In 2009, we were told Oasis of the Seas was the world’s largest ship, and then in 2010, it was Allure of the Seas, followed by Harmony of the Seas in 2016, and now two years later, it’s Symphony of the Seas.

Yes, there’s a new ‘world’s largest ship’ on the waters, and it belongs to the same cruise line as all the other mega vessels, Royal Caribbean – so that’s one less thing to remember.

Symphony of the Seas was delivered to its owners over the weekend, and while it may only be able to hold around 39 more people than its predecessor, it’s got some pretty wicked stuff on board for cruisers to look forward to.

Symphony of the Seas

As per Royal Caribbean tradition, the newest vessel has been jam-packed with a range of classic faves (such as the FlowRider, Rockwall, Ice Skating Rink, waterslides and more)  as well as a range of new features.

Among the more exciting new additions (according to us – although we haven’t tried it personally yet) is ‘Escape the Rubicon’, an escape room challenge where groups of guests are allocated a certain time to solve puzzles and math equations in order to ‘escape’ the Rubicon submarine.



Royal Caribbean has also added LASER TAG on Symphony of the Seas! Guests will find the glow-in-the-dark game under the name ‘Battle for Planet Z’.

Foodies go crazy because the new vessel is the first in the fleet to have an El Loco Fresh restaurant on board (????) serving that delish Mexican ‘street food’.

Symphony of the Seas El Loco

In the dining department, the vessel is serving up New England-inspired seafood at Hooked Seafood, signature candy and ice cream at Sugar Beach, and American bar food with sports at the Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.

Symphony of the Seas Sugar Beach

For families, Royal Caribbean has introduced a new two-level suite featuring a floor-to-ceiling LEGO Wall, a private cinema, an in-room slide and a whirlpool. Mmmm, why would you leave the room?

Symphony of the Seas Family Suite

Symphony of the Seas will set off on her first adventure on 31 March to Naples and Rome in Italy, this will be followed by a seven-night official maiden voyage around the Mediterranean.

Hopefully, we’ll see her in Aus one.

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