Royal Caribbean have revealed plans to install the world’s longest waterslide at sea on its ship Navigator of the Seas. The slide, named 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 seaborne thrill.
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.
The Blaster and Riptide are part of the new additions guest can expect from the ships $115 million makeover. Navigator of the Seas re-launches on 24th February 2019 and will a whole range of changes including
– 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
Last year, Royal Caribbean launched newly amped-up Independence of the Seas with new features, including Sky Pad, the virtual reality bungee trampoline experience, new waterslides and water play areas and dining options.
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.