17 Adrenaline Pumping Cruise Ship Features

Stand aside shuffleboard. On your next cruise, you can…

Skydive. Well, simulated skydiving, but it’s still awesome. Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships

Walk the plank. Built for the fearless, this thing extends off the side of the ship, 180 feet above the water. Norwegian’s Breakaway(+) Class ships

Race a car. If you already drive at high speeds on I95, these racing simulators are a perfect fit. MSC Cruises* and Costa* ships

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Bungee jump. Even more thrilling if the ship is rocking. Royal Caribbean’s Vision Class ships*

Soar like a bird. Grab an overhead view of the port with North Star. Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships

Freefall on a waterslide. A whole new version of the trap door with a splash at the end. Norwegian and Carnival ships*

Stand on thin air. At least thing glass. Check out the views though! Princess Cruises’ Royal Class ships

Hang ten. They’ve been around for a few years, but who could get tired of surfing at sea? Royal Caribbean ships*

Anthem of the Seas

Rappel from the funnel. A twist on the rock climbing wall, do some rappelling at sea. Norwegian ships

Crash a car. Safely. Did another cruiser cut in line at the buffet? Bumper cars can fix that. Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships

Royal Caribbean introduces its newest and most technologically advanced cruise ship Anthem of the Seas. Dodgems at Seaplex

Jump off a platform. Now you can live your dream and join the circus, or at least join a circus academy. Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships

Zipline. Wave to everyone down below as you soar overhead from one side of the ship to the other. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class ships

Spin down a toilet bowl. Gran an inter tube and hold on for the big spin. Carnival* and Norwegian Cruise Line* ships

Be a monkey. Climb through the maze of raised balance beams, rope lines, and lilly pads. Carnival* and Norwegian Cruise Line* ships

Carnival Magic

Climb the highest peak. Rockwalls are still all the rage. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line* ships

Escape like a spy. Can you make it through this room of lasers? Costa Cruises’ Diadema class ships

Ride the coaster waves. Speed through this water coaster with thrilling ocean views. Disney Cruise Line’s Dream Class ships

Who ever said cruises were boring?

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Article does not include amenities or features on ships not currently in service.

*Available on select ships only.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.