Travelling on a cruise ship today is an entirely different experience than what it used to be earlier. You’ll find an array of activities offered on board as well as arranged on the shores by these ships. The best cruise lines have been reinventing the cruising experiences and moving away from the traditional offerings.
As a result, you get to experience splendid amenities on these ships while exploring the exotic destinations. Here, we’ve listed some of the unbelievable amenities provided by cruise ships in recent times:
1. Skydiving simulators
Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are extremely popular for their skydiving simulators. These cruise ships of Royal Caribbean give adventurous cruise passengers some of the exciting experiences of their life. The adventure-seekers can feel the adrenaline rush with the RipCord by the iFLY skydiving simulator. With this simulator, adventure lovers can enjoy skydiving in a safe and controlled air tunnel.
2. Ice bar
Norwegian Epic has the perfect ‘cool’ factor for its passengers who love to try something different. It’s Swedka and Inniskillin Ice Bar has temperatures that rarely rise above 17 degrees Fahrenheit. This trendy bar is cool in the real sense and welcomes you into its icy surroundings with leisurely cocktails. You get to enjoy the drinks at sub-zero temperatures in a frozen ice pod.
Don’t miss the decorative sculptures created out of ice. The bar also has frozen stools and a unique lighting scheme that would remind you of the northern lights. You’re also provided with complimentary gear in this bar to help you stay warm.
Queen Mary 2 has a full-scale planetarium for its passengers. If you’re one of them, you’ll get to navigate the cosmos in outer space while cruising through the ocean. The planetarium has engaging visuals and several other exciting features.
The theatre can accommodate 150 individuals. It also features short programs that have been curated by the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. The narration has been provided by renowned actors like Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford.
4. Rock climbing
Some of the cruise ships of Royal Caribbean have 30-foot walls for rock climbing. They have been built for varying skill levels. You’ll find different tracks that provide diverse rock climbing experiences and no climb would be the same. They are open for most of the day.
Safety equipment including helmets, shoes, and harnesses are also provided for the rock climbing adventure. After spending some time lounging by the pool, this activity would give you the right doses of thrills.
5. A 4-D interactive theatre
Movie theatres are common in the standard ocean liners. However, some of the cruise ships of MSC Cruises give you a different level of cinematic experience. They have a 4-D interactive theatre with an exciting motion ride that would stimulate your senses.
The motion seats in their 10-seat cinema gyrate, rattle, and lean in sync with the movie. Amazing high-tech effects such as strobes, wind, rain, fog, and scents add to the excitement.
6. Water coaster
Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy are the two cruise ships of Disney Cruise Line that feature the AquaDuck. It is the first-ever onboard water coaster. This high-speed water slide propels you 765 feet taking you through the twists and turns.
The transparent sections of the slide give you some unique views of the ship and the ocean. You’ll be taken on a one-of-a-kind thrill ride through a windy tube. In the end, you’ll splash into a lazy river.