Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of the largest cruise ship in the world, the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean's fleet, the 228,081m tall and spans 72.5m.
5,518 passengers, as well as a 6,680-person crew.
Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and CEO Richard Fain said: "This is a perfect blend of our greatest hits and we know guests love and a lineup of new restaurants, activities and unparalleled entertainment".
Symphony of the Seas Welcome to the five-night preview sailing, calling on Naples and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.
The ship's maiden seven-night Mediterranean voyage then departed on April 7 from Barcelona, Spain. It will be home to Barcelona for the summer, visiting Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; and Florence / Pisa, Civitavecchia and Naples, Italy. On November 10, Miami, Florida will become the ship's year-round homeport.