Royal Caribbean names Symphony of the Seas at new Miami terminal

Royal Caribbean names Symphony of the Seas at new Miami terminal
The PenaVegas with Royal Caribbean's chairman and CEO Richard Fain and the ship's captain (Image: Royal Caribbean International)

American actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and their son Ocean christened Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas – the world’s largest cruise ship – at PortMiami in Florida, US on 15 November.

Royal Caribbean’s first-ever godfamily officially named the vessel in front of almost 1,000 people at the cruise line’s new Terminal A, which was opened on 2 November. It was the largest-ever ship naming ceremony in Royal Caribbean history and included performances from an electronic violinist, Florida International University’s Marching Band and student drummers from Miami Southridge Senior High. There was also a sail away performance by nearly 400 choreographed drones.

Symphony of the Seas, which boasts multiple onboard innovations, will spend her inaugural season sailing seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. This will include calls to the new Perfect Day destination on Royal Caribbean’s private Bahamian island CocoCay. Sister ship Allure of the Seas will also homeport at Terminal A this season.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Friday, November 16, 2018