DUBAI: Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest and most modern cruise ship, will set sail on its first cruise in April.
The floating city begins her inaugural sailing season from Barcelona with seven-night itineraries to discover the history and delights of the Mediterranean and its port cities, until the end of October. In early November, Symphony of the Seas will sail for Miami to begin Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.
The colossal ship caters for each and every taste allowing guests to relax in style in the most adventurous and interactive family suite. The Ultimate Family Suite spans 1,346-sq-ft, accommodating a family of up to eight in two bedrooms.
Split over two levels, the Ultimate Family Suite is a dream come true for kids of all ages and will debut eye-popping features, including an exclusive slide from the kid’s only bedroom to the living room below, a floor-to-ceiling Lego wall, and an air-hockey table and hidden nooks for chilling. The guests in the Ultimate Family Suite will have their own personal Royal Genie to take care of their every need while they enjoy all the services and premium amenities of the Royal Suite Class.
Enjoy intimate fine-dining at the Chef’s Table alongside a wide range of excellent restaurants such as Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver, signature steakhouse, Chops Grille and Izumi for an authentic taste of Asia. Across the way, aptly adjacent to the Boardwalk’s iconic hand-carved carousel, Sugar Beach candy and ice-cream shop will bring a sugar high of sweet treats to adults and kids alike, enticing them with colourful candy-packed walls and tempting ice cream and toppings galore.
There’s no turning back once guests take the plunge 10 stories into the mysteries of the deep on The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, The Perfect Storm trio of multilevel water slides and Splashaway Bay interactive Aqua Park for kids.
Guests can gear up for an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience like no other. State-of-the-art technology and special effects will transform Studio B into the world’s largest and ultimate laser tag arena as family, friends and foes battle over the fate of the last planet in the galaxy. Vacationers looking for a challenge can experience a new Puzzle Break experience on Symphony, where teams will race against the clock and learn to work together toward a common goal – to escape the submarine-themed room before time runs out.
When the sun sets, guests can take a tree-lined stroll through Central Park, or find their own haven in any of the other seven iconic onboard neighbourhoods. They can sip a post-dinner cocktail crafted by a robot in the unique Bionic Bar, or sit back and watch for the first time at sea, Broadway’s hit Musical; Grease. Guests can even share every moment with not just family on-board, but friends back home with Voom – the fastest internet at sea.