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Royal Caribbean Ship Surprise Guests With Virtual Reality Upgrades & A Date No-one Expected

Royal Caribbean Ship Surprise Guests With Virtual Reality Upgrades & A Date No-one Expected

Royal Caribbean have made the decision to tend to Mariner of the Seas with $90 million worth of revitalizations, due to be unveiled in June 2018.

One thing that will be central to the improvements is the exciting new Sky Pad virtual reality, bungee trampoline attraction.

Passengers will be strapped into a harness and will wear a digital headset, but and will virtually travel to a different time and planet.

Guests will have the option to play intergalactic games as they hop over moon craters or enjoy the experience sans headgear for traditional sea and sky views.

Right next to the Sky Pad on the upper aft deck will also be The Perfect Storm of waterslides comprised of the racing Cyclone and Typhoon, and rounding out the new al fresco attractions will be a fresh 40-foot-long FlowRider surf simulator.

Studio B will newly offer up “Battle for Planet Z- a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience- and Puzzle Break: The Observatorium will be a mysterious escape room challenge, requiring players to solve puzzles and discover clues to break free within 60 minutes or less.

The Bamboo Room will be an entirely new Polynesian-themed venue onboard whilst the bar and lounge will display a retro “tiki-chic” aesthetic and serve up kitschy cocktails to match.

Alternatively, Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade will be the hub for watching the big game live with beer, wings, and sliders to accompany whilst Starbucks will be the spot to grab a high-octane beverage.

Additional new dining options will soon encompass Jamie’s Italian and Izumi Hibachi & Sushi. At the first, Chef Jamie Oliver’s signature regional courses will feature seasonal ingredients and homemade pastas, and the second will showcase custom hot and cold dishes available a la carte.

Aside from the stated changes, Mariner of the Seas will continue to resemble sister-ship Navigator of the Seas, meaning guests will not be saying goodbye to glass balconies and the classic Royal Promenade.

The 15-deck ship also features a list of famous Royal Caribbean favourites: 40-foot rock-climbing wall, nine-hole mini-golf course, trio of swimming pools, full-sized basketball court and “Dive-In” poolside movie screen.

Guests can expect to see the changes in June 2018 on three and four-night Bahamian weekend getaways; cruises will journey from PortMiami, Florida to Nassau and Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay private island.


What do you think of the sound of Mariner of the Seas’ $90 million changes? Have you sailed with her or any of the other vessels in the fleet before? Leave us your thoughts and comments later…

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