All about the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas was built in 2018. It's considered a extra large size ship. Coming in at 1,188 ft long and 216 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3.3 football fields, as wide as 4.1 tractor trailers and the same height as a 16 story building. The Symphony of the Seas is currently the largest cruise ship in the world, just a little above its sister ships the Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Ship

The Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas can hold 5,518 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Symphony of the Seas has a space ratio of 41. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space to person ratio is about average.



Royal Caribbean
Symphony of the Seas
ClassOasis
Gross Tonnage228,081
Length1,188
Beam/Width216
Passenger Decks16
Passengers (double occupancy)5,518
Crew2,200
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.5
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)41

Dining Establishments

Starbucks
Starbucks on the Symphony of the Seas
Main Dining Room
Main Dining Room on the Symphony of the Seas

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas, there will be plenty of it. You have 26 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 12 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 14 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. Only 46% of the dining options are included which means you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
150 Central ParkSit downFormalA la cartFine dining
Cafe PromenadeQuick serveCasualIncludedCafe
Chops GrilleSit downFormalFlat feeSteakhouse
Coastal KitchenSit downFormalFlat feeCali
Dog HouseQuick serveCasualIncludedAmerican
El Loco FreshQuick serveCasualIncludedMexican
Hooked SeafoodCasualFormalFlat feeSeafood
Izumi Hibachi & SushiSit downFormalA la cartAsian
Jamie's ItalianSit downFormalFlat feeItalian
Johnny RocketsSit downCasualFlat feeAmerican
Main Dining RoomSit downFormalIncludedMain dining room
Park CafeQuick serveCasualIncludedDeli
PlaymakersSit downCasualA la cartBar food
PlaymakersSit downCasualA la cartBar food
Solarium BistroQuick serveCasualIncludedMediterranean
Sorrento's PizzaQuick serveCasualIncludedPizza
StarbucksQuick serveCasualA la cartCoffee
Sugar BeachQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
Vintages Wine BarQuick serveCasualA la cartBar food
Vitality CafeQuick serveCasualIncludedFresh
WindjammerQuick serveCasualIncludedBuffet
WonderlandSit downFormalFlat feeFoodie

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakage, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Main pool and perfect storm water slides on Royal Caribbean
Main Pool on Symphony of the Seas

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas has a total of 4 pools and 10 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Royal Caribbean
Symphony of the Seas
Total Pools4
- Pools - General Access3
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs10
- Hot Tubs - General Access8
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


Amenities

There are quite a few things to do on the Symphony of the Seas. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Royal Caribbean
Symphony of the Seas
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
AquatheaterIncluded
ArcadeIncluded
BasketballIncluded
CarouselIncluded
CasinoA la cart
Climbing WallIncluded
Comedy ClubIncluded
Escape RoomA la cart
Fitness CenterIncluded
Flow RiderIncluded
Ice SkatingIncluded
Laser TagIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Shows - Broadway playIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart
Splash parkIncluded
Thrill SlideIncluded
Water slidesIncluded
Zip LineIncluded


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