Where size matters; Symphony of the Seas is a marvel of modern engineering

Where size matters; Symphony of the Seas is a marvel of modern engineering

When it comes to comparing size and strength, cruise ships are certainly the behemoths of modern engineering. At 362 m in length, Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship from Royal Caribbean, is taller than Burj Al Arab. Spanning 18 decks, and weighing 230,000 GRT, that’s the equivalent of 17,000 adult African elephants. She has the capacity to house 6,780 guests at double occupancy and 2,175 international crew; In short, Royal Caribbean’s latest Oasis-Class ship, is a ship of monstrous proportions; more a floating city than a luxury cruise liner.


Symphony was constructed out of 500,000 individual pieces, 27 times the number of parts used to assemble the Eiffel tower, while just one of her four bow thrusters have more horsepower than seven Ferraris. This giant floating city has more boroughs than New York City, with seven distinct neighborhoods. From the two-deck high Royal Promenade interior mall, the unique greenspace Central Park surrounded by 12,000 trees and plants, the beautiful open area of The Boardwalk, the Pools and Sports Zone, the spa area Vitality of the Sea, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone a specific area for kids form babies to teens, the neighbourhoods provide for every whim.


Symphony has more works of art than paintings that are shown in Louvre, Paris – the onboard art collection presents a dynamic collection comprising more than 1,000 pieces in public spaces across an array of different mediums, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, works on video and more. Artists from around the world – more than 60 countries, from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Greece, Morocco – took part in bringing Symphony’s collection to life. Many of the unique pieces were specifically created for Symphony of the Seas

Representing the best of Royal Caribbean’s onboard offerings, the Ultimate Abyss, a dramatic 10-storey tall slideAt 150 feet above sea level is taller than Mount Rushmore, to the sophisticated dining in venues such as Jamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Royal Caribbean’s whimsical restaurant Wonderland. With its 20 restaurants Symphony has over 3000 individual menus option.


On board Symphony of the Seas, you’ll find everything you want from a cruise holiday and then more than you’d ever imagined possible. You’ll leave with stories to tell, adventures that have been shared and travel that has both inspired and surprised you for Royal Caribbean’s biggest ship, a destination in itself, a cruise that’s unlike anything else at sea.

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