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The short answer: almost everything. Modern cruise ships have an incredible array of amenities and activities for passengers to enjoy and indulge in.
From 300ft high observation pods to circus schools, the major cruise lines have thought of nearly every way to keep their passengers happy and entertained at sea. Here we will explore the more common activities available on most ships.
Try New Cuisines
Understanding that passengers won’t want to dine on the same cuisine every night, all of the world’s largest cruise liners are complete with a great range of restaurants, serving food inspired by every corner of the Earth. The Norwegian Breakaway has a staggering 27 eateries on board ranging from ‘grab n go’ burgers to formal haute cuisine. Even the fussiest of eaters will be able to find something to suit their palate at sea.
With many on-board restaurants hosting a completely complimentary service, there has never been a better time to take the plunge and try something a little exotic.
Visit our Norwegian Breakaway page for a full selection of great cruise deals.
Strike it Lucky
Dressed in a sharp tuxedo with a Martini in hand, you’re already 2/3 of the way to a sophisticated James Bond night – the last thing you need to do is a big win at the poker table. Fortunately, cruise ships play host to some of the world’s most fabulous casinos outside of Las Vegas. Whether craps, blackjack or roulette is your game; a cruise can become even more memorable with just a little touch of lady luck.
The Oasis of the Seas from Royal Caribbean currently hosts the largest casino on the open ocean – Casino Royale, complete with 450 slot machines and almost every casino game imaginable.
See our full range of Royal Caribbean cruises here.
Take in a Broadway Show
Forget cheesy holiday resort talent shows and second-rate tribute acts, the cruise liners play host to some of the world’s best-known musicals and performances. From Cats to The Blue Man Group to Hairspray; professional actors and singers are hired to entertain cruise ship guests night after night. Royal Caribbean has recently signed a deal with DreamWorks, offering kids the chance to enjoy stage shows involving all their favourite characters from films such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.
Work On Your Fitness
With complimentary food and drink, some cruise passengers may be concerned they will return from their holiday having packed on the pounds. Fortunately for these worried holidaymakers, almost all cruise ships play host to fantastic, comprehensive gyms, fitness centres, classes and sports facilities. A quick workout in the gym followed by a few lengths in the pool means you can enjoy the lobster night without any guilt.
The Celebrity Solstice has some of the most unique work-out features on the seas including the Gravity Reformer class, wherein passengers drive a glide board using their own weight. Our Celebrity Solstice page has a great selection of cruises aboard the fitness-centric ship.
Meet New People
Cruise ships are a fantastic place to meet interesting, well-travelled, educated individuals. Many cruise holidaymakers will return year after year to the seas, seeking out new destinations and adventures. Take advantage of their wisdom and learn about every corner of the world, and entertain fellow passengers with your own tales.