In a press release issued October 9, 2015, Royal Caribbean International announced that Liberty of the Seas, which will home-ported in Galveston beginning November of this year, will undergo extensive renovations in February of 2016.
While in dry dock, the Liberty of the Seas will receive a new collection of waterslides called the “Perfect Storm” including a boomerang style slide that drops riders down a steep slide and then up a nearly vertical wall and into a free-fall. Two new racer slides will also be added to the collection. The ship’s popular Flowrider surf simulator stays where it is on the Liberty of the Seas’ aft deck. Another addition will be a kids-only “Splashaway Bay” aqua park with water cannons, geysers, and more.
New dining venues to be added are Sabor, featuring modern Mexican cuisine, and Giovanni’s Table, with Italian classics served family style. Classic 1960’s style cocktails will be served up in the new R Bar.
The ship will also get seventy-nine new cabins throughout the ship, including twenty-six Panoramic Ocean View cabins with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that provide unobstructed views of the scenery.
Liberty of the Seas will sail seven-night cruises to the Western Caribbean from Galveston beginning in November of 2015.