Royal Caribbean is redefining family and adventure travel with its newest ship. Symphony of the Seas is a playground of thrill and chill experiences carefully designed for guests of all ages. Families can go head to head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag adventure, take the plunge down the tallest slide at sea or soak up some sun after getting drenched on the ship’s epic waterslides and surf simulators.
THE ULTIMATE FAMILY SUITE
The new Ultimate Family Suite offers two stories of thrills on every level. Imagination brings this one-of-a-kind home away from home to life with swoon-worthy features, whimsical color schemes and a whole lot of awesome. The 1,346-square-foot interactive space is designed for both the young and young at heart, providing a space for families to come together during their cruise vacation, while also offering enough room and amenities to relax during that special “me time”.
The Ultimate Family Suite accommodates up to eight guests across the two bedrooms – with a “Magic Door” crawl space in between – and a living room and features an in-suite slide, where even the biggest of kids can slide into fun from one level to the next.
The suite offers a private cinema with an 85-inch HD TV, featuring the ultimate family movie library (streaming services included) and video games on multiple consoles, a floor to ceiling LEGO wall and hidden nooks to chill and recharge and enjoy some privacy.
The Royal Genie, the epitome of an ultimate insider and concierge extraordinaire, on hand to deliver surprise and delights as part of the many services and premium amenities is included in the luxurious experience.
Outside the 212-square-foot balcony touts table tennis, an interactive, three-dimensional vertical maze for kids called the Luckey Climber and a full-size whirlpool that provides unmatched ocean views while guests soak in the sun.
Symphony of the Seas will have taste buds tingling as families restaurant hop from bow to stern. There’s a little bit of everything, ensuring even the choosiest culinary connoisseur has something to enjoy in between adventures. Symphony will make it easy for families to taste the ultimate kid’s menus at sea across more than 20 restaurants found on board, four of which are new concepts.
El Loco Fresh is perfect for the family on the go with a fiesta of flavors, from made-from-scratch mole sauce and tangy salsa verde to the made-to-order tacos and burritos. This crazy delicious Mexican fare is fresh and fast for those looking to fuel up for their next onboard adventure.
Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is where families cheer on their home team playing on any of more than 30 big-screen TVs, while they munch on American classics like wings, popcorn shrimp, sliders, burgers and picture-perfect sundaes. After finding inspiration in celebrating a win, it is game on at the arcade with Ms. Pac-Man, Star Wars Battle Pod, Ice Skee-ball and a lineup of other popular arcade games.
Hooked Seafood is the ultimate catch for families looking for fresh seafood. Those angling for a real taste of New England-inspired classics can enjoy lobster and crab claws, or take their pick of local fish and just-shucked oysters at the ice-cold raw bar.
Sugar Beach candy and ice cream shop is the ultimate spot for that sweet tooth. Adults and kids alike can take their pick from a family’s favorite confections and ice creams, alongside a few sugarcoated surprises. The sweetest place on the high seas also features family-friendly DIY activities for aspirational culinary artists.
ENTERTAINMENT AMPED UP
Travelers will discover an unmatched variety of thrilling entertainment, with a lineup of high-tech, high-energy original productions that will captivate children and grownups alike. Shows spanning ice, water, air and stage will keep guests wowed, while brand new live-action adventures will bring out the kid in everyone.
Battle for Planet Z has family, friends and foes go head to head for control of the last planet in the galaxy in this new glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience, complete with state-of-the-art technology and special effects.
Puzzle Break: Escape the Rubicon challenges teams to race against the clock as they learn to work together toward one common goal – to escape the submarine-themed room before time runs out.
ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES
Alongside new experiences, Royal Caribbean continues to offer family favorites like the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea, The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, two FlowRider surf simulators, Splashaway Bay for kids and toddlers, skating in a real-ice rink at Studio B, a mini-golf course, a nine-deck-high zip line, two rock-climbing walls that stand 43 feet high, a full-size basketball court, table tennis and 19 pools.