Cruise NewsRoyal Caribbean Announces $900 Million in Cruise Ship Upgrades

Royal Caribbean Announces $900 Million in Cruise Ship Upgrades

Royal Caribbean has announced that the cruise line is committing $900 million in cruise ship upgrades over the next four years.  This modernization called Royal Amplified will bring new innovations on every deck of the ships.
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Over the course of the next four years, Royal Caribbean will spend $900 million upgrading 10 of their cruise ships.  A look at when Royal Caribbean cruise ships are going into dry dock and be found here.

The program will touch every facet of the guest experience, and introduce a wide range of innovative features and bold, new experiences, including specialized pool spaces, experiential dining and nightlife concepts, and first-of-its-kind attractions like Sky Pad, an out-of-this-world virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience.

Royal Amplified reflects the company’s passion for innovation, relentless attention to detail and commitment to delivering the best vacation in the world.

In the next few months, Mariner of the Seas will undergo a $90 million modernization adding new thrills, including Sky Pad and a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience; The Bamboo Room, a retro lounge with tiki-chic décor; and the fun, vibrant Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. Mariner of the Seas will sail three and  four night cruises from PortMiami to the Bahamas redefining the weekend getaway.

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Sky Pad, a brand new virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience being added to Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

Sister ship Navigator of the Seas will follow in 2019, and receive an even more extensive modernization before joining Mariner of the Seas to offer short escapes. In 2019, both cruise ships will call extensively on Perfect Day at CocoCay, making for the most ultimate quick getaway.

Royal Caribbean currently sails a fleet of 24 cruise ships with a 25th (Symphony of the Seas) ship debuting later this month.

The cruise line sails to the most popular cruise destinations in the world including Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand.

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Cruise NewsRoyal Caribbean Announces $900 Million in Cruise Ship Upgrades


  1. I just got off emperors of the sea and it was a horrible experience….. I was late do to plane delay and I was prohibited for getting on my ship( navigator of the sea)I was on stand by the following day and got on the other ship…what a nightmare,this ship was much smaller,not many restaurants, on my original cruise……I was do to go to mexico…I wound up going to Bahamas!!!I was told once I get off ship go on website and I would be compensated….. Unhappy cruiser??

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