Cruise ships were once seen as a place for ‘newly wed & nearly dead’, with not a lot to do, set dinner times and formal attire, this is no longer the case. Today’s cruise mega ships have an incredible and amazing range of activities and amenities available on board and you can find a range of cruise deals online. In this article I’m going to take you through some of the incredible things that are available on today’s cruise ships.
Some of the largest passenger ships on the planet have a huge array of facilities including an on board ice rink, surfing simulators, rock climbing walls, pools and a children’s water park.
Entertainment on board is spectacular too, with each ship hosting a Broadway show, Oasis with Hairspray and Allure with Chicago, this in addition to the standard production shows which are of Broadway quality anyway.
There are bars and 24 different restaurants ranging from the Seafood Shack, serving a variety of seafood in a casual environment, to 150 Central Park, a high class dining establishment with fantastic, quality food. All of this together means you will never be short of activities to do, things to buy in fantastic shops or great places to eat while you are aboard these magnificent ships.
Almost all the major cruise lines these days have massive ships with huge varieties of activities on board. Just take Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Epic’, with 18 restaurants, 12 bars, comedy clubs, live shows, range of stores, 2 bowling alleys and aqua park, featuring a variety of water slides and the 200 feet tall water slide ‘Epic Plunge’
Or take Disney Cruise Lines new ships Disney Dream & Disney Fantasy, with the worlds first water roller coaster on board, not to mention a restaurant where the walls start as black & white but gradually change to become full colour as your meal goes on, you could never be bored on these ships.
There is also the other end of the scale, Cunard’s mega ship Queen Mary 2 has a planetarium on board, and a range of lectures on every cruise so you can expand your knowledge.
No matter which cruise ship you choose there is a huge variety of things to do. Almost all cruise ships, even ones not as large as the ones I have described above have a range of restaurants, shows, activities and world class shopping.
You genuinely cannot go wrong with a cruise holiday because, as you can see there is an incredible range of things on board.