February 28, 2019.
Royal Caribbean International’s newly amplified Navigator of the Seas arrived into her new year-round home with $115 million of next-level features. The transformed 3,386-guest ship debuts new adventures and Royal Caribbean favorites for all ages, like The Blaster, 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 nightlife.
Beginning Friday, March 1, Navigator will sail 5- and 9-night Caribbean itineraries through May 2019. The action-packed ship will then set course for The Bahamas with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday cruises, including visits to the cruise line’s highly anticipated private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.
- The Blaster – the cruise line’s first aqua coaster and the longest waterslide at sea propels thrill seekers through more than 800 feet of dips, drops and straightaways that extend over the side of the ship
- Riptide – the industry’s only headfirst mat racer waterslide, complete with a finish through a translucent tube for endless ocean views
- To Dry For – the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea, offering blowouts, 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
- Hooked Seafood – the casual eatery serving up New England-inspired dishes
- The Bamboo Room – a Polynesian-themed watering hole with kitschy-cool cocktails
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – where families can enjoy gameday classics, 50 big-screen TVs, tabletop games, classic arcade hits and a new Owner’s Box VIP room
- Jamie’s Italian – home to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s rustic Italian recipes
- Battle for Planet Z – an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag battle for the last planet in the galaxy
- Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium – a challenge for teams of families, friends or fellow travelers to solve mind-bending puzzles before time runs out
- FlowRider surf simulator, the rock-climbing wall, and a redesigned Adventure Ocean for the youngest of the family as well as new dedicated teen spaces
Navigator of the Seas is the third ship to be reimagined as part of the Royal Amplified modernization program, an investment of more than $1 billion in the cruise line’s fleet. The effort 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.
Beginning May 2019, each sailing on board Navigator of the Seas will visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the cruise line’s Perfect Day Island Collection of destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean’s private island will be transformed with $250 million to deliver unmatched adventures and amenities, including Thrill Waterpark with 13 jaw-dropping slides, like Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America; Oasis Lagoon, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool; the Caribbean’s largest wave pool; Up, Up and Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air; and Chill Island for some beach R&R.