When it comes to luxury cruises, the one name that tops the list is that of the Royal Caribbean. After setting several grand ships to sail, the marquee is now set to form a world record by unveiling the planet’s largest water slide at sea! Built on the ‘Navigator of the Seas’ cruise, the gigantic slide will run for more than 800 feet and will form part of the ship’s enormous makeover.
Termed the ‘Blaster’, the water slide is unique in terms of architecture and will include a section that extends over the side of the ship. It is designed to propel a two-person raft over hills and drop in what is described as a ‘unique seaborne thrill’. Those seeking a further adrenaline rush can try their hand at the slide’s equally thrilling counterpart – the Riptide, wherein riders get plunged headfirst down a mat racer, only to finish with an exciting home stretch through a translucent tube. If that isn’t enough, the wider $115million (approximately £88million) makeover for the ship also promises an array of other entertainment options for its guests.
The revamped ‘Navigator of the Seas’ will also accommodate Planet Z, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag alongside the Observatorium which happens to be the Royal Caribbean’s much-touted for escape room. Other new features include ‘To Dry For’, the first standalone hairdressing blow dry bar at sea along with new wine-n-dine options such as The Lime and Coconut, a two-level signature cocktail bar, and The Bamboo Room. The Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas cruise will relaunch on February 24 this year.