Royal Caribbean International (RCL) has announced that ‘Navigator of the Seas’ will get a $115 mill modernisation upgrade.
“Each Royal Caribbean ship brings a new adventure uniquely designed to deliver on our guests’ preferences from A to Z,” said Michael Bayley, RCL President and CEO. “After launching our Royal Amplified modernisation programme 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’.”
New waterslides will include the Perfect Storm and the Blaster, the cruise line’s first-ever aqua coaster, which is claimed to be the longest waterslide at sea.
Signature Royal Caribbean features like the FlowRider surf simulator and rock-climbing wall will also be fitted on the vessel. The pool area will also be redesigned with Caribbean vibes and a resort-style look along with a new bar in The Lime and Coconut.
The Royal Promenade will get new restaurants, retail and nightlife. New will be To Dry For, the first standalone blow dry bar at sea, offering blowouts, hairstyling and polish changes, plus a selection of wines and champagnes.
The Bamboo Room, first introduced on ‘Mariner of the Seas’, is the cruise line’s Polynesian-themed bar with cocktails and unique tiki-chic décor.
There is also Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade features 50 big-screen TVs, tabletop games, tournaments, trivia, and a new Owner’s Box VIP room. In addition is a refreshed Chops Grille steakhouse, Jamie’s Italian and Hooked Seafood. Also new on board will be Starbucks, with an extensive menu of drinks and pastries.