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Glow-In-The-Dark Deck For The World’s Largest Ship: Symphony Of The Seas Has Arrived

Glow-In-The-Dark Deck For The World’s Largest Ship: Symphony Of The Seas Has Arrived

Symphony of the Seas, the fourth addition to Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class, is set to be the world’s largest ship and is now officially on sale for 2018.

Breaking News!

There has been some exciting revelations in the build up to the launch of the world’s largest cruise ship!

Quotes from the Royal Caribbean International President & CEO seem to confirm that Symphony of the Seas will be available sooner than the original April 2018 date.

Michael Bayley, President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said:

“We may actually receive the ship slightly earlier than originally scheduled, which is great news. Everything is proceeding well. We’re excited about Symphony of the Seas. We’re adding a few more elements to Symphony which will enhance the experience even more.”

This is extremely exciting news for all those waiting for Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated ship. We await more news to find out exactly what Royal Caribbean intend to do with the ship in the time before she set to make her first voyage from Barcelona on 21 April 2018.

Symphony of the Seas is currently in St Nazaire, France, at the STX shipyard as work continues, which you can see in the photos below…

Information on Royal’s next largest ship was leaked at the start of the year causing speculation on what other features there were to be revealed, but we officially have the news you need…


Passengers:  5,475

Crew: 2,390

Decks: 17

Length: 1188 ft

Tonage: 227,000

Built In: Saint Nazaire



The ship will feature 17 decks and will replica Harmony of the Seas, its sister ship, in almost every way including the iconic 110ft drop dry slide the Ultimate Abyss, the restaurants and even the mock up of the cabins.

Deck 2 & 3: Ice Skating Rink and Main Dining Room

Deck 4 & 5: Casino, Comedy Club, Promenade and Royal Theatre

Deck 6 & 7: Spa, Boardwalk, Aquatheatre and Rock Climbing Wall

Deck 8, 9, 10 & 11: Central Park, Rising Ride Bar, Staterooms

Deck 12, 13 & 14: Wonderland, The Bridge, Kids Clubs and The Solarium

Deck 15 & 16: Splashaway Bay, Mini Golf Course, The Ultimate Abyss and the Flow Rider

Deck 17 & 18: Loft Suites, The Perfect Storm and Waterslides


Special Features

Royal have announced that they have been working with design company, Boldt, to provide glow-in-the-dark decking for two of its Oasis class ships, including Symphony of the Seas.

The cruise line now have a contract in place with Bolideck Glow, offering energy efficiency savings by reducing lighting requirements. When used outside it can also harvest energy, storing solar energy generated by day that can be converted into exterior lighting at night.

It will bring safety benefits by illuminating escape routes and signage as the luminous material ensures decking areas remain highly visible in the dark.

‘RCI’s request for glow-in-the-dark material has coincided with our development of Bolideck Glow which demonstrates how our long-term customers look to us for new decking solutions.

It’s perfect timing and highlights how we can help designers to convert the wishes of owners into new concepts and innovative features’, stated Jacco Van Overbeek, Director, Maritime Division, Bolidt.


General Info

Symphony’s inaugural sailing will be on the 21st April 2018 and will be a seven-night round trip from Barcelona, calling at the likes of Palme De Mallorca, Pisa, Florence and Rome.

Other sailings now available to book include an eight-night trip around Miami, the Bahamas and Mexico; an eight-night trip round the Bahamas, St Thomas & St Kitts; no fly cruises from Southampton to Le Havre and Bilbao; fly cruises around the Mediterranean calling at ports in Nice, Naples and Sicily. Click here for all information on Symphony of the Seas’ sailings available to book now!

Symphony of the Seas touched the water for the very first time on the 10th of June 2017, marking a ground-breaking accomplishment for Royal Caribbean.

It signifies the end of the exterior work of the cruise ship, although it will still take the team several months to complete the interior works of the ship.


Under Construction

Take a look below for the exclusively released images of Symphony under construction in STX France!










Stay tuned for more exclusive information on Royal’s next largest ship! What are your initial thoughts on Symphony of the Seas? Do you want to sail on the world’s largest ship in 2018? Have you sailed with her sister ship, Harmony, the world’s existing largest cruise ship? Leave us your comments…

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