What would you like to see on Royal Caribbean's new ship(s)?

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Fort Lauderdale
1,440 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
1. Ocean views from the inside Promenade.
2. Solo cabins with no supplemental charge.
3. Three elevator cores (like most other lines), not just two.
4. Electronic Muster.
5. Exhaust fans in PUB! Too smokey to sit in there and listen to musicians.

Some of these already mentioned...I second them.

Maxx, out.

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96 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
No smoking on the balconies or anywhere inside the ship.
A special "smoking" bar on the upper deck, Aft, with indoor and outdoor seating.
Outside Blackjack, Let It Ride and other gaming tables a few nights a week.
Water slide
Deck patrol to take care of the "chair hogs".
Dining room designated for families with a more playful atmosphere, which will help keep the Main DR more relaxed.
A pub with special "local" brews from around the world (non-smoking)
Larger balcony tables so you can enjoy eating out there.
Loungers on all balconies.
Batting cages (NCL Epic has a bowling alley-and it is insanely loud)

I'd like to combine the smoking policy of Celebrity with the active vibe of RCI. The two seem to go hand in hand...yet in order to breathe fresh air, you have to be sedentary...and in order to be active, you have to breathe in unhealthy toxins. Seems backwards IMHO.
92 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Originally posted by CHOPPERTESTER
More elevators.

More dining options after 9:00 pm.

More embarkation agents.

Less passenger per tonne density.

Less bingo announcements.

Less time in muster drills.
I agree with all except the muster drill. Safety is huge and extremely important. Not a waste of time.
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Orlando, Florida
505 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
My list:
Two elevators mid ship (in the promenade area, the elevators would travel through a glass tube)
Moving sidewalks from the rear elevators to the middle elevators and then to the forward elevators (it takes too long to walk the entire length)
No smoking on balconies or indoors. Designated smoking area would be a raised deck that can also be used as a topless area on European itineraries.
three flowriders, two in the back and one in the front
five waterslides, two speed slides for racing, one bowl slide like the Carnival Dream, one twisty slide, and one water roller coaster similar but more intense than the one on the Disney Dream.
Higher quality food in the Windjammer.
More organized and quicker tendering (using both sides of the ship)
No life vests required to be brought to the muster station, as you will get to try one on during the muster drill. You will have them in your room, but for emergencies only.
Free local shipboard wifi (not internet, but allows you to access the ships intranet, which would have show and activity times, weather updates, book reservations and excursions. Also, it would have an online cruise compass, similar to the fun hubs on the Carnival Dream, only on your smartphone) Internet connection will still cost the same amount.
Bowling alley on a lower deck
four cantilever whirlpools/hot tubs
Wrap around walkways on more decks
An enclosed glass walkway below the running track that wraps around the entire ship.
Two sports pools in the back, A larger main pool, a beach pool, a family pool, the h2o zone, and plenty of hot tubs/whirlpools
More places to throw away trash and recycle (I do not like leaving stuff behind for crew to clean up)
Less annoying passengers (Very rude people on the Liberty of the seas when I went, calling me rude when they are hogging chairs and the like)
No docking or tendering into ports where they just corral you withing a shopping area like in Belize, Costa Maya, Roatan, and now Cozumel (My dad calls these port areas "Ceremonial Centers")
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Rochester, NY
1,377 Posts
Joined Mar 2002
- outdoor dining option for the Windjammer
- solo cabins with no surcharge
- no ice rink
- a country music bar
- more snack options that are included in the price of the cruise
- "munchies" available at the bars
- a casual burger/hot dog grill at no extra charge
- bathroom switch on the inside of the bathroom
- nightlights, especially in the inside cabins
- casual dining option with full service
- a curtain that will allow the bed to be separated from the sitting/desk area
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11 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
A casino at each end; one for smoking, one non-smoking for those who want to gamble but not die of second-hand smoke. Moving them to the ends would greatly facilitate passenger flow on the ship. Move the elevators more to the center.

A solarium with hot tubs (none on the EPIC)

More outside deck space with more seating; even bench seating is ok.

Single balcony or outside rooms. Would be nice to have two singles that connect.

Two bedroom cabins, preferrably balcony or some way to partition divide a suite into 2 separate sleeping areas (for the snorers among us).

Pull out magnifying mirrors.
Montreal Canada
7,026 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
No more smoking indoors ,in cabins,or on balconies All smoking outdoors in upper designated areas throw in a bar for smokers too
Always have a LATE show for late diners I hate rushing to see a show BEFORE dinner
Hair dryers strong enough in Cabin not Bathroom so I don't have to bring mine
Get rid of clunky hangers
A touch more space in cabin you do not need to trip over bed to circulate
SINGLE cabins with balconies
A pitcher of water in cabin
Cove balconies
South FL
508 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
three flowriders, two in the back and one in the front
Oh Yeah! I like this idea!
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621 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
One that I'd love to see but know the chances of it happening are all but nill is an indoor swimming pool- not a solarium, or a covered swimming pool, but a true, indoor swimming pool.

Another would be more emphasis on the fact that this is a ship, ala Vison and Radiance class.

Have large, open spaces with sea views, rather than many small and large interior spaces without any. Celebrate the fact that cruisers are at sea, don't try to shield them away from that fact.

Do something innovative with the Royal Viking Lounge, in a way to make it an important and focal point of the ship as it once was.

Teak decking, and lounge chairs- again, the chances of this happening are meek, but good, traditional hard wood go a long way in creating a quality onboard feeling.
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Joined May 2011
A few years ago a cruise director mentioned that the Oasis will have a waterside that goes from the pool deck to below. Just imagine the fun a multistory waterside would be. Obviously this would revolutionary and I was upset that it didn't make the Oasis class.
Adirondack Mountains
78 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Open bar!
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Baltimore, MD
1,260 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
I would like to see rooms for solo travelers with no or low supplement to pay! NCL does it why can't RCI? You are neglecting a market where there would be more solo people signing up to travel but because of the high supplement, it's a discouragement to this special group of people. This is something you should consider in your plans for the new ship and it's long over due!
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1,234 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
A special desk for non-smokers to go to and complain and then give them a discount on Celebrity so our cruise prices don't go up 25% when they ban all the smokers.
1,805 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
It would be fun to have a complimentary mystery dining venue named The Royal Caribbean Cooking Academy where each cruise has a different theme. On one cruise you could have Habachi style cooking, another cruise would have Middle Eastern Cooking.

There would be a show Live from the Royal Caribbean Cooking Academy where cruisers and RCI chefs can cook and then host a TV program with the dishes they created. There could be a kids cooking show, a gameshow like Iron chef where you have a certain amount of time to cook up dishes using the ingredients you are presented with. Another show could be a Kitchen Nightmare show where your restaurant has been left in a mess and you are not getting enough customers. Gordon Ramsey(played by a chef on board) comes to your Restaurant and rates your kitchen, quality of food and design and helps you to make the restaurant a better place to eat.

During Breakfast on sea days you can cook and eat your creations same for lunch and dinner. Learn how to make desserts.

You can get a DVD of your show.
1,805 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
It would be nice to have Il Fornaios, Ruth Chris's Steakhouse, Poor House Bistro, Illy's Coffee, Maggianos, The Counter Burger Bar, In and Out Burger, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pasta Pomodoro, Le Pain Quotidien/Brioche Doree(French Bakery), Aroma Coffe(Israeli Coffee Chain), Peets Coffee and Tea, The Coffee Bean, Pinkberry Ice Cream, Coldstone Creamery etc.

Also have a Barnes and Noble Bookstore, The First Apple Store At Sea with classes on how to use your Apple Products and buy the latest and greatest products, H&M etc.

Possibly you can hook up with Westfield and create a mall on board with stores, restaurants. AMC could run your Movie Theater etc.
1,805 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Have a Casino 100 percent non-smoking, an area on the ship where you cannot smoke on your balcony away from any smoke area, non-smoking in all indoor venues and have a special room for smokers that is filtered out.

Also allow you to bring on your own wine,alcohol soda etc.
382 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
- Single Cabins of course
- Ipads in all rooms
- Hot Tubs on selected Suite Balconies
- More innovative family suites (kids area, home theatre, ping pong etc...)
- Modern, Larger Bathrooms
- More Innovative Design (Like the Casinos in Las Vegas)
- 3D movie Theatre
- Cirque del soliel level performs, adjusted to work on a moving ship
- No Main Dining Room
- Floor to ceiling glass windows for certain lounges, resturaunt and staterooms.
- More family staterooms
- A Large watermark with proper, innovative water slides
- Bowling or Laser shooting to replace ice rink
- Outdoor teens area (similar to Disney Dream)
- More water views
- A proper Thai/ Chinese restaurant
- Take Out Sushi
- Fast Wifi around the ship
- More Fountains and Lights
- Aquarium (would that work???)
- Fireworks
- Proper Tables on Balconies
- Rotating Bar/Lounge on the top of the ship would be epic
- A Space shot Tower ride coming out of one of the "funnels"
- Replace Rock Climbing with a ropes course or Adventure Trail

Thats all i can think of for now
382 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Oh and Mini Foyers on the stateroom levels with 6 elevators each side and a window facing out to the ocean

Like this layout with a window to the ocean, so people in interior rooms don't have to climb to the pool deck or the promenade deck to see the ocean outside or the port they are at