Royal Caribbean to upgrade Navigator of the Seas with new family features

Royal Caribbean announced a $115 million modernization of Navigator of the Seas that will introduce a lot of first to the vessel.

Royal Caribbean says it will have a new take on the Adventure Ocean youth program in a newly designed open, free play space. With trained staff and the cruise line’s award-winning programming, the modern concept will let imaginations roam free with activities organized by interests at every corner.

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

Speaking of parents and kids, they will find plenty more to do on Navigator of the Seas once the ship is upgraded.   Navigator of the Seas will offer glow-in-the-dark laser tag with Battle for Planet Z in Studio B, mini-golf and the Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium, where family, friends and foes team up to solve new mind-bending puzzles before time runs out.  

The Perfect Storm brings a new wave of excitement with the boldest duo of waterslides yet. Hearts will pound when vacationers take on The Blaster, the cruise line’s first-ever aqua coaster and the longest waterslide at sea. Adventure seekers will hop on a two-person raft that will propel them through more than 800 feet of hills, drops and straightaways, which includes extending over the side of the ship for a rush of ocean air.

On its counterpart, Riptide, guests will plunge down the industry’s only headfirst mat racer and reach an exhilarating finish through a translucent tube with endless ocean views.

Travelers can take a beat or the whole day to unwind under the sun with a completely reimagined poolscape infused with Caribbean vibes. 

Travelers can max out on every moment of their precious time off as soon as February 24, 2019, when the amplified ship sets sail on her first cruise from Miami. Beginning May 2019, Navigator will offer short Caribbean itineraries that will visit the cruise line’s highly anticipated private island in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay.