The changes begin with Splendour of the Seas’ ongoing revitalization at Reparaciones Navantia in Cadiz, Spain.
The Centrum’s Champagne Bar also will be reinvented as the R Bar, featuring a sophisticated 1960s vibe with iconic furnishings and signature cocktails made by a mixologist.
The ‘rebirth’ of the 60-foot-high Centrum on the Vision-class ships ‘brings new life to a popular gathering space by incorporating innovative technology and vertical entertainment elements to what was already the place to be and be seen,’ said Lisa Bauer, svp hotel operations for RCI.
New sound and light technology will be incorporated throughout. The glass elevators facing the Centrum will feature large LED panels across their entire length, providing a backdrop of moving visuals five decks high. During the entertainment that takes place throughout the cruise, the soaring space will come alive with aerial acrobatic vignettes.
The R Bar offerings will return to the classics—gimlet, martini, brown liquors, gin and whiskeys—all served in special glassware with surprising garnishes. The venue’s mixologist, selected from the cruise line’s fleet to be the face and personality behind the bar, will create drink specials to complement each evening’s theme and aerial spectacular.
Throughout the cruise, passengers can gather in the Centrum for varied daytime activities including chef demonstrations, towel folding demonstrations, dance classes, game shows, Nintendo Wii competitions and the Captain’s Corner.
Passengers can also see performances by musicians and singers or take a spin on the dance floor at themed parties such as the Disco Inferno.