New Cruise Ships for 2018: Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas at Night

Debuting in spring next year, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is set to be the ‘world’s largest cruise ship’. Gargantuan in scale, this 230000GT vessel spans 16-decks and carries a whopping 5,535 passengers.

Playmakers Bar and Arcade
Playmakers Bar and Arcade

Bringing together the very best of Royal Caribbean’s tried-and-tested cruise experience, Symphony of the Seas also introduces some new and exciting features. Based on the successful ‘neighbourhood’ concept, the re-imagined Boardwalk offers a multitude of entertainment options. Sports fans can watch the big game on 30 large-screen televisions in The Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade.

Sugar Beach
Sugar Beach

For the sweet-toothed, there is Sugar Beach; a candy and ice-cream emporium, decorated in eye-popping colours and sure to entice children inside until the small hours.

Ultimate Abyss
Ultimate Abyss

Royal Caribbean aficionados will appreciate familiar attractions; from the spectacular Aqua Theatre to the Robotic Bar and the tallest slide at sea, the ten-storey Ultimate Abyss.

Ultimate Family Suite.jpg
Ultimate Family Suite

Throughout the ship the design is distinctly family-friendly, with a two-level Ultimate Family Suite epitomising the cruise line’s innovation and commitment to their core guests. Connected by a slide between floors, this fabulous accommodation has two bedrooms, a cinema room with popcorn machine, LEGO wall, air-hockey table and whirlpool on the balcony.

Ultimate Family Suite.jpg
Ultimate Family Suite

The twenty dining options include many stalwarts; like Jamie’s Italian, the trippy Lewis Carroll-inspired Wonderland and 150 Central Park. Hooked, a New England-style seafood restaurant, is new to the line, as is El Loco Fresh which offers Mexican tacos and burritos served al fresco.

Aqua Theatre
Aqua Theatre

It’s ‘Camera! Lights! Action!’ all the way on Royal Caribbean and Symphony of the Seas promises a re-vamped version of the Broadway smash hit, ‘Hairspray’. New show, HiRo, brings high-wire excitement to the open-air Aqua Theatre and Studio B introduces an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience set in the starry galaxies above.

Miami Terminal for Royal Caribbean
Miami Terminal for Royal Caribbean

After a summer season in the Mediterranean, a transatlantic crossing will take Symphony of the Seas to Miami for a tour of the Caribbean.

Images courtesy of Royal Caribbean

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