Royal Caribbean International’s new ship, Symphony of the Seas, will be an ode to the family vacation.
The massive vessel will begin sailing from PortMiami in November 2018, carrying with it the title of biggest ship in the world and, inside it, a bevy of family-focused activities the likes of which the cruise line has never seen.
Like each Oasis-class ship before it, dating back to the debut of Oasis of the Seas in 2009, the 5,535-passenger Symphony will introduce a new “biggest at sea” feature. This time, it’ll be the largest laser tag arena at sea, located in Studio B, a multipurpose performance and activity space that also doubles as the ship’s ice skating rink.
The laser tag feature is a popular choice this year. Norwegian Cruise Line is also debuting a laser tag arena on its new Norwegian Bliss, also sailing from PortMiami in November, but Norwegian’s will be outdoors. Both Royal and Norwegian’s laser tag features will carry space themes, with Norwegian’s modeled after an abandoned space station and Royal Caribbean going with a battle for the fate of the last-planet-in-the-galaxy vibe.
“We think the kids are going to engage on this big time,” said Michael Bayley, the Miami-based line’s president and CEO, on a call with reporters Wednesday…