Something as large as 80 football fields, weighing 2,30,000 tonnes with 18 decks (as tall as the Leaning Tower Of Pisa) that has the capacity to carry 5494 passengers, got to be a revolution in the world of cruising. It is a cruiser’s paradise and we’re truly baffled and enraptured by the largest ship in the world’s entry in the world of cruising and we’re really left asking for more. The boldest and biggest adventures in the sea, the Symphony Of The Seas is stirring all the excitement and it isn’t very difficult to understand why.
1) Suit Yourself With The Ultimate Suite Experience
The Ultimate Family Suite, a two level suite is an accommodation powered by some cutting edge technology and jaw dropping features. Enjoy a high slide from the kids bedroom down to the living room, a 5’ x 3’ LEGO wall, an air-hockey table and two egg swing chairs to relax like never before. You shall also have a 3D Cinema Theater with a popcorn machine and a perfect amalgamation of video games. But oh wait, the excitement doesn’t stop here. Your own bumper pool table, a hammock climbing wall and a full-size whirlpool shall let you have all the fun and grab breathtaking views of the sea. The king-sized rooms can accommodate a family of eight in two rooms and will leave you amazed with every little detail they entail.
Huddle in that little world of your own in the family suite. It is grander and quirkier than before, giving you ample space to spend some quality time with your family. Just in case, this doesn’t satisfy your penchant for an amazing accommodation, you can opt for a more formal and serious room in the royal suite class and make the most of the beautiful neighborhoods (some of which overlook the most serene area in the ship- the first ever Central Park replica in the sea) and the virtual balconies (a high definition screen that spans nearly from floor to the ceiling, providing real-time views of the oceans and destinations outside). Doesn’t that sound like a day in paradise?
2) Time for some thrilling theater and game time
Raising the bar once again, are RCI’s on-board entertainment activities. You can glow in the dark as you play laser tag to save the planet (first ever laser game at sea) in Studio B or jump off your seat in excitement as you watch the Tony-award winning broadway hit, the “Hairspray” or deep dive into a historical satire on the evolution of air travel that pays a homage to Wright Brothers in the musical “Flight”. The Aqua Theater, an open air amphitheater is the place to watch some jaw dropping acrobatics in a new aqua show called “HiRO”, something that will make you go wow at every leap of faith. A time- travel adventure awaits you at the high-tech ice skating show “1977” that will take the spectators back to London to the days of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee when her crown jewels are stolen. To make the most of some thrill and adventure at sea, cruisers can experience Puzzle Break and race against time to escape the submarine-themed room.
All in all, the largest ship has a string of firsts for everyone, giving every cruiser a hue of an unexplored adventure.
3) Twist and Turn To Happiness
The Symphony Of The Seas is a deep dive into adventure, quite literally.
Thanks to the trio of slides (called the Perfect Storm), the aqua park with innumerable slides and a beach pool called the Splashaway Bay, two surf simulators, a mini golf course, a 9 deck long zipline and the longest slide at the sea (called the Ultimate Abyss). And this is exactly why the largest ship has upped the game for all sorts of on-board activities on a cruise. It is as fast and furious as it can get!
4) Oh that sumptuous food!
The food on-board the Symphony takes the cruising experience to an altogether different level and this can be gauged from the fact that it has a crew of 2,100 members to serve you on more than 20 restaurants on-board. New food and beverage concepts are debuting on this ship and that really is the icing on the cake to RCI’s already extraordinary food services on –board its ships. Hooked, RCI’s first dedicated seafood brasserie, shall be present on the fore of the ship giving cruisers a view of the open water coupled with some sumptuous seafood. El Loco Fresh Mexican, an open air restaurant that can accommodate more than 100 guests, will be the go-to place for binge eating and snacking some freshly baked Tacos and Mexican food, the binge eating and snacking point.
No one would want to miss out on the Sugar Beach Candy & Ice-Cream Store, in the Broadwalk, that is going to make the cruise, the sweetest spot in the sea with its alluring ice creams, candies and toppings. It’s going to be a DIY activity for aspirational bakers. RCI’s signature culinary places that include Wonderland, Jamie’s Italian and Park Café are also going to introduce new designs and menu options.
And all this delectable food can be enjoyed right in the middle of the replica of NYC’s Central Park. The first ever Central Park replica at sea has 12,000 trees and plants and cruisers can hog on some mouth-watering food and fire their taste buds like never before. The robotic bionic bar in the main street at sea, the Bionic Bar, lets the sea lovers raise toasts like never before.
5) Some exciting itineraries
The Symphony Of The Seas shall sail from Barcelona in April 2018. Following its cruising around Europe, it shall be hitting the seas around Caribbean. It is currently docked at the port of Miami, which is why it has also been nicknamed as the “Crown Of Miami”. Great destinations coupled with some amazing activities such as relaxing at the sea spa and fitness center, learning practical aspects of science at the Youth Zone, or being playful at the Playmaker Sports Bar & Arcade, make sure you are in for a ride full of fun.
The Symphony Of The Seas is setting a sail in April 2018, we’re really excited, are you? To get on-board, log onto www.tirun.com.