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Cool Off With These Exciting Cruise Ship Water Activities

Over the last week, the weather has taken a turn for the better, leading to the hottest day of the year for many people at the weekend and prompting a number of Brits to brush off the BBQ for the first time in 2016.

We don’t know about you, but all this sunshine has left us needing to cool off and so it’s the perfect time to look at the best water-based cruise ship activities available at the moment.

Flowrider – Royal Caribbean (Freedom Class, Oasis Class, Quantum Class, Some Voyager Class Ships)


The Flowrider has become a firm favourite with guests sailing on Royal Caribbean cruises and has therefore been gradually rolled out to more and more ships. Some of the newer vessels, including the forthcoming Harmony of the Seas, even have two Flowriders on board to help limit waiting times and maximise the fun. This surf simulator allows you to experience the sensation of riding the waves without having to leave the ship. It may seem easy when you are watching someone else, but you will soon learn it’s more difficult than it looks.

Aquadunk – Disney Magic

Aquadunk Waterslide

Exclusive to Disney Magic, the Aquadunk waterslide is perfect for those who want to combine cooling off with adrenaline fuelled thrills. After making your way up the never-ending stairs, you stand on top of a trap door and wait as a Perspex pod is closed around you. Having crossed your legs and arms, the trap door will suddenly open, propelling you straight down the slide at quite a speed. Within the tube, you will be taken off the side of the ship and be able to enjoy fantastic views of your surroundings, before landing safely in the water at the bottom. Please note that guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the Aquadunk.

Aqua Racer – Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Escpae Aquapark

Whilst the Aquadunk is experienced on your own, the Aqua Racer slide on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape, allows you to share your warm-weather fun with a friend or family member. Riding in a two-seater rubber ring, you will slide down a dark tube that is sporadically lit up by psychedelic lights that make you feel like you are raving at a disco. It may not be the fastest ride at sea but it’s possibly the coolest.

Infinity Pool – Viking Star and Viking Sea

Viking Star Infinity Pool

Proving that water-related activities are not all about thrills, the beautiful infinity pools on Viking Star and the brand new Viking Sea provide the perfect place to relax. Located at the back of the ship, they give guests the opportunity to unwind whilst looking out at a perfect sunset or into the endless blue of the ocean.

Aquatheater – Royal Caribbean Oasis Class Ships

Royal caribbean Aquatheater

More of a passive activity than the rest on our list (but still just as fun) Royal Caribbean’s Aquatheater is a swimming pool that plays host to high-diving acrobatic shows in the evening. A mixture of trapeze artists, synchronised swimmers and recognisable cartoon film characters take to this watery stage to offer a performance with a twist. Sit near the front if you want to be at the heart of the splash zone or choose to stay in an Aquatheater suite to watch the show without having to step away from your own private balcony.

These are just some of the amazing water activities that will help you to cool off on a hot day at sea. If you would like to book a cruise on any of the ships mentioned above, call our team today and we can take the stress out of planning your holiday.

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