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Daredevils Peak, the most visible feature at Perfect Day at CocoCay (image: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.)

Royal Caribbean opens $250mn private island

The cruise giant’s passengers will experience the tallest waterslide in North America, among many other hair-raising features.

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean has officially opened the first in a collection of private islands, the $250 million Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas.

Among the highlights is what the cruise line claims is the tallest waterslide in North America, called Daredevil Peak, a ‘helium pool’ that can float 140 metres above the island, and the Bahamas’ first overwater cabanas.

A 500-metre zipline across the island, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool named Oasis Lagoon, and the region’s biggest wave pool are also among the headline-grabbing features at Perfect Day at CocoCay, which is exclusive to Royal Caribbean’s guests.

Pushing the envelope
“Royal Caribbean is the proven leader when it comes to pushing the envelope in cruise ship design and the experiences offered at sea,” proclaimed Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean’s president and chief executive.

“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 revolutionises private destinations in the vacation industry. 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.”

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