New Features for Mariner of the Seas in Short Cruise Market

Mariner of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International today announced the details of a $90 million refurbishment on the Mariner of the Seas, as she moves into the Caribbean short cruise market and is redeployed from the Asia and China market.

Service starts from Miami with a three- and four-day cruise program in June, with the ship sailing to Nassau and CocoCay.

“At Royal Caribbean, we believe in the constant pursuit of adventure and that every weekend is an opportunity to experience something new and live life to its fullest,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “With the new Mariner of the Seas, we invite travellers to weekend like they really mean it and make the most of a quick getaway than they even thought was possible.”

Among the highlights is the Sky Pad, a brand new virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience on the Mariner of the Seas.

Guests will strap in and put on a virtual reality headset, which the company said will ” transport them to another time and planet to bounce over moon craters or compete in intergalactic games. The out-of-this-world experience is for guests of all ages, and also can be enjoyed without virtual reality headsets, for those who prefer to look out over the ocean as they leap toward the sky.”

Other additions include The Perfect Storm, a duo of racing waterslides called Cyclone and Typhoon, and a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience in Studio B, where friends and family can team up to play “Battle for Planet Z.”

Mariner will offer Puzzle Break: The Observatorium, a new escape room experience.

The company is also adding the FlowRide surfing simulator to the ship.

New food and beverage options include Jamie’s Italian, Starbucks and Izumi Hibachi & Sushi.

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Royal Caribbean adds perks for Boardwalk and Central Park cabins

Royal Caribbean International said it will add a package of perks for guests in interior-facing cabins on its Oasis-class ships, including the upcoming Harmony of the Seas.

Guests with views of the Central Park neighborhood on Oasis-class ships will get lunch for two at Jamie’s Italian on Harmony of the Seas or Giovanni’s Table on Oasis or Allure of the Seas. They will also get a complimentary bottle of red wine at check-in and perks in the casino.

Those with views of the Boardwalk neighborhood will get lunch or dinner for four at Johnny Rockets, a soda beverage package for two and “private time” on the ship’s rock-climbing wall, Royal Caribbean said.