After an extensive $90 mill makeover, Royal Caribbean’s ‘Mariner of the Seas’ will offer the chance to see and experience more than any quick getaway has ever done before, the company claimed.
Beginning in June, 2018, guests can enjoy three- and four-night Bahamas escapes from PortMiami to Nassau and CocoCay – Royal Caribbean’s private island destination.
“At Royal Caribbean, we believe in the constant pursuit of adventure and that every weekend is an opportunity to experience something new and live life to its fullest,” said Michael Bayley, RCI President and CEO. “With the new ‘Mariner of the Seas’, we invite travellers to weekend like they really mean it and make the most of a quick getaway than they even thought was possible.”
The ship wil be fitted with Sky Pad, a new virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience. Guests will strap in and wear their virtual reality headset to transport them to another time and planet to bounce over moon craters or compete in intergalactic games. This experience is for guests of all ages, and also can be enjoyed without virtual reality headsets, for those who prefer to look out over the ocean as they leap toward the sky.
She will see the addition of several recent RCI innovations following the extensive modernisation, including The Perfect Storm, two racing water slides called Cyclone and Typhoon, and a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience in Studio B. Also on offer will be Puzzle Break: The Observatorium, a new escape room experience where competitors can put their minds to the test, working together to find hidden clues and solve a series of high-tech riddles to unravel a mystery in only 60 minutes. Guests also will have the chance to catch a wave with another added Royal Caribbean-favourite, the new, 40 ft long FlowRider surf simulator.
The bars on board will also get a facelift with The Bamboo Room, a new Polynesian-themed watering hole found only on ‘Mariner of the Seas’. For sports fans, Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade where guests can enjoy all the biggest live sporting events.
The vessel will also include Jamie’s Italian, which will offer Chef Jamie Oliver’s Italian dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, including pastas made in-house daily. There will be a Starbucks coffee bar and sushi fans will be able to enjoy Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, offering made-to-order hot and cold dishes á la carte.
The 15-deck ‘Mariner of the Seas’ will also continue to offer many signature RCI experiences, including a Studio B ice-skating rink, a 40 ft rock-climbing wall, a nine-hole miniature golf course, three pools, a full-sized basketball court and ‘Dive-In’ outdoor movie nights poolside.