PRESS RELEASE_MIAMI, March 14, 2018 – Upping the ante on what it means to thrill and chill on vacation, Royal Caribbean International today unveiled the first details of the new Perfect Day Island Collection, a series of unrivaled private island destinations around the world. The first in the collection, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas will boast a number of distinct experiences and iconic features, giving adventurous vacationers first-time experiences that will top any bucket list. From racing down the tallest and most thrilling waterslide in North America or riding the tide of the Caribbean’s largest wave pool, to taking in the highest view in The Bahamas from a helium balloon 450 feet in the air, unwinding at the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, or enjoying the perfect beach day, guests will have the power to create their perfect vacation day – no matter what that may look like.
“At Royal Caribbean, it’s not just about the hardware. It’s true that our new ships are technological and engineering marvels in their own right, and offer a multitude of unexpected experiences. Our destinations are an equally important part of the cruise vacation,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We are introducing Perfect Day Island Collection to ensure that we deliver the most memorable vacation for adventure seekers on land, as well as on board our ships.”
Scheduled for completion in fall 2019, the new Perfect Day at CocoCay will offer endless discoveries and shareable moments among seven distinctive island experiences to deliver the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean with the perfect combination of thrills and chills for everyone.
The Perfect Day Starts Here
Setting the stage for the perfect day is the upbeat, colorful and dynamic arrivals plaza, visible to guests as soon as they step ashore Perfect Day at CocoCay. Vacationers will be able to jam out to a welcoming party of live music or brave a zip line ride soaring across the harbor; get soaked by more than 30 water cannons on a shipwrecked Galleon or by the surprising spout of Sprayaway Geyser, spraying water 82 feet in the air. Royal Caribbean’s largest Splashaway Bay will give kids even more buckets of fun thanks to fountains, pools, sprinklers, geysers, water cannons and whirlpools – plus five kid-size waterslides and two massive drench buckets.
At Captain Jack’s, the island hangout and meet-up spot, guests can grab a drink at the rowboat bar and enjoy waterfront views or chow down on chicken wings and crispy steak fries – the house specialty. For a nautical, world-traveled vibe, guests can opt to head to Skipper’s Grill for lunchtime favorites like burgers, sandwiches, tacos and salads.
Thrill Waterpark will lie at the heart of Perfect Day at CocoCay, daring the most adrenaline-seeking guests to conquer two brag-worthy water towers with 13 slides – the most slides found in any waterpark in the Caribbean – as well as the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a kid-friendly obstacle course pool. Key features of Thrill Waterpark will include:
Daredevil’s Tower – Guests will push their limits on seven exhilarating slides, including twin Dueling Demons drop slides and the duo of Manta Raycers; the high-speed, fully vertical Screeching Serpent; the coiling Green Mamba; and the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America.
Family Tower – Adventurous squads will share the thrill with six multi-rider slides, including The Twister, a winding tube slide for two sharing a raft; The Slingshot, a zero-gravity slide for four; and the four-lane Splash Speedway racing slides.
Adventure seekers of all ages can also ride the tide at the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, and leave their cares on land as they soar above Perfect Day at CocoCay on a 1,600-foot zip line – ending with the only splash water landing in the region.
At Adventure Pool, little adventurers will find an obstacle course with lily pads, a rock-climbing wall and swing ropes to bounce, climb and swing to their heart’s content.
Play it Cool at the Largest Freshwater Pool in the Caribbean
At Oasis Lagoon, guests of all ages can explore the coves of the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool – whether looking to spend fun time with family, share a few cocktails with friends or simply laze around in the tropical sun. Sunbathers can make their way through three distinct coves, each with a vibe of their own. Guests can splash right in at the kid-friendly beach entry, sip a frosty Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before catching some sun rays on one of three mini swim-up islands with in-water loungers, or treat themselves to total relaxation in a private cabana, complete with its own cabana attendant.
A Sky-High Perspective
With Up, Up and Away thrill seekers will score a view unlike any other while drifting 450 feet above Perfect Day at CocoCay in a colorful helium balloon, allowing them to take in the island from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas. The sure-to-be iconic attraction will be visible from anywhere on the island as well as ships docked in port.
Discover an Out-of-Office Oasis
Miles away from ordinary, guests will find the ultimate beach escape on Chill Island. Vacationers can expect pristine, crystal-clear tropical waters and white powder-like sand, making for the perfect day at the beach. Chill Grill, the largest dining venue on the island, will offer beachside dining with fresh bites. Guests will also find beach day favorites here, including wave runner excursions, boat tours, snorkeling to see the spectacular marine life, as well as plentiful cabanas and daybeds for relaxation under the shade. Add in beach bars with roaming bartenders, and vacationers will truly wish they lived here.
Amp Up and Wind Down
Guests will fuel their competitive fire on the action-packed South Beach with volleyball, beachside basketball, soccer, paddle boarding, glass-bottom kayaking and zorbing in an inflatable zorb ball. After working up an appetite, they’ll be able to grab a bite at the Snack Shack or wade out to the floating bar to cool off with a drink. If relaxation is more their speed, photo-worthy teepee cabanas, as well as daybeds, are perfect for napping and snapping in the shade.
Elevate the Perfect Day
At the exclusive Coco Beach Club, travelers will experience an upscale take on the island’s authentic Caribbean vibe. The first and only overwater cabanas in The Bahamas will offer discerning guests a new level of laidback luxury. With an overwater hammock, waterslide and private attendant, guests will have everything they need for a few hours of complete indulgence. In addition, beachside cabanas and daybeds will offer up a private slice of paradise. Elsewhere, guests can find zen at a freshwater infinity edge pool and bar, spanning an expansive 2,600-plus feet, or enjoy an exclusive dining venue that serves up freshly made Mediterranean fare with a side of ocean views.
“When you name a place Perfect Day, you’re making a big, bold claim, but it’s one we’re going to deliver on,” asserted Bayley. “Once Perfect Day at CocoCay is complete, it will be unlike anything else in the world.”
Perfect Day at CocoCay will roll out in phases, beginning Sept. 2018 with the completion of the pier, and the majority of the island will launch spring 2019. Coco Beach Club, the final experience to be completed, is set to open Nov. 2019. Additional Perfect Day Island Collection destinations in Asia, Australia and Caribbean will be announced at a later date.
For a taste of the perfect day, visit royalcaribbean.com/perfectdaycococay.
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