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We did the Eastern Caribbean tour on Symphony. It was a good cruise, the ship did not feel that crowded, some lines but they typically moved fast. Service was mediocre, crew was not very pleasant and bar service was pretty slow. Food was also mediocre, but not bad and not great (except for Lobster night, Lobster night was great!). We got a good value out of the drink package as drinks are at least $8 each. Perfect Day was a fun beach day, but felt a little rushed. Got off at 10:30, found a chair, had a couple of drinks then head to lunch then swimming with the pigs. Got back for one hour of beach (nap) time then boarded for early dining (late dining would have had another hour on the island). If you want good pool chairs on sea day, get ther by 7:30 am on day 1 and then 7:00 am each following sea day. If you want any pool chair and are not picky about your location, you can sleep in for another hour, but everything is gone by 9 am.

Good cruise for the family

Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review by swmonty

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View with Large Balcony
We did the Eastern Caribbean tour on Symphony. It was a good cruise, the ship did not feel that crowded, some lines but they typically moved fast.

Service was mediocre, crew was not very pleasant and bar service was pretty slow.

Food was also mediocre, but not bad and not great (except for Lobster night, Lobster night was great!).

We got a good value out of the drink package as drinks are at least $8 each.

Perfect Day was a fun beach day, but felt a little rushed. Got off at 10:30, found a chair, had a couple of drinks then head to lunch then swimming with the pigs. Got back for one hour of beach (nap) time then boarded for early dining (late dining would have had another hour on the island).

If you want good pool chairs on sea day, get ther by 7:30 am on day 1 and then 7:00 am each following sea day. If you want any pool chair and are not picky about your location, you can sleep in for another hour, but everything is gone by 9 am.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View with Large Balcony
Cabin 1C 12594
About what I expected from the cabin, was tight with 4 (including 2 teenage boys 13/15). But we managed nicely and didn't feel cramped as long as we kept the cabin organized.
Brought a USB charging station so had plenty of charging power.
Big balcony (about 10 feet deep and as wide as the cabin).
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