Royal Caribbean drydock refurbishments schedule

   March 16, 2018 ,   Ships and Lines

This is CruiseMapper's article dedicated to Royal-Caribbean International (RCI) ships' refurbishments. Here you will find drydocks schedule for the entire RCI fleet, with vessel refits dates, details on all upgrades and renovations, deckplan changes on the refurbished ships, dry-docks cost. This is a jump link to the drydock dates and refurb details - if you wanna skip the "Royal Amplified" program details.

RCI's "Royal Advantage" renovation program (2011-2016) was budgeted USD 300 million. The company's 6-ship refurbishment project "innovation renovations" was implemented in 2016, when the liners Adventure, Jewel, Liberty, Majesty, and Radiance received some of the fleet's most popular onboard features.

"Royal Amplified" fleetwide renovation program

In mid-March 2018, Royal Caribbean announced a USD 900 million fleetwide ship refurbishment project ("Royal Amplified", 2018-2022) covering 10 liners in 3 classes (Oasis, Freedom, Voyager). By the "AMPED" program were introduced new and innovative features, new experiences and amenities, redesigned pool decks and venues, new dining options, new nightlife concepts, new onboard attractions.

"Royal Amplified" was budgeted around USD 1 billion.

Royal Amplified ships

Royal Amplified (AMPED) project covers a total of 10 vessels over 4 years. Further details on Oasis-class ship upgrades are still forthcoming.

  • In 2018 were "AMPED" the ships Mariner and Independence.
  • In 2019 were "AMPED" the ships Oasis, Voyager.
  • In 2020 were "AMPED" the ships Allure, Freedom, Explorer, Navigator.
  • For "AMPED" drydocks in 2021 are scheduled the ships Adventure, Liberty.

Royal Amplified (new) shipboard facilities and venues

Among the new "Royal Amplified" venues are:

  • HOOKED SEAFOOD is a casual, surcharge restaurant for classic, freshest New England seafood favorites. including lobster, crab claws, oysters (at a raw bar).
  • PLAYMAKERS BAR and ARCADE is an adults-only sports bar with a la carte priced fast-food options - like chicken wings, popcorn shrimp, sliders, RCI's new signature Playmaker Burger, ice-cold beers. Age restrictions are 18+ yo (on itineraries in South America, Europe, Asia, Australia New Zealand) and 21+ yo (North America departures).
  • EL LOCO FRESH is a complimentary Mexican Cafe restaurant open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The traditional Mexican food (including beef burritos, fish tacos, carnitas) is served with mole sauce and salsa verde.
  • FISH and SHIPS is a la carte priced, a poolside fast-food bar serving American fare for Lunch and Dinner. The seafood menu features fresh-battered cod, lobster rolls, calamari, draft beers, hand-cut fries.
  • JAMIE'S ITALIAN (menu link) is a casual, surcharge restaurant serving Italian fare for Lunch and Dinner. The venue is via a partnership with the British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. The menu offers handmade dishes from authentic recipes and prepared with seasonal (locally sourced) ingredients. Menu's signature item is "Jamie's Italian Famous Plank " (cured meats, pickles, cheeses). Other specialties are in-house made pasta, pumpkin panzerotti, zingy prawn linguine, a variety of entrees, small plates, grills, desserts.
  • THE BAMBOO ROOM is an adults-only, Polynesia-themed bar lounge serving handcrafted cocktails prepared with exotic fruits and spices, as well as sharable bites at the bar. Age restrictions are 18+ yo (on itineraries in South America, Europe, Asia, Australia New Zealand) and 21+ yo ((North America departures).
  • LASER TAG course (BATTLE FOR PLANET Z) is a complimentary, glow-in-the-dark gaming experience offered at Studio B. Laser tag battles require a minimum of 40 players, with age restriction 5 yo.
  • THE PERFECT STORM is a waterslide complex (complimentary) that includes "Tidal Wave" (aka Boomerango) plus 2 racer slides ("Cyclone" and "Typhoon"). Both spiraling slides are positioned portside and go around the Flowrider. At "Tidal Wave" passengers ride in rafts plummeting down a very steep drop. Then the rafts shot up a nearly vertical wall into the air for experiencing the sensation of weightlessness and free fall. Then follows a swift return below. Slides builder is WhiteWater - a company specializing in designing and manufacturing of water park products and family-fun attractions. WhiteWater also owns the FlowRider patent. There are no age restrictions, but there are passenger height and weight requirements - min 48 inches (122 cm) and max 300 lbs (136 kg).
  • SKY PAD is a bungee trampoline with an optional virtual reality gaming headset. Age restrictions are 5 yo (jumping) and 7 yo (jumping with virtual reality headset). Passenger weight requirements are min 20 lbs (9 kg) and max 240 lbs (109 kg).

RCI ship refurbishments schedule

Royal Caribbean vessels are usually drydocked in Freeport Bahamas (Grand Bahama Shipyard), Singapore (Sembawang Shipyard) and Cadiz Spain (Navantia Shipyard). The ships usually enter drydocks in up to 5-year periods.

Royal Caribbean drydock refurbishments schedule - CruiseMapper

Ship NameDrydock Dates / ShipyardRefurbishment Review / Deckplan Changes

Harmony of the Seas

2021 April

drydock 2021 (technical, classification inspection)

Symphony of the Seas

2021 May

drydock 2021 (technical, classification inspection)

Adventure of the Seas

2016-2018 (Freeport)

2021 (Royal Amplified)

  • waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Deck 13)
  • Slashaway Bay (interactive water park, Deck 12)
  • FlowRider (surf simulator, Deck 13)
  • Izumi (sushi restaurant, Deck 5)
  • Chops Grille (steakhouse restaurant, Deck 4)
  • Boleros Lounge and Bar (Latin-themed entertainment, portside on Deck 4)
  • All staterooms renovated
  • New exclusive Suite Lounge (Deck 14, portside)
  • Over 100 new cabins, including spa staterooms (all oceanview, forward on Deck 12)
  • added 5 Studio Interior cabins (Deck 2)

Allure of the Seas

2020 (March 13 - May 9) Royal Amplified

2020 drydock (USD 165 million)

  • ~50 new cabins (inside and oceanview)
  • retail shopping zone changes (new shops)
  • "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade"
  • Ultimate Abyss (10-deck high waterslide), "The Perfect Storm" (3-deck high, 3-waterslides complex)
  • "Sugar Beach" (ice-cream/candies), "Beach Shop" (pool wear)
  • Adventure Ocean (kids complex) completely refurbished-redesigned, teen facilities redesigned
  • Card Room replaced by Royal Escape Room (adventure gaming/team-building exercises) dedicated to "Mission Control: Apollo 18" (puzzle game)
  • "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (2-level poolside bar lounge)
  • H2O Zone redesigned to "Splashaway Bay" (outdoor playground/kids aquapark)
  • new dining venues - Portside BBQ (a la carte steakhouse restaurant), El Loco Fresh (outdoor fast-food bar), Giovanni's Italian Kitchen, Wine Bar (upgraded food and wine menus, hand-tossed pizzas, charcuterie/meat station)
  • Spotlight Karaoke (bar lounge with 2 private rooms for parties)
  • new Quantum-class venues - "Music Hall" (2-deck dancing lounge) and "Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr" (served by 2 robotic bartenders)
  • "Clash for the Crystal City" (new laser tag game at Studio B's Ice Rink)

2015 drydock (May 1-19, Cadiz)

  • propulsion system repairs (1 of the 3 Azipods had worn bearings, 1 damaged propeller)
  • new theater programming (Mamma Mia); new venues (Sabor Taqueria, Tequila Bar)
  • Izumi restaurant removed to Deck 4 (Windjammer area) and upgraded with the Teppanyaki menu.
  • Viking Crown Lounge replaced by Suite Lounge and Coastal Kitchen (Deck 17)
  • new cabin categories introduced (Deck 17), including 10 Suites (6x Grand, 2x Royal, 2x Royal Family)
  • Pinnacle Lounge transformed into OL-Owner Loft Suite
  • Pinnacle Chapel transformed into GL-Grand Loft Suite.
  • new designer boutiques (Decks 5 and 8 /shopping arcade: Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors)

Brilliance of the Seas

2018 (April 21-30) Hamburg Germany

  • Oasis-class upgrades (new specialty restaurants, expanded complimentary dining, fresh bar and lounge concepts, nursery, renovated staterooms and bathrooms, more onboard shopping and innovative entertainment)

Enchantment of the Seas

2021 Sept (Cadiz)

2017 (Bahamas)

(2021) routine maintenance

(2017) Oasis-class upgrades (new specialty restaurants, expanded complimentary dining, fresh bar and lounge concepts, nursery, renovated staterooms and bathrooms, new shopping and entertainment options)

Explorer of the Seas

2023 (January 29 - March 12) Cadiz

2020 (March 17 - May 6) Cadiz

2023 (routine maintenance), Perfect Storm (outdoor complex with 2 waterslides - Cyclone” and “Typhoon”) plus the raft slide “Tidal Wave”

Royal Amplified/2020 drydock (USD 110 million)

  • redesigned pool deck (Lido Deck 11) - adding poolside hammocks, daybeds, casitas (small wooden cabins), in-pool chaise lounge chairs
  • "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (3-level poolside bar / on 3 decks)
  • completely renovated Solarium (Deck 11 forward)
  • Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen (Italian specialty trattoria restaurant, also offers hand-tossed oven-baked pizzas and made-to-order dishes, premium Italian wines and cocktails)
  • "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade" (sports-themed bar lounge with 52 HDTVs on its walls, pub-type drink, and food menus, arcade games, trivia contests, sports tournaments, pool table, Owner’s Box /VIP seating)
  • Johnny Rockets Express (pool deck food and beverage service)
  • Starbucks (kiosk/brand coffee beverages and pastries)
  • Studio B (2-level lounge upgraded with the glow-in-the-dark laser tag game "Clash for the Crystal City")
  • Adventure Ocean (kids complex) redesigned and upgraded with new rooms and activities by age group
  • Teens-only club lounge redesigned and upgraded with an exclusive open-air sundeck and new activities

2015 drydock

  • Chef's Table (gourmet, private dining package experience)
  • Board Room replaced by 4 new oceanview cabins (Deck 2 starboard)
  • Chamber disco replaced by 19 new interior cabins
  • 5 new oceanview cabins
  • 15 cabins (starboard) taking space from the Art and Photo Gallery (Deck 3)
  • Chamber disco (level 2) transformed into Giovanni's Table, Eco-learning station and Aquarium Bar replaced with The Tavern (Deck 4)
  • outdoor theater Jumbotron installed, Portofino (Italian restaurant) replaced by Chops Grille (Lido Deck 11)
  • Nursery, new Spa cabins, Adventure Beach replaced with Outdoor Youth Area (Spa Deck 12)
  • In-line roller track removed, FlowRider (surf simulator) added (Deck 13)
  • "Diamond Club" lounge (Deck 14)
  • multipurpose rooms (Cloud Nine, Seven Hearts) replaced by Izumi (Asian restaurant, Deck 14).
  • Digital signage (way finders)
  • Wi-Fi coverage upgraded to shipwide
  • new inside cabins added, category changes, cabin amenities were upgraded
  • (2018 drydock) cabin renovations, Slashaway Bay (kids aqua park on Spa Deck 12 aft)

Freedom Of The Seas


2020 (Royal Amplified) January 12 - March 7

2015 drydock

  • new cabins added, stateroom renovations
  • Cupcake Cupboard
  • DreamWorks Experience
  • Nursery
  • 3D Cinema
  • outdoor movie screen
  • BRITTO Gallery
  • R-Bar
  • Giovanni's Table, Sabor Modern Mexican

2020 drydock ($116 million)

  • all staterooms renovated, redesigned mini-golf course, existing venues redesigned and renovated
  • Perfect Storm with waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon)
  • The Blaster (water coaster) and Riptide (mat racing slide)
  • Splashaway Bay (interactive water playground)
  • pool deck's sunbathing areas received more shaded seating (daybeds, hammocks, swing seats, casitas/wooden cabins), Solarium renewed
  • new venues - To Dry For (blow-dry bar), Lime and Coconut (2-level bar with live music), Bamboo Room (bar lounge), Johnny Rockets Express, Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade, Starbucks Bar, The Observatorium (Royal Escape Room)
  • new restaurants - El Loco Fresh, Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen, Hooked Seafood, Izumi Hibachi & Sushi
  • Battle for Planet Z (laser tag course at Studio B) for "Clash for the Crystal City" gaming experience

Grandeur of the Seas


  • routine maintenance
  • stateroom renovations
  • Voom Internet
  • complimentary "Park Cafe" (deli)
  • "Chef's Table" (gourmet dining package)
  • "Chops Grille" (steakhouse)
  • "Giovanni's" (Italian cuisine)
  • "Izumi" (Asian/Japanese cuisine)
  • new "Centrum" program (aerial acrobatic spectacles)
  • "R Bar" (the 1960s themed)
  • Nursery
  • "Viking Crown" (received new a la carte menu)
  • New lounges ("Concierge" and "Diamond")

Independence of the Seas

2023 (Jan 6 - Feb 16)

2018 (April 4 - May 4 / Royal Amplified) Freeport

drydock 2023 - regular

drydock 2018

  • Splashaway Bay (large-sized interactive aqua park) with water slides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango, Deck 11)
  • Izumi (Japanese restaurant with Teppanyaki grills)
  • "Playmakers Sports Bar" and Arcade Room added replacing the Photo Gallery (Deck 4)
  • "On Air Club" replaced with staterooms (Deck 3)
  • "Romeo and Juliet" restaurant (Deck 3 aft), "Macbeth" restaurant (Deck 4 aft) and "King Lear" restaurant (Deck 5 aft) renamed to "Dining Room"
  • "Connoisseur Club" transformed into "Library - RC Online" (Internet computers room), increased in size (Deck 5)
  • "Independence Dunes" (mini-golf course / aft-portside, Deck 13) replaced with waterslides ("The Perfect Storm"), "Sky Pad" (bungee trampoline) and FlowRider (surf simulator)
  • "Cloud Nine" and "Seven Hearts" replaced by exclusive "Suite Lounge" (Deck 14, forward-portside)
  • (deck 15) "Skylight Chapel" (wedding room) replaced with "Escape Room" (adventure gaming)
  • Fish and Ships (poolside a-la-carte food bar)
  • Sugar Beach (ice cream bar/candy shop)
  • laser tag course, larger ice rink, FlowRider
  • renovated Royal Theater
  • new "Panoramic Ocean View" category cabins

Ovation of the Seas

2019 April

The liner underwent general renovation works after its Asian/Chinese deployment. On Lido Deck (deck 14), Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop was replaced with "Fish and Ships" (poolside a-la-carte seafood and beverages bar)

Jewel of the Seas

2021 May

2016 (March 21 - April 6) Cadiz

drydock 2021 (technical, classification inspection)

drydock 2016

  • new cabins, stateroom renovations
  • Portofino restaurant replaced by Giovanni's Table (Italian specialty restaurant, Deck 6)
  • Seaview Cafe replaced by Izumi (Deck 12)
  • Vintages (wine bar) replaces Champagne Bar (Deck 6)
  • Seaside private dining room replaced by inside cabins (Deck 4)
  • Explorer's Court replaced with 1 inside cabin (Deck 8)
  • RCI's Nursery (Royal Babies and Tots, Deck 12)
  • digital signage boards
  • Wi-Fi coverage upgraded to ship-wide, VOOM Internet available
  • poolside outdoor theater (Jumbotron movie screen, Lido Deck 11)
  • Hollywood Odyssey replaced by Concierge Club (Deck 13)
  • Chops Grille, Spa and retail shopping areas redesigned

Liberty of the Seas

2021 July

2016 (January 10 - February 6) Freeport

2021 (Royal Amplified)

drydock 2021 (technical, classification inspection)

drydock 2016

  • new 89 cabins (26 panoramic oceanviews, one 2-bedroom family suite, 24 new outside, and balcony staterooms)
  • Perfect Storm aquapark with waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango)
  • Splashaway Bay (kids' water play area)
  • new restaurants/bars: Izumi (Asian), Giovanni's Table (Italian), steakhouse, Vintages bar, Sabor (Mexican), Cupcake Cupboard (bakery)
  • Nursery, Suite Lounge
  • a poolside large-size outdoor movie screen
  • flat TVs in all cabins
  • amenities upgrades - faster Internet (Voom)

Mariner of the Seas

2023 (February 28 - March 25) Cadiz

2018 (May 8 - June 24 / Royal Amplified) Singapore

(drydock 2023) routine maintenance and classification works, general hotel upkeep, minor steel works (hull repairs, cleaning, painting), propulsion system overhaul

(drydock 2018, project cost USD 100 million)

  • Perfect Storm (waterslides "Cyclone" and "Typhoon")
  • FlowRider (surf simulator)
  • SkyPad (virtual reality trampoline)
  • laser tag course ("Battle for Planet Z" / glow-in-the-dark gaming room)
  • Slashaway Bay (kids aqua park)
  • The Observatorium (Escape Room by Puzzle Break)
  • Jamie's Italian Restaurant (replaced Giovanni's Table)
  • The Bamboo Room (cocktail bar)
  • Izumi (Japanese restaurant / sushi
  • Playmakers (sports bar / arcade)
  • updated cabins and public spaces
  • 100 new staterooms
  • DreamWorks Experience removed

Majesty of the Seas

2016 May (Freeport)

  • routine maintenance
  • stateroom renovations
  • Perfect Storm aquapark, 3 waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon, Boomerango- raft slide)
  • a poolside large-size outdoor movie screen
  • new restaurants/bars - Izumi (Asian), Sabor (Mexican), Giovanni's Table (Italian), Chef's Table
  • Vitality at Sea Spa / Fitness complex (Deck 9, new equipment, carpeting)
  • DreamWorks Experience
  • amenities upgrades - faster Internet (Voom)

Oasis of the Seas

2019 (Sept 22 - Nov 23) Royal Amplified

2014 drydock (Sept-October, Rotterdam Holland)

  • routine maintenance
  • new staterooms
  • "Boardwalk Dog House" (fast-food bar) added (Deck 6)
  • Viking Crown Lounge and Bar transformed into "Suite Lounge" and the restaurant "Coastal Kitchen" (Deck 17)

2019 drydock (USD 165 million)

  • 51 new cabins (inside and oceanview) added
  • Blaze Lounge upgraded-redesigned to Blaze Comedy Club (Comedy Live now Diamond Lounge)
  • On Air Club (karaoke-sports bar) replaced by "Spotlight Karaoke" (with 2 private rooms for parties)
  • retail zone changes (new shops)
  • 3 old venues ("Cups and Scoops", "Arcade", "Sabor Mexican") replaced by "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade"
  • Sabor Bar replaced by Ultimate Abyss waterslide's landing area
  • Candy Beach replaced by "Sugar Beach" and "Beach Shop"
  • Picture This (portrait studio) replaced by Central Park Library
  • Adventure Ocean (kids complex) completely refurbished-redesigned
  • Card Room replaced by Royal Escape Room ("Mission Control: Apollo 18" /puzzle game)
  • Solarium Cafe renamed "Solarium Bistro"
  • added "The Perfect Storm" (3-waterslides complex)
  • "Pool Bar" and "Sand Bar" replaced by "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (level 1 of 2)
  • H2O Zone redesigned to "Splashaway Bay" (outdoor playground/kids aqua park)
  • The Living Room (teen lounge) replaced by "Portside BBQ" (a la carte restaurant
  • teen facilities (Fuel Disco, The Back Deck) redesigned
  • Wipe Out Cafe replaced by El Loco Fresh (outdoor food bar)
  • 2 outdoor venues ("Sky Bar" and "Mast Bar") replaced by The Lime and Coconut Bar (level 2 of 2), added 2 whirlpools
  • Aft Deck 16 installed entry-level for Ultimate Abyss (10-deck waterslide) replacing Wipe Out Bar
  • new Quantum-class venues - "Music Hall" (2-deck dancing lounge) and "Bionic Bar" (served by robotic bartenders). Bionic Bar replaced Champagne Bar, Music Hall replaced Dazzles Disco
  • "Clash for the Crystal City" is a new laser tag game at Studio B's Ice Rink.

Quantum of the Seas

2019 Oct 19 - Nov 16 (Singapore)

(USD 65 million)

  • general maintenance
  • technical overhauls
  • refreshed interiors
  • new attractions (Laser Tag, Escape Room)

Navigator of the Seas

2019 Jan 3 - Feb 23 (Royal Amplified)

  • Oasis- and Quantum-class cabin updates, virtual balconies
  • Perfect Storm waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon)
  • The Blaster (aqua coaster, 244 m / 800 ft long 2-person raft slide)
  • Riptide (headfirst mat racing waterslide with transparent tube)
  • completely redesigned pool deck area (more swimming pools, Splash Pad for tots)
  • Lime and Coconut (new 2-level bar with live music)
  • To Dry For (blow dry bar - hairstyling, champagnes, and wines)
  • Bamboo Room (bar lounge)
  • Johnny Rockets Express (fleet's first)
  • Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade (with "Owner's Box" VIP room)
  • Starbucks
  • new restaurants (El Loco Fresh, Jamie's Italian, Hooked Seafood)
  • The Observatorium (Royal Escape Room)
  • Mini-golf course
  • Battle for Planet Z (Studio B) laser tag course

Quantum of the Seas

2019 (Oct 19 - Nov 16) Singapore

regular maintenance works, added two new team gaming experiences (Laser Tag, Escape Room)

Radiance of the Seas

2021 September (Cadiz)

2016 May (Singapore)

(2021) regular maintenance works

(drydock 2016)

  • steel replacement and propeller (propulsion unit) maintenance works
  • new complimentary dining options (Park Cafe deli, Dog House)
  • new specialty dining options at an additional charge (Giovanni's Table, Izumi, Samba Grill, Rita's Cantina)
  • poolside movie screen
  • Nursery, English pub
  • new lounges (Diamond, Concierge)
  • 2 new dining packages (Chef's, Radiance)
  • updated cabins and public spaces

Rhapsody of the Seas

2022 April-May (at Damen Brest/France)

routine maintenance works included hull cleaning and painting, mechanical/machinery inspections and upgrades (incl propulsion system and engines), open-deck spaces renovations (sundeck, swimming pools), recarpeting of all indoor public areas (hallways, bars, lounges).

Serenade of the Seas


  • routine maintenance
  • upgraded cabin amenities
  • a poolside huge movie screen
  • new lounges ("Diamond" and "Concierge")
  • new dining options ("Giovanni's Table", "Izumi", "Rita's Cantina", "Chef's Table")
  • Nursery
  • upgraded "Centrum" entertainment options (acrobatic shows, LED screens)
  • "R Bar" (retro 1960s themed, replacing the Lobby Bar), "Vintages" Bar (wine), English pub

Vision of the Seas


routine maintenance works

Voyager of the Seas

2014 April-October (Rotterdam Holland)

2019 (September 10 – October 14) Royal Amplified

drydock 2019 (USD 97 million)

  • "The Perfect Storm" aquapark with 2 waterslides (Typhoon, Cyclone)
  • "Battle for Planet Z" (laser tag course) in "Studio B" (ice-skating rink)
  • "Adventure Ocean" redesigned, kids programming (3-12 yo) upgraded
  • "Royal Babies and Tots Nursery" (for babies and toddlers) - Voyager OTS is currently fleet's only liner without a nursery.
  • Teens-exclusive hangout updated, added an adjacent outdoor laid-back/sun deck
  • Vitality Spa and Fitness Center (wellness complex on Deck 12) enhanced, enlarged and relocated (from forward to aft)
  • 72 new staterooms (interior, balcony)
  • 2 new exclusive lounges (Suite Lounge, Diamond Lounge)

drydock 2014

  • new cabins (25 oceanview, 23 interior), new forward spa cabins, cabin categories changes, new flat TVs in all cabins
  • theater renamed "La Scala" (DreamWorks Experience added)
  • Photo Gallery renamed "Focus", size reduced
  • Vault disco replaced by "Giovanni's Table"
  • Aquarium Bar replaced by The Tavern
  • Main Dining Room renamed "Sapphire"
  • Champagne Bar replaced with "R-Bar"
  • Inside cabins converted to Virtual Balcony
  • a huge poolside movie screen
  • Portofino restaurant replaced with "Chops Grille"
  • Island Grill Bar and Florist Shop removed
  • Video Arcade added
  • In-line Skating Track replaced with FlowRider
  • Cloud Nine and Seven Hearts rooms replaced with Izumi
  • 19th Hole lounge replaced with Diamond Club
  • Digital signage (touch-screen way finders) installed
  • (2018) waterslides "Cyclone" and "Typhoon" installed (next to the FlowRider simulator, Sports Deck 13)
  • (2018) "Slashaway Bay" kids aqua park (replacing the Outdoor Youth Area, Spa Deck 12).

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CocoCay Island refurbishments and expansion 2018-2019

Since 2015, RCCL invests huge money in the corporation's private Bahamian island CocoCay. In March 2018, Royal Caribbean announced a USD 200 million project (named "Perfect Day Island Collection") for developing private land destinations in the regions of the Caribbean, Asia, and Australia. As part of this project, CocoCay received unique water attractions.

  • Thrill Waterpark attraction to be constructed, with 2 water towers (Daredevil's Tower, Family Tower) with a total of 13 slides. The Daredevil's Tower complex consists of North America's tallest waterslide (named Daredevil's Peak, height 135 ft / 41 m), Dueling Demons (2 drop slides), Manta Raycers (2 high-speed slides), Screeching Serpent (fully vertical slide), Green Mamba (coiling slide), as well as Caribbean's largest wave pool (Adventure Pool ) with obstacle course (lily pads), rock-climbing wall, . The Family Tower complex consists of all 6 waterslides, including 1 tubed (The Twister, capacity 2 persons sharing 1 raft), 1 zero-gravity (The Slingshot, capacity 4 persons) and 1 racing (Splash Speedway, with 4 lanes).
  • Caribbean's biggest freshwater swimming pool (named Oasis Lagoon) has a swim-up bar and water loungers.
  • Caribbean's only Zip-line with water landing has length 1600 ft (488 m) and crisscrosses the island at heights up to 50 ft (15 m).
  • The Bahamas' highest vantage point (an attraction named "Up, Up and Away") is a helium balloon flying up to 450 ft (137 m) above ground.
  • Three new beaches - Chill Island (with private cabanas and daybeds), South Beach (specifically designed for beachside activities - volleyball, basketball, soccer, paddleboards, glass-bottom sea kayaks, zorbs (inflatable bumper bubble balls) and Coco Beach Club (exclusive beach providing premium island vacation experiences with overwater cabanas). Coco Beach Club cabana rentals are inclusive of 1 hammock, 1 waterslide and dedicated service by a cabana attendant. The complex also includes a freshwater infinity pool, its own full bar and an exclusive restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine specialties.
  • Shipwreck Galleon (kids park) has 30 water cannons. The Sprayaway Geyser sprays water up to 82 ft (25 m) in the air. Both are part of Splashaway Bay. This is the enlarged version of the Royal Caribbean ships upgraded onboard aqua parks for kids, fitted with fountains, splash pools, sprinklers, geysers, cannons, whirlpools, slides, 2 drench buckets.
  • Captain Jack's is a new bar and dining venue - designed as a rowboat, with waterfront views, serving beverages and fast-food items (including chicken wings and steak fries).
  • Skipper's Grill serves lunch fast-food (including sandwiches, burgers, tacos, salads).
  • The beachside restaurant Chill Grill is CocoCay's largest. Also new is the food bar, Snack Shack.
  • Newly added amenities include wave runner and boat tours, snorkeling, private cabanas and daybeds for rental, several beach bars with upgraded menus.

Royal Caribbean Coco Cay Island (waterslides, balloon)

In 2017-2018 was constructed a new pier (able to handle RCI's largest / Oasis-class liners), as well as basketball court, bocce ball court, bowling court, volleyball nets, large-size pool table.

Royal Caribbean Coco Cay Island (Bahamas) cruise port

In 2016 the private island was upgraded with a new swim-up bar at Barefoot Beach, new cabanas, new island dock (for tenders), 35 beach bungalows (capacity 6 persons each) at Barefoot Beach.

Royal Caribbean Coco Cay Island (waterslides, zip-line)

In 2015, the island was upgraded with new trams (quieter and taller) and was added a new / shorter tram route and a new freshwater shower (at Barefoot Beach).

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