The first week of February we went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise via the Symphony Of The Seas on Royal Caribbean International
Literally, the week after we moved and it was heavenly. Especially after going through a big move. Plus the weather in Massachusetts has been unpredictable so the warmer weather and vitamin d is just what we needed.
Royal Caribbean: Symphony Of The Seas
Let’s just say; we, of course, we had a blast. Every year since before I was married, my husbands family make it a tradition to take a Superbowl cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. It’s literally the most fun concept. Every boat has a dedicated spot they show the game on a big screen. You can watch the game throughout the ship and even in your room but you get to see all the fans rejoice. Like the New England Patriots. The only downfall is; you don’t get to watch the ads, but it’s still a time to remember. Then you have the whole rest of the week to celebrate.
You literally can’t even feel that you are on a boat. The whole inside was beyond gorgeous.
Everyday they change the day of the week in each elevator which is so convient. Half the time I don’t even know what the day of the week is. When you mix that with alcohol sometimes you may miss it.
Kid Friendly Options on Symphony Of The Seas
Symphony Of The Seas is completely family friendly. A struggles with ADHD. I’m always looking for activities to do with him and they had so much to do. He had the best time mini golfing.
They even had a whole kids waterpark, carousel and of course sugar beach the candy store. He wasn’t tall enough for the waterslides so the kids waterpark was perfect for him.
He loved Adventure Ocean (the highlight of his vacation) aspect and literally stopped us a couple of times to say he wanted to go there instead of the pool. They separate the kids by age so he was in the 3-5-year-olds. They even offer to take them to dinner even you or in A’s case didn’t want to dine with us. That and eating as much ice cream and food whenever you wanted; which is any kids dream.
Amazing Food Aboard Symphony Of The Seas
In my cruise post last year I spoke about the food they had to offer. It did not disappoint this time around. If you have never been on a cruise; you receive a dedicated time for dinner in their dining room. You receive a three-course meal but are able to receive unlimited options. If you want to order 2 appetizers you can, 3 entrees you are welcome too. Don’t forget about captains night. You can receive unlimited lobster tails.
They do offer specialty options like Hibachi, Italian and Steakhouses but those cost extra and just get added to your expense account.
Around the boat, there are so many options too. Their Loco Fresh (Mexican Food Option) was amazing. In the dining room, they also offered their own options too.
Our waiters went above and beyond. Every night we had our drinks already at the table. Our head waiter was so polite and even offered a tour of their gangway. When you are on vacation you never think about the other side of things. Most of the workers on the boat have to leave their families for weeks or even months at a time. We made sure to tip them well.
At night they put on the best shows. Most are geared towards children but just in case Adventure Ocean offers an after hours. From 10PM – 2AM you can drop your kids off for $7 hr. We only did this once. They can stay for free up till 10 so a couple nights we opted to leave him for another hour to enjoy ourselves, have a drink or two or head the shows.
The destinations are always gorgeous when it comes to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. This specific ship I’ve actually visited half these places. But for the most part even this time of year they were gorgeous.
Symphony Of The Seas was an unforgettable trip. As always we booked our next trip and are so excited for next year. A will be a little older and just an overall great experience. I feel you should always at least 1x a year travel with your children. The experiences they have is what molds them.
Have you ever been on a cruise? Let me know in the comments?
*We received on board credit during our stay on Royal Caribbean International