pm). It also features the flexible “My Time Dining” program and Dreamworks Character Breakfasts (between 8 – 10 am /free for kids, surcharge per adult applies; reservations are required).
Cruise cabins from 3178 to 3860, of which Inside (categories 1V and 2V) and Oceanview (categories 1N and 2N).
deck plan 3 cabins information: the forward oceanview rooms (portside and starboard) are located below two nightclubs (“Blaze” and “Jazz On 4”) on deck 4 above, so noise during late hours could be an issue.