Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas concludes second set of sea trials

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05Mar2018

Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas wrapped up her second set of sea trials, meaning she is one step closer to being ready to enter service.

Symphony conducted her second set of sea trials, which ran between March 3 and March 4, 2018. Ouest France reports Symphony of the Seas returned to STX Franch shipyards in Saint-Nazaire after about 24 hours of being at sea and is now ready for delivery to Royal Caribbean on March 23rd.

During these sea trials, the tests aimed to finalize the performance of the ship.

Between now and the delivery date, finishing work will be done onboard the ship.

Symphony of the Seas to hold second sea trials on March 3

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23Feb2018

STX France shipyard has scheduled Symphony of the Seas for a 24 hour set of sea trials, which will depart on March 3rd and return 24 hours later.

Ouest France reports the second set of sea trials will take place between Saturday March 3rd and Sunday March 4th. 

The purpose of this set of sea trials is to mainly test the propulsion system tests that, "were not quite satisfactory during the previous campaign."

Symphony of the Seas completed her first set of sea trials earlier this month, where more than 80 tests were performed onboard.

Delivery of Symphony of the Seas is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 23rd.

Video: Symphony of the Seas: 30 Days and Counting

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23Feb2018

Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's newest Oasis-class ship, under construction at the STX shipyard in France. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in March 2018.

Video: Tour of Symphony of the Seas Under Construction

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22Feb2018

Watch a hyperlapse tour of the world’s largest ship, Symphony of the Seas under construction at STX Shipyard in France. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in March 2018.

Drone video offers look at Symphony of the Seas

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22Feb2018

If you are anything like me, you look for any excuse to watch Royal Caribbean cruise videos as a means of taking a virtual escape.

We stumbled upon a new video posted by AT Drones of Symphony of the Seas, which shows the ship at STX France.

Photos of Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas sea trials

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21Feb2018

Symphony of the Seas recently returned from her four day sea trial, where more than 80 tests were performed onboard.

Royal Caribbean released new photos of Symphony of the Seas during her testing.

There will be another short sea trial that will need to be schedule prior to delivery in order to perform "a few more nautical performance trials."

Symphony of the Seas concludes successful sea trials

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19Feb2018

STX France shipyard reported Symphony of the Seas' first sea trials were a success.

The sea trials took place between February 15 and 18, where almost every onboard system was tested.  The ship is in its "completion phase", which means it is getting prepared to be delivered to Royal Caribbean in late March.

The sea trials included over 80 hours of sailing that covered 1,000 nautical miles off Belle-Île island.  During the trials, the full range of the ship’s systems were activated at sea, most of those being already adjusted and presented for commissioning, both to Royal Caribbean and to the classification society.

STX France reports each and every performance goal was reached.

There will be another short sea trial that will need to be schedule prior to delivery in order to perform "a few more nautical performance trials."

Royal Caribbean will take delivery of Symphony of the Seas on March 23

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13Feb2018

Royal Caribbean will take delivery of the world's largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on Friday, March 23, 2018.

The event will celebrate the handing over of the ship from French shipyard STX France to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The ship cost 1.2 billion euros, and will be the 13th ship delivered by the shipyard to Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis Class cruise ship measures 362 meters long and 66 meters wide, and weighs in at 228,000 gross tons.  

Sea trials are scheduled to commence on Thursday and last to Sunday, which will test the ship's performance. 

Symphony of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean International's 25th ship in the fleet and will start its inaugural season in the Mediterranean Sea this summer, before arriving in her home port of Miami.

Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas to begin sea trials on February 15

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09Feb2018

After being postponed a few weeks ago due to bad weather, Symphony of the Seas will try for sea trials again for three days of testing next week.

The soon-to-be largest cruise ship in the world will head out at night on Thursday, February 15, at 4:30 pm during high tide. She will return to its basin Sunday, around 4:30 pm.

Symphony of the Seas will sail between Noirmoutier, Belle-Ile and Saint-Nazaire in the meantime, with a hundred or so people on board.

Delivery of Symphony of the Seas to Royal Caribbean is scheduled to occur in March 2018.

Royal Caribbean holds limited-time Symphony of the Seas preview event in London

In:
05Feb2018

Royal Caribbean held a special event in London, England last week to preview its upcoming fourth Oasis Class cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas.

The event was held in Central London, where members of the public that had registered for an invitation were able to preview some of the exciting new features coming to Symphony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Blog reader Joel Alderman was able to attend the event, and shared photos a synopsis of the event with us.

Photo by Joel Alderman

Guests entered a reception area, which then leads to a corridor and stairs that are meant to look like the Ultimate Abyss slide.

Photo by Joel Alderman

At the end of the hall is a slide that leads to a ball pit, which is meant to represent a hot tub that is featured in the Ultimate Family Suite stateroom.

Photo by Royal Caribbean UK

Photo by Joel Alderman

From the Ultimate Family Suite, guests go into the room next to it where you are shown a video of some of the places you can visit and adventures you can experience when traveling with Symphony.

Then from another hidden door comes a man dressed as an explorer who takes you through a jungle trail to a waterfall. 

Photo by Royal Caribbean UK

Photo by Royal Caribbean UK

Then the waterfall stops and you go through to a Hairspray experience, it’s a mock up of a dressing room and one member of cast encourages you to assist her with a song from the Broadway show.

You then are ushered to a red curtain where you are asked to perform the song with her but as the curtain opens you are actually led into the “sweets” room, where you meet "Lolly." She helps you work out the code to a treasure chest, which contains free sweets given to all participants.

Photo by Royal Caribbean UK

Photo by Royal Caribbean UK

Photo by Joel Alderman

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