Terrifying new waterslide sends you flying over cruise ship edge above ocean

Royal Caribbean has unveiled brand new waterslides at sea which are sure to be a hit with thrill-seekers!

For a start there’s ‘The Blaster’, which just so happens to be the world’s longest waterslide at sea – but that’s not the only reason it’s got adrenaline junkies’ attention.

The slide propels two-person rafts along over 800 feet of exhilarating hills, drops and turns, culminating with a ride down an open air tube on the edge of the ship.

Oh, and there’s even an entire section where the tube hangs over the edge of the ship.

Which means there’s nothing between you and the ocean below.

If that isn’t enough, then there are plenty of turns and drops for an extra boost of adrenaline. 

The Blaster is the longest water slide at sea


Meanwhile, its counterpart Riptide sees riders plunged headfirst on a mat including a stretch through a translucent tube – also right over the edge of the ship.

Now the cruise line has shared thrilling footage of riders taking on the slides for the first time, and they’re both going on our bucket lists immediately.

It features 800ft of twists, turns and drops


The new slides are available on board ship Navigator of the Seas , and is part of a wider $115million (approximately £88million) makeover for the ship which re-launched in February.

The company has also doubled the surface area of its pool, as well as launching a new Splash Pad for families with toddlers.

Riptide also features a slide which goes over the edge of the water


As well as the water park, the ship’s makeover includes plenty of highlights include glow-in-the-dark laser tag at Planet Z, on-board escape room The Observatorium and even new dining options such as a Mexican street food offering and signature cocktail bar.

Feeling tempted to book a holiday?

Check out our top tips for finding the best cruise deals , or head to Mirror Cruise where there are discounted packages and last minute offers.

Already spent the bulk of your holiday budget, and not sure you can stretch the rest to include a cruise?

Don’t be disheartened – there are plenty of thrilling slides and rides to be found across the UK’s best water parks .

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