Royal Caribbean pushes the entertainment envelope when it comes to their newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. Headlining the playbill is the new show ‘Flight: Dare to Dream, a journey through the past, present, and future of air travel and space exploration.
Guests take an adventure through time, visiting key milestones in aeronautics, beginning with the first leisure voyage to Mars and ending with a beautiful homage to the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk. The most visually stunning part of the show is the replica of the International Space Station, where actors “float” inside. The set piece was informed by Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, who lived 167 days in space and completed 38 hours and 28 minutes over 6 spacewalks in two separate missions.
“I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to relive my five months aboard the International Space Station for this out-of-this-world Royal Caribbean production,” said Anderson. “I worked with Royal Caribbean to ensure the show’s zero gravity simulation, and appearance of the ISS replica were as true to life as possible to further enhance the show’s wow factor.”
Detailed choreography and production also take form in 3D flying, with a custom-built recreation of the Wright Flyer that takes off into the house. The set piece has a 22-foot wingspan and single-seat “cockpit.”
Other headline shows across the ship include the following:
“1977,” held in Studio B, is the continuation to “1877,” the ice-skating show introduced on Harmony of the Seas, featuring the time-traveling hero, Tempus. In his latest adventure, Tempus heads to London where a jewel thief with special powers has stolen the Queen’s crown jewels on the eve of her Silver Jubilee. The imaginative ice show features 48 perfectly choreographed performing drones, high-tech 5k projection mapping images that bring the ’70s to life on the ice.
This guest favorite gets a makeover for Symphony with new choreography and staging for the Tony Award-winning musical. The production introduces revolutionary set design, taking the story of lovable teen Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore, to the next level.
HiRO raises the bar on Royal Caribbean’s aqua shows with more high-flying feats, stunts, and acrobatics than ever before. Brought to life by some of the world’s best extreme-sport athletes, HiRO pushes the limits of an outdoor theatrical production with cutting-edge technology and choreography. The show features flying technology used by aerialists as they soar above the crowd, plus acrobats and professional divers.
Entertainment Venues on Symphony
The AquaTheater on the ship is the high-diving, acrobatic performance space found only on the Oasis class of ships. The open-air amphitheater is located at the ship’s aft at the end of the Boardwalk neighborhood and includes the deepest performance pool at sea, with hydraulic lifts and 10-meter diving platforms.
Ice shows at Studio B pair world-class skaters with stunning multimedia visuals and audio. Guests watch as the surface on the ice rink transforms before their eyes, blending fantasy with reality.
The Royal Theater is a state-of-the-art space seating 1,401 guests and using cutting-edge technology to create an immersive performance environment.
Symphony of the Seas made her debut in North America on November 9, sailing into her new homeport of Miami, Florida. She has now begun sailing her regularly scheduled voyages – alternating 7-night eastern and western Caribbean routes from the new Terminal A at PortMiami.