Navigator of the Seas Arrives in Miami Following Huge Refit

Navigator of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s newly amplified Navigator of the Seas is in Miami following a $115 million refit aimed at the important short-cruise market.

Among the features are new waterslides, a new poolside area, new retail and restaurants and much more.

“We have really dialled up the adventure and Caribbean vibes in ways that will make Navigator of the Seas the ultimate getaway to take from Miami,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Independence and Mariner of the Seas, the first two modernized ships in our Royal Amplified program, have quickly become standout hits, and Navigator builds on this momentum with a combination of new, exciting features and signature Royal Caribbean offerings that will surprise and delight guests cruising with us for the first time and those who have vacationed with us before.”

Navigator of the Seas


The 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 and part of the booming drydock market.

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 meant to appeal to every generation, the company said.

Navigator of the Seas

Beginning Friday, March 1, Navigator will sail five- and 9-night Caribbean itineraries through May 2019.

The ship will then set course for The Bahamas with three-night weekend and four-night weekday cruises, including visits to the cruise line’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Navigator of the Seas

Beginning May 2019, each sailing onboard Navigator of the Seas will visit Perfect Day at CocoCay


Navigator of the Seas undergoes US$115M refit

<i>Navigator of the Seas</i> undergoes US$115M refit
Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas’ refurbishment includes installing the world’s longest waterslide at sea

Royal Caribbean International has revealed plans to install the world’s longest waterslide at sea on its ship Navigator of the Seas.

The ship will relaunch on 24 February after a US$115M refit.

The waterslide – called The Blaster – will propel a two-person raft through more than 244 m of hills, drops and straightaways including a section that extends over the side of the ship.

“Each Royal Caribbean ship brings a new adventure uniquely designed to deliver on our guests’ preferences from A to Z,” said Royal Caribbean International president and chief executive Michael Bayley. 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 of the Seas‘ multi-million dollar makeover also includes:

  • To Dry For, the first standalone blow-dry bar at sea.
  • Planet Z glow in the dark laser tag.
  • The Observatorium, Royal Caribbean’s escape room.
  • The Lime and Coconut two-level signature cocktail bar.
  • New restaurants, bars and coffee shop.

Navigator of the Seas will be the first in the Royal Caribbean fleet to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, the debut destination in the cruise line’s recently announced private island collection, opening in May 2019.

Re-imagined Navigator of the Seas Will Introduce New Onboard Adventures

Perfect Storm pool deck on Navigator of the Seas

PHOTO: Perfect Storm pool deck on Navigator of the Seas (photo courtesy Royal Caribbean)