The Rising Tide bar : a ‘wow’ factor travelling bar located in the atrium at the heart of RCCL’s largest cruise ships

Oasis of the Seas cruise ship - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Only Serapid’s unique Rigid Chain Technology can provide a lift system to raise 40 tonnes of bar

Royal Caribbean cruise ships are known for their luxury, elegance and innovative sense of adventure, which is why its perhaps no surprise then that their Oasis Super Class liners are crammed with action packed activities and super cool features.

When ship architects, W S Atkins designed the ultimate wow factor for the ships in 2005, a bar that could glide with passengers aboard between floors, SERAPID was their first and only point of call.

The concept was for an open top bar set in the central atrium and designed to look like a ship that could rise from the Royal Promenade floor, seemingly pushed up on a wave of fountain water, up to the next floor, Central Park. As striking as the feature was though, it needed to be practical and safe. Smooth and silent movement was essential so that passengers could enjoy the luxury of sipping cocktails safe in the knowledge that there would be no sudden movement or jolting when the Rising Tide Bar reached its destination.

SERAPID relished the challenge and installed four discreet heavy duty rigid chain LinkLift columns to bring the concept to life. Now featuring on five Royal Caribbean ‘Oasis of the Seas’ ships, the Rising Tide Bars meet the European lift Directive for passenger and marine environment lifts, EN81. With very low maintenance required for the oil free, non hydraulic lift drive system and only a shallow space-saving pit for the lift to operate, the Rising Tide Bars are as reliable and impressive today as the day they were installed.

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