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Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay private island officially opens

Royal Caribbean International officially opened its $250 million ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’ product at its private island over the weekend.

“From plunging down the tallest waterslide in North America and traveling up to 450 feet in the air in the Up, Up and Away helium balloon, to conquering the Caribbean’s largest wave pool, thrill seekers can find plenty of ways to put their courage to the test,” the company revealed in a press release.

“For those looking to relax, ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’ features the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool, Oasis Lagoon; and pristine, white sand beaches with crystal-clear tropical water, so guests of all ages can create their perfect beach day – no matter what that may look like.

Royal Caribbean International President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Bayley said in the release that his company has pushed the envelope when it comes to experiences offered as well as cruise ship design.

“With Perfect Day at CocoCay, we are so proud to bring our 50-year legacy of innovation ashore to transform an incredible island that now completely revolutionizes private destinations in the vacation industry,” he said.

“It is exciting to see what we have dreamed up finally come to life; our guests truly are in for an experience unlike any other.”

Royal Caribbean held a grand opening celebration on the island this past weekend.

“Perfect Day at CocoCay is exclusive to guests of Royal Caribbean,” the release notes.

“From ports in Florida and the northeast, vacationers can visit the private island destination by sailing on 11 of the global cruise line’s innovative and adventure-packed ships, featuring a series of firsts, such as surfing, skydiving, ice skating and the tallest slide at sea.”

Bayley told the media last year that Royal Caribbean made a commitment to the Bahamian government to hire 200 Bahamians per year. Last year it fulfilled that promise.

Some of those hires were to fill positions on CocoCay for the cruise line’s “Perfect Day” experience.

Chester Robards

Senior Business Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian.
Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism
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