Symphony of the
Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean
International. She is the largest passenger ship in the world by gross
tonnage, at 228,021 GT, surpassing her sister Symphony of the Seas.
Symphony of the Seas was built in the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard
in Saint Nazaire, France. She is the fourth ship in its Oasis-class
Symphony of the Seas measures 361.011 metres (1,184.42 ft) in length and
has a gross tonnage of 228,081 across 18 decks. She is able to
accommodate 5,518 passengers at double occupancy up to a maximum
capacity of 6,680 passengers, as well as a 2,200-person crew. There are
16 decks for guest use, 22 restaurants, 4 pools and 2,759 cabins.
Facilities include a children's water park, a full-size basketball
court, ice-skating rink, and two 43-foot rock-climbing walls. There is
also a 'central park' which contains over 20,000 tropical plants.
Actors Alexa Vega, Carlos Pena Jr. and their 23-month-old son Ocean were
chosen as the "Godfamily" of the ship, marking the first time in the
industry that a family was a ship sponsor. The christening ceremony took
place in Miami in November 2018.
Her maiden cruise started from Barcelona, Spain on 7 April 2018 for a
week-long trip through the Mediterranean.
During her first season Symphony of the Seas continued to sail on
seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. On 28 October
2018, she repositioned to her home port, the Port of Miami in Florida,
United States to do Caribbean cruises.
Symphony of the Seas arrived in Miami on 9 November 2018. She was
scheduled to sail an Eastern Caribbean itinerary from Miami to
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten; Basseterre, Saint Kitts; San Juan, Puerto
Rico; and Labadee, Haiti. The schedule included a Western Caribbean
itinerary to Roatán, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and
Nassau, Bahamas. In May 2019 Nassau was replaced with Coco Cay, Bahamas.