Royal Caribbean names Symphony of the Seas at new Miami terminal
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.
Medevac off Palma
On Oct 22, 2018, the "Symphony of the Seas" enroute from Valencia to Barcelona requeste the medical evacuation of a Canadian passenger with gastric hemorrhage 45 miles NW of Palma de Mallorca. Salvamento Marítimo deployed a Helimer 220 helicopter to hoist her along with a companion and a doctor. The patient was transferred to the hospital of Son Espases. Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1054649489666048000
Success for Symphony of the Seas at first sea trials
Royal Caribbean International’s new Symphony of the Seas has successfully completed sea trials in France. Originally scheduled for January but rescheduled due to poor weather, the ship’s sea trials were carried out over 80 hours between 15 and 18 February near Belle-Île, an island off the coast of Brittany in north-west France. All of the ship’s systems were tested and adjusted to meet the requirements of both the classification society and Royal Caribbean. Symphony of the Seas has since returned to the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire for final outfitting work. Prior to her delivery at the end of March 2018, the ship will return to sea for some second short nautical performance tests.Upload News