Royal Caribbean International’s 3,634-passenger cruise ship, Independence of the Seas arrived at the Grand Bahama shipyard in Freeport, Bahama on 04 April 2018 to being its refurbishment.
The ship will spend around a month in dry-dock whilst the refurbishment work is carried out. During this time many changes will take place on board, including the addition of new staterooms and suites as well as exciting new passenger venues. Some existing passenger venues will also be relocated or removed to make way for new features.
Royal Caribbean International has announced that it is to build a huge new waterpark at CocoCay in the Bahamas, the cruise line’s very own private island. Completion is scheduled for late 2019.
The new waterpark will feature the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, the tallest waterslide in North America and a helium balloon ride.
Royal Caribbean International has announced further details about some of the new features that will be added to Independence of the Seas during the ship’s upcoming refurbishment.
Independence of the Seas will return to Southampton in May 2018 following her refurbishment. The ship will be the first in the fleet to feature virtual reality trampolines.
Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will build another new cruise ship, expected to launch in 2022.
The announcement of the additional new ship was made at D23 in Anaheim on 15 July 2017. Disney Cruise Line now has three new build cruise ships on order, each being constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Royal Caribbean International has announced some of the new features that will be installed on the Independence of the Seas during its refurbishment in April 2018.
The 3,634-passenger cruise ship is popular amongst cruisers in the United Kingdom and will cruises from Southampton throughout summer 2018.