The time has come to soak it all in. Pools are the epicenter of daytime activity onboard; however, some ships really go above and beyond. With cruise lines pushing the boundaries of design, it’s only fitting that even something as simple as taking a swim has been elevated. For many guests, nothing beats a day lounging on the veranda, alfresco cocktail in hand, the ocean below, and yesterday’s worries behind. There is something intrinsically relaxing about being close to a body of water, and in this case, being submerged in a stunning turquoise oasis floating above the dark blue waves. Get ready to be in awe as we explore the five most incredible cruise pools.
Infinity Pools | Viking Ocean Cruises*
Talk about swimming with a view! Viking Ocean Cruises is the first to bring the infinity pool into the onboard equation. Passengers are breathlessly cantilevered over the ship’s stern, giving them a jaw-dropping picturesque sight of nothing but the ocean and horizon behind. Built against a massive window made completely of glass, prepare for something magical when you enter this transportive haven on the sea.
*Viking Star, Viking Sea, and Viking Sky
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FlowRider | Royal Caribbean
Surf’s up! This adventurous pool is literally making a splash. Nothing is as thrilling as surfing and boogie boarding several stories above the ocean. Royal Caribbean has upped the activity meter and is providing patrons with an experience like no other. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a seasoned wave expert to enjoy the ride—a team of crew members is on deck assisting with newbies and experts alike. So, let those butterflies of excitement lead the way. Have a big group? Book the entire simulator for an allotted period of time. Surf’s up and it’s time to hang ten!
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Solarium Pools | Celebrity Cruises
Melt into oblivion inside these adult-only glass-domed pool decks that are redefining luxury. Located on Celebrity’s Solstice and Millennium-class ships, these serene spaces offer lap pools, hot tubs, and elegant lounge chairs for quiet days sprawled out under the sun. Each Solarium is a little different and features imaginative and transportive design. Research your unique cruise and get excited for the days of relaxation that lie ahead.
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Movies Under the Stars | Princess Cruises
If movies under the stars, complimentary popcorn, snuggly blankets, and warm cookies with milk sound like an amazing evening to you, then you’ll be excited to learn that Princess Cruises can transform their pool decks into outdoor theaters! Watch your favorite movies on an impressive 300-square-foot, 69,000-watt screen. When it’s not movie night, guests can enjoy the Princess Watercolor Fantasy, a water and light show on Royal Princess and Regal Princess ships.
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Aqua Park | Norwegian Escape
When it comes to adventure, Norwegian Cruise Line is the leader of fast-paced water parks featuring rip-roaring rides that send guests swirling at lightning speeds. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before they built the biggest aqua park at sea. The Norwegian Escape is the newest ship in the fleet and highlights the largest, most comprehensive variety of slides and aquatic activities. Guests can race each other on tandem rides while groups swish down family slides. The fastest rides are reserved for the most adventurous guests, and “The Freefall” is the swiftest water slide to ever exist on a cruise! Daring rides aside, there is something for everyone, including a water park for kids, two movie screens, and four hot tubs.
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Nothing compares to the feeling of refreshingly cool water on a hot day at sea or relaxing in a muscle-easing whirlpool after an active day of excursions on land. These pools surpass our wildest fantasies and provide fun aquatic activities for everyone. Whether you prefer relaxing in a lounge chair or taking in all the action, contact your Personal Vacation Manager at 800-709-9507 to book one of these ships and experience the finest cruise pools to ever exist at sea!