The Rue de l’Ancien Courrier (5) offers affordable fashion, while towards the Rue de l’Aiguillerie (6), retail gets markedly more funky. Pomme Reinette, the old-time toy shop, will have children of the Forties
five-night cruise to and from Barcelona via Naples and Rome. The Royal Caribbean ship’s official programme launches on April 7, when it leaves its Barcelona base for voyages to Palma de Mallorca, Provence and Florence, Pisa, Rome and Naples. It will be manned by a 2,200-strong crew representing 77 nationalities.
Symphony is usurping Harmony of the Seas as the largest cruise liner ever built, with room for 5,518 passengers (versus Harmony’s 5,479), in 2,759 stateroom cabins, 12 more than its predecessor. The vessel has 18 decks, 24 guest lifts, is 1,188ft long and 238ft high and has a cruising speed of 22 knots.
From November 10, Symphony will be based in a new cruise terminal in Florida, nicknamed the Crown of Miami for its striking design when viewed from the water.
Royal Caribbean says the ship’s 2019 and 2020 Caribbean itineraries are now on sale.