Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas takes to the water on June 25th following a $120 million refurbishment. Embarking on a series of 3 and 4 night mini-breaks from Miami to the Bahamas, this thrill-packed cruise ship hopes to entice Millennials on board with the promise of fun and adventure.
By offering short holidays to tropical destinations, Royal Caribbean intends to lure the younger cruising generation away from traditional road trips and beach holidays. In 2019 Mariner of the Seas will sail to the new Perfect Day at CocoCay – the first destination in Royal Caribbean’s recently announced collection of private island experiences around the world.
The re-imagined Mariner of the Seas has a wealth of new ways to play:
- Sky Pad – Thegravity-defying bungee trampoline experience amped up with virtual reality
- The Perfect Storm – A thrilling pair of three-floor-high racer waterslides called Cyclone and Typhoon
- Laser Tag: Battle for Planet Z – An epic glow-in-the-dark battle for the last planet in the galaxy
- Escape Room: The Observatorium – Royal Caribbean’s newest escape room challenge
- FlowRider – The cruise line’s signature 40-foot-long surf simulator
There are also new restaurants and bars introduced to take guests effortlessly from day-to-night:
- The Bamboo Room – A laidback Polynesian watering hole with a throwback vibe and kitschy-cool craft cocktails like the Island Old Fashioned and Tiki Tea – the first in Royal Caribbean’s fleet
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – For fans watching their home team on one of more than 25 TV screens, making their own legendary plays at the arcade, or refueling on game-day favourites
- Jamie’s Italian – Serving fresh, handmade and rustic Italian fare by British Chef Jamie Oliver
- IzumiHibachi and Sushi – Asian-inspired dining featuring hibachi, sushi and sashimi and more – made to order with authentic flavors, the freshest ingredients and impeccable presentation