ROYAL CARIBBEAN REVEALS “THE BLASTER”: THE WORLD’S LONGEST WATERSLIDE AT SEA ON NAVIGATOR OF THE SEA
Royal Caribbean International has revealed plans to install the world’s longest waterslide at sea on its ship Navigator of the Seas. The Blaster will propel a two-person raft through more than 800 feet of hills, drops and straightaways including a section that extends over the side of the ship for a unique seabourne thrill.
The Blaster is just one of the extraordinary additions guest can expect from Navigator of the Seas’ $115 million makeover when she re-launches on 24th February 2019. Also featuring is The Blaster’s counterpart, Riptide, which will plunge riders headfirst down the cruise industry’s very first mat racer, finishing with an exhilarating home stretch through a translucent tube offering breath taking ocean views.
“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.”
Last year, Royal Caribbean let 100 ten-year-olds loose on the newly amped-up Independence of the Seas to road test her extraordinary new features, including Sky Pad, the virtual reality bungee trampoline experience. Click here to download the video.
Navigator of the Seas’ multi-million dollar makeover also includes:
To Dry For, the first standalone blow dry bar at sea
Planet Z glow in the dark laser tag
The Observatorium, Royal Caribbean’s escape room
The Lime and Coconut two-level signature cocktail bar
Tasty Mexican street food at El Loco Fresh
The Bamboo Room, the cruise line’s Polynesian-themed watering hole
Rustic Italian dishes at Jamie’s Italian
Drinks and pastries from Starbucks
Navigator of the Seas will be the first in the Royal Caribbean fleet to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, the debut destination in the cruise line’s recently announced private island collection, opening in May 2019.
With a $200 million investment, the ultimate family destination will feature Thrill Waterpark with 13 jaw-dropping slides, like Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America; Oasis Lagoon, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool; Up, Up and Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air for the highest vantage point in The Bahamas; Chill Island for some R&R on the beach; and the action-packed South Beach with sports, paddle-boarding, glass-bottom kayaking and more.