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Looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure? Here’s a round-up of the most exciting attractions on cruise ships today.

Imagine riding a roller-coaster on your cruise ship, something that was unfathomable for most cruisers – until now. Cruise lines are continually coming up with new technologies to create unforgettable adrenaline-pumping attractions. Whether it’s a top-deck go-kart track, a 10-storey-high waterslide or a treetop ropes course it’ll keep you entertained, get your blood pumping and give you the best time of your life. These are our picks of the most entertaining and unique rides and attractions available on cruise ships today.


Ice skating / Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is well known in the cruise industry for its innovative attractions. The ice-skating rink on many of its ships is a great example. Open to all ages and skill levels, beginner or pro, the rink also holds special advanced sessions for more skilled skaters who are welcome to bring their own skates. Studio B presents dramatic ice shows starring a cast of professional skaters from around the world. 


Rock climbing / Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean’s rock-climbing wall was a first for a cruise line and has been one of its most well-known attractions for more than a decade. The complimentary rock-climbing activity offers a variety of challenge levels and guests can climb as often as they like.


Ziplining / Royal Caribbean

Exclusive to Harmony of the Seas, this zipline is free to ride and spans a jaw-dropping 25 metres. The attraction has been expertly designed to give guests a beautiful view of the ship and the surrounding ocean – all at high speed. 


Ropes course / Norwegian Cruise Line

Giant ropes courses are found exclusively on Norwegian Cruise Line vessels Norwegian Breakaway, Escape and Getaway. The largest of the ropes courses spans the entire Norwegian Escape, sits at three storeys high, and has a whopping 99 elements on which to test your bravery. 


AquaDunk / Disney Cruise Line

After a significant makeover in 2013, Disney Magic returned with an exciting new addition, the AquaDunk, which is now one of the ship’s most popular attractions. The ride starts from three storeys up, drops through a trapdoor, shoots through a transparent tube hanging off the side of the ship and deposits you in a splash pool at the bottom.


SkyRide / Carnival Cruise Line

This is one of the most unique attractions on a cruise line in the world. The SkyRide is a bicycle-like vehicle which runs at 29 kilometres per hour along a 244-metre track built 46 metres above the ship’s decks. You can race against your friends and fellow cruisers as often as you like since it’s complimentary.


Ultimate Abyss / Royal Caribbean

This enormous waterslide is on the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, and spans 10 storeys high, claiming the title of tallest waterslide at sea. The anglerfish entrance helps amp up the intimidation level of this monstrous waterslide. 


Go-kart tracks / Norwegian Cruise Line

One of the more unusual and fun additions to cruise-ship attractions are the go-kart tracks on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss. Passengers race against each other in electric-powered go-karts on the ship’s top-deck racing track. 


RipCord / Royal Caribbean

The first and only skydiving simulator at sea, the RipCord features exclusively on Anthem of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas. Guests float seven metres above the ground in a vertical glass tunnel on the top deck of the ship. 


FlowRider / Royal Caribbean

The FlowRider surf simulator is arguably the most popular and well-known attraction at sea, and it has shaped the identity of Royal Caribbean over the years. The FlowRider’s cushioned surface gives you a safe simulated surfing experience. Whether you’re showing off your moves or just trying to stand upright, it’s a thrilling ride. And if you fall, it’s like landing on a sofa.

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Looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure? Here’s a round-up of the most exciting attractions on cruise ships today.


Imagine riding a roller-coaster on your cruise ship, something that was unfathomable for most cruisers – until now. Cruise lines are continually coming up with new technologies to create unforgettable adrenaline-pumping attractions. Whether it’s a top-deck go-kart track, a 10-storey-high waterslide or a treetop ropes course it’ll keep you entertained, get your blood pumping and give you the best time of your life. These are our picks of the most entertaining and unique rides and attractions available on cruise ships today.


Ice skating / Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is well known in the cruise industry for its innovative attractions. The ice-skating rink on many of its ships is a great example. Open to all ages and skill levels, beginner or pro, the rink also holds special advanced sessions for more skilled skaters who are welcome to bring their own skates. Studio B presents dramatic ice shows starring a cast of professional skaters from around the world. 


Rock climbing / Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean’s rock-climbing wall was a first for a cruise line and has been one of its most well-known attractions for more than a decade. The complimentary rock-climbing activity offers a variety of challenge levels and guests can climb as often as they like.


Ziplining / Royal Caribbean

Exclusive to Harmony of the Seas, this zipline is free to ride and spans a jaw-dropping 25 metres. The attraction has been expertly designed to give guests a beautiful view of the ship and the surrounding ocean – all at high speed. 


Ropes course / Norwegian Cruise Line

Giant ropes courses are found exclusively on Norwegian Cruise Line vessels Norwegian Breakaway, Escape and Getaway. The largest of the ropes courses spans the entire Norwegian Escape, sits at three storeys high, and has a whopping 99 elements on which to test your bravery. 


AquaDunk / Disney Cruise Line

After a significant makeover in 2013, Disney Magic returned with an exciting new addition, the AquaDunk, which is now one of the ship’s most popular attractions. The ride starts from three storeys up, drops through a trapdoor, shoots through a transparent tube hanging off the side of the ship and deposits you in a splash pool at the bottom.


SkyRide / Carnival Cruise Line

This is one of the most unique attractions on a cruise line in the world. The SkyRide is a bicycle-like vehicle which runs at 29 kilometres per hour along a 244-metre track built 46 metres above the ship’s decks. You can race against your friends and fellow cruisers as often as you like since it’s complimentary.


Ultimate Abyss / Royal Caribbean

This enormous waterslide is on the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, and spans 10 storeys high, claiming the title of tallest waterslide at sea. The anglerfish entrance helps amp up the intimidation level of this monstrous waterslide. 


Go-kart tracks / Norwegian Cruise Line

One of the more unusual and fun additions to cruise-ship attractions are the go-kart tracks on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss. Passengers race against each other in electric-powered go-karts on the ship’s top-deck racing track. 


RipCord / Royal Caribbean

The first and only skydiving simulator at sea, the RipCord features exclusively on Anthem of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas. Guests float seven metres above the ground in a vertical glass tunnel on the top deck of the ship. 


FlowRider / Royal Caribbean

The FlowRider surf simulator is arguably the most popular and well-known attraction at sea, and it has shaped the identity of Royal Caribbean over the years. The FlowRider’s cushioned surface gives you a safe simulated surfing experience. Whether you’re showing off your moves or just trying to stand upright, it’s a thrilling ride. And if you fall, it’s like landing on a sofa.