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New Upgrades Coming to Liberty of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas waterslide

In November, the Liberty of the Seas makes its arrival in Galveston. The Liberty marks an upgrade in cruising from the island. With room for 3,600 passengers and more than 1,100 feet long, it is the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Galveston.

That upgrade is going to get even better…

Royal Caribbean has announced that the Liberty of the Seas will undergo a massive month-long drydock overhaul in early 2016.

The most noticeable upgrade is the addition of three new waterslides — the first ever for a Royal Caribbean ship. The slides as a whole are called the “Perfect Storm” and include a new design called “Tidal Wave.” The Tidal Wave is a boomerang-style slide. According to the cruise line, “the new hair-raising slide features a steep drop that propels riders up a near vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness and into free fall.” In addition, the new waterslides will have the “Cyclone” and the “Typhoon” that will be near the already existing Flowrider surf simulator.

The Liberty of the Seas will also see upgrades inside the ship. The makeover will expand the restaurant options. Passengers will be able to enjoy Sabor, which features modern Mexican food, Giovanni’s Table, which has family-style Italian food, and R Bar, a cocktail bar with a 1960s theme.

Passenger cabins will see some new things as well. The Liberty will have 26 new Panoramic Ocean View staterooms with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and more than 50 new staterooms around the ship.

While the ship undergoes the drydock makeover, it will mean no Royal Caribbean cruises from Galveston for about a month. The ship will set out on its last cruise on January 3 and will be gone until returning February 7.

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