Category Archives: Royal Caribbean

Things To Do on Symphony of the Seas

Cruise ships all have a variety of things to do onboard, some significantly more than others. Symphony of the Seas and others of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class have way more to do than most. There are of course the usual … Continue reading

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Wonder of the Seas

When Royal Caribbean’s 5th Oasis Class ship, Wonder of the Seas started cruising in March 2022, it took over from sister ship Symphony of the Seas as the largest cruise ship in the world. The ship stretches 1,188 feet (362 … Continue reading

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Back-to-Back on Different Ships

People often take two cruises in a row, though it is usually on the same ship. After disembarking Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas at Port Canaveral we set sail for our next cruise on MSV Meraviglia the same day. … Continue reading

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Go Port Cruise Shuttle

Port Canaveral is the most inconvenient of any port we’ve sailed from. The nearest airport is in Orlando, about 40 miles away so it’s a bit far for uber or taxis. You can book shuttles through cruise lines, but the … Continue reading

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Food on Symphony of the Seas

Food on Symphony of the Seas As is customary on cruise ships, the main dining room and the buffet are the major food sources on the Symphony of the Seas, but far from the only ones. There are also many … Continue reading

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Snorkeling in Saint Thomas

Browsing the shore excursions pre-cruise, I found a snorkel excursion from St. Thomas that went to nearby Saint John. Having been to Saint Thomas previously, but never to Saint John this one sounded promising, especially since I have heard good … Continue reading

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Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas The main US Virgin Islands consist of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix. The group also includes Water Island and about 50 other small islands and cays. Cruise ships stop at Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and … Continue reading

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Oceanview Balcony Cabin on Symphony of the Seas

Although we have booked inside or ocean view cabins to save some money in the past, it’s usually preferable to have a cabin with a balcony. When sailing in the Covid world my sisters and I didn’t even consider a … Continue reading

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A Visit to Saint Martin

Our original itinerary on Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas had a port stop scheduled in Antigua instead of St Martin, but these days cruises that don’t get cancelled often have itinerary changes long before they actually set sail. Cancelled … Continue reading

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Public Spaces on Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is a huge cruise ship. Until the recent launch of its slightly larger sister ship Wonder of the Seas it was the biggest one in the world. When you have such an enormous ship … Continue reading

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