The lido decks on cruise ships have come a long way from the days when it consisted of a simple swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. With cruise ships coming out with more and more features to attract cruisers, here are the top 16 awesome features found on the lido decks of cruise ships.
SeaWalk – Hovering 128 feet above the sea, this glass bottom walkway that extends off the side of the ship features unparalleled views of the ocean below. The SeaWalk can only be found on the Royal class ships from Princess Cruises.
AquaDuck – The AquaDuck is a watercoaster that travels 765 feet around the lido deck of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. This elevated water coaster drops a span of four decks and off the side of the ship and through the Forward Funnel.
The Plank – Featured on the Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Breakaway, and Norwegian Getaway, cruise passengers can “walk the plank” that extends eight feet off the side of the ship and 165 feet above the ocean.
iFly – This skydiving simulator is found on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships.
Ropes Course – Challenging fun ropes courses can be found on the newer cruise ships from Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line.
Zip Line – A feature that is found on the two largest cruise ships in the world (Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas), this 82 foot zip line extends nine decks above the Boardwalk. A few Norwegian ships also have a zip line as part of their ropes course.
Rock Climbing – Go rock climbing 200 feet above the ocean. Rock climbing walls can be found on every Royal Caribbean ship and also on several Norwegian Cruise Line ships.
Movies Under the Stars– While every cruise ship that has been built over the past few years has a large TV screen on the lido deck, Princess Cruises has perfected the experience with MUTS. Watch a movie on the largest screens at sea (Royal Princess/Regal Princess) while the staff serves warm cookies and milk, popcorn, and pizza.
The Ultimate Abyss – Found only on the world’s largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, the Ultimate Abyss is a slide that drops over 100 feet and has the title as the tallest slide at sea.