Royal Caribbean International has announced that the line's Liberty of the Seas will undergo a month-long drydock in February 2016 before setting sail from the Port of Galveston, Texas, on Mexico and Caribbean cruises.
During the dry dock Liberty will receive a new collection of waterslides called the Perfect Storm, including the boomerang style Tidal Wave. The new slide has a steep drop that propels riders up a near vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness and into free fall. The Perfect Storm also includes 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 kid’s play area with water cannons, geysers and more.
Liberty of the Seas will also get an expanded lineup of food options, including modern Mexican cuisine at Sabor, as well as Giovanni’s Table, an Italian trattoria, and R Bar, a 1960s style cocktail bar.
Guests can choose from an array of new stateroom options, including 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.
Liberty of the Seas will sail seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries every Sunday from Galveston starting from November 2015, visiting destinations that include Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; and Roatan, Honduras.