Best Cruise Ship Sun Decks

Ahoy matey, check out our recent exploration of the best cruise ship sun decks. From stunning vistas to adult-only gardens, we searched high and low to bring you the finest options available.

Crystal Cruises: Serenity & Symphony

If you are like us, sun decks are at the top of your list when choosing a cruise line. That’s why the class and elegance of Crystal Cruises creates a South Beach style atmosphere befitting of the stars. Torn between chaise chair lounging or paddle tennis fun? Try both! Sea days are the best days, and with decadent sun decks, you are guaranteed serenity the entire time. Crystal Cruises

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Celebrity: Celebrity Solstice

Wake up and smell the fresh cut grass–Lawn Club is the first ever onboard space to feature an actual lawn on a cruise. Enjoy all the backyard-feels in the middle of the ocean, while playing a round of croquet or getting fired up with the “Grill Master” experience. Celebrity Cruises coordinates chef pairings for fun meals; dishes include lamb chops, lobster mac n cheese, tandoori chicken kabobs, and rib-eye steaks, to name only a few of the mouthwatering menu items. Impress family and friends by hosting your next BBQ in a truly unique environment!

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Oceania Cruises: Nautica

Experience high-end luxury on an intimate sun deck, where lounging on Balinese daybeds and private butler service is just a regular day. Enjoy panoramic views of hard to reach ports while enjoying massage, iced towels, and afternoon tea. Consistently one of Cruise Critics Editors’ Picks when it comes to cuisine, feast on elegant poolside fare such as ahi tuna, Kobe burgers, and signature Oceania Q-Bahn to top off the perfect day on your dream deck.

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Princess Cruises: The Sanctuary

Drift off on a plush chaise lounge or indulge in an al fresco massage. For adult-only relaxation, nothing beats the unparalleled tranquility of “The Sanctuary.” Family-friendly cruising is a blast, but even mom and dad deserve a little time away. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, lite bites, and a “Serenity Steward” to attend to your every need. Imagine chilled towels, Evian misters, and your very own playlist for total peace and relaxation. The best part is, it only cost $20 USD to access this heavenly sun deck!

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Norwegian Cruise Line: Spice H20

Cool off under a refreshing waterfall or melt into a social hot tub. Spice H2O is a fantastic place to mix and mingle with like-minded guests while enjoying craft drinks and taking in top deck views. Visit at night for bumping parties with DJ’s and dancing.

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Royal Caribbean: Allure of the Seas

Disconnect on the secret sun deck onboard Allure of the Seas. A private little enclave awaits on top of the ship’s bridge, tucked just beneath the Solarium. The unassuming door is the only way in and out, so take a chance and push it open–seclusion and sunshine await on the other side. Look for the commemorative plaque and the “lucky coins” contained within the welded cabinet. Whether you’re a Royal Caribbean veteran or a newbie, the cruise line prides itself on consistently surprising its guests.

Now that you have the inside scoop, we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to unpack then unwind on the luxury sun deck of your dreams. Simply pick a ship and the rest will be smooth sailing. Bon voyage!

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