If You Like Los Angeles, Check Out This Weekend Getaway Cruise

From a blow-dry bar to a surf simulator, Royal Caribbean offers a taste of what you love about L.A. and more.
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Navigator of the Seas has a combination of thrilling and relaxing experiences, like The Blaster and Riptide waterslides, and the first blow-dry bar at sea.

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Los Angeles is a dynamic city with a lot to offer any traveler. What if we said that you could combine some of your favorite L.A. experiences with new adventures like ice skating, plunging down the longest waterslide at sea and visiting sun-soaked destinations?

Introducing Navigator of the Seas, making its big Hollywood debut as the first Royal Caribbean ship to sail from L.A. in over a decade. You can make your way to the likes of Catalina Island, California, and Ensenada, Mexico, in style at any time of the year. What’s in store is a whole lot of adventure and relaxation that brings together a taste of L.A. and everything you’d want in a short getaway. All you need is your packed bag and three to four nights off.

If you like L.A., catch these restaurants, activities, entertainment and more on board Navigator:

Hang loose on thrilling waterslides and the signature FlowRider surf simulator.

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Adventure Awaits

There’s something for everyone in the City of Angels. The same goes for Navigator. The combination of experiences, amenities and activities guarantees a good time for travelers of all ages. Here are the top picks:


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Your adrenaline pumping, there are waterslides and a rock-climbing wall.

Call all thrill-seekers! Believe it or not, you can hang ten while out at sea, thanks to the signature FlowRider surf simulator. Whether you prefer boogie boarding or stand-up surfing—the choice is yours.


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Treating yourself at Spoke and Weal, one of L.A.’s best hair salons, there’s To Dry For.

After an epic day at the resort-style pool and The Perfect Storm waterslides, treat yourself to a blowout or styling appointment. Pop in for a quick beauty fix at To Dry For, where there are a variety of services—and a glass of champagne.


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Rooting for your favorite sports team, there’s Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.

Sports fans will love Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. Watch the big game from any one of the 50 big-screen TVs, and enjoy wings, burgers, ice-cold beers and more. Plus, there are arcade games and board games ready for every Player One.


Every night can be a night to remember at The Bamboo Room, a lively tiki-chic bar and lounge.

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Celebrate the Night

A bustling city like L.A. is known for its nightlife, and there are plenty of ways to make every night a memorable one on Navigator. After a day at play, you can keep the good times rolling at these hotspots:


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Tonga Hut, L.A.’s oldest tiki bar, there’s The Bamboo Room.

Here’s the perfect tiki-chic bar and lounge. The Bamboo Room, only on Navigator, serves up spice-infused handcrafted drinks and shareable bites—with a side of laidback vibes and friendly bartenders. We recommend trying one of the signature cocktails, like the Royal Zombie, to start. The night can only go on from there if you visit any of the other bars and lounges throughout the ship, from Latin music lounge Boleros to The Lime & Coconut.


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The Laugh Factory, where many A-list standups started, there’s Royal Theater.

Buckle up for a barrel of laughs. Royal Theater is where you can find comedians from around the world delivering jokes that always land, as well as full-scale entertainment for those who want to take in jaw-dropping performances that rival Broadway shows—yes, Broadway.


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Hollywood Bowl, the iconic performance venue established in 1910, there’s Studio B.

Witness amazing jumps, lifts and spins at Studio B, also an iconic venue in its own right—it touts the first ice-skating rink at sea and Olympic-level ice skaters. Studio B is the perfect place for those looking for a “wow” factor. There’s also a lineup of live entertainers you’ll find when exploring the ship, like the Stowaway Piano player who delights crowds with peppy tunes.


A tasty menu of fresh sushi, sashimi and hibachi is what Izumi does best.

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Calling All Food Lovers

You’re bound to want to indulge in delicious food and beverages while on vacation. And if you’re someone who appreciates those things and you’re cruising on Navigator, you’ll have quite the variety to choose from. Keep an eye out for these highlights:


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SUGARFISH, one of L.A.’s top sushi spots, there’s Izumi.

Head over to Asian-inspired restaurant Izumi. For lunch or dinner, travelers can have their pick from fresh sushi and sashimi or go for sizzling hibachi—and a show from the chef of course. We recommend trying one of the original sushi rolls, like the Firecracker, or a signature entree such as the array of ramen or hibachi options—think: lobster, shrimp, filet mignon and more.


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El Ruso, the legendary L.A. taco joint, there’s El Loco Fresh.

Enjoy your day out at the pool with no interruptions—even when it’s time to eat. Just a few steps away, there’s the popular on-the-go Mexican eatery called El Loco Fresh. On the menu is flavorful Mexican street fare, great for those who appreciate a meal with a kick. Across the way, there’s also Johnny Rockets Express, a great option if you want to mix things up with some American classics.


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Broad Street Oyster Company, Malibu’s famous surf-inspired seafood destination, there’s Hooked Seafood.

Enjoy seafood while at sea at this New England-inspired restaurant. At Hooked Seafood, you can enjoy a taste of the Northeast, like lobster rolls, clam chowder, crispy golden crab cakes and even a fresh raw bar. Try the Messy Fish Sandwich while you’re there–and make sure to take in the ocean views.


Ready for a short getaway packed with both adventure and relaxation? Check out Royal Caribbean cruises departing from L.A.