Cruise NewsRoyal Caribbean Adding Massive Upgrades to Their Private Island CocoCay

Royal Caribbean Adding Massive Upgrades to Their Private Island CocoCay

Royal Caribbean is turning their private island in the Bahamas into the ultimate cruise day.  The cruise line is not only adding a pier so their cruise ships can dock without tendering, but also adding upgrade that include pools, waterslides, and other one of a kind thrills.

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Royal Caribbean has announced many of the upgrades being added to CocoCay. This is what we know so far about what is being added to the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas.

Thrill Waterpark: Thrill Waterpark will lie at the heart of Perfect Day at CocoCay, daring the most adrenaline-seeking guests to conquer two brag-worthy water towers with 13 slides – the most slides found in any waterpark in the Caribbean – as well as the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a kid-friendly obstacle course pool.

Coco Beach Club: The exclusive Coco Beach Club elevates the perfect beach day with an oceanfront infinity pool, upgraded cuisine and the only overwater cabanas in the Bahamas. In addition, beachside cabanas and daybeds will offer up a private slice of paradise. Elsewhere, guests can find zen at a freshwater infinity edge pool and bar, spanning an expansive 2,600-plus feet, or enjoy an exclusive dining venue that serves up freshly made Mediterranean fare with a side of ocean views.

Up, Up, and Away: A tethered helium balloon takes adventure to new heights, offering Caribbean views from up to 400 feet above the island.

Oasis Lagoon: This is no mirage — it’s the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, with a family-friendly sloping entry, a swim-up bar, and various coves and islands for lounging.

Pier: A pier is currently under construction so Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships can dock right at the island, eliminating the need for tendering.  This will also allow their largest ships, the Oasis class, to visit CocoCay.

Daredevil’s Tower: Guests will push their limits on seven exhilarating slides, including twin Dueling Demons drop slides and the duo of Manta Raycers; the high-speed, fully vertical Screeching Serpent; the coiling Green Mamba; and the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America.

Family Tower: Adventurous squads will share the thrill with six multi-rider slides, including The Twister, a winding tube slide for two sharing a raft; The Slingshot, a zero-gravity slide for four; and the four-lane Splash Speedway racing slides.

Guests will fuel their competitive fire on the action-packed South Beach with volleyball, beachside basketball, soccer, paddle boarding, glass-bottom kayaking and zorbing in an inflatable zorb ball. After working up an appetite, they’ll be able to grab a bite at the Snack Shack or wade out to the floating bar to cool off with a drink. If relaxation is more their speed, photo-worthy teepee cabanas, as well as daybeds, are perfect for napping and snapping in the shade.

Perfect Day at CocoCay will roll out in phases, beginning Sept. 2018 with the completion of the pier, and the majority of the island will launch spring 2019. Coco Beach Club, the final experience to be completed, is set to open Nov. 2019. Additional Perfect Day Island Collection destinations in Asia, Australia and Caribbean will be announced at a later date.

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