Navigator of the Seas To Sail The Caribbean Year Round, Undergo Massive Revitilzation

Virtual Balcony aboard Navigator of the Seas

Virtual Balcony aboard Navigator of the Seas

Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean announced that the Navigator of the Seas will begin sailing the Caribbean year round from the Texas port city of Galveston. The Navigator of the Seas will sail seven-night western Caribbean itineraries after emerging from an extensive drydock revitalization in February 2014. During this extensive drydock, signature Royal Caribbean features, such as the FlowRider surf simulator and dining venues like Giovanni’s Table, Park Café and Izumi Asian Cuisine will be added. At the same time, new features such as Virtual Balconies for select interior staterooms, new panoramic oceanview staterooms – featuring full-length, floor-to-ceiling windows and unique new dining and entertainment concepts will be introduced to surprise and delight guests.

“We are thrilled to be homeporting Navigator of the Seas, with her new enhancements and first at-sea amenities year-round in Galveston,” said Lisa Bauer, executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing, Royal Caribbean International. “As part of our commitment to delivering the most innovative and contemporary vacation experiences to guests, the iconic FlowRider, as well as the new Virtual Balconies, will be among a new range of amenities being introduced aboard the Voyager class of ships – making every ship our best ship. These exciting and unmatched onboard amenities on Navigator of the Seas, offer adventurous family vacationers many opportunities to be WOW’ed in ways that only Royal Caribbean can deliver.”

Royal Caribbean's famous Flowrider

Royal Caribbean’s famous Flowrider

As part of an extensive program to enhance every ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, Navigator of the Seas also will receive many of the most popular and innovative concepts and amenities that were introduced aboard the world-acclaimed and revolutionary Oasis-class ships, such as an oversized outdoor movie screen overlooking the main pool, the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery for guests six to 36 months old in the award-winning Adventure Ocean children’s programming, new Diamond Lounges for suite and Crown & Anchor Society member guests as well as now serving the popular Cupcake Cupboard cupcakes at Café Promenade.

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Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.