Which Royal Caribbean ships have slides?



Among the many fun activities you can do on a cruise ship, water slides are fan favorites. So which ships offer a wet lead on board?

Until recently, Royal Caribbean did not offer water slides, but they regularly added water slides to their ships.

If having a waterslide on your cruise is important to you, here’s a guide to ships with waterslides.

Types of water slides

Royal Caribbean offers different types of waterslides throughout its fleet.

Over the years, Royal Caribbean has experimented with new slides in addition to rolling out proven favorites.

The perfect storm

The most common combination of waterslides on any Royal Caribbean ship is what the cruise line calls The Perfect Storm.

Two racing slides, Cyclone and Typhoon, provide fast side-to-side ride for a splash of water.

Supercell is the name of the large bowl-shaped slide, where you enter the large saucer section to see how many times you can go around before you exit to the end.


Tidal Wave is the first boomerang-style slide, and lets you raft up an almost vertical wall for a near-weightless feel, before descending for a giant splash.


Royal Caribbean’s first aqua coaster, The Blaster, is the longest waterslide at sea.

You board a raft over 800+ feet of hollows, bends, and straights, with some parts even extending to the side of the ship.

against the current

A head-first carpet slide, Riptide takes you on an exhilarating journey through translucent tubes with views (if you can keep your eyes peeled).

Children’s slides

There are different types of waterslides especially for young children available on some Royal Caribbean ships.

Splashaway Bay is Royal Caribbean’s water park, and typically offers two kids’ water slides for the kids.

One is a short slide that goes straight down, and the other is a closed tubular slide that swirls multiple times.

On Royal Caribbean Radiance Class ships, there is only one water slide for children at the back of the ship. This is an outdoor slide that swirls before the exit.

Royal Caribbean ships with slides

All waterslides on Royal Caribbean cruise ships are free when open.

Waterslides have set times published in the Cruise Compass and are usually open for most of the day.

Sea adventure

  • Perfect storm (cyclone and typhoon)
  • Splashaway Bay

Brilliance of the seas

Freedom of the seas

  • Perfect storm (cyclone and typhoon)
  • Splashaway Bay

Harmony of the seas

  • Perfect storm (cyclone, typhoon and supercell)
  • Splashaway Bay

Independence of the seas

  • Perfect storm (cyclone and typhoon)
  • Splashaway Bay

Jewel of the seas

Freedom of the seas

  • Perfect storm (cyclone and typhoon)
  • Tsunami
  • Splashaway Bay

Marinate seas

  • Perfect storm (cyclone and typhoon)
  • Splashaway Bay

Navigator of the seas

Oasis of the seas

  • Perfect storm (cyclone, typhoon and supercell)
  • Splashaway Bay

Shard of the seas

Serenade of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas

  • Perfect storm (cyclone, typhoon and supercell)
  • Splashaway Bay

Perfect day in Cococay

Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas offers several water slide options.

At CocoCay, you’ll find free waterslides that anyone can enjoy, as well as waterslides that cost extra.

Free slides

There are two areas where kids can enjoy waterslides at no additional cost at Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Splashaway Bay and Captain Jill’s Galleon both have small slides that are suitable for most ages.

These slides are generally best for young children.

Thrill Water Park

The waterslides that will quickly catch your eye are all located in Thrill Water Park.

Thrill Waterpark has a cost per person for access to all slides throughout the day. Royal Caribbean sells day passes to access the water park. Only full day passes are available, with no more than half day passes.

The exact cost of admission to Thrill Waterpark varies from sail to sail, so you will need to check the Cruise Planner website for exact prices.

Daredevil Tower

The big thrills are at Daredevil’s Tower, where you’ll find seven slides to choose from, including twin Dueling Demons and the Manta Raycers duo; the fully vertical, high speed Serpent Screeching; the coiled Green Mamba; and the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America.

There are also a few smaller slides.

Family tour

If you want to experience slides together, the Family Tower has the perfect slides to share.

Six multi-rider slide areas available, including The Twister, a roller tube slide for two sharing a raft; The Slingshot, a weightless slide for four; and the four-lane Splash Speedway racing slides.

Adventure pool

For the youngest, Adventure Pool offers an obstacle course made up of water lilies, a climbing wall and ropes to bounce, climb and swing as they please.


Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private destination in Haiti, does not have a water park, but has a single slide that you can buy rides on to enjoy during your day.

The Dragon’s Splash Waterslide is a nearly 300-foot slide that plunges you into an 18-foot splash zone.

The cost is $ 24 for one ride.

Tips and tricks for water slides

  • The waterslides are open on boarding day, so bring your swimsuit in your hand luggage so you can enjoy the lower lines.
  • Want to go faster on one of these slides? Bating wetsuit materials and blowout guards slow you down, so the less material in contact with the zipper, the faster you’ll go.
  • On Perfect Day at CocoCay, lifeguards will ask you to remove the rashes as you descend from the slides on Daredevil’s Peak.
  • When your ship is in port, now is the perfect time to enjoy the waterslides with less waiting.
  • Many times there are multiple lines for the slides, but guests can stand together to block the path. Politely ask to pass them if you can’t see the end of your line.


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