ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL’S NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS GETS TEXAS-SIZED MAKEOVER
MIAMI, Feb. 04, 2014 – Royal Caribbean
International’s Navigator of the Seas is primed to resume year-round
service from Galveston, Texas on February 5, 2014, after completing a month-long
Part of an extensive fleetwide program to enhance
every Royal Caribbean’ ship, Navigator of the Seas will WOW the
Lone Star State with the area’s most innovative and contemporary Caribbean
cruise vacation by introducing new and significantly enhanced dining options;
debut a new FlowRider surf simulator; and offer a glimpse ahead toward
the cruise line’s highly anticipated Quantum of the Seas.
anticipated of all the ship’s additions is the new FlowRider surf
simulator, the center of the action atop the Sports Deck (deck 13), as
well as the debut of Royal Caribbean’s first Virtual Balconies
in 81 interior staterooms displaying expansive, real-time views of the
ocean and destinations.
Virtual Balconies were first announced for Quantum
of the Seas, which debuts October 2014, and vacationers can be among
the first to experience the innovation on Navigator of the Seas –
even before the Quantum class is launched. Vacationers also can choose
new Panoramic Ocean View staterooms, featuring floor-to-ceiling
glass walls providing guests breathtaking, unobstructed views all the time.
of the Seas’ guests also can look forward to an expanded lineup of
eight dining options, led by the debut of an all-new modern Mexican specialty
restaurant Sabor, featuring a mouthwatering menu of authentic, modern
and unexpected Mexican dishes, such as Oaxacan Ceviche of Red Snapper,
Spicy Chicken Flautas, or Chicken and Roasted Corn Empanada, topped with
Green mole and spicy peanut sauce – to name a few. Sabor diners also can
delight in customized guacamole and salsas, made tableside right in front
of their eyes, as well as an assortment of tacos, quesadillas and burritos,
all made with the freshest ingredients. Sabor has a service charge of $25
can complement their experience with a curated menu of tequilas, mezcal,
and Mexican beers, as well as delicious sangrias and tableside-mixed margaritas,
for an additional charge. Sabor’s tequila flights also offer guests a
chance to sample a trio of Plata, Reposado and Anejo tequila, or savor
the nuances among three Reposado tequilas.
Navigator of the Seas’ guests will be the first to enjoy the fully
revamped and elevated Chops Grille: The New American Steakhouse,
which marries contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings. The
first among Royal Caribbean’s fleet to offer the new menu, Chops Grille
on Navigator of the Seas will feature brand new selections, such
as the Veal Chop Parmesan, slow broiled with caramelized shallots and topped
with parmesan herb butter, a Slow-braised Short Rib of Beef with Bordelaise
sauce, and a Dry-aged Steak Burger served on a brioche bun and topped with
melted gruyere and pancetta.
Guests also can still enjoy Chops Grille classic
cuts, such as the 8 Oz. Filet Mignon, served with Béarnaise butter, and
a 10 Oz. Grilled Sirloin Steak, as well as a range of new and delicious
signature appetizers, soups, salads, and sides – such as new, decadent
Truffled French Fries and Gruyere Cheese Tater Tots – that will complete
the experience in the cruise line’s hallmark specialty restaurant. Chops
Grille steakhouse has a service charge of $35 per guest.
Grille also features two new premium selections of the finest quality cuts
of beef in the world, a 16 Oz. dry-aged NY Strip Steak and a 20 Oz. dry-aged
Porterhouse Steak (an additional $18 and $19 respectively), each USDA prime
beef, dry-aged for four weeks to achieve the pinnacle of flavor, tenderness
and aroma. This dry-aged process can only be found at select steakhouses
around the world, and now, in a cruise industry first, is offered aboard
Royal Caribbean International’s Chops Grille.
of the Seas’ guests also can choose exciting sushi and Asian fusion
dishes in the ship’s new Izumi Japanese Cuisine (a la carte menu),
and delicious classic Italian favorites in Giovanni’s Table Italian
trattoria ($15 for lunch and $20 for dinner per guest). Rounding out Navigator
of the Seas’ culinary experiences is the grand, three-story main dining
room, newly renamed Sapphire, the casual-dining Windjammer Café,
and complimentary room service from 5 – 12 a.m. Navigator of the Seas’
specialty restaurants are available for advance online reservations
for booked guests at RoyalCaribbean.com.
also will enjoy some of the more popular concepts that were introduced
aboard Royal Caribbean’s ground-breaking Oasis-class ships, such as new
digital signage, bow-to-stern Wi-Fi service, new flat-panel televisions
in every stateroom, an oversized LCD movie screen overlooking the main
pool, a new Diamond Lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty member
guests, and the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery for the youngest guests ages
six to 36 months. Additionally, the ship’s Champagne Bar has been re-conceptualized
into Royal Caribbean’s signature, retro-chic R Bar.
of the Seas will sail seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries every
Sunday from Galveston, visiting exciting warm-weather getaways in the Caribbean,
including; Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Falmouth,
Jamaica; and George Town, Grand Cayman.
Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a
40-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never
before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched
array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including,
jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming
that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.
by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails
21 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations
in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, and Australia
and New Zealand. World renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor
Service, delivered by every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has
been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 11 consecutive years in the
Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards.
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