By the Caribbean Journal staff
Royal Caribbean is planning a $115 million makeover for its Navigator of the Seas cruise ship.
The focus of the large-scale transformation will be on experiences, from a new poolscape, two new waterslides, the “first blow dry bar at sea” and new dining concepts.
The ship, which will homeport in Miami, will launch Caribbean sailings in May 2019, including stops at the company’s private-island destination in The Bahamas.
New eateries include The Bamboo Room, a Polynesian-style lounge; the Playmakers Sports Bar; Jamie’s Italian (a new restaurant from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver), a Johnny Rockets Express and a Starbucks.
The changes are part of what Royal is calling the “Royal Amplified” fleet-wide modernization program, which launched with renovations to both Independence of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas.
“Each Royal Caribbean ship brings a new adventure uniquely designed to deliver on our guests’ preferences from A to Z,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. Every detail matters, and we’ve mapped out an unmatched combination of innovative features and experiences for this top-to-bottom transformation of Navigator of the Seas.”