Royal Caribbean Reveals New Features on Symphony of the Seas

As the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, Symphony of the Seas  is set to redefine family and adventure travel in 2018.

Symphony of the Seas will set sail in April 2018 starting its summer season in the Mediterranean before making Miami, Florida her year-round home from 24 November 2018.

Award winning and acclaimed features only found on Royal Caribbean will be on board, along with distinct new experiences for guests of all ages. New dining concepts and family activities, and the most dynamic suite in family travel will join the line-up of Royal Caribbean exclusives including the Ultimate Abyss, Bionic Bar and AquaTheatre.

“We’re excited to introduce Symphony of the Seas, our boldest composition yet, offering the best of Royal Caribbean with some new surprises for our guests to create a holiday that adventurers of all ages can enjoy together,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We set out to create a new level of holiday adventure and deliver the ultimate escape for families of all shapes and sizes. Symphony will introduce the most cutting-edge, customisable, and digitally-enhanced experiences in the Royal Caribbean fleet.”

Boardwalk Reimagined

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade

Guests looking to watch the ‘big game’ can do so in Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade across 30 big-screen TVs, enjoy friendly competitions in the arcade and refuel with a quick bite and ice-cold beer.

Sugar Beach

With candy-packed walls and ice cream and toppings galore, Sugar Beach will bring a sugar high of sweet treats to adults and kids alike.

Symphony of the Seas Sugar Beach

The Ultimate Family Suite

Symphony of the Seas will accommodate more balcony staterooms overlooking the open ocean and legendary Boardwalk and Central Park neighbourhoods than sister ship Harmony of the Seas.

Symphony of the Seas will also introduce the world’s most adventurous and interactive family suite, spanning 1,346 ft. and accommodation families of eight in two bedrooms. The two level Ultimate Family Suite will debut new features, including an exclusive slide from the kid’s only bedroom down to the living room below; a floor-to-ceiling LEGO wall, an air-hockey table and hidden nooks for chilling.

Other Family suite features include:

» A separate 3D cinema theatre-style TV room, complete with popcorn machine and a library of video games

» 212 square foot wrap-around balcony with a bumper pool table, a climbing experience and a full-size whirlpool that will provide unmatched ocean views

Ultimate Family Suite

Ultimate Family Suite, Symphony of the Seas

All-New Culinary Creations


Royal Caribbean’s first New England-style seafood restaurant will feature fresh seafood and a robust raw bar complete with oysters harvested to order.

El Loco Fresh

will offer made-to-order tacos, burritos and other popular Mexican fare. The open-air restaurant will seat more than 100 guests in the Sports Zone.

The cruise line’s signature culinary favourites including Wonderland and Jamie’s Italian and will also introduce refreshed designs and new menu specialties.

EL-Loco-Fresh logo, Symphony of the Seas

El Loco Fresh, Symphony of the Seas

Entertainment Elevated


The hugely successful “Hairspray” will return on Symphony of the Seas headlining in the Royal Theatre along with a new original Royal Caribbean show, “Flight”, a historical satire on the evolution of air travel that ends with homage to the famed Wright Brothers.

Other entertainment features include:

» A new aqua show “HiRo” in the AquaTheatre offers serious wow factor with high-flying diving and acrobatics.

» Studio B will showcase a new time-travel adventure, a high-tech ice-skating show “1977”

» An epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience like no other

» A new Puzzle Break experience

Hairspray, Symphony of the Seas

Hairspray opening, Symphony of the Seas

Seven Neighbourhoods in Perfect Sync

One ship, seven distinctive neighbourhoods for families to explore together or individually, Symphony of the Seas is the ultimate playground for guests of all ages, with new surprises at every turn.

Are you excited for Symphony of the Seas? Book now. Your journey into extraordinary starts here.

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