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5 Best Water Parks On Cruise Ships

Posted October 12th, 2015

While on a cruise, you can expect to relax, enjoy a few drinks, take in ocean views and explore exciting port destinations. Your sailing experience is made even better with many cruise ships creating innovative water parks. If you’re looking for a holiday that offers adrenaline-pumping action, or if you’d like relaxation beside stylish pools, then take a look at the five best water parks found at sea.

1. Carnival Legend And Carnival Spirit

Carnival Australia’s cruise ships offer some of the best and most thrilling waterslides. Each ship has its own version of the 95-metre long Twister waterslide, which throws riders into numerous screws, twists and turns as they make their way down to the pool below. The Green Thunder in particular is part of Carnival Spirit’s $7 million upgrade, where riders free-fall at up to speeds of 65 km/h. There are also side-by-side racing slides, as well as the DrainPipe, which is comprised of a tube with a 31-metre drop that empties into a giant funnel. For those wanting to keep their adrenaline levels low, the Slash Park is the place to go and relax poolside, as well as tackle more friendly slides.

2. Disney Dream And Disney Fantasy

On Deck 12 of the Disney Dream and Fantasy, cruisers will find the popular AquaDuck. In this colossal waterslide, riders take a flume ride through 233 metres of tubing. During their journey, they even move off the side of the ship and back again through the Forward Funnel. At the end of the slide, riders are dunked into the river pool below. The AquaLab water area specifically caters to younger cruisers and families. Here you’ll find geysers, bubblers and other interactive water games. For older riders who want to relax, Quiet Cove Pool is comprised of 3 freshwater pools on Deck 11, and is adjacent to the Cove Bar.

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3. Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway’s Free Fall is one of the fastest waterslides around. Riders stand in an enclosed tube before a trapdoor gives way beneath them, leading into a journey of turns and an upward incline, before speeding down the splash lanes to a pool below. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway also offers a variety of flume slides, including family-friendly slides where riders can choose which best suits their level of comfort.

4. Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Epic is home to a slide perfect for brave cruisers. The Epic Plunge allows riders to travel through an exhilarating 60 metres. This four-storey slide comprises of an enclosed tube, where riders are shot out into a gigantic bowl and funnelled into the water below. There’s also an Aqua Park for the younger travellers and an adults-only lounge, where cruisers can relax under a peaceful waterfall.

5. MSC Preziosa

MSC Cruise’s MSC Preziosa has a waterpark that truly pays homage to its ocean surroundings. Vertigo is around 118 metres long, and during the ride, cruisers are even taken off the side of the cruise ship where they can look down at the ocean below. MSC Preziosa is also home to a child-friendly water park called Doremi, which has a variety of fountains, drenching buckets and water pistols.

Are you ready to enjoy an unbeatable waterpark experience on the ocean? To find out more information and to make a booking, call 1300 954 661 to chat to one of our friendly consultants.

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