Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Mariner of the Seas features two fun waterslides – Typhoon and Cyclone. Together, they are known as The Perfect Storm.
On my cruise on Mariner of the Seas, I made a video of what I saw whilst going down the slides using a waterproof Go-Pro video camera. Check it out…
The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm waterslides were added to Mariner of the Seas in 2018 as part of a £90million makeover which also saw the addition of the laser tag. arena, the virtual reality trampolines and the escape room.
There is no charge to ride water slides on-board any Royal Caribbean ships
- Minimum rider height: 1.22 metres (48 inches)
- Maximum rider weight: 114 kg (250 lbs) for Cyclone and 100 kg (220 lbs) for Typhoon
Only one person may ride each slide at once. Children cannot sit on parents’ laps.
How long are the queues?
How many people are in the line for the water slides depends on a lot of factors such as the time of day, the weather and whether it’s a sea day or port day.
For the shortest queue times, choose to ride the slides at the beginning or end of the day or on a sea day.
Are the slides open in all weather?
The slides will close if the weather gets bad. However, if the weather is just a little cold you can still ride the slides. The water is actually nice and warm and there’s likely to be a very short queue so you can go down the slides again and again and not get cold.
How fast are the slides?
The Perfect Storm water slides aren’t that fast, and it’s quite possible to keep your face dry for those that prefer not to get too wet!
However, if you lie back and cross your arms and legs you will go faster. The type of swimwear you wear also affects sliding speed. Basically, the less you wear the better, so for maximum velocity, opt for a bikini, or Speedos for men.