Royal Caribbean Cruises has just released plans to develop private islands around the world as part of a new ‘Perfect Day Island Collection’.

In what the cruise line describes as one of its “most ambitious projects yet”, the new private island collection will debut at CocoCay in Bahamas in 2019.


This will be followed by a series of exclusive private island destinations around the world. More locations will be revealed at a later date.

The first in the collection, Perfect Day at CocoCay, is a USD$200 million transformation of the line’s existing private island in The Bahamas.

Highlights will include Thrill Waterpark. It will be made up of two “brag-worthy” water towers with 13 slides and including the 41-metre-tall Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America. Eek!

It will also feature the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a kid-friendly obstacle course pool.


There will also be a relaxed freshwater pool, with a swim-up bar and in-pool loungers and an epic 480-metre zip line that crisscrosses the island at up to 15 metres high with a water landing.

Two specially designed beaches will include the Chill Island and the action-packed South Beach with volleyball, beachside basketball, soccer, paddle boarding, glass-bottom kayaking and zorbing in an inflatable zorb ball.


The new Coco Beach Club will star the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas.

If that’s not enough already, they are also bringing a helium balloon to the island which will provide the highest vantage point in The Bahamas.

Royal Caribbean ships departing from the US states of New York, Maryland and Florida will call at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

The island transformation will roll out in phases beginning September 2018 with the completion of a new pier, and by early 2019 the majority of the island’s experiences will be open. Coco Beach Club, the final phase, is set to open November 2019.


“We are introducing the Perfect Day Island Collection to deliver the most memorable vacation for adventure seekers on land and on board our ships. Once completed Perfect Day at CocoCay will be the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean.”

 Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

The cruise line has also revealed that it has committed US$900 million to reimagining its fleet through a new initiative it is dubbing ‘Royal Amplified’.

It will cover 10 ships over the next four years and follow-on from the 2011-2016 “Royal Advantage” refurbishment of most Royal Caribbean ships.


Key features of the Royal Amplified include Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee trampoline, Battle for Planet Z, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag game, The Bamboo Room, a retro lounge with tiki‐chic decor; and the Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.

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