The hottest place to hang out on a cruise ship may not be where you think it is. It’s not the bar, it’s not the nightclub, and it’s not the casino. Sundecks on cruise ships are the most popular places for passengers to lounge, socialize, and to work on that vacation tan that will send them back home looking refreshed and happy! Sundecks on cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes, so depending on the type of ship (tall, small, large or mega), sundecks on cruise ships can consist of everything from a few chaise lounges and a pool up to sculpture gardens, dining venues, waterslides, and more!
Some of the top cruise ship sundecks in the industry include: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, and Enchantment of the Seas; Princess Cruises Grand Class: Grand Princess, Diamond Princess, Caribbean Princess, and Emerald Princess; Celebrity Cruises Millennium, Constellation, Summit, and Infinity; P&O Cruises’ Ventura, and finally Disney Cruise Lines Disney Magic and Disney Wonder.
So why are these vessels considered the best of the best when it comes to sundecks? For starters, each ships’ swimming pool areas offer unique amenities that no other ship has. For example, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas sundeck features the H20 Zone Family Water Park, several sports pools, and several massive whirlpools that jut out from the ship at around 112 feet above the water! Not only this, but at night the sundeck transforms into an entertainment venue complete with an outdoor disco, sculpture gardens, and wild lighting schemes. Sundecks on other Royal Caribbean cruise ships such as Liberty of the Seas and Independence of the Seas have the same amenities.
In some cases, what sets many ships sundecks apart from others may be one or two features that other ships may not have thought of – yet. Princess Cruises is an excellent example. All Princess Cruises sundecks (with the exception of Caribbean Princess, Crown Princess and Emerald Princess) feature a sliding glass roof, and at night, Princess Cruise ships’ sundecks transform into a cinema called “Movies Under the Stars.”
For families, Disney Cruise Lines’ Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sundecks are tops! What’s great about Wonder and Magic is the ships’ numerous pool areas, each designed with a certain demographic in mind. The sundecks feature: the Mickey Pool, the Goofy Pool, and the Quiet Cove. The Mickey Pool and its huge waterslide is a hit with kids, and the Goofy Pool attracts all ages. And parents love the Quiet Cove where relaxation and adult conversation rule the day — kids are not allowed here.
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