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Royal Caribbean Launches $900 Million Refurbishment Program

By ,   March 16, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

RCCL announced it had budgeted US$900 million for new refurbishment program which covers 10 cruise ships over the next 4 years.

The program of Royal Caribbean, called "Royal Amplified," is the follow-on to 2011-2016 "Royal Advantage" refurb of most RCCL vessels.

Next year Navigator of the Seas will become the 2nd Voyager-class liner to be moved to 3- and 4-day sailings and receive more extensive modernization than Mariner.

Royal Caribbean drydock refurbishments schedule - CruiseMapper

New features onboard Mariner of the Seas will be mainstays of Royal Amplified package. These include the virtual reality bungee trampoline Sky Pad, the glow-in-the-dark laser tag game Battle for Planet Z, the retro lounge with tikiā€chic decor Bamboo Room, and the Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade.

Other features include the El Loco Fresh Mexican restaurant and New England-style Hooked Seafood venues.

In addition to the couple of Voyager-class vessels, Royal Caribbean specified Oasis of the Seas and Independence of the Seas as among the first to get Royal Amplified treatment.