Symphony of the Seas Aerial View

Symphony of the Seas Cruise Ship Length, Deck Plan, Prices, Photographs, Reviews, Cruise Ship Cost, and More

Symphony of the Seas cruise ship is a popular and the largest passenger cruise ship in the world. It is owned and operated by the world famous cruise operator Royal Caribbean International.

The cruise ship is an Oasis-class cruise ship, which is a giant floating city on the sea. In 2017, MS Symphony of the Seas surpassed her sister cruise ship “Harmony of the Seas” at 228,021 GT.

Symphony of the Seas Maiden Voyage
Symphony of the Seas Maiden Voyage

Symphony of the Seas Cruise Ship Length, Deck Plan, Prices, Photographs, Reviews, Cruise Ship Cost, and More

Construction timeline

  • 29 October 2015 – keel laid
  • 9 June 2017 – float out
  • 15 to 18 February 2018 – sea trials / trial period
  • 23 March 2018 – Formally turned over to Royal Caribbean International, the world’s largest cruise ship
  • 24 March 2018 – Cruise ship left Saint-Nazaire (construction site) for Malaga under the command of Rob Hempstead, arriving on 27 March
  • 29 March 2018 – Cruise ship arrived in first homeport of Barcelona
  • 31 March 2018 – World’s largest passenger cruise
  • 7 April 2018 – official maiden voyage – Becomes world’s largest cruise ship in line
  • 9 November 2018 – arrived at new Royal Caribbean terminal in Port Miami.
Symphony of the Seas Construction
Symphony of the Seas Construction

Fast Facts About Cruise Ship Construction

  • Builder: Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Saint Nazaire, France
  • Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Cruise Ship Name: Symphony of the Seas
  • Yard Number: B34
  • Construction Cost: US$1.35 billion (2016)
  • Cruise Ship Ordered: May 9, 2014
  • Cruise Ship Laid down: October 29, 2015
  • Cruise Ship Launch Date: June 9, 2017
  • Cruise Ship Acquired on March 23,, 2018
  • First Trip / Maiden Voyage: April 7, 2018
  • In Service: March 31, 2018
Symphony of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas

Maiden Voyage / First Trip / Inaugural Trip

The first ever trip i.e. maiden voyage of the MS Symphony of the Seas started in April, 2018. The cruise ship departed from Barcelona and scheduled arrival was Italy, covering stops in Naples and Civitavecchia, the port for Rome.

Symphony of the Seas Maiden Voyage
Symphony of the Seas Maiden Voyage

Cruise Ship General characteristics

  • Tonnage: 228,081 (GT), 18,095 DWT, and 258,794 NT
  • Length: 361.011 m (1,184.42 ft)
  • Installed power: 4 x 14,400 kW (19,300 hp) Wartsila 12V46F
  • Propulsion: 3 × 20 MW (27,000 hp) ABB Azipod, all azimuthing, 4 × 5.5 MW (7,400 hp)
  • Wärtsilä WTT-55 bow thrusters
  • Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h, 25 mph) cruising
  • Draught: 9.322 m (30.6 ft)
  • Beam: 47.448 m (155.67 ft) waterline, 66 m (215.5 ft) max beam

Cruise Ship Internal Structure Information

  • Decks: 18
  • Passengers Capacity: 5,518 passengers at double occupancy, 6680 passengers maximum on cruise
  • Crew Capacity: 2200
  • Cabins: 2744 (Suites: 200, Balcony rooms: 1828, adjoining: 720)
  • Passengers to space ratio: 36
  • Decks with cabins: 11
  • Sister ship: Harmony of the Seas
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms: 48
  • Largest aboard Symphony of the Seas: Royal Loft Suites (142 m2)

Special Features / Special Facilities / Amenities

  • The Ultimate Family Suite
  • Kid’s bedroom
  • floor-ceiling LEGO wall
  • Hidden nooks for chilling
  • Air-hockey table
  • 3D Movie theatre-style TV room
  • Popcorn machine
  • Library of video games
  • Kids climbers
  • Full-size whirlpool
  • Restaurants
Symphony of the Seas Deck Plan
Symphony of the Seas Deck Plan

Food / Drinks / Restaurants / Bars / Food Courts / Food Bars

  • Mini Bites casual eatery
  • American Icon Grill (a la carte restaurant; provides open seating breakfast, lunch, “Brasserie 30” menu; with two assigned dinner seatings and Private Dining section.)
  • Park Café (deli bar, casual-dining)
  • The Grande Restaurant (offers themed breakfasts and dinners / two fixed seatings and “My Time Dining”)
  • Boardwalk Dog House (complimentary)
  • Chic (offers an expansive menu of dinner options; two seatings and “My Time Dining” program)
  • WipeOut Cafe (fast food section / fast food bar)
  • Johnny Rockets (capacity of 128-seat fast food restaurant, complimentary)
  • Coastal Kitchen (Grand Suites’ and above passengers, Pinnacle members)
  • Windjammer Marketplace buffet restaurant (provides early breakfast as early as 6:30am, breakfast between 7:00am-11:30am, Lunch 11:30am-3:30pm and Dinner 6:30pm-9:00pm)
  • Solarium Bistro (healthy dining section)
  • Jamie’s Italian Restaurant (menu, deck 8) has a capacity of 132-seat specialty trattoria restaurant (at surcharge USD 30 pp dinner, USD 20 pp lunch / seadays only) via partnership with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver,
  • Izumi (Asian/Japanese restaurant, for food lovers of Japanese and Asian cuisine)
  • El Loco Fresh restaurant (provides fresh Mexican favorites. It is located in the Sports Zone and replaces Mini Bites (on Harmony OTS)
  • Sorrento’s (An amazing Italian restaurant)
  • Hooked Seafood is a specialty restaurant (in the Solarium) offering fresh seafood and a raw bar.
  • Chops Grille (A perfect steakhouse/seafood)
  • Sugar Beach Candy and Ice Cream (replaces the retail outlets on Johnny Rockets side of the ship’s Boardwalk)
  • Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade (positioned on Boardwalk neighborhood it spans the entire length of Boardwalk neighborhood. Playmakers takes the place of where Sabor and Starbucks are on Harmony of the Seas. Starbucks opens on the Royal Promenade, available during European season only)

Onboard Favorite Activities

  • Wonderland
  • Flowrider
  • ZIP Line
  • Ultimate Abyss
  • Laser Tag: Battle for Planet Z
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Escape the Rubicon
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Pool Parties
  • Live Orchestra
  • Teen Disco
  • Voyagers
  • Ice Skating
  • Club DJs
  • Fitness Classes
  • Adventure Science Club
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Comedy Club
  • Adventure Ocean
  • and much more…

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Article Title: Symphony of the Seas Cruise Ship Length, Deck Plan, Prices, Photographs, Reviews, Cruise Ship Cost, and More
Article first published on November 15, 2018.

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