Wednesday, 13 July 2011

More Royal Caribbean ships to receive Oasis-class features

More Royal Caribbean ships to receive Oasis-class features
By Donna Tunney

Royal Caribbean International will invest $300 million to bring Oasis-class innovations to more of the cruise line's ships.

The Royal Advantage revitalization plan, which began with upgrades to Radiance of the Seas last spring, will be expanded to include Splendour of the Seas in November, Rhapsody of the Seas in March, Grandeur of the Seas in May and Serenade of the Seas in November 2012.

The revamps will continue in 2013 and 2014, when revitalizations will take place for Legend of the Seas, Vision of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas.

Less extensive enhancements are planned for Independence of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and the Enchantment of the Seas, said Royal Caribbean.

Each ship will enter drydock for approximately a month.

"The Royal Advantage revitalizations takes many of the best features that we have created in recent years and introduces them across our fleet, offering our guests enhanced vacation choices around the world," said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

Among the upgrades will be: Wi-Fi; digital wayfinding systems; outdoor video screens on the pool decks; nurseries for babies and toddlers, and new levels of accommodations for families.

On the dining front, several specialty restaurants will be added, including Chef’s Table; Izumi; Chops Grille; Park CafĂ©, Rita’s Cantina; and Boardwalk Doghouse.