Navigator of the Seas
ROYAL CARIBBEAN REVEALS NEXT-LEVEL ADVENTURES ON NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS
Reimagined with $115 million, the New Miami Resident will Sail with All-new Features and Firsts
MIAMI, Nov. 1, 2018 – Short getaways are in for a double dose of adventure. Royal Caribbean International is amping things up on 3- to 4-night Caribbean cruises with new, record-breaking experiences coming to a reimagined Navigator of the Seas. With a $115 million modernization, Navigator will offer vacationers a lineup of firsts and Royal Caribbean favorites, including an awe-inspiring Caribbean poolscape, two daring waterslides, the first blow dry bar at sea, Insta-worthy nightlife and dining, and thrilling activities for the whole family. Travelers can max out on every moment of their precious time off as soon as February 24, 2019, when the amplified ship sets sail on her first cruise from Miami. Beginning May 2019, Navigator will offer short Caribbean itineraries that will visit the cruise line’s highly anticipated private island in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay.
“Each Royal Caribbean ship brings a new adventure uniquely designed to deliver on our guests’ preferences from A to Z,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “After launching our Royal Amplified modernization program with Independence of the Seas and then redefining short getaways with Mariner of the Seas, we are challenging ourselves to take it to the next level. Every detail matters, and we’ve mapped out an unmatched combination of innovative features and experiences for this top-to-bottom transformation of Navigator of the Seas.”
Navigator’s top decks will be the center of this unforgettable weekend escape with adrenaline-inducing and feel-good moments from bow to stern.
The Perfect Storm brings a new wave of excitement with the boldest duo of waterslides yet. Hearts will pound when vacationers take on The Blaster, the cruise line’s first-ever aqua coaster and the longest waterslide at sea. Adventure seekers will hop on a two-person raft that will propel them through more than 800 feet of hills, drops and straightaways, which includes extending over the side of the ship for a rush of ocean air. On its counterpart, Riptide, guests will plunge down the industry’s only headfirst mat racer and reach an exhilarating finish through a translucent tube with endless ocean views. Signature Royal Caribbean features like the FlowRider surf simulator and rock-climbing wall will round out these next-level feats.
Travelers can take a beat or the whole day to unwind under the sun with a completely reimagined poolscape infused with Caribbean vibes. The standout resort-style deck takes on a new look with more pool for everyone – even a Splash Pad for tots – and all the ingredients that make for a perfect weekend. New to the scene is The Lime and Coconut. The two-level signature bar will sweeten sunsets with cocktails as pool days transform into pool nights with extended hours, live music and a “rooftop” deck for a bird’s-eye view. When hunger strikes, the weekend goes uninterrupted with casual grab-and-go spots on deck. Guests can conveniently choose from tasty Mexican street fare at El Loco Fresh and American classics at the first Johnny Rockets Express.
Elevated Dining and Nightlife
Having originally debuted on Voyager Class, the cruise line’s signature Royal Promenade will tout new restaurants, retail and nightlife. After a day in the sun, travelers can swing by To Dry For, the first standalone blow dry bar at sea. Offering blowouts, hairstyling and polish changes, plus a selection of wines and champagnes, the new space is the perfect stop for a quick beauty fix before a night out. The Bamboo Room, first introduced on Mariner of the Seas, is the cruise line’s Polynesian-themed watering hole with kitschy-cool cocktails and unique tiki-chic décor. For those looking to catch the big game or host game night, Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade features 50 big-screen TVs, tabletop games, tournaments, trivia, a new Owner’s Box VIP room, and a menu of classic bar fare with a twist alongside ice-cold brews.
Every palate will be pleased when popular Royal Caribbean restaurants join a refreshed Chops Grille steakhouse. Guests can go for Jamie’s Italian to get a taste of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s rustic Italian dishes made with seasonal ingredients and homemade pastas crafted in-house daily. Foodies angling for fresh seafood and ocean views in a casual setting will find New England-inspired dishes, from lobster and crab claws to local fish and just-shucked oysters, at Hooked Seafood. Also new on board will be Starbucks, with an extensive menu of drinks and pastries.
Amped-up Family Adventure
A getaway on board Navigator means time off for the parents and kids, with activities and experiences to thrill every member of the family. Beyond the action-packed top decks are more Royal Caribbean hits, including glow-in-the-dark laser tag with Battle for Planet Z in Studio B, mini-golf and the Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium, where family, friends and foes team up to solve new mind-bending puzzles before time runs out.
Younger kids will enjoy Royal Caribbean’s new take on the Adventure Ocean youth program in a newly designed open, free play space. With trained staff and the cruise line’s award-winning programming, the modern concept will let imaginations roam free with activities organized by interests at every corner. The teen areas will also sport updates with a redesigned Living Room, the teen-only laidback hangout, as well as a new “hidden” entrance and outdoor deck that serves up nothing but chill vibes.
When Navigator arrives to Miami after her modernization, she will sail a series of 5- and 9-night Caribbean itineraries. The amped-up ship will then offer vacationers 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday sailings to The Bahamas starting May 2019, becoming the first to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay – the debut destination in the cruise line’s recently announced private island collection. With a $200 million makeover, 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.
Rooted in research and guest feedback, Royal Caribbean’s investment of more than $1 billion in the Royal Amplified fleet modernization effort spans 10 ships in four years and touches every facet of the guest experience. Navigator of the Seas, the third ship to be reimagined, builds on the program’s success in creating iconic pools and attractions, as well as the elevated dining and nightlife that travelers seek on shorter and more frequent getaways. Introducing a wide range of bold, new adventures meant to appeal to every generation, Royal Amplified reflects the cruise line’s passion for innovation, relentless attention to detail and commitment to delivering unforgettable vacations.
With an impressive array of world-class restaurants and bars, serving delicious cuisine from all around the globe, there’s something to satisfy any appetite, day or night, onboard Navigator of the Seas®.
From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.
Located in the heart of the ship; 2 football pitches long and 4 decks high – the Royal Promenade is lined with boutiques, as well as 24-hour casual dining and drinking options. Distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging from logo items, perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear.
Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all served by the ship’s resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum’s nightly theme and aerial performance.
Royal Caribbean’s first-ever wine bar at sea. Together with Robert Mondavi, Beringer® Blass Wine Estates and Niebaum-Coppola, we’ve created a first-rate wine bar everyone can enjoy. The menu includes a range of options from some of the best wine-producing regions in the world - order an old favourite or find a new one with our sampling menus. They also offer wine tastings and classes.
Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.
- Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
- Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
- Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
- Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration
The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, fitness centre, rock climbing wall and much more.
A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture.
Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations are run by qualified professionals during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advice, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.
Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing.
A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.
Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request.
The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.
There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.
Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.
There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.
For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21.
Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.
The following drinks packages are available onboard:
Select Drinks Package - from $40 per person per day (approx £25)- Includes: Beer (a selection of bottle, can and draught), wine by the glass (up to $8 value), fountain soft drinks with souvenir cup and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Premium Drinks Package - from $55 per person per day (approx £35) - Includes: All house spirits with mixer and premium cocktails, beers (a selection of bottle, can and draft), premium wine by the glass (up to $12 value), frozen & non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, still bottled water (500ml).
Ultimate Drinks Package - from $65 per person per day (approx £40) - Virtually unlimited options. A combination of all the benefits from the Premium and Royal Replenish Packages.
Wine & Dine Package - from $99 per person (approx £60) - Wine enthusiasts can save up to 25% on standard list prices with a multi-bottle Wine Package. Choose from a renowned selection and enjoy your wine in the Main Dining Room, speciality restaurants or the Windjammer Café.
Evian Water Package - from $28.45 per person per day (approx £18.70). Stay perfectly refreshed with Evian 1 litre bottled water, available in quantities of 8, 12, 16 and 24 and delivered conveniently to staterooms, with savings up to 35% on individual bottles.
Juice Package - from $20.15 per person per day (approx £13.20) - Minute Maid bottled juice packages delivered to your stateroom. They're available in a variety of flavours and quantities (6, 8 and 12 bottles) for savings of up to 25% on individual bottles.
Please note: 15% gratuity is included in all package prices.
Recommended gratuities for guests in a Grand suite or above, is advised to be $14.25 per guest per day.
For guests in a Junior suite or a Stateroom it is advised to be $12.00 per guest per day.
A 15 % gratuity will automatically be added to bar bill or wine bills and for services in the Spa or Salon.
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