New Attractions Coming to Mariner of the Seas: A Virtual Reality Trampoline Lets Passengers Walk on the Moon

Revamp of Royal Caribbean ship will add virtual reality trampoline.

New features coming to Mariner of the Seas as part of a $90 million refurbishment this year, revealed Royal Caribbean a few days ago.

The cruise line that boasts the largest cruise ships at sea is sending Mariner of the Seas into drydock for $90 million refurbishments that will add new features to the ship: a new attraction called the Sky Pad- virtual reality, bungee jump, and trampoline. There will be other facilities like a new sports bar, Tiki bar, water slides, restaurants and more.

The 138,279-ton Mariner of the Seas debuted in 2003. The 3,114-passenger ship features 15 decks. The refurbishment will be done in May and June in Cadiz, Spain. The top deck of the mid-size ship will look completely different. The centerpiece is the Sky Pad, a bungee trampoline experience. Guests will be able to use it with or without a virtual-reality headset. Those wearing the headset will be “transported to another time and planet to bounce over moon craters or compete in intergalactic games.”

A two-slide version of The Perfect Storm which first debuted on Harmony of the Seas is coming onboard, with the two slides called Cyclone and Typhoon. Also, guests will be able to enjoy a rock climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulator. Other features aboard will be a 60-minute escape room called “Puzzle Break: The Observatorium”, The Bamboo Room- a retro Tiki bar, and Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade that will debut on Symphony of the Seas too.

After the refurbishment, Mariner of the Seas will sail from Miami beginning June for 3- and 4-night Bahamas itineraries with stops in Nassau and CocoCay, the line’s private island.

Source Travel Weekly.