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Was interested in the newest biggest ship. Plenty to do onboard. The ship was missing a couple of things that were advertised. 1) The North Star, 2) The skydiving chamber. Having been on three different cruise lines, there wasn't much difference in what is offered on the ship. If you are going to cruise, research who has the best rewards program for you and stick with it. The ship is nice, the cabin was larger than we had used before. Dining in the complimentary areas was average at best. We did not utilize any of the upcharge restaurants. Was a bit surprised they are charging extra for Johnny Rockets. At sailing the only entertainment options worth the mention are Hiro which was awesome, the other was the Royal Symphony and the High C's, they should tour off the ship. There was a classical gutarist who was a fixture of Central Park whos name I cannot remember (sincerest apologies) was very good also. The service was good, there were no lack of deck hands or servers willing to get you a drink or towel if needed. Time in ports (three) were shorter than usual. Eight hours or less at each. Went to Megen's bay excursion in USVI. Not worth the time in my estimation. I have seen better looking beaches in Pensacola. Welcome tours in St. Kitts (not a ship excursion) was worth the time. Went by to check next cruise out of curiosity, they wanted almost twice as much for the next cruise than I had given for this one from cruise planners. No benefit whatsoever to plan for the next one from them. Would not go again on this ship unless significantly less fare reduction.

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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review by Ovrthedge

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
Was interested in the newest biggest ship. Plenty to do onboard. The ship was missing a couple of things that were advertised. 1) The North Star, 2) The skydiving chamber. Having been on three different cruise lines, there wasn't much difference in what is offered on the ship. If you are going to cruise, research who has the best rewards program for you and stick with it. The ship is nice, the cabin was larger than we had used before. Dining in the complimentary areas was average at best. We did not utilize any of the upcharge restaurants. Was a bit surprised they are charging extra for Johnny Rockets. At sailing the only entertainment options worth the mention are Hiro which was awesome, the other was the Royal Symphony and the High C's, they should tour off the ship. There was a classical gutarist who was a fixture of Central Park whos name I cannot remember (sincerest apologies) was very good also. The service was good, there were no lack of deck hands or servers willing to get you a drink or towel if needed. Time in ports (three) were shorter than usual. Eight hours or less at each. Went to Megen's bay excursion in USVI. Not worth the time in my estimation. I have seen better looking beaches in Pensacola. Welcome tours in St. Kitts (not a ship excursion) was worth the time. Went by to check next cruise out of curiosity, they wanted almost twice as much for the next cruise than I had given for this one from cruise planners. No benefit whatsoever to plan for the next one from them. Would not go again on this ship unless significantly less fare reduction.
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Ocean View Balcony
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The living arrangements were better and larger than any other class ship previously cruised. The cabin attendant was exceptional.
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