Liberty of the Seas will be the latest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet to receive a makeover.
The 3,634 passenger cruise ship will head into a month-long dry dock and emerge in February with some fantastic new family-friendly features.
One of the key highlights will be the collection of water slides called the Perfect Storm (borrowing the name from Harmony of the Seas). Two racer slides called Cyclone and Typhoon will be located at the aft of the ship alongside the Flowrider surf simulator.
Another will be the first ever boomerang style slide at sea, Tidal Wave. An example of this slide design can be seen in the video clip below:
This new hair-raising slide features a steep drop that propels riders up a near vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness and into free fall.
Another adaptation borrowed from Harmony of the Seas will be Splashaway Bay, a bright and colourful interactive children’s water splash park to replace H2O Zone. Here children can play around with water cannons, geysers and much more.
Besides the entertainment options, a variety of new food choices are to be installed. Enjoy modern Mexican cuisine at Sabor with a menu of authentic, modern, and unexpected Mexican dishes, such as Oaxacan Ceviche of Red Snapper and Spicy Chicken Flautas.
Giovanni’s Table will open its doors too. The Italian trattoria will serve Italian classics family style.
An additional 26 Panoramic Ocean View staterooms will also be installed and will feature walls of floor-to-ceiling glazing, providing guests with breathtaking, unobstructed ocean views. Contractors will install an additional 53 staterooms throughout the ship.
While there are no public plans just yet if these changes prove successful Royal Caribbean may roll them out to other Freedom-class ships in the fleet. Ships that share the same class as Liberty of the Seas are Freedom of the Seas and the ever-popular Independence of the Seas.
Liberty of the Seas will sail seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries every Sunday from Galveston starting from November 2015, calling at Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; and Roatan, Honduras.
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(Image credits to Royal Caribbean International)