The newest and largest Royal Caribbean cruise ship has made her U.S. debut and arrived at her new homeport in Florida. Symphony of the Seas is now in the U.S. after completing a transatlantic voyage from Barcelona, Spain.
Symphony of the Seas Arrives in the U.S.
The much-anticipated arrival of the world’s largest cruise ship at her new homeport in Miami, Florida has finally arrived! The Oasis-class vessel arrived at PortMiami today under darkness for the very first time.
It’s a major milestone event for the new ship which only joined the fleet in the Spring. Symphony of the Seas has been based sailing the Meditteranean since being delivered and departed Barcelona, Spain on October 28 to begin her transatlantic Journey.
Watch Arrival into PortMiami
The ship made her U.S. debut in Port Canaveral, Florida yesterday but didn’t stay long as she then sailed the short distance south to the cruise capital of the world.
Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said:
“Symphony takes family vacationing to a whole new level with energy and options never before found in one place. This ship is the perfect blend of our greatest hits we know guests love and a lineup of vibrant, new restaurants, activities and unparalleled entertainment – all purposefully designed around vacationers’ preferences.”
“With her U.S. homecoming this week, Symphony is changing the game for how travelers of all ages vacation on our biggest and boldest adventure yet.”
Symphony of the Seas will have her christening during the first time in Miami. The ship is also docking at the largest cruise terminal in the U.S. which only opened a few days ago! Terminal A is a futuristic new facility which will be able to cater for over 5,000 passengers which large ships like Symphony of the Seas have.
The 228,081 gross ton vessel will depart later today for a short 4-night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. This will be a preview cruise where Symphony of the Seas can showcase al the amazing features to the U.S. market for the very first time.
The ship will begin her new regular service on November 17 from PortMiami. The ship will offer alternate week-long Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. The 25th ship in the fleet measures 238 feet tall and spans 1,188 feet in length. Each week, Symphony will welcome 5,518 guests at double occupancy in 2,759 staterooms, including 28 additional balcony rooms that overlook the ocean or the ship’s signature Boardwalk neighborhood.