Thursday, May 31, 2018

Disney Cruise Line Unveils 2019 Fall Cruise Schedule From New York.



Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic - Offering Cruises From New York to Bermuda, Bahamas, and New England / Canada
Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic - Offering Cruises From New York to Bermuda, Bahamas, and New England / Canada
Disney Cruise Line has announced its fall 2019 deployment, including the Bahamas, and Canada/New England.

The Disney Magic returns to New York in September, 2019 with itineraries including Bermuda, the Bahamas and a limited program to Canada/New England.

Cruises will include:
  • Three special five-night cruises featuring two days in Bermuda.
  • During two seven-night sailings from New York to the Bahamas, every guest will receive a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation to the theme parks in Orlando.
  • A single five-night cruise to Canada call at Bar Harbor Maine and Saint John Nova Scotia Canada.
Disney offers an upscale experience offering adult only spaces as well as many kid friendly options. 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tips for Bermuda - A Great Summer Cruise Destination.



Bermuda - A Popular Port Visited on Cruises From New York and New Jersey.
Bermuda - A Popular Port Visited on Cruises From New York and New Jersey.

Bermuda is a great summer cruise destination easily reachable from the port of New York and New Jersey.

Today Royal Caribbean offers 5 days cruises from Cape Liberty to Kings Wharf Bermuda - spending a full day in Bermuda.

Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line offer 7-day cruises from New Jersey / New York spending 3 days in Bermuda.

Carnival offers an occasion cruise from New York to the pink sand island as well.

There are other cruises where Bermuda is a port of call and combined with Caribbean destinations.

Bermuda Tip. Travel in Bermuda can be expensive. If you can cost effectively reach Hamilton, (most ships dock in the Royal Dockyard / Kings Wharf which is a ferry or taxi ride away to Hamilton), there is a bus terminal near Hamilton where a cost effective ticket can be purchased to almost anywhere on the island.

Check out bus schedules and fares since prices and routes are subject to change.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NYK Cruises' Asuka II Arrives in New York Today.


NYK / Asuka Cruises' Asuka II Calls in New York as part of her 2018 World Cruise.
NYK / Asuka Cruises' Asuka II Calls in New York as part of her 2018 World Cruise.

NYK / Asuka Cruises' -  Asuka II  (formerly Crystal Cruises' Crystal Harmony) arrived in New York today as part of her 102 Day world cruise. 
The 2018 voyage is a 102-day cruise departing from Yokohama, Japan, on March 25, 2018, crossing the northern hemisphere, and making stops in or sailing through Asia, the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Atlantic, North America, the Panama Canal, and the Pacific. The cruise will include a private tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and guests will also have the option of a private tour of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. In Lisbon, Portugal, a tour option will include a private dinner at the Hieronymites Monastery.
Eight ports will be first-time ports of call for Asuka II: including Civitavecchia, Italy; Valencia, Spain; Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory; Bilbao, Spain; Hamburg, Germany; Halifax, Canada; Saint John, Canada; and Baltimore, U.S.
Last year, NYK marked the 25th year of service by the Asuka cruise brand. The NYK Group will continue its efforts to provide high quality cruise products that meet the passions of its customers.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Carnival Cruises Has Naming Ceremony in New York for the New Carnival Horizon.

Carnival Cruises' New Carnival Horizon was Named in New York on May 23, 2018 by Queen Latifah
Carnival Cruises' New Carnival Horizon was Named in New York on May 23, 2018 by Queen Latifah

Carnival Cruises Unveiled the second ship in their Vista-Class - the Carnival Horizon in NYC (New York City). The Carnival Horizon was delivered from Italy's Fincantieri Shipyard in April, 2018 and conducted 4 European sailings before heading to New York.

The impressive 1,060 foot long, 133,500 ton ship has a number of unique features including the Skyride bicycling track high above the ship's deck, exercise equipment on deck, min golf, basketball and much more. The ship features countless eateries and bars. On board there is something for everyone.

In New York, the ship was officially named by Queen Latifah and a new specialty eatery - the Pig & Anchor featuring the cuisine of Guy Feiri.

The Carnival Horizon will offer alternating 5 and 8 day cruises from New York to the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Bermuda (Depending on the itinerary).

On September 22nd, the Carnival Horizon will relocate to Miami for the fall and winter cruises.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Great Video Provided By Blount Cruise Adventures - Showing the Wonders of Small Ship Cruising

 Blount Small Ship Adventures Offers Unique Cruises to Destinations Inaccessible to Large Ships

Continuing with the small ship theme I would like to share this video created by Blount Small Ship Adventure Cruises showing the intimacy and uniqueness these modest size ships offer.

The Blount ships have retractable pilot houses which allow the ship to go under many numerous low bridges where larger ship cannot go.  Blount offers some unique itineraries including Hudson River Cruises as well as cruises to the Great Lakes via the Erie Canal.

It is well worth the watch

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Busy Week In Port of New York - 2018 Cruise Season in Full Swing.



Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Returned to New York For The 2018 Season
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Returned to New York For The 2018 Season

In the past 7 days, the Port of New York has come alive with many ships making one time calls as well as others returning for the season.

In the past 7 days we have had the following ships visit the port.

May 18-20th -The Hebridean Sky of Noble Caledonia visited both Cape Liberty Bayonne and  the Manhattan Cruise Terminal using the Bayonne facility as the turn around port. The exclusive ship, debarked and embarked 114 British guest before departing the port on a New England Canada Cruise.
May 18th - Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas departed Cape Liberty on a day day cruise to Florida and the Bahamas. Including a stay at Royal Caribbean's private island CoCo Cay (Bahamas).
May 17th - Cunard's Queen Mary 2 arrived in the port (Brooklyn Cruise Terminal) just in time to kick off her 2018 transatlantic season sailing to  Southampton England. LeHarve France and Hamburg, Germany (where the cruise ends).

May 17th - Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas sailed from Cape Liberty on a 9-day Caribbean Cruise.

While on May 19th Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem sailed on a Florida and Bahamas cruise inclduing a stop at NCL's Private Island, Great Stirrup Cay

May 20th - the 163,500 ton, Norwegian Escape sailed from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on a 7 Day Cruise to Bermuda.

May 20th - Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Summit sailed from Cape Liberty Bayonne on a 7-day cruise to Bermuda.

The 2018 season is in full swing. To see all the ship departures for 2018 - check out our 2018 New York / New Jersey cruise schedule.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New York Fleet Week 2018 Starting Today.



Fleet Week 2018 - See the Navy and Coast Guard Vessels in the Port of New York.
Fleet Week 2018 - See the Navy and Coast Guard Vessels in the Port of New York.

The festivities of fleet week are starting today along with the parade of  Navy ships sailing in procession into New York Harbor on Wednesday. For a list of ships participating check out New York Fleet Week Fleet Ships.


For a full list of events and activities check out the official site.  New York Fleet Week


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Noble Caledonia's Hebridean Sky Docks in Bayonne NJ and Manhattan.






Nobel Caledonia's Hebridean Sky Made a Recent call in New York to Load/Unload Passengers on Coastal / New England / Canada Cruise.
Nobel Caledonia's Hebridean Sky Made a Recent call in New York to Load/Unload Passengers on Coastal / New England / Canada Cruise.

Noble Caledonia's exclusive Hebridean Sky made calls in both Cape Liberty, Bayonne New Jersey and Manhattan.The 4,200 ton, Hebridean Sky called at the port after making a coastal cruise visiting Portsmouth, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Upon Arriving in the port of New York, the Hebridean Sky gave passengers an exclusive view of the Big Apple sailing up the Hudson River to Yonkers, New York, sailing back down the river passing  the George Washington Bridge, Empire State Building, and lower Manhattan. She then headed up the East River giving passengers view of the skyline and the many bridges crossing the river. The ship then proceeded along the Brooklyn shoreline through the Buttermilk Channel and back out to the Veranzarro Bridge. Turning around, the ship them headed back up the Hudson past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, lower Manhattan reaching just about Pier 40 and then turning around again and docking in Cape Liberty Bayonne.

 In Cape Liberty the Hebridean Sky unloaded her 114 guests on May 18th and reloaded her next set of passengers for the following 13-Day New England and Canada Cruise which will end in Halifax. The exclusive Hebridean Sky is yacht-like measuring 267 feet long and 63 feet wide with a crew of 75. She was built in 1991 and was last refurbished in 2016.

On Sunday 5/20/2018, the Hebridean Sky departed Cape Liberty, Bayonne at 6:00 AM to make room for the arriving Celebrity Summit of Celebrity Cruises. The Hebridean Sky, with her newly embarked passengers,  sailed up the Hudson River and waited underneath the George Washington Bridge until around 8:30 AM and headed back down the river and docked at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal allowing passengers to spend the day in New York. At 7:00 PM, the Hebridean Sky departed Manhattan, sailed down the Hudson River, around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River and under the Throgs Neck Bridge and into the Long Island Sound on her way to New London, Ct.

The Hebridean Sky was originally built as Renaissance Cruises'  Renaissance Seven but also held the names: Regina Renaissance; Renai 1; Sun; Sun Island; Corinthian II, Sea Explorer; Sea Explorer I and finally Hebridean Sky.





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Friday, May 18, 2018

Royal Carribean Summer 2019 Cruise Line Up From New York / New Jersey



Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Anthem of the Seas will again be joined by her sister ship Adventure of the Seas in 2019
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Anthem of the Seas will again be joined by her sister ship Adventure of the Seas in 2019
This afternoon I went out to the Royal Caribbean Website to see which ships they will be operating from Cape Liberty in the Summer of 2019. It appears that the Adventure of the Sea will be returning next year sailing on alternating 8 Day and 6 Day Cruises.

Adventure of the Seas will alternate sailings during the summer months:

The 8 Day cruises offer an interesting itinerary visiting Kings Wharf, Bermuda; Nassau, Bahamas; and Coco Cay Private Island, Bahamas.

The 6 Day itinerary is also unique offering calls at Bar Harbor, Me; St John, New Brunswick, Canada; and Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.

Anthem of the Seas Sailings will alternate sailings during the summer months:

The 9 Day cruise to the Caribbean visiting Bermuda, St. Maarten, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Labadee, Haiti.

The 5 Day cruise call at  Kings Wharf Bermuda.

Please note that itineraries are subject to change and may vary by sailing. Check with the cruise line or your travel agent to confirm itineraries.


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

VIDEO: Interesting Video on The Arrival of Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas

While surfing the internet I found this very interesting short video (34 seconds) on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas on one of her initial visits to the port of New York. It is well worth the view.



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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Kicks Off 2018 Transatlantic Season


Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 will return to New York to Begin her 2018 Transatlantic Service.
Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Will Return to New York to Begin Her 2018 Transatlantic Service.

On May 17, 2018 Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 returns to her homeport of New York for her 2018 Transatlantic Season. Following another successful World Cruise season, QM2 will resume her regularly-scheduled service across the Atlantic, a route that began 178 years ago.

Now more than ever, Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing offers travelers a unique and precious escape from day to day life. Traveling leisurely by sea between New York and England, for seven nights in the North Atlantic, passengers have the time and luxury to dive deeper into their passions and crafts, to explore creative expression, and to hone personal and professional projects that range from journal writing and sketching, to polishing screenplays, musical scores and more.

Celebrities, writers and artists who have made the most of QM2’s Transatlantic Crossings include songwriter, music producer, and actor Ed Sheeran who sailed from New York to England and wrote parts of his latest hit album “Divide;” filmmaking director and screenwriter Wes Anderson, who wrote much of his movie “Isle of Dogs;” and legend Francis Ford Coppola who boarded the liner to put the final touches on his book “The Godfather Notebook.”

“Over the past year, Cunard has seen an incredible demand for our product and experience from regions around the world, with double-digit growth within the North American market,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president of Cunard North America. “The unique opportunity to step away from day to day life and feel inspired, enriched, and revitalized is one of the reasons passenger feedback continues to be among the best in the industry.”

Not only are celebrities and artists fans of Cunard, but royalty has an affinity for QM2 as well. Christened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2004, Queen Mary 2 has hosted numerous royals on board and is excited to play an integral role in rising tourism to the UK this summer as travelers head to London to get a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding site, tour St. Mary's Hospital, where the newest prince was just born, and enjoy the excitement that a new generation of royals ushers in.

Passengers find plenty of room to unwind and feel rejuvenated as they encounter new, surprising pursuits, people, and places. Guests can choose from a multitude of fascinating activities onboard Cunard’s three Queens, from wine tasting and cocktail mixology, to painting, fencing, and ballroom dancing lessons, to exploring the largest library afloat or pondering the mysteries of the universe in the only planetarium at sea.

Cunard’s Insights program offers fascinating experts from various industries on every voyage, holding workshops and Q&As throughout the trip. This year Cunard is offering extraordinary special event Crossings throughout the season including collaborations with Ancestry.com, NY Fashion Week, and International Space Week.

QM2 passengers are also thrilled at the opportunity to travel with their four-legged companions onboard the Queen Mary 2, the only ship with kennels on board for dogs and cats.

For those eager to enjoy the elusive luxury of time, Queen Mary 2 will embark on 24 Transatlantic Crossings from May through December this year. Cunard’s Big Balcony Event makes a Transatlantic Crossing even more irresistible this summer with fares from $999 and up to $1,400 free onboard credit per stateroom and free drinks and free gratuities in the Princess Grill and Queens Grill suites.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Small Ship Operator, American Cruise Line's New American Constitution Sailing US East Coast.

 
American Cruise Lines' American Constitution Now Sailing the US East Coast - New England, Canada and Hudson River Cruises.
American Cruise Lines' American Constitution Now Sailing the US East Coast - New England, Canada and Hudson River Cruises.

American Cruise Line's new  American Constitution has begin cruising the East Coast. sailing to New England / Canada during the summer and Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruises in the fall.  With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution features the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated d├ęcor. The American Constitution also features large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.

The American Constitution offers a small ship experience and has different amenities than large ships. You will not find a pool, casino, or massive show lounge but will experience good food, simple elegance and attentive service. The entertainment tends to be historians and other experts on the  ports being visited. 

The ships tend to attract seasoned travelers looking for an educational experience and unique US ports of call. The American Constitution is registered in the US.


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Monday, May 14, 2018

A Gem Gets Swapped For A Dawn - NCL Swaps Ships.

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn to Return to New York in 2019 for New England Canada and Bahamas / Florida Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn to Return to New York in 2019 for New England Canada and Bahamas / Florida Cruises

In a move to offer slightly more capacity from Boston and to change up cruise schedules, Norwegian Cruise Line will be operating the Norwegian Gem from Boston and the Norwegian Dawn from New York. This ship swap will place the slightly larger Norwegian Gem back to sailing to Bermuda and New England/Canada. while the Norwegian Dawn will offer sailings from New York to Florida and the Bahamas as well as New England Canada. The swap is expected to happen in May 2019.



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Friday, May 11, 2018

Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Arrives in Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ

Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ - Copyright NYCruiseInfo.com
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ - Copyright NYCruiseInfo.com 
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas arrived in Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ in preparation for her season of cruises from the port. The ship will spend overnight in anticipation of the arrival of her guests Friday mid-day. The Adventure of the Seas will sail to Nassau, the Bahamas and Royal Caribbean's Private Island - Coco Cay.

The Adventure of the Seas sailed from St. Maarten on Sunday making the 4 days trip up the coast and arriving in New York early Thursday Morning
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Returning to New York After a 134 Day World Cruise.- Next Sailing - Old World Transatlantic Passage


Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Returning to New York after a 134 Day World Cruise.
Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 Returning to New York after a 134 Day World Cruise.

One week from today 5/17, Cunard's Queen Mary2 will return to New York to mark the end of her 2017/2018 134 Day - World Cruise. The great Cunard Liner will spend only a short time in New York (13 hours approximately) before embarking on a traditional transatlantic crossing of yesteryear visiting Southampton, England, Le Harve, France and Hamburg Germany.


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas on Her Way to New York


Close Up View of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas - Coming to New York
Close Up View of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas - Coming to New York
Royal Caribbean is preparing to welcome its second ship sailing seasonally from New York (actually Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ). Coming this Friday, May 11. 2018, the Adventure of the Seas will begin sailing from Cape Liberty in addition to the Anthem of the Seas. The Anthem of the Sea will be sailing alternating 5 Day Bermuda cruises with 9 Day Cruises to the Caribbean or Florida & the Bahamas.

The 137,000 ton Adventure of the Seas will from the Port of New York and New Jersey to Florida and the Bahamas., Bermuda as well as New England / Canada Cruises. The ship will be offering one way, 10 day trips between New York and Quebec (and the reverse) during prime fall foliage times.

The Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager Class vessel. She was built in 2001 and is over 1,020 feet long. She can carry 3,114 guests and 1180 crew.

She boasts a rock-climbing wall, the Royal Promenade Atrium running Horizontally though the center of the ship , ice-skating rink, inline skating track, mini-golf, Basketball court, pools, spa, multiple dining facilities and more.

On an interesting note, the Adventure of the Seas is no stranger to New York. She was the first cruise ship to sail into New York after the 9/11 attack.



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Monday, May 7, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line's New Norwegian Bliss Departs New York for Alaska.

Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Bliss Arrives in New York
Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Bliss Arrives in New York

Norwegian Cruise Line's New Norwegian Bliss, the newest ship of the Breakaway Plus class, arrived and left New York with little to no fanfare.

The Norwegian Bliss docked at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Thursday 5-3-2018 at 2:00 AM forgoing a fire boat welcome, sailing by sleeping New York City residents and the advantage of media coverage.

The ship was docked at Pier 88, next to the Intrepid Air-space Museum for 4 days where many strolling residents could photograph her next to the pier. The ship played host to a select number of travel professional and media during the 4 day stay. Early Sunday morning on 5/7/2018, her near sister, the Norwegian Escape arrived from Bermuda - having the 2 mammoth ships docked side-by-side

At 11:00 AM, the Norwegian Bliss dropped her lines and began backing out from Pier 88 Berth A into the Hudson River. Turning her bow down river, she gracefully left the port. She is expected to debut in Florida on 5/8/2018 and then sail through the Panama Canal to the West Coast and Alaska.

The Norwegian Bliss will return to New York in November of 2019 for winter cruising from New York.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Royal Caribbean Has Upgrades and New Attractions Planned for Coco Cay Private Island in the Bahamas

 
Major Expansion and New Attractions Planned For Royal Caribbean's Private Island - Coco Cay, Bahamas
Major Expansion and New Attractions Planned For Royal Caribbean's Private Island - Coco Cay, Bahamas


 Upping the ante on what it means to thrill and chill on vacation, Royal Caribbean International today unveiled the first details of the new Perfect Day Island Collection, a series of unrivaled private island destinations around the world. The first in the collection, Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas will boast a number of distinct experiences and iconic features, giving adventurous vacationers first-time experiences that will top any bucket list. From racing down the tallest and most thrilling waterslide in North America or riding the tide of the Caribbean’s largest wave pool, to taking in the highest view in The Bahamas from a helium balloon 450 feet in the air, unwinding at the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, or enjoying the perfect beach day, guests will have the power to create their perfect vacation day – no matter what that may look like.
“At Royal Caribbean, it’s not just about the hardware. It’s true that our new ships are technological and engineering marvels in their own right, and offer a multitude of unexpected experiences. Our destinations are an equally important part of the cruise vacation,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We are introducing Perfect Day Island Collection to ensure that we deliver the most memorable vacation for adventure seekers on land, as well as on board our ships.”
Scheduled for completion in fall 2019, the new Perfect Day at CocoCay will offer endless discoveries and shareable moments among seven distinctive island experiences to deliver the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean with the perfect combination of thrills and chills for everyone.

The Perfect Day Starts Here Setting the stage for the perfect day is the upbeat, colorful and dynamic arrivals plaza, visible to guests as soon as they step ashore Perfect Day at CocoCay. Vacationers will be able to jam out to a welcoming party of live music or brave a zip line ride soaring across the harbor; get soaked by more than 30 water cannons on a shipwrecked Galleon or by the surprising spout of Sprayaway Geyser, spraying water 82 feet in the air. Royal Caribbean’s largest Splashaway Bay will give kids even more buckets of fun thanks to fountains, pools, sprinklers, geysers, water cannons and whirlpools – plus five kid-size waterslides and two massive drench buckets.
At Captain Jack’s, the island hangout and meet-up spot, guests can grab a drink at the rowboat bar and enjoy waterfront views or chow down on chicken wings and crispy steak fries – the house specialty. For a nautical, world-traveled vibe, guests can opt to head to Skipper’s Grill for lunchtime favorites like burgers, sandwiches, tacos and salads.

Daredevils Wanted Thrill Waterpark will lie at the heart of Perfect Day at CocoCay, daring the most adrenaline-seeking guests to conquer two brag-worthy water towers with 13 slides – the most slides found in any waterpark in the Caribbean – as well as the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a kid-friendly obstacle course pool. Key features of Thrill Waterpark will include:
  • Daredevil’s Tower – Guests will push their limits on seven exhilarating slides, including twin Dueling Demons drop slides and the duo of Manta Raycers; the high-speed, fully vertical Screeching Serpent; the coiling Green Mamba; and the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America.
  • Family Tower – Adventurous squads will share the thrill with six multi-rider slides, including The Twister, a winding tube slide for two sharing a raft; The Slingshot, a zero-gravity slide for four; and the four-lane Splash Speedway racing slides.
Adventure seekers of all ages can also ride the tide at the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, and leave their cares on land as they soar above Perfect Day at CocoCay on a 1,600-foot zip line – ending with the only splash water landing in the region.
At Adventure Pool, little adventurers will find an obstacle course with lily pads, a rock-climbing wall and swing ropes to bounce, climb and swing to their heart’s content.

Play it Cool at the Largest Freshwater Pool in the Caribbean At Oasis Lagoon, guests of all ages can explore the coves of the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool – whether looking to spend fun time with family, share a few cocktails with friends or simply laze around in the tropical sun. Sunbathers can make their way through three distinct coves, each with a vibe of their own. Guests can splash right in at the kid-friendly beach entry, sip a frosty Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before catching some sun rays on one of three mini swim-up islands with in-water loungers, or treat themselves to total relaxation in a private cabana, complete with its own cabana attendant.

A Sky-High PerspectiveWith Up, Up and Away thrill seekers will score a view unlike any other while drifting 450 feet above Perfect Day at CocoCay in a colorful helium balloon, allowing them to take in the island from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas. The sure-to-be iconic attraction will be visible from anywhere on the island as well as ships docked in port.

Discover an Out-of-Office Oasis  Miles away from ordinary, guests will find the ultimate beach escape on Chill Island. Vacationers can expect pristine, crystal-clear tropical waters and white powder-like sand, making for the perfect day at the beach. Chill Grill, the largest dining venue on the island, will offer beachside dining with fresh bites. Guests will also find beach day favorites here, including wave runner excursions, boat tours, snorkeling to see the spectacular marine life, as well as plentiful cabanas and daybeds for relaxation under the shade. Add in beach bars with roaming bartenders, and vacationers will truly wish they lived here.

Amp Up and Wind Down Guests will fuel their competitive fire on the action-packed South Beach with volleyball, beachside basketball, soccer, paddle boarding, glass-bottom kayaking and zorbing in an inflatable zorb ball. After working up an appetite, they’ll be able to grab a bite at the Snack Shack or wade out to the floating bar to cool off with a drink. If relaxation is more their speed, photo-worthy teepee cabanas, as well as daybeds, are perfect for napping and snapping in the shade.

Elevate the Perfect Day At the exclusive Coco Beach Club, travelers will experience an upscale take on the island’s authentic Caribbean vibe. The first and only overwater cabanas in The Bahamas will offer discerning guests a new level of laidback luxury. With an overwater hammock, waterslide and private attendant, guests will have everything they need for a few hours of complete indulgence. In addition, beachside cabanas and daybeds will offer up a private slice of paradise. Elsewhere, guests can find zen at a freshwater infinity edge pool and bar, spanning an expansive 2,600-plus feet, or enjoy an exclusive dining venue that serves up freshly made Mediterranean fare with a side of ocean views.
“When you name a place Perfect Day, you’re making a big, bold claim, but it’s one we’re going to deliver on,” asserted Bayley. “Once Perfect Day at CocoCay is complete, it will be unlike anything else in the world.”
Perfect Day at CocoCay will roll out in phases, beginning Sept. 2018 with the completion of the pier, and the majority of the island will launch spring 2019. Coco Beach Club, the final experience to be completed, is set to open Nov. 2019.
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