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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 576 guests have reviewed Symphony of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4.6 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.6 out of 5(576 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples41.2%
Families w/older children15.4%
Singles/Friends9.1%
Groups8.9%
Families w/young children7%

Most Recent Reviews

The Symphony has something for everyone.

Nov 11th, 2019

The Symphony is still new and a beautiful ship. My wife and I had been on another Royal Caribbean cruise and had fantastic service everywhere. That was not the case this time. Servers and managers in the main dining rooms were going through the motions and did not give good service. Some didn’t know who they were working with and at times we would only see one server throughout. On one occasion we let a manager know we were a little short on time since we had a show and he straight up told us, “we’ll that’s not really our problem.” A server at the Park Cafe was also lacking in skills and we decided not to go back since there were so many other options. Overall it’s a very business attitude throughout. Something I have not seen on other Royal Caribbean ships. There were two great servers that stood out. One was at Jamie’s Italian Kitchen and the other was Ralston at Johnny Rockets. Ralston went out of his way to make sure that our experience was at that of a 5 star location. He is definitely a model server and should be used as a prototype to show others how to serve. With all that said the ship albeit new is still spectacular. It’s truly amazing and our week flew. We will definitely look at cruising again but will think twice about going on the Symphony simply because of service. Lastly, be sure to experience as much of it as possible and definitely do not miss any of the shows. They were all incredible.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

50th Anniversary/President's Cruise

Nov 11th, 2019

This was a great ship. There are enough areas for everyone to go and enjoy, however they want. The shows were top notch. Lots of art work to look at and find all around the ship. The parades at night were fun to watch. The nightly "special parties", shouldn't be missed.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Great time on Symphony of the Seas

Nov 11th, 2019

This was the greatly anticipated 50th Birthday/ President cruise, we got to see Hall & Oates live being Diamond Plus. There was a gift in the room every night...really nice stuff! The free drinks flowed for more than the first formal night!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Awesome Cruise . Great Memories

Nov 11th, 2019

I would go on this cruise again in a heartbeat.. Booked Allure of the Seas for 21 days next year. Presidents Cruise with TransAtlantic Cruise out of Barcelona. Cant wait

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Another great anniversary cruise

Nov 11th, 2019

Easiest embarkation to date if you have the app and check in before the cruise. The ship is beautiful and the new restaurants were great especially Playmakers ( the wings are awesome). So much to do never a dull moment unless you want one. Staff was wonderful, overall a great cruise!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

RCCL Vacation in a new ship.

Nov 10th, 2019

Our Trip was with family in 4 rooms. All seemed to enjoy the trip

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful !!

Nov 9th, 2019

Was the best cruise I have been on and can’t wait to go again

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

Amazing Ship

Nov 9th, 2019

Amazing ship to take a relax vacation with family, cuople, childrens or alone.....!!!!!!!!!

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

This was the BEST cruise we have ever been on!!!

Nov 7th, 2019

We have already booked our next cruise for the first of April 2020. Looking forward to getting on the revitalized Oasis this time.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Great cruise! Though room for improvement..

Nov 5th, 2019

Great cruise and would definitely recommend. However I felt we came in with the wrong expectations, you are on a ship with 5000 guests and that is noticeable in certain times and situations.. As long as you keep that in mind and do your homework you will have a great time!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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