Royal Caribbean announced that it has committed $900 million for upgrades to their cruise ships to take place over the next four years. The official project title or modernization is called “Royal Amplified,” and it is the hopes of Royal Caribbean that these updates will bring new innovations to every single deck on their ships.

A total of ten ships will undergo these upgrades over the next four years.  These ships will be going in dry dock. Normally when ships go into dry dock they receive routine room maintenance and other cosmetic upgrades to public areas. Dry docking also allows cruise companies the chance to work on the inner parts of the ships under the water line. Not only will the ships be undergoing normal dry-docking procedures, but they will also be receiving these major upgrades as part of the $900 million project.

The schedule for dry dock enhancements is set as follows:

  • Majesty of the Seas – January 2018
  • Adventure of the Seas – February 2018
  • Brilliance of the Seas and Independence of the Seas – April 2018
  • Mariner of the Seas – May 2018
  • Vision of the Seas – November 2018

The updates will include a number of innovative features and new experiences for passengers, such as specialized pools, experimental dining, nightlife fun and a Sky Pad. In addition, other updates include a bungee trampoline feature and virtual reality.

In May, the Mariner of the Seas will undergo a $90 million modernization which includes an addition of a Sky Pad, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience, addition of The Bamboo Room, which is a retro lounge decorated in Tiki-chic, and a Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. After the updates are made, the Mariner of the Seas will take off on three and four-night cruises from Port Miami to the Bahamas.

In 2019, the Navigator of the Seas will receive a modernization before joining the Mariner of the Seas and offer similar short escapes. Royal Caribbean has a current fleet of 24 cruise ships. Later this month, that number will increase to 25 as the Symphony of the Seas is scheduled to make its debut.


If you have been injured on your cruise, on a wet and slippery deck, down a poorly lit staircase or steep gangway, in port on an excursion, or on a tender boat- it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims against cruise lines. Most cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very strict deadlines. Failure to comply with each individual cruise lines deadlines can result in a complete loss of any and all legal rights.

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991.  We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety.  We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits.  You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering.  Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free 1-866-597-4529, 305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help.