Fun facts about the Royal Carribean's Symphony of the Seas...
1. Largest cruise ship in the world weighing 228,081 gross registered tons
2. On an average seven-night cruise, 5,000 dozen fresh eggs, 379l of chocolate ice-cream, 853kg of lobster tail and 1,134kg of fresh salmon
3. The tallest slide at sea ‘the Ultimate Abyss’ is taller than the Buckingham Palace in London
4. If the Sky Tower was lying down next to the ship the ship would be longer by 33metres.
5. There are more works of art on board than there are paintings at the Louvre museum
6. 680kgs of coffee are made weekly - that’s 6 million coffee beans
7. 2,200 crew on-board representing 70 different nationalities.
8. The bionic bar serves up to 1,000 drinks per day
9. CocoCay is home to the tallest waterslide in North America at 135 feet high
10. The ship is constructed out of 500,000 individual pieces 27 times more than the parts used to assemble the Eiffel tower.
Winning the title in 2019 as the largest passenger ship at sea, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is 361m long, 72.5metres high and weighs 228,081 gross registered tons. This giant ship contains 7 neighbourhoods, each with their own special features; for example The Boardwalk is the home of the ship’s aqua-theatre where you can catch one of the high flying aqua acrobatics and high-diving performances, the pool and sports zone is where you will find The Perfect Storm, a trio of water slides for thrill seekers of all ages and Central Park features more than 20,700 lush tropical plants creating the ultimate oasis where you’ll also find retail boutiques, live entertainment and à la carte restaurants
Did you know: There are 2,200 friendly crew on-board representing 70 different nationalities?
Symphony of the Seas has plenty of options on board to keep the entire family entertained. Rock climbing, laser tag, surf simulators, ‘The Abyss’ (the tallest slide at sea) and an escape room are just a taste of the 66 activities/attractions available. If you prefer to take it a little slower you can catch a production of Hairspray or unwind at the solarium, an adults-only retreat.
Did You Know: If the Sky Tower was lying down next to the Symphony of the Seas the ship would be longer by 33metres?
Take a walk and admire the selection of art pieces on board, there are over 13,347 contemporary works ranging from immersive installations, paintings, photography and sculptures. There are more pieces of art on board than there are paintings in the Louvre, some are even available to purchase in an art auction during your cruise!
After a day of exploring, there are over 14 lounges and bars available on board to sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail…or two! There are a variety of options to choose from including a comedy club, sports bar & arcade and a poolside bar - so wherever you are on the ship there is something for everyone! Be sure to check out the Bionic Bar where mixology meets technology and get your drink mixed by two robotic arm bartenders!! Each day these robots create over 1,000 drinks, from the classics to your custom-order, discover your new favourite cocktail.
Consider yourself a bit of a foodie? Symphony of the Seas has a variety of 23 dining venues ranging from à la carte to more casual bar-type food options, including ‘El Loco Fresh’, a family-friendly, casual Mexican eatery serving the best tacos, burritos and carnitas on board. For those with a sweet tooth, get your fix at the Sugar Beach candy and Ice-cream shop. They have over 200 different confectionaries to choose from including almost every flavour of Jelly Belly you can think of and they even make their own ice-cream!
Did You Know: On an average a seven-night cruise with Royal Caribbean goes through approximately 5,000 dozen fresh eggs, 379l of chocolate ice-cream, 853kg of lobster tail and 1,134kg of fresh salmon?
Though the Symphony of the Seas’ official maiden voyage in April 2018 was through the Mediterranean, in November of the same year it repositioned its homeport to Miami, Florida where it now has two unique 7-night itineraries to choose from. Whether you want to discover the Western or Eastern Caribbean, each trip comes with its own unique experiences. Explore the vibrant Cuban culture in Miami, the El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico, the Myan Ruins in Cozumel or taste Caribbean cuisine in St Maartens - just to name a few.
Did You Know: The ship is constructed out of 500,000 individual pieces - 27 times more than the parts used to assemble the Eiffel Tower?
Both trips stop at Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, Coco Cay, a relaxing family-friendly getaway with an abundance of things to do including hot air ballooning, zip lining, swim in the Oasis Lagoon (largest fresh-water pool in the Caribbean) & visit Thrill Waterpark the home of the biggest waterslide in North America!