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Barcelona Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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313 reviews
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OMG what a fabulous ship

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Savannah drew
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were just on the maiden voyage across the pond of The Symphony of the seas. I don’t know where to start. The ship is gorgeous. The murals, the hanging art in the elevator shafts, the public rooms, the restaurants, all the art work. The ship is a feast for the eyes. The cabins were decorated very nicely and had loads of places to store your clothing. The staff was amazing. Always ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


The world’s biggest ship offered an uneven experience

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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ptownandpompano
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

A transatlantic cruise on a new ship, a very large one, without a lot of children on board seemed like a good idea. In many ways, it was a fine experience, except for dining. It is unclear to me how meals could be so bad, how service could be so sloppy to non existent to unconnected. There were lots of pluses on the ship. Entertainment was top notch, including a great production of the ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Central Park View Balcony


First Amazing Transatlantic crossing

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Georgeven
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We´re a gay couple from Norway (early 40´s)and this was our 19th cruise overall but FIRST transatlantic... we tried Harmony some years ago and loved it and wanted to try the Symphony + TA. We started booking a Central Park view cabin and upgraded to a Junior Suite and then to a Grand Suite. It was a good a deal, so we went for it. PRE-CRUISE: One night in Barcelona, stayed in the Acta Mimic ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom


Wonderland; make sure you do this

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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neverdone
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First time we did a trans Atlantic cruise. For our 40th anniversary. We did numerous specialty restaurants. Most favorite was Wonderland. Very special. Even if you are picky eater (like me) you should try it. We thought all the dining was great. We had lamb for our first several dinners at different restaurants. The best was at the Solarium (slightly extra cost) but worth it. We did My ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Extremely long venting about handicap service and food.

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Becky9663
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I travel with a special needs child/adult who is a high functioning 30 year old. I was disappointed that there was no services provided for him such as a daycare or allowed to participate in the teen activities. He needs no special care and is not medically fragile but is mentally very young 12 year old. He would have enjoyed meeting the teens and participating in some of their activities. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Boardwalk View Balcony


Great ship and service. Food & departures not so much

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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Meekacat
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We sail frequently mostly on Celebrity, are Elite+, and wanted a big ship with lots to do for our transatlantic crossing. Symphony of the Seas was amazing with lots of venues and activities. Btw/ We loved the newly designed cabin layout, colour palatte and spacious showe. The crew below Officers/Managers were friendly, engaging and often exceeded our expectations. Wonderful to ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Beyond expectations

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Transatlantic

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chachcha
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

We just completed the Symphony's inaugural transatlantic crossing in Nov 2018. We have done many of these voyages and are seasoned transatlantickers. This voyage far exceeded our expectations in every aspect including the cuisine (fresh bowls of berries!), the chocolate, butterscotch and white chocolate fountains, the lobster entrees - all just excellent. All of the shows were outstanding - the ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


First time on a mega ship, but not the last...

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Norwaylady
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We are elite on Celebrity cruises and have tried different other lines. We have really enjoyed small vessels and river cruises. So this cruise was really out of the comfort zone before we left from home. But what to do? Husband really wanted to try a mega ship. So at some point we just had to jump in it! About us, we are in mid/late 30 from Norway. We like to travel and do both land and ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Central Park View Balcony


Like a Las Vegas Hotel not a cruise

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Dougbbbbb
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I have cruised 4 times...3 with Royal. If your over 45 you will not like this ship as it is absolutely huge with line ups and long long walks for everything. There are charges also for everything but the air you breath! The cruise experience has been watered down too much. If your under 45 and very active you will love all the toys and the shows and music are excellent. Rooms are very ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Stunning ship, tiny quibbles

Review for Symphony of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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MarkJTAllen
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I had our first ever cruise on Ovation's debut from Southampton. So inspired we decided to go for the big one. Check in - easy. Room - large balcony on deck 12 - all you could ask for Catering - excellent Shows - absolutely stunning. Hairspray up to West End standards. Flight good, with amazing show stopper plane over the audience. Ice shows first class, with a ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View with Large Balcony


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