Navigator to Galveston After Upgrade

| Tuesday, 30 Apr. 2013

Virtual Balconies rendering from the Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean just announced that it will be moving the Voyager-class vessel Navigator of the Seas to the Texas port of Galveston to sail year round. This repositioning will occur right after the ship emerges from an extensive drydock revitalization in February 2014.

But it is the new features Royal Caribbean will be giving the ship that makes this announcement truly exciting. Some of the most exciting features will be the new Virtual Balconies for select interior staterooms, a feature that Royal Caribbean just announced will be a part of the all new "Quantum of the seas" project slated to debut in June of 2014. That means we will see these new virtual balconies before Quantum of the seas is introduced. Navigator will also receive new panoramic oceanview staterooms - featuring full-length, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Also to be added; new and unique Royal Caribbean signature dining and entertainment concepts first introduced with the Oasis-class such as Giovanni's Table , Park Café, Izumi Asian Cuisine and the Cupcake Cupboard cupcakes at Café Promenade.

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Navigator also will receive other upgrades first tried on the Oasis-class; such as the FlowRider surf simulator, an oversized outdoor movie screen overlooking the main pool, flat-panel televisions in all staterooms, and interactive signage known as the "Digital Wayfinders".

There will be a new Diamond Lounge for suite and Crown & Anchor Society member guests as well as now serving the popular . Ship wide Wi-Fi access will now be available and the children's program will now include Royal Babies and Tots Nursery for kids aged six months to three years old.

This will mark the introduction of the iconic FlowRider, as well as the new Virtual Balconies, to any ship in the Voyager class.

"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."

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