A Texas-Sized Makeover


Royal Caribbean International’s 3,634 passenger, Liberty of the Seas will undergo an extensive, bow-to-stern, makeover as it prepares introduce a number of firsts to its sailing of Mexico and the Caribbean from the port of Galveston, Texas.

During the dry dock, the Liberty of the Seas will see the addition of a collection of waterslides called the Perfect Storm – including the first ever boomerang style slide at sea, Tidal Wave.

The new hair-raising slide features a steep drop that propels riders up a near vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness and into free fall. The Perfect Storm also features two new racer slides called Cyclone and Typhoon which will be located at the aft of the ship alongside the Flowrider surf simulator that was initially introduced on the Freedom class of ships. In addition, kids will have an adult-free zone with the introduction of Splashaway Bay, an aqua park featuring an interactive kidÆs play area with water cannons, geysers and much more.

As well, Liberty of the Seas will get an expanded lineup of food options, including modern Mexican cuisine at Sabor; Giovanni’s Table, an Italian trattoria featuring Italian classics served family style; and a chance to sip on classic cocktails in the R Bar.

New stateroom options will include 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 throughout the ship.

Beginning in November, the Liberty of the Seas will sail seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries every Sunday from Galveston, which will visit Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; and Roatan, Honduras.