Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Symphony of the Seas Debuts in April 2018

The 26th ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, Symphony of the Seas, will be delivered to the company in April 2018 and will be the  world’s largest cruise ship. In November 2018, Symphony of the Seas will arrive in Miami, FL to offer island-hopping adventures through the Caribbean to Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis and other ports of call. Continue reading for more highlights of Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, and we’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

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Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas under construction at the STX shipyard in France. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in 2018. Image courtesy Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

From Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Press Release

The newest member of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class of ships, Symphony of the Seas, is now one step closer to full completion as her April 2018 debut approaches. With the exterior now complete, Symphony of the Seas was floated out of her dry dock to begin the next phase of interior construction.

Symphony of the Seas will spend her inaugural summer season exploring the awe-inspiring destinations of the Mediterranean calling on ports in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples, Italy. She will then arrive to Miami in early November to begin 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

Symphony of the Seas will claim the title of the world’s largest – and most adventure-filled – cruise ship, offering 28 more staterooms than her newest sister ship Harmony of the Seas and encompassing 230,000 gross registered tons.

Touting new features and amenities for guests, Symphony also will boast all the groundbreaking innovations and thrilling experiences that have garnered worldwide recognition for Harmony of the Seas. Among the award-winning and acclaimed favorites are the distinct seven-neighborhood concept, imaginative and sophisticated dining, Bionic Bar robot bartenders powered by Makr Shakr, Broadway-caliber entertainment, the iconic waterfront AquaTheater, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, and Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.

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Royal Caribbean’s new terminal under construction in Miami, FL. Royal Caribbean’s terminal will be home to the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean International fleet, Symphony of the Seas. Image courtesy Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Symphony of the Seas will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries beginning Saturday, November 17 from the state-of-the-art Terminal A, dubbed the ‘Crown of Miami.’ The 170,000-square-foot terminal, scheduled for completion for the arrival of Symphony of the Seas, will be the most innovative cruise facility in the U.S. generating at least 1.8 million passenger moves at PortMiami, 30 percent of the port’s projected passenger traffic.

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