Looking for a totally unique experience the next time you take a cruise? In this post, we’re going to detail some of the most amazing, most technologically-advanced amenities cruises are offering today to entice you to book a trip with them.
Here are some of the most exciting things you and your loved ones can do on cruises this year.
Your kids will have fun on this amusement-park-styled ride aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.
Drink at a Brewery
Yes, you can drink on every cruise, but Carnival Cruise Line has an actual onboard brewery in the Carnival Vista. Enjoy three different original brews from tabletop taps or at the bar.
The Norwegian Epic features an ice bar just like the ones in Scandinavia. The seats, walls, and glasses are all made of ice, and the bar features unique drinks as well.
Go Back in Time
Okay, okay, there’s no cruise ship offering actual time travel (yet), but this fall the Star Clippers’ Flying Clipper will sail the seas for the first time. It will transport guests back in time with its looks of an old-fashioned clipper yet feature the latest amenities.
Pod for Ocean Views
You can ride in a pod that carries you over the ocean for spectacular views aboard Royal Caribbean’s North Star fleet.
The new Norwegian Bliss debuts in May 2018 with a 1,000-foot-long race track for electric cars.
Ride in a Submarine
On the Crystal Esprit Cruise Ship, you can pay an extra fee to ride in a mini submarine to view sea life in a whole new way.
Have your drink mixed and served by a robot on several Royal Caribbean ships.
Seven-foot-tall robotic screens with arms and projectors create performances on several different ships.
You can skate to your heart’s content on the indoor roller skating rinks on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas.
You can climb on several levels of ropes on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Breakaway and Breakaway Plus ships.
See Snow Fall
The Nordic Heritage ships on the Viking Cruise line have spas that feature icy walls and real snow falling from the ceiling.
You can float in the air when powered by the air machine aboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. This simulation of skydiving makes you feel like you are falling.
Take a Sky Ride
Ride a bike 150 feet above the ocean on a recumbent bicycle suspended on a track. This special ride is available on Carnival Vista.
Virtual Balcony Views
Can’t afford an actual balcony view in your cabin? Royal Caribbean offers interior rooms with display screens that simulate an ocean view for a more reasonable fee. The displays even feature sounds of the waves.
Virtual Extraterrestrial Bungee Jumping
Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas allows you to wear a headset and bounce on a trampoline as you virtually jump on the moon’s surface and play space games.
Slide down a three-deck-tall triple slide into a swimming pool on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Enjoy the twists and turns on the three sides and check out the Ultimate Abyss slide that is 10 stories high.
With all of these incredible activities, there’s something to do for just about everyone on a cruise. Remember, though, that all of these new and exciting possibilities also pose a potential risk. If you or someone you love gets injured on a cruise activity and you believe it was caused by negligence, be sure to call us for a free consultation.
About the Author:
Andrew Winston is a partner at the personal injury law firm of Winston Law. For over 20 years, he has successfully represented cruise victims who have suffered all kinds of injuries and illnesses due to negligence. He has been recognized for excellence in the representation of injured clients by admission to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is AV Preeminent Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, enjoys a 10.0 rating by AVVO as a Top Personal Injury Attorney, has been selected as a Florida “SuperLawyer” from 2011-2017 – an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in the state – and was voted to Florida Trend’s ”Legal Elite” and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the Miami area for 2015, 2016, and 2017.