Royal Caribbean Announces Sweeping Fleet Upgrades

by  Elissa Garay | Jul 11, 2011
Rita's Cantina on Radiance of the Seas
Rita's Cantina on Radiance of the Seas / Photo courtesy of the cruise line

Royal Caribbean has announced plans for an extensive fleet upgrade that will bring some big changes to some of the line’s older ships. Through 2014, the cruise line will dole out some $300 million to revitalize most of its Vision-, Voyager-, and Radiance-class ships. Passengers can expect revamped dining, entertainment, and accommodation options including restaurants that have proved popular aboard the line's more modernized Oasis class of ships (like the Chops Grille steakhouse and Rita's Cantina Mexican restaurant), newly designed cabins, shipwide Wi-Fi installation, pool-side LED video walls, and more. Each of the ships to undergo the refurbishments will enter dry dock for a lengthy period of approximately one month. The first ship that rolled out with the upgraded additions and to be considered part of the “Royal Advantage” revitalization program was in May with Radiance of the Seas; next up is Splendour of the Seas in November.

What do you think Cruise News readers? Will the revamped ships be a draw, or do you prefer sailing aboard the bona fide newbies?

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