After spending a month in dry dock during February 2016, the 3,634 guest ship will emerge with a refurbishment featuring an impressive array of exciting enhancements including a number of Royal Caribbean firsts, as well as guests’ favourites. A collection of waterslides dubbed the “Perfect Storm” will be the highlight of the extensive makeover, including the first Tidal Wave slide at sea. Royal Caribbean described the new hair-raising ride as a “steep drop” where riders are propelled up a vertical wall “for a moment of weightlessness” and then dropped into free fall. The new ride is called in the release “the first ever boomerang style slide at sea.” In addition, there are two racer slides named “Cyclone” and “Typhoon”, along with the Flowrider surf simulator that was initially introduced on the ships of Freedom class. There will be an adult-free zone for kids with the debut of Splashaway Bay, an aqua park with an interactive kid’s play area that includes water cannons, geysers and other fun activities.
During the dry dock in February, Liberty of the Seas will also receive an array of new stateroom options including 26 new Panoramic Ocean View staterooms, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls, providing guests with breathtaking, unobstructed views as well as an additional 53 staterooms will also be added throughout the ship.
New dining options will also be available, including Sabor specializing in a menu of authentic, modern and unexpected Mexican dishes, such as Oaxacan Ceviche of Red Snapper or Spicy Chicken Flautas. Guests will also enjoy Giovanni’s Table, an Italian trattoria featuring Italian classics served family style.
After repositioning from the New York area, Liberty of the Seas will be homeported at Galveston, Texas. The ship will offer 7-night cruise itineraries to a variety of western Caribbean destinations including Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico and Roatan, Honduras.