For many travelers, cruise ships allow them to see a whole new world. But most commercial cruise vessels don’t actually let you peer under the water. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any ships that allow guests to travel beneath the waves. If you have dreams of becoming an amateur marine biologist – or if you just wanna see what makes the ocean so exciting – you would do well to book a cruise on one of these ships. They all offer you the unique ability to hop in a submarine and go on a nautical adventure. The prices may be steeper than average, but it’s definitely worth it.
Scenic Eclipse is one of the flagship vessels of Scenic Group, a USA-based small cruise line. The ship is small and intimate, with capacity for only about 228. For an extra fee, any of these guests can hop aboard Scenic Neptune. Part of the reason why Eclipse has been dubbed “The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Experience,” Neptune is a submarine that travelers can book a ride in for an extra fee. It fits up to six guests at once and can go nearly 1000 feet underwater. To view itineraries that include the chance to try out Neptune, check out this page.
Crystal is known for sparing no expense when it comes to luxury, and this has led them to have some ships with truly amazing amenities. They now have another huge draw: the Crystal Endeavor has a submarine onboard! The vessel, which has a dedicated captain, takes two guests down into the sea for a once-in-a-lifetime viewing session. Perhaps the coolest thing about this particular submarine is that it was made to withstand the harsh, cold waters of the polar regions. It recently debuted on an Antarctic cruise, and guests were enchanted.
Venture has yet to debut, but according to Seabourn, it should start sailing in December 2021. That means that guests will soon be enjoying all that it has to offer. The cruise line is promising kayaks and Zodiacs for the adventurous travelers, as well as two submarines for people that are like, you know, really hardcore. The details on the submarines are here. Long story short: the submarines come equipped with air conditioning, speakers, and coolers for your beverages. Can you really ask for anything more than that?
If these cruise lines are out of your budget, don’t worry. Submarines are only now entering the cruise market, and we suspect larger, more affordable lines to jump on the trend as time goes on. It could only be a few years until we see submarines on Carnival and Royal cruises!