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Reimagined from bow to stern, Miami’s newest year-round resident, Navigator of the Seas, begins sailing to the Caribbean on March 1 and Perfect Day at CocoCay in May.

Royal Caribbean International’s newly amplified Navigator of the Seas heats things up in Miami as she arrived into her new year-round home with $115 million of next-level features. The transformed 3,386-guest ship debuts bold, new adventures and Royal Caribbean favorites for all ages, like The Blaster, the longest aqua coaster at sea; Riptide, the industry’s only head-first mat racer waterslide; a reimagined poolscape infused with Caribbean vibes; To Dry For, the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea; and elevated dining and nightlife such as The Lime and Coconut, a 3-level signature bar that offers a variety of libations, a “rooftop” deck for a bird’s-eye view and live music.

The ship will also deliver a lineup of Royal Caribbean favorites, including Hooked Seafood, the casual eatery serving up New England-inspired dishes; The Bamboo Room, a Polynesian-themed watering hole with kitschy-cool cocktails; Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, where families can enjoy gameday classics, 50 big-screen TVs, tabletop games, classic arcade hits and a new Owner’s Box VIP room; Jamie’s Italian, home to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s rustic Italian recipes; Battle for Planet Z, an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag battle for the last planet in the galaxy; Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium, where travelers can solve mind-bending puzzles before time runs out; the FlowRider surf simulator; the rock-climbing wall; and a redesigned Adventure Ocean for the youngest of the family as well as new dedicated teen spaces.

Navigator of the Seas
The Pool Deck on the Navigator of the Seas Royal Amplified.

Navigator of the Seas is the third ship to be reimagined as part of the Royal Amplified modernization program, an investment of more than $1 billion in the cruise line’s fleet. The effort spans 10 ships in four years and touches every facet of the guest experience with the introduction of a wide range of new thrills and Royal Caribbean staples.

Beginning Friday, March 1, Navigator will sail 5- and 9-night Caribbean itineraries through May 2019. The action-packed ship will then set course for The Bahamas with 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday cruises, including visits to the cruise line’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the cruise line’s Perfect Day Island Collection of destinations around the world, will include Thrill Waterpark with 13 jaw-dropping slides, such as Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America; Oasis Lagoon, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool; the Caribbean’s largest wave pool; Up, Up and Away, the helium balloon that floats up to 450 feet in the air; and Chill Island for some beach R&R.

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