A few things are expected when it comes to cruising, including live entertainment, lazy days by the pool and amazing food. Cruise lines are really going above and beyond to offer guests some of the most dynamic experiences. Take a look with me at a few fun and unique experiences you may want to try on your next cruise.
Unique Cruise Experiences Not To Miss
Each time I set foot on a cruise ship I am always amazed by the sheer size, and what they are able to pack into these floating resorts at sea. Each cruise line offers something different, and that may impact what ship you decide to sail on.
Racing at Sea with Norwegian Bliss
The Norwegian Bliss sets itself apart from other cruise ships with its impressive pool deck, stellar dining options and two-level electric car racetrack. Yes, you read that right, the Norwegian Bliss is home to the largest race track at sea. While the concept of a racetrack on deck may sound like the complete opposite of relaxing, the cars are almost totally silent so cruisers can put their driving skills to the test without disturbing other travelers.
Honorable mention: The Norwegian Bliss also has a large open-air laser tag course.
Brews on Deck with Carnival Vista
The Redfrog Pub and Brewery is a unique dining option on-board the Carnival Vista. Each beer served is crafted using the ship’s state-of-the-art brewing system that desalinizes sea water to create the perfect brews. What’s on the menu? Cruisers can delight in tasty craft beers like the ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA, the FriskyFrog Java Stout and the ThirstyFrog American Pale Ale. I am partial to the ThirstyFrog American Pale Ale, it’s perfect on a hot Caribbean day!
Stroll Through Central Park with Oasis of the Seas
Looking for a little green space at sea? The Oasis of the Seas is home to the first living park at sea with tens of thousands of plants and trees on board. Central Park is the perfect place to escape the crowds and relax with open-air dining options, luxury shopping and the calming sound of crickets and other wildlife playing in the background.
Bring Your Dog on the Queen Mary 2
Travelers are welcome to bring their furry friends aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2. This ship is the only passenger vessel at sea equipped with all-inclusive accommodation for four-legged friends. A full-time kennel master is always on deck to pamper and care for dogs while their owners are out and about enjoying their vacation.
View Wildlife on the Zambezi Queen
AmaWaterways brings the ultimate in luxury river cruising. Designed specifically for wildlife viewing, the intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen will make for a truly memorable experience. As she drifts along the river, animals perceive no threat, affording you with once-in-a-lifetime up-close game experiences. Additionally, to ensure no harm to the environment, the eco-friendly Zambezi Queen uses a water jet propulsion system, fuel-efficient and low-emission generators, and a solar heating system. An enclosed, air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar grace the top deck, as well as an open-air Sun Deck complete with plunge pool. Suites feature private balconies where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the river and African landscape.
I don’t know about you, but I am ready to book a cruise to enjoy these amazing experiences!