Royal Promises 'Thrills and Chills' at Coco Cay
By GERRY BARKER
North Palm Beach Life
ABOARD SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS_Three years ago, Jim Berra, Royal Caribbean's Chief Marketing Officer, said the cruise line had a vision of what a "perfect day" might be for their guests.
Combine their private island, Coco Cay, and $250 million, and that vision is about to become reality.
"Perfect Day at Coco Cay" was showcased for media and travel agents aboard this cruise ship, the world's largest. As Royal executives pointed out, the end result is meant to rival any water theme park on land.
Among its features will include:
We got a virtual bird's eye view of what it will be like to take the 12-minute ride to 450 feet in the helium balloon via VR headsets. If it looks this good in VR, guests are in for a real treat.
Some features, such as the Coco Cay Beach Club, will be an extra charge, but the majority of the chills and thrills are included with your cruise.
Berra said the island can host as many as 8,000 guests at a time. Also, it will be the model for future "Perfect Day" launches in Australia and the Far East.
Perfect Day at Coco Cay is scheduled to make makes its debut in May, 2019.
The Coco Cay Beach Club cabanas
Renderings/Video by Royal Caribbean
The galleon features 30 water cannons
The wave pool
It will have 13 slides, including
the tallest water slide in North America