Top 10 Out of This World Things on Cruise Ships

By Sefton Monk
My Kind of Cruise
Unveiling the Marvels: 10 Jaw-Dropping Features Redefining Cruise Ship Luxury in 2024
In the ever-evolving realm of cruise ship extravagance, gone are the days of merely basking under the sun by the pool or enjoying an evening show with dinner. Today, cruise ships have transcended into floating marvels, boasting an array of mind-boggling features that challenge the limits of imagination. From virtual reality escapades to exhilarating skydiving simulators, the offerings on board are nothing short of extraordinary. Join us as we embark on a journey through the 17 craziest features awaiting adventurers on cruise ships sailing in 2024.
1: Moving Bars
Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean redefine the bar experience with innovative concepts like the Magic Carpet and the Rising Tide bar. Whether ascending above the ship's decks or traversing through Central Park, these dynamic venues offer a unique twist to traditional bar hopping, without any additional cost beyond your drinks.
2: Virtual Reality Arcades
Step into a realm where reality blurs with fantasy on select MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Equipped with cutting-edge virtual reality technology, these arcades transport passengers into alternate dimensions, offering immersive experiences like never before. From futuristic racing games to ancient ruins exploration, the possibilities are boundless. Gather the family for a voyage through uncharted territories, with extra charges starting at $29 for 90 minutes of play.
3: Skydiving with iFly
For those seeking an adrenaline rush without the altitude, Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class ships present Ripcord by iFly—a skydiving simulator unlike any other. Soar above the ship's deck as a massive fan propels you skyward, providing breathtaking views and heart-pounding excitement. Prices range from $30 to $50 for multiple turns, promising an unforgettable experience for daredevils of all ages.
4: Robot Bartenders
Elevating the cocktail experience to new heights, MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean feature robotic bartenders ready to craft the perfect libation. Witness the mesmerizing choreography of robotic arms or interact with humanoid androids as they mix and pour your favorite drinks. While prices may be slightly higher than traditional bars, the novelty of robotic mixology is well worth the indulgence.
5: Immersive 4D Cinema
Escape reality and immerse yourself in the ultimate cinematic adventure aboard select MSC Cruises. The fusion of rollercoaster dynamics with movie screenings creates a sensory journey like no other. Brace yourself for exhilarating thrills as your seat shakes and sways, accompanied by bursts of air and water effects. At just $5 per ride, it's a bargain for an unforgettable movie experience.
6: Surfing Simulators
Ride the waves without ever leaving the ship on Royal Caribbean's FlowRider surfing simulators. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a novice, these exhilarating attractions offer endless fun for water enthusiasts. Best of all, it's complimentary, providing a thrilling activity for sea days.
7: Rollercoasters
Carnival Cruise Line introduces Bolt—a thrilling rollercoaster experience winding its way across the ship's decks. Brace yourself for twists, turns, and panoramic views of the ocean as you navigate this adrenaline-fueled ride. At just $15 for two laps, it's an affordable adventure for thrill-seekers.
8: MEGA Ziplines
MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean offer high-flying adventures with onboard ziplines. Soar across the ship's decks for an adrenaline-pumping thrill or enjoy panoramic views of the ocean below. While Royal Caribbean's zipline is complimentary, MSC's zipline offers rides for $10 per exhilarating journey.
9: Go Karting
Norwegian Cruise Line revs up the excitement with onboard go-kart tracks. Race against fellow passengers on multi-level tracks, navigating hairpin turns and straightaways for the ultimate victory. With prices starting at $15 for 10 laps, it's a competitive adventure for speed enthusiasts.
10: Planetarium experiences
Cunard Line and Viking Cruises cater to stargazers with immersive planetarium experiences. Delve into the mysteries of the cosmos as expert astronomers guide you through celestial wonders. Perfect for those seeking both thrills and enlightenment, these educational excursions offer a celestial journey like no other.
My Kind of Conclusion
From heart-pounding thrills to serene escapes, modern cruise ships redefine luxury and adventure on the high seas. With innovations continually pushing the boundaries of what's possible, the future of cruising promises even more astonishing features. Embark on your next voyage and discover the wonders awaiting onboard—after all, the journey is just as extraordinary as the destination.
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