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New Royal Caribbean Ship, Two New FlowRiders

Symphony of the Seas® is set to sail for the first time this April for her inaugural season in Europe.  It will soon be Royal Caribbean’s largest vessel in their fleet, surpassing Harmony of the Seas®, at 1,188 feet – that’s almost 7 1/2 football fields!

Ok, ok the ice skating rink, the high-flying acrobatics at the AquaTheatre, the 40-foot climbing wall are all cool, but there are TWO FlowRider® machines on this beauty.  Don’t worry – the staff has been conducting “quality control” sessions for a month or so now – everything is up to par and still super safe and fun per usual.  Both rides have our patented tensioned ride surface, pillow padding system and surrounding perimeter padding.

This ship will have enhanced stadium seating around the FlowRider surf machines too because just watching people ride is a huge part of the fun!  With these two new installations there are now 18 FlowRiders on 14 Royal Caribbean award-winning ships!

“Once you’ve mastered it, there’s really nothing like it,” Andrew Vernon-Betts, Royal Caribbean and FlowRider fan, says in this video. Vernon-Betts goes on to say, “….most of the cruises I do are ones that have a FlowRider!” The ships with FlowRiders are indeed popular members of their fleet.  From first thing in the morning into the night, the FlowRider(s) (on every ship!) are busy.  Many activities on board are limited to kids or limited to 21+, but the FlowRider appeals to all guests.

A few years ago, the FlowRider attractions started getting too busy essentially, so it was only a few years ago that the cruising giant put together a private booking program.  Guests can book before they even board the “floating vacation” sets sail.

The more people that get to ride, the more stoke that is spread across the globe.  We are fortunate to have such a great partner in Royal Caribbean to help us keep our mission afloat (pun originally not intended, but definitely intended now)!  See ya on the wave!

See the official Symphony of the Seas sizzle video here: