1 Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Mediterranean

Set off from Barcelona for med cruise on the Symohony of the Seas August 2018 We took this cruise as a family of four to try a new experience, we initially started by having a great three days firstly in Barcelona which was fantastic. ... Read More
Set off from Barcelona for med cruise on the Symohony of the Seas August 2018 We took this cruise as a family of four to try a new experience, we initially started by having a great three days firstly in Barcelona which was fantastic. So, we later join the cruise and the impact of the cruise liner is a sight to behold, really fantastic. We were excited to explore the boat and enjoy our holiday. So why do I rate it as a poor holiday? By the middle of the week’s cruise we are bored, bored of the food, the facilities and the repetitive nature of doing what we are doing. Dinner is nice sometimes, service is good, but overpowering at times. Lukewarm food and insects jumping around in my starter always made me cautious of what to order so I tend to stick with the steak and ditch the poor starters. Breakfasts are fairly disgusting, fresh fruit is good but all other is substandard food that you wouldn’t choose to eat unless you enjoy that poor quality, cheapest money can buy type of food which after four days I cant stand anymore of. Head to the Vitality Cafe to enjoy a nice fresh smoothie instead as that is good. So food aside, the trips are hugely overpriced so we planned our own things and Segway tours (booked direct) are a favourite of ours now after doing a few tours on them. If your into lounging around in bars, the drinks package is good and you will be a great alcoholic for the week. We watched a few shows, some good parts to them but again an area to improve on. Quite boring on the whole. The accommodation is cramped despite having sea view balcony etc, the bed is very comfortable though. Kids sleep on a sofa bed. Shopping on board is a few designer type of stores and one evening we had some stalls set up selling cheap tat. Formal evening was enjoyable, though not all guests dress up and some wear trainers etc We are pleased to have done the cruise to experience it but this isn’t something we would choose to do again as we enjoy a quality hotel/beach holiday much more. Don’t let our opinion put you off trying this particular cruise, but I just say how it really is and there is better to do for our holiday time as a family. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Symphony of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.5
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 5.0 4.4
Public Rooms 5.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.2
Family 5.0 4.2
Enrichment 3.0 3.9
Service 4.5 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.7

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