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Talk about going back in time and squeezing every inch out of stateroom layout -- Symphony of the seas excelled in this. From the 6 1/2" wide nightstands, to the 12" clearance from side of bed to balcony sliding glass door, to having to close the TV to the wall to walk past, to no place to sit anything down because they removed the coffee table - They did it all in an Oceanview balcony stateroom, Category 4D. Uncomfortable for two people, let alone more. Shows were poor - we were not the only ones who left early at their latest rendition of Hairspray, and the Hiro water show (no swimming or diving - just kicking water and yelling), and Flight. An unexpected delight was Skate 2.0, an non-reservation ice skating show that was fantastic. Main dining room was total disorganization. Our reserved table was given away two nights in a row even though the Maître De was fully aware of the problem

Jammed staterooms

Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review by teeterjj

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Talk about going back in time and squeezing every inch out of stateroom layout -- Symphony of the seas excelled in this. From the 6 1/2" wide nightstands, to the 12" clearance from side of bed to balcony sliding glass door, to having to close the TV to the wall to walk past, to no place to sit anything down because they removed the coffee table - They did it all in an Oceanview balcony stateroom, Category 4D. Uncomfortable for two people, let alone more.

Shows were poor - we were not the only ones who left early at their latest rendition of Hairspray, and the Hiro water show (no swimming or diving - just kicking water and yelling),

and Flight. An unexpected delight was Skate 2.0, an non-reservation ice skating show that was fantastic.

Main dining room was total disorganization. Our reserved table was given away two nights in a row even though the Maître De was fully aware of the problem
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 4D 8664
the only good thing about the cabin was the reconfiguration of the hanging closets.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Another negative about the Symphony of the Seas is that they moved the Diamond Lounge from the beautiful view windowed 2 story room on deck 11 to a no window tiny hall in the wall of the 4th deck. The space where the Diamond Club should be is now a fee based restaurant. Guess they think more of the bucks they will make and not their repeat customers.