Royal Caribbean is refitting five of its ships in 2011 with an extensive list of new features.

The new additions will bring the latest in entertainment technology, as well as more dining choices and children’s activities to guests.

The five ships receiving the upgrade treatment are Radiance of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas. Work on the ships will be finished and ready for cruises throughout 2011.

Highlights of the new features are as follows:

Radiance of the Seas – new specialty restaurants, including the Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, Mexican-themed Rita’s Cantina and the exclusive Chef’s Table dining experience. The Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, interactive flat-panel televisions in all staterooms and Wi-Fi throughout the ship.

Splendour of the Seas – two new specialty restaurants, and the Park Café, the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, a Diamond and Concierge Lounge, flat-panel televisions, and Wi-Fi throughout the ship. New balcony staterooms, enhancements to select stateroom and the Windjammer Marketplace.

Oasis of the Seas – new DreamWorks Experience and 3-D films, such as Shrek. Starbucks will replace Mondo Café on the Royal Promenade. This follows the first-ever Starbucks at sea which will launch onboard Allure of the Seas in December

Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas – the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, The Cupcake Cupboard, the groundbreaking Wayfinding navigation system for guests, and an oversized outdoor video screen in each ship’s main pool area. The DreamWorks experience, 3-D movies and complimentary guest service kiosks. Saturday Night Fever: The Musical, Royal Caribbean’s third licensed main-stage musical production, will debut on Liberty of the Seas in the main Platinum Theatre.

Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president of Marketing, Royal Caribbean International said:
“The planned enhancements of five ships in 2011 will help deliver new ‘wows’ to more ships in our fleet. We are proud to continue to deliver more to see, do, and love than ever before to our guests.”

3-D cinemas on Royal Caribbean ships in 2011
3-D DreamWorks films will be on board several Royal Caribbean ships in 2011