The world's largest cruise ship offers a giant playground of games, slides, and shops for the whole family.
On Royal Caribbean International's Symphony of the Seas—the world's largest cruise ship—about a dozen recruits are on a mission. Our task: to capture mineral rights to Planet Z, located in a far-flung galaxy somewhere in the future. We are assigned to laser-tag teams (aliens vs. robots), armed with vests and phasers, and set free in an inflatable, glow-in-the-dark battlefield. Pulsing militaristic music and flashing lights add to the excitement.
As I dash around corners with determination, I quickly discover that I am no space hero. Nor am I a laser markswoman. A 12-year-old shoots me at every turn, earning points along the way. After an energetic 10 minutes, his final score is 10 times my pitiful showing. The kind kid tries to console me by pointing out that I am a larger target.
The thing is, I had a blast. On the Symphony of the Seas, not only was I defeated by a youngster, but I also got to play like one, too.