Anyone that’s ever done a family road trip with young ones will be quick to tell you: don’t. Sure, the enchantment of the open road seems like prime family bonding time—but after the third rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” and your ninth game of “I Spy,” you might be at your wits’ end trying to keep everyone preoccupied.
This is part of what makes a vacation aboard a cruise ship so appealing. Suddenly, the journey is just as exciting, just as exhilarating, just as worthwhile as the destination itself. And that’s what makes Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas® stand out amongst all the vessels at sea—few are as deft at captivating imaginations and flat-out denying boredom on your family cruise. For a preliminary glance at why your next family road trip needs to instead be onboard the Symphony of the Seas, read on.
The ship is jam-packed with moments of fun for all ages, making every day a new foray into family adventure. The Ultimate AbyssSM stands at the top of every to-do list as the tallest slide at sea—10 stories down in mind-melting darkness. A more scenic plunge is possible with the likes of either the Perfect StormSM waterslides or the zip line stretching ten decks above the Boardwalk®. Score the perfect wave on the Flowrider®, chill out with a session of ice skating, get scuba certified or dive into the flashing lights of laser tag—the possibilities for what to do between leaving port and arriving at your destination are near endless, combining for endless days of fun.
With all this excitement available onboard, you may forget the most important part of your family cruise: the destination. The Symphony of the Seas sails with a variety of Caribbean itineraries, allowing you to select the one with the ports most closely aligned to your family’s interests. Cozumel, Falmouth, San Juan and the fabled Perfect Day at CocoCay are all possible places to look forward to discovering—adding an element of anticipation to already exciting days at sea. Consider it the cherry on top to a vacation for the ages.
The beauty of upgrading a road trip to a cruise is ever more abundant in the cuisine: trade traditional road trip food for an eclectic smorgasbord of decadent dining. Sushi, fine Italian, cutting-edge gastronomic fusion, modern Mexican, coastal Mediterranean and carefully curated wine lists are possible aboard the Symphony of the Seas, meaning even the pickiest of eaters can leave every meal satisfied. Of course, there’s no reason to forsake cheeseburgers and milkshakes just because a bevy of options are available—satisfy cravings as you see fit at the quintessential Johnny Rockets diner. You are on vacation after all.
Ready to take the trip of a lifetime on a family cruise? Talk with one of our travel agents. Their knowledge, expertise and close relationships with Royal Caribbean are all you need to guarantee family fun you’ll cherish for years to come.