Royal Caribbean International’s newly refurbished ‘Navigator of the Seas’ returned to Miami last month with $115 mill of new features.
The transformed 3,386-pax ship now boasts The Blaster, claimed to be the longest aqua coaster at sea; Riptide, the industry’s only head-first mat racer waterslide; a reimagined poolscape infused with Caribbean vibes; To Dry For, the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea; and elevated dining and night life.
The Blaster – the cruise line’s first aqua coaster and the longest waterslide at sea, propels users through more than 800 ft of dips, drops and straightaways that extend over the side of the ship
Riptide – the industry’s only headfirst mat racer waterslide, complete with an exhilarating finish through a translucent tube for endless ocean views.
To Dry For – the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea, offering blow outs, hairstyling and other services, plus a selection of wines and champagnes.
Reimagined Poolscape – this Caribbean resort-style deck touts more pool for everyone – even a splash pad for tots – and tasty dining options Johnny Rockets Express and Mexican ‘street fare’ at El Loco Fresh.
The Lime and Coconut – a three-level signature bar that offers a variety of libations, a ‘rooftop’ deck for a bird’s eye view and live music.
“We have really dialled up the adventure and Caribbean vibes in ways that will make ‘Navigator of the Seas’ the ultimate getaway to take from Miami,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “’Independence’ and ‘Mariner of the Seas’, the first two modernised ships in our Royal Amplified programme, have quickly become standout hits, and ‘Navigator’ builds on this momentum with a combination of new, exciting features and signature Royal Caribbean offerings that will surprise and delight guests cruising with us for the first time and those who have vacationed with us before.”
‘Navigator of the Seas’ is the third ship to be refurbished as part of the Royal Amplified modernisation programme, an investment of more than $1 bill in the cruise line’s fleet. The project spans 10 ships in four years and touches every facet of the guest experience with the introduction of a wide range of new thrills and Royal Caribbean staples meant to appeal to every generation.