Symphony of the Seas Cruise Review by ChrisDallas
- Sail Date: July 2019
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Junior Suite
All full disclosure however is in order. We more recently have sailed 14+ on Celebrity and Cunard with 8 crossings in past 10 years including Seabourn; these have all been suites. so we are a bit jaded.
Ship - new huge and amazing...and overwhelming
Cabin - a Junior Suite was excellent size but bathroom showerless except in the tub; not worth the money.
Dining - very mediocre to poos in Main Dinning Room; food served tepid or cold. Some dishes were misrepresented. E.g. Steak Dianne. Wonderland more hype than quality. Izumi average at best and over priced. 150 Park nice prepared and real value; don't offer non-ordered items-makes it seem you are begging for compliments. Good wine lists.
Entertainment - this is where the Symphony excels be it musicals, ice shows, or aquatics. Lounge acts were fair with the roving pianist the best.
Service - Excellent except in the bars....slow and slower.
Ports - St. Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee---dont leave the beaches. Labadee was a disappointment. Poor signage and food options. The "local" market was an aggressive Valley of the Vendors. Cabanas at Nellie's Beach were great with awesome service.
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