VIDEO: Navigator of the Seas to Boast New Facilities in 2019

By ,   November 1, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean announced US$115 million modernization for its Navigator of the Seas, with a lineup of line's favorites and firsts, of which Caribbean poolscape, waterslides, nightlife and dining, the first blow dry bar at sea, and thrilling family activities.

Navigator of the Seas is scheduled to undergo the refurbishment in early 2019 (January 5 - February 23), returning to service on February 24. The ship will offer 3- and 4-night Caribbean voyages from homeport Miami FL. Beginning May 2019, Navigator of the Seas will offer short Caribbean trips that will visit the RCI's Bahamian private island CocoCay.

Navigator will boast a pair of new waterslides that have never been offered aboard any other ship.  

Royal Caribbean’s first-ever aqua coaster and longest waterslide at sea, The Blaster, will feature a 2-person raft that will propel them through over 800 feet of drops, straightaways and hills, which includes extending over the ship's side for a rush of ocean air.

Navigator Of The Seas waterslides

On the counterpart, Riptide, passengers will plunge headfirst down the only headfirst mat racer in industry and reach the exhilarating finish through translucent tube with a wealth of ocean views.

The cruise line will completely reimagine its pool area to feature Caribbean feel. The resort-style deck will boast a new look with more pools, and even a Splash Pad for tots.

Guests can also check out the new 2-level signature bar, Lime and Coconut, that will offer live music and cocktails.

Another Navigator of the Seas' first will be To Dry For, the first at sea standalone blow dry bar, offering hairstyling, polish changes and blowouts, plus a selection of champagnes and wines.

Other additions aboard Navigator of the Seas include:

  • Bamboo Room Polynesian-themed lounge
  • First Johnny Rockets Express
  • Jamie's Italian specialty restaurant
  • Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, featuring new Owner's Box VIP room
  • Hooked Seafood specialty restaurant (replacing Sabor Modern Mexican)
  • El Loco Fresh (coming to the reimagined pool deck)
  • Starbucks.

New familiy activities include:

  • Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium
  • Mini-golf
  • Glow-in-the-dark laser tag with Battle for Planet Z (Studio B).

Kids will enjoy line’s new take on Adventure Ocean youth program in the newly designed free play space. With trained staff and Royal Caribbean’s award-winning programming, the contemporary concept will offer activities organized by interests.

The teen areas will sport updates via the redesigned teen-only laidback hangout, Living Room, as well as a “hidden” entrance and outdoor deck serving up nothing but chill vibes.

RCI Navigator of the Seas is the 3rd Royal Caribbean vessel to undergo Royal Amplified upgrade. Royal Amplified is a US$900 million initative to reimagine line's fleet through new modernization effort.