The US$115 million upgrade on the Navigator of the Seas will add a Caribbean-inspired poolscape, two thrill waterslides, the first blow dry bar at sea, more premium dining, nightlife and more activities for families.
The makeover will be completed in time for her Miami launch in February 2019, where she will sail a series of five and nine-night Caribbean itineraries.
“Each Royal Caribbean ship brings a new adventure uniquely designed to deliver on our guests’ preferences from A to Z,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
“After launching our Royal Amplified modernisation program with Independence of the Seas and then redefining short getaways with Mariner of the Seas, we are challenging ourselves to take it to the next level. Every detail matters, and we’ve mapped out an unmatched combination of innovative features and experiences for this top-to-bottom transformation of Navigator of the Seas.”
For the thrill seekers onboard, Navigator of the Seas will feature new Perfect Storm waterslides, The Blaster and Riptide.
The Blaster is the cruise line’s first aqua coaster where guests can get on a raft in pairs and be propelled through more than 800 feet of hills, drops and straightaways, which includes extending over the side of the ship for a rush of ocean air. It is also the longest waterslide at sea to date.
Riptide will give guests an opportunity to plunge headfirst down the slide and through translucent tubes on a mat racer which is another first on cruises.
Other family fun can be found at the reimagined Caribbean-inspired pool area, the glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena as well as the Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium where you can team up to solve puzzles as a timer counts down. The teen areas on the ship has also been updated.
Guests that are hoping to have pampering times can look and feel their best by visiting To Dry For which offers blowouts, hairstyling and polish changes, plus a selection of wine and champagne.
The new space is the perfect stop for a quick beauty fix before a night out at the new Bamboo Room, a Polynesian-themed cocktail bar first debuted on Mariner of the Seas. New food options onboard also include Jamie’s Italian and Hooked Seafood. Guests will even be able to get their Starbucks fix on Navigator of the Seas, with the popular coffee chain included in the new additions.
After sailing in the Caribbean, Navigator of the Seas will go on to offer 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday sailings to The Bahamas starting May 2019. She will be the first to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, a private island which has had a $200 million makeover to provide more family fun.
Navigator of the Seas will be the third of 10 Royal Caribbean ship to undergo an upgrade as part of a $900 million imitative to modernize Royal Caribbean’s fleet.