Review of Symphony Of The Seas deck 4 (Entertainment Place-Casino-Studio B)
Royal Theater (upper orchestra level 2 of 3)
Studio B (ice rink theater /balcony level 2)
Entertainment Place (neighborhood / night club district) offers daily live performances and demonstrations (incl cooking demos and DreamWorks characters meets-greets).
Comedy Club (“The Attic”) is an adult comedy lounge with its own bar and live stand up comedy acts nightly. Adjacent to the club is the Crown & Anchor room.
Diamond Club (open 24-hours) is an exclusive lounge & bar for Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club passengers (by the RCI’s loyalty program). The lounge offers concierge service (between 8:30-11:30 am, and between 5-8:30 pm). The amenities and services provided include: personalized stationery, served Continental breakfast (8-10 am), Hors d’oeuvres and petit fours (served, respectively, before and after dinner), complimentary self-service bar (free drinks), reservations (specialty restaurants, shore excursions/tours, Beach Cabanas), Salon/Spa appointments, show ticketing assistance, media borrowing (music and movies on disks and DVDs), business services (faxing, copying), private party arrangements. The lounge also has Internet-connected computers.
"Jazz on 4" was a 90-seat jazz club bar with a small stage (for live performances during most nights), leather armchairs, big comfortable sofas, fluorescent lighting. Here was hosted the “Prohibition Party” (on every 5th night of the voyage/reservations-only). Later, "Jazz on 4" was converted into the Golden Room - a non-smoking Casino fitted with 40x slot machines, 1x blackjack table, 1x 3-card poker table.
Art Gallery displays original artworks available for purchasing at discount prices (allegedly cheaper than at land galleries).
Casino Royale is a large-capacity, Vegas-style gambling casino with 456 slot machines, 27 gaming tables, poker room (for high-stake players), full-service Casino Bar and lounge (seating area with plush chairs and sofas). The Casino staff also provides complimentary gambling lessons. Regularly, here are hosted gambling tournaments. The list of available games includes Video Poker (machines) and table games (Craps, Roulette, Black Jack 21, Caribbean Stud Poker). Guests can pay in cash, with their “Sea Pass” cards or with their WOWbands. The Casino is a smoking-allowed area, but also has a small non-smoking section.
Izumi Japanese Cuisine (menu, portside) is the RCI’s signature pan-Asian cuisine specialty restaurant with mostly traditional Japanese dishes (sushi-teppanyaki-hibachi, tableside cooking). The restaurant is a la carte priced and open for Lunch (seadays only, between 12-1:30 pm) and Dinner (between 6-9:30 pm). The restaurant is comprised of a sushi bar (sushi/sashimi) and a Hibachi room (another section with 2 cooking stations). Reservations are required for the hibachi room only (not for the sashimi-sushi room). The menu includes sushi rolls, signature rolls, sashimi (2- or 5-piece, also combo platter), sukiyaki, yakimeshi, ishiyaki (grill / chicken, beef), wakame salad (seaweed), pan-fried gyoza dumplings (pork), hot/cold appetizers, premium seafood (tempura, tuna, shrimp, lobster, eel, crab), noodles, desserts (ice cream, pancake, caramel flan, dessert sampler) and specialty drinks (cocktails, beer, sake selection). Edamame soybeans and miso soup are complimentary. Izumi has Teppanyaki menu (for iron griddle-cooked food) and Omakase menu (Chef’s choice).
Izumi Express is the Royal Caribbean’s new “sushi to go” option available fleetwide since July 2016. The “take-out sushi” is fresh-made and of premium quality. The new option is a great choice for families with kids (avoiding the formal sit-down meal) and for all passengers willing to enjoy this popular Japanese food somewhere else on the cruise ship (incl in their cabins). Izumi Express sushi ordering is via phone (anyone on the ship, incl the cabins) and also by going to the Izumi restaurant and placing your order there. Guests can order any item from Izumi’s sushi menu during the restaurant’s operational hours. The staff takes the order and provides a time window to pick it up (usually within 10-15 min). Meals are in to-go containers (plastic, transparent) and conveniently bagged up. Quick and easy takeaway service is provided by the new Izumi Express carts (colored in black) offering up to 8 pre-packaged sushi rolls.
Main Dining Room (mid-level 2 of 3) is an aft-located complimentary restaurant for Dinner only, with 2 fixed sittings - at 6 or 8:30 pm, plus the flexible My Time Dining program.
A total of 24 elevators (12x forward + 12x aft) provide access all the way to deck 16, while decks 17 and 18 are accessed by 6 lifts.