Make a Splash: A Guide to Cruise Ship Swimming Pools


For kids and adults alike, there’s nothing better than diving into a sun-drenched swimming pool during the first day of your holiday. Whether larking about or enjoying a morning swim as part of your daily fitness regime, swimming pools are an indispensable commodity on any holiday – not least as part of a cruise break.

Luckily, contemporary cruise ships are kitted out with a variety of swimming pools, including expansive outdoor pools surrounded by loungers, shallow fun pools for youngsters, and adults-only indoor pools connected to luxurious spa facilities.

If you love swimming and are keen to take the plunge on your next cruise holiday, here’s a look at the swimming facilities available aboard a selection of popular Australian-based cruise ships.

Cruise Ship Outdoor Pool Indoor Pool Kids’ Pool
Azamara Journey 1 1 None
Azamara Quest 1 1 None
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Spirit 3 0 1*
Carnival Legend 3 0 1*
Cunard Cruises
Queen Mary 2 1 1 1
Holland America Line
Noordam 1 1 None
Volendam 1 1 None
P&O Australia
Pacific Dawn 2 0 None
Pacific Jewel 2 0 None
Pacific Pearl 2 0 None
Pacific Eden 2 0 None
Pacific Aria 2 0 None
Princess Cruises
Sun Princess 1 1 None
Golden Princess 3 1 None
Dawn Princess 1 1 None
Diamond Princess 4 0 None
Sea Princess 1 1 None
Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas 1 1 1
Explorer of the Seas 2 1 1
Voyager of the Seas 2 1 1
Legend of the Seas 1 1 None
Silversea Cruises
Silver Shadow 1 0 None

*Children’s Waterslides Available

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