Symphony of the Seas Statistics & Facts

Symphony of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships. Launched in 2018, she is one of the largest ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas Size

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 228,081 GT. Not to be confused with weight, gross tonnage is a measure of the internal volume of a ship. It’s the best way to compare ships by size.

Symphony of the Seas is 362 metres (1,188 feet) long, which is about the same length as 12 blue whales or 3.3 football fields!

Symphony of the Seas has a beam of 66 metres (215.5 feet). Beam is another word for width, when we’re talking about the size of cruise ships.

There are 18 decks on Symphony of the Seas and 11 of these have cabins. These are accessed by a whopping 24 guest elevators, with more elevators that are just for crew members.

The Symphony of the Seas cruising through the ocean

Symphony of the Seas Occupancy

Symphony of the Seas is one of the biggest ships in the world. She can accommodate 5,518 based on double occupancy. However, if every bed on the ship is in use, then this ship can accommodate up to 6,680 as well as 2,200 crew members.

Symphony of the Seas Speed

You may be wondering how fast Symphony of the Seas can go? Well, the top speed is 22 knots, which equates to 25.3 miles per hour. However, the ship usually sails much slower than this as the speed is dictated by the itinerary and the weather.

Building Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas was built in 2018 in Saint-Nazaire, France by the shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique. Like many Royal Caribbean ships, she was registered in the Bahamas.

Suggested read: Why Do Cruise Ships Register In The Bahamas?

The ship cost $1,350,000,000 to build. She was Christened by Ocean, Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and made her maiden voyage on April 7, 2018.

Symphony of the Seas has 5 sister ships in the Oasis Class:

Symphony of the Seas getting her final touches before being released

Facilities onboard Symphony of the Seas

You’ll find plenty to do onboard Symphony of the Seas. Here’s what you can expect to find on board:

Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean is the Royal Caribbean kids club, and includes AO Babies and AO Junior for younger guests. Children will love the huge range of activities on offer, and the dedicated spaces just for them.

Girl painting in Adventure Ocean


The AquaTheater is a stunning venue where you’ll enjoy a host of shows that incorporate special effects and intricate diving routines. With the deepest pools at sea, these amazing live events are truly spectacular.

Performers entertaining the crowd


Get your game on at the arcade, where you’ll find a host of different machines suited to all ages. There’s a selection of video games, classic games such as skeeball, and prize games too.

Couple enjoying a game at the arcade

Broadway-Style Entertainment

The live entertainment on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is stunning, with Broadway-style shows that are packed with incredible live music and incredible visual effects. Get comfy in the on-board theatre and enjoy being whisked away to magical worlds through immersive stories.

Dare to Dream onboard Symphony of the Seas

Situated on the Boardwalk, the carousel on your ship is a classic attraction that guests can ride as many times as they wish. It’s very traditional, hand-painted and designed exclusively for the cruise line.

The carousel of the Symphony of the Seas

Casino Royale

Whether you’re a poker or blackjack player, or you prefer to stick to machines, Casino Royale has it all. Play some games and potentially win some amazing jackpots in a lively, exciting atmosphere.

Inside the Casino Royale

Conference Center

The conference facilities on a Royal Caribbean ship can accommodate up to 400 guests, and include facilities for meetings, theater-style events and even trade shows. These rooms can be hired for no additional fee by sailing guests.

Guests using the conference center

Royal Escape Room

The Royal Escape Room tasks you with solving a series of tasks set by the Royal Society of Puzzles within a 50 minute time limit. Will your team be able to crack the clues and escape the room in time?

Inside the escape room of the Symphony of the Seas


Hop on a surfboard or bodyboard and ride the waves with FlowRider, the only surfing simulator at sea. Included in your fare, this is a thrilling attraction for newbies and experienced surfers too.

Woman trying out the flowrider

Ice Skating

Strap on a pair of ice skates and head onto the rink. Whether you’re grabbing the sides all the way around, or confident enough to perform figure-eights and elaborate spins, you’ll have a great time skating as a family.

A show conducted inside Symphony of the Seas' ice skating rink

Laser Tag

Two teams face off in this glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience that is ideal for guests aged 5 and above. Work together to eliminate the other team, or just go crazy blasting everyone.

Royal Caribbean laser tag arena

Mini Golf

Enjoy a fun mini golf course on your ship where you can putt around various tricky obstacles. This is included in your fare, so if you have a bad round…just play again!

A family playing mini golf together

Outdoor Movie Screen

Cosy up on a lounger, grab the popcorn and enjoy epic entertainment on the outdoor movie screen. Newly-released movies, classic films and live sport events will be shown at various times.

The outdoor movie screen playing a classic film

Rock Climbing Wall

Whether you’re a beginner or a speed-climber, the rock climbing wall is a cool place to hang out and enjoy amazing views. Included in your fare and with no reservation needed, you can scale the wall as many times as you like during your cruise.

Woman climbing the Symphony of the Seas rock climbing wall

Royal Promenade

The hub of the ship, the Royal Promenade is where you’ll board but also where you’ll find a wide range of bars, restaurants and stores. This is a lively part of the ship day and night, where you might even spot a parade or two during your cruise.

The Royal Promenade on board

Running Track

If you want to keep up your fitness routine while on your cruise, the running track is the ideal place. Enjoy amazing views across the ocean as you complete every lap of the track, passing many of the ship’s best features.

Running track on Symphony of the Seas


Exclusively for adult guests, the Solarium is an indoor and outdoor venue designed with pure relaxation in mind. Relax in the quiet pools, grab a cocktail and sit in a lounge space, or enjoy the cascading lagoons on some ships as you let stresses melt away.

Couple swimming at Solarium on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Splashaway Bay

This kid-friendly splashpark is the perfect place for younger guests to burn off some energy. There are plenty of pools, whirlpools, fountains and water cannons, along with colourful low-intensity waterslides that are ideal for kids.

Kids having fun at splashaway bay

Sports Court

The sports court is an outdoor area that hosts various different sporting activities during your cruise, aimed at the whole family. Games include basketball, volleyball and other court sports, with tournaments often arranged during your cruise.

Guests playing volleyball on board

Studio B

Studio B is a fun venue that doubles up as both a live entertainment theatre and a TV studio ideal for family game shows. The retractable floor also reveals the ice rink for shows and for your own use during downtime too.

A show in studio b

The Perfect Storm

Feeling adventurous, and seeking a thrill? The Perfect Storm is a collection of some of the fastest waterslides at sea, including dual-racing slides and the first boomerang-style and head-first mat racer slides at sea.

An high angle view of the perfect storm

Ultimate Abyss

The Ultimate Abyss is an incredible dual-slide that takes you all the way from Deck 16 down to the Boardwalk, 10 stories below. With the slide running for 216 feet around tight curves, you’ll feel the rush through a ride decorated in LED lights and graffiti artwork.

Ultimate abyss slide

Vitality at Sea Fitness & Spa / Spa

At the Vitality Spa, guests can enjoy a range of treatments designed to help them relax and recharge. From beauty treatments such as facials and body wraps, to soothing massages and bathing rituals, there is something for everyone – including a range of services aimed at teens and tweens.

Woman relaxing at Vitality at Sea Fitness & Spa / Spa

Zip Line

Suspended 10 decks above the Boardwalk, the zip line on your ship offers both a thrilling ride and amazing views of the ship. There’s no reservation needed and no fee, so if you’re brave enough you can experience this exciting attraction as often as you like.

Woman riding the zip line

Places to eat on Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas has a huge selection of restaurants, cafes and snack bars where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick bite to eat. Some of these are included in your cruise fare and some have an extra charge.

Here are all of your dining options onboard Symphony of the Seas :

150 Central Park

150 Central Park is a speciality restaurant serving a selection of modern dishes picked from a range of cuisines. It’s a smart casual venue that takes classic dishes and adds a unique contemporary spin – with some amazing desserts and drinks to try too.

Inside 150 central park

Boardwalk Dog House

The Boardwalk Dog House offers a selection of hot dogs that are perfect for a quick snack. Whether you want the classic American-style dog, a pork Bratwurst or even a chicken and apple dog, there’s plenty to tickle your tastebuds here.

In front of the Boardwalk Dog House

Cafe Promenade

Cafe Promenade is an included dining venue serving a selection of deli treats and tasty breakfast items. Grab a croissandwich in the morning, or a packed wrap for lunch. There are some great sweet items here as well, with menu options rotating daily.

In front Cafe Promenade

Chops Grille

The Chops Grille steakhouse is an iconic Royal Caribbean restaurant, known for its excellent selection of steak, fish and other meat dishes. This speciality restaurant is smart casual and offers a lighter menu for lunch alongside its main dinner selections.

A mouth-watering dessert served by Chops Grille

Coastal Kitchen

Exclusively for guests staying in a suite or members of the Pinnacle Club, this smart casual restaurant is included in your fare and offers fresh flavours from both the Mediterranean and California. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here though Junior Suite guests can only visit for dinner.

A delicious scallops dish by the Coastal Kitchen

El Loco Fresh

Enjoy authentic Mexican dishes at this casual dining venue including burritos, carnitas and more that are all packed with incredible flavours. Dine outdoors or take your food to go if you want to enjoy your Mexican dishes elsewhere on the ship.

Yummy Mexican foods at El Loco Fresh

Hooked Seafood

Try some classic New England-style seafood flavours at this casual speciality restaurant. Popular menu options include crab cakes, oysters and lobster rolls, with lighter bites available if you want a fresh lunch snack.

Chips and burgers by Hooked Seafood


Izumi is a smart casual speciality restaurant that specialises in Asian cuisine, specifically focussing on Japanese classics such as sushi and sishimi. Over four courses (including two mains) you’ll discover some amazing flavours whether you dine at lunch or dinner.

Trying sushi for the first time at Izumi

Jamie’s Italian

With a menu that blends rustic Italian fare with contemporary takes on classic Mediterranean dishes, Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver is a great casual restaurant for the whole family. Seasonal ingredients are used in a changing lineup so that you’ll always enjoy quality fresh food that tastes great.

Inside Jamie's Italian

Johnny Rockets

Enjoy Royal Caribbean’s classic take on the American diner with Johnny Rockets, a casual speciality restaurant serving all your favourite burgers, sandwiches and fries. Don’t forget the hand-spun shakes and malts to go with them, too.

Johnny Rockets signage

Main/Traditional Dining

If you choose Traditional Dining, you’ll be given a set dining time for the Main Dining Room every night. You’ll also likely have the same waiter throughout your cruise, who will learn all your favourites and make meal times even more special.

Main/Traditional Dining of the Symphony of the Seas along with its huge chandelier

My Family Time Dining

With My Family Time Dining, you get the best of family time dinner while also being able to relax. Your kids will complete their meals within 45 minutes, before they are escorted to the Adventure Ocean kids club while you enjoy the rest of your meal.

A long table for a big family dinner

My Time Dining

With My Time Dining, you can choose when you take dinner, and you don’t need to make a reservation (although you may have to wait for a table). You’ll need to pre-pay your gratuities if you want this extra flexibility.

A beautiful round table with chairs for a group of guests

Park Cafe

While wandering the calming Central Park, why not stop for a light breakfast or lunch at this deli cafe? Fresh paninis and sandwiches are available along with salads and sweet treats too.

Inside the Park Cafe

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade

Playmakers is the resident Royal Caribbean sports bar. Here you’ll be able to watch a range of sports on the big screens whilst you drink a beer or try the range of lighter bites on offer, and enjoy some of the table games provided too.

A sweet dessert served in a football helmet cup in Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade

Room Service

Whether you want a late night snack or just a lazy morning in your stateroom, the room service menu has you covered. There are various hot and cold food items and drinks you can choose to have delivered to you.

A couple enjoying the fantastic food from room service

Solarium Bistro

While soaking up the calm atmosphere of the adults-only Solarium, take a trip to this buffet restaurant with some amazing Mediterranean flavours. Pile your plate high and enjoy your meal indoors or in the peace of the deck under the blue sky, or the stars at night.

Inside the solarium bistro of Symphony of the Seas


This casual pizza restaurant serves all your favourites along with some unique pies packed with amazing ingredients. Head here for lunch or dinner, or with late opening you can grab a slice to round off your night.

In front of Sorrento's


Find your favourite Starbucks beverages at the branch on-board your ship. Whether you need a coffee to perk you up after a late night, or a syrup-infused hot chocolate and pastry, you’ll find all the Starbucks classics here.

Freshly baked and brewed Starbucks pastry and coffee

Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach is more than just an ice cream parlor – it’s stocked with hundreds of sweet options. Whether creating your own incredible sundae or just adding a few extra treats to your ice cream cup, you’ll be in sugar heaven.

Thousands of candies at the Sugar Beach ready to be eaten

Vitality Cafe

As part of the Vitality Spa, this cafe lets you try some healthy snacks and drinks to keep that rejuvenating vibe going. Fresh smoothies and juices give you the vitamin boost you need, while homemade granola provides plenty of energy without any unhealthy extras.

Windjammer Cafe

The Windjammer Cafe is the buffet restaurant on the ship. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can help yourself to a fantastic selection of hot and cold foods in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Beside the counter of Windjammer Cafe


Wonderland is a spectacular restaurant serving dishes that resemble works of art. On Spectrum of the Seas, it’s Wonderland DaDong, with Asian flavours making up these culinary creations.

The elegant interior of the Wonderland

Bars & Lounges Onboard Symphony of the Seas

There’s no shortage of places to relax and enjoy a drink onboard Symphony of the Seas. You’ll find lots of bars and lounges including outdoor pool bars, cocktail bars and live music venues.

Here are the places you can enjoy a drink on Symphony of the Seas:

Experience some of your favourite drinks made to order by a pair of robotic arms at the Bionic Bar. Just place your order on the screen and the arms will kick into gear, mixing your drink right before you.


Samba and salsa the night away at Boleros, the Latin club with a live six-piece band. As well as late night dancing, you’ll also be able to enjoy some wonderful cocktails here including caipirinhas and mojitos.

The interior of boleros


Dazzles is an incredible multi-level venue offering fantastic cocktails and even better views. There’s some great entertainment to enjoy here, including big bang swing, rock cover bands and disco hits.

The overlooking view inside dazzles

Diamond Club

The Diamond Club is an exclusive venue for the use of Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club guests only. Here you can enjoy a calm atmosphere with cocktails (complimentary during the early evening) whilst making reservations for the rest of your cruise.

The interior of Diamond Club

English Pub

The English Pub on-board your ship is an ideal place to grab a traditional beer or ale, or sample a UK-themed cocktail such as a James Bond Martini. Pop-up music performances keep the lively atmosphere going throughout the evening.

The English Pub menu

On Air Club

Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a rockstar or you just enjoy singing regardless of your ability, the On-Air Club is the place to go. This karaoke club has a huge range of tracks available, and you can grab yourself a drink to calm those pre-performance nerves too.

Rising Tide Bar

Why ride between floors on a boring elevator when you could hop onto the Rising Tide Bar and sip on a refreshing cocktail? The bar moves between floors, taking you from Central Park to the Royal Promenade with drink in hand.

What you'll see when you look up in the rising tide bar

Schooner Bar

This friendly, relaxing piano bar is the ideal place to unwind at the end of the night. Grab a seat next to the ship’s mast, or next to a porthole and enjoy the view, while the singalong kicks in.

Guests enjoying their drinks at Schooner bar


Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or you want to take your first step into trying new flavours, Vintages is a classy wine bar with an incredible selection. The staff are experts and can offer some fantastic recommendations if you’re not sure what to try.

Facade of Vintages