Royal Caribbean is not only in the middle of a massive renovation to their private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay, but the cruise line is planning on opening up four more private islands all around the world the Mirror is reporting.
This expansion will give Royal Caribbean five different private islands for their cruise ships to visit on cruises. While the cruise line hasn’t released many details about these four new islands, reports are that some will be located in Asia, Australia, and another island in the Caribbean. The islands are expected to open over the next five years.
Royal Caribbean is in the process of transforming CocoCay into the “Perfect Day” for cruisers that includes the tallest waterslide in North America, over the water cabanas, zip lines, the biggest wave pool in the Caribbean, a helium balloon that will rise 450 feet in the air, and the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean.
In addition to these new attractions, Royal Caribbean is building a much needed pier on the island that will eliminate the need for tendering from cruise ships. The pier is scheduled to open in March 2019 and will be able to accommodate two ships at once, including Oasis class vessels.
Thrill Waterpark, the Zip Line, Splashaway Bay aqua park, Up, Up and Away helium balloon, Captain Jack’s Galleon, Skipper’s Grill dining, Captain Jack’s dining, Chill Island, Chill Grill dining, and Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool will open in May 2019.
South Beach, Coco Beach Club and the overwater cabanas are scheduled to open in December 2019.
Starting in 2020, cruise ships will begin late night stays on CocoCay with plans for some ships to overnight on the island beginning in 2021.
The cruise line has also talked about building a few cabins on the island where select passengers can get off the ship, stay for a few nights, and then hop on another cruise ship back home.