The actions of cruise companies have increased by over 25% in 2017.
This summer, cruise lines are bringing even more new passenger services.
In the first half of 2017, the three largest cruise companies – Carnival Corp. (CCL), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) – recorded an increase of over 25% in their stock prices, supported by lower fuel prices, higher expenses in developed countries, while baby boomers withdraw and demand for travel among Asian tourists increases. To stand out, cruise companies are trying to offer unique features to entertain their guests whether they are eating a bite to eat, looking for something fun to do or just wishing to get a good view.
For those who love the thrill, the hop bars or those who simply seek a moment of fun with the family, these benefits can be a delight.
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Go to Go-Karts Go to Go-Karts
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest boat, Norwegian Joy, is putting sea go-karting for the first time. The track of the Ferrari NV (RACE) will bring the riders back and forth and up and down. The ship also has a car and a flight simulator.
MSC Cruises ships of Fantasy class have a Formula 1 simulator, while several cruise ships of Carnival Costa Crociere S.p.A. they have a Grand Prix simulator for those who need speed.
Wet and Wild Rides Wet and Wild Rides
The AquaDuck, an enclosed roller coaster that moves over the deck decks of the Disney (DIS) Dream and Fantasy cruise ships and even takes its 12-foot sliders from the side of the ship.
The Disney Magic AquaDunk water slide, however, makes it rise with a three-story jump that includes a trapdoor and a translucent tube 20 feet beyond the edge of the ship.
The free fall of the Norwegian Cruise Line on the Norwegian Getaway and Breakaway has two slides that carry sliders up to 26 mph.
The MSC Cruises Vertigo water slide on board the MSC Preziosa has a 18-storey colored water slide and also turns the sliders on the side of the ship.
The Speedway Splash on Carnival Sunshine is characterized by double slides for those who want to run. The finish line greets the cursors with special lighting effects.
Classic carousel of classic carousel
For passengers who think that go-karts and water slides are not fast, the Oasis of the Seas of Royal Caribbean and Allure of the Seas have a carousel in their neighborhoods.
Not a normal spin class not a normal spin class
MSC Cruises has sports facilities that include basketball and tennis courts and fitness facilities. They also offer aquagym lessons where passengers ride a bike underwater.
Land Ho! – Or not Land Ho! – Or not
Passengers of the Royal Caribbean Oasis and the Allure of the Seas can take a stroll through their Central Park, featuring green grass, stone paths, shady trees and blooming flowers. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Serenity Park offers a similar experience.
The Lawn Club on the Solstice class ships of Celebrity Cruises, meanwhile, has a half acre of grass to play bowls or croquet or have a picnic.
Goofy’s Sports Deck on Disney Dream and Fantasy also have a green: it’s for miniature golf.
Fall from the sky Fall from the sky
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships offer the chance to parachute. RipCord of iFLY brings ships a vertical glass wind tunnel where flyers can float in midair after receiving professional instructions and signing a waiver.
Broadway on the Blue Broadway on the Blue
The Royal Caribbean AquaTheater on its Oasis-class ships offers a 30-foot pool for daytime diving lessons and a 600-seat theater space for watching high dives, aerial shows and even a musical underwater at night.
Disney cruises offer performances with favorite characters from its franchises, including Frozen, Marvel’s Avengers, Mickey Mouse and more.
The Watercolor Fantasy is a water and light show on Princess Carnival cruise ships with fountains that shoot plumes of water to live music.
The Cool Down The Cool Down
If the deck gets too hot, several cruise ships offer the opportunity to cool off. The ice bars of Norwegian Breakaway, Getaway and Epic Svedka / Inniskillin are not hotter than 17 degrees. Everything in the bars is made of ice, but no problem for passengers who simply do the full sun. The bar provides coats and gloves so that passengers are not attached to the furniture of the illuminated ice lolly.
In the Livnordic Spa of the first ocean vessel of Viking Cruises, the Viking Star, the Snow Cave offers a place to relax in a room where there is always a layer of snow. Norwegian Escape Norwegian Cruise Line has a similar snow room. Both companies argue that experience can help strengthen the circulatory system.
It’s a circus on board It’s a circus on board
Cirque Dreams & Dinner by Norwegian Cruise Line on Norwegian Epic is characterized by lookouts, acrobatics, crazy costumes and songs as waiters serving dinner among the artists. The Norwegian Breakway then got her Cirque Dreams & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy show. The most recent dining room of the cruise company is the Illusionarium, a magic show, on the Norwegian Getaway.
Surfs Up Surfs Up
The Royal Caribbean ships in the Freedom, Oasis, Quantum and Voyager classes have a FlowRider that simulates ocean waves. Passengers can do their best to conquer these real waves on a surfboard, but the embarrassment of wiping out – yes, this is real too. Passengers can try the FlowRider as often as they wish, although the lessons have a cost.
Mixology meets Mixology technology meets technology
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas presents the exclusive Bionic Bar. The bar offers bionic baristas. Two robotic arms, inspired by the machines used in the automotive assembly line, mix passenger drinks.
Search for the skies on the sea Search for the skies on the sea
The Queen Mary 2 of Carnival’s Cunard Line has its planetarium on board. Passengers can sit back, relax and watch the stars, regardless of time or time of day. Members of the Royal Astronomical Society are even available on selected trips to provide additional information to galaxy explorers.
Go to the next level Go to the next level
For those who can endure some more movement on the high seas, the Royal Caribbean Rising Tide bar on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas takes passengers to the next level. The restaurant travels like a homeless elevator, moving its customers up and down between the five and eight decks.
Having an adventure Having an adventure
Norwegian Cruise Line offers the largest course of ropes on the sea. It also includes a zip line, and the most daring passengers can walk on a table that protrudes eight feet over the edge of the ship.
The Royal Caribbean’s Oasis fleet has a zip line that allows passengers to fly between docks and rock faces more than 40 feet high.
Carnival’s P & O Cruises has an adventure park on the P & O Edge. The park includes a zip line, a laser tag, a rock wall, trampolines, a roped path, high rope swings and even a Segway obstacle course.
Living on the Edge Living on the edge
Live to the limit and look at the sea with these features on the cruise.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships are equipped with a North Star observation pod, which lifts passengers 300 feet in the air for a 360-degree view of the ocean, the ship and the places where the boats stop . The company’s ships also feature whirlpools that hang over the edge and offer ocean views.
Princess Cruises offers passengers the opportunity to walk on the edge with the SeaWalk, which extends beyond the side of the ship. Its SeaView bar features glass floors to watch the waves below.
Carnival’s SkyRide on the Carnival Vista sits passengers on the ship as they pedal their pedal go-mobs on a two-lane suspended path that even carries passengers over the water.
Skate, Roll or Bump Skate, Roll or Bump
The ships of the Quantum Royal Caribbean class are equipped with the SeaPlex, which combines a basketball court, a roller skating rink and an arena for bumpers in one. Passengers can also attend the circus school there.
The ships of the company of the classes Oasis, Freedom and Voyager all have skating rinks. They offer professional ice shows and open skating sessions. The skates for hire are free.
Escape to the digital world Escape to the digital world
The latest Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Joy, offers virtual reality experiences and interactive video walls in addition to 3D simulators.
Several ships from Costa Crociere and MSC Cruises and Carnival Cruises Carnival Breeze offer 4D film experiences that immerse viewers in 3D movies with moving chairs, smells and pumped water splashes.
On the Disney Dream and Fantasy liners, the walls and floors come to life. Magic PlayFloor is a giant virtual board on which children can dance and dance. Meanwhile, the enchanted art will blow up the passengers when the pieces start to flash, talk and move without warning.
On Anthem of the Seas by Royal Caribbean, its ceiling-to-ceiling ceiling windows in the Two70 theater can turn into a gigantic scene of all kinds with 18 projectors for various performances. Two70 also features six agile Roboscreens that feature surprise shows.
Brew on the Ocean Blue Brew on the Blue Ocean
Carnival’s AIDA Cruises offers its own microbreweries that can produce up to 265 gallons of beer a day. In addition to trying special drinks for the ship, passengers can take part in brewing workshops and earn their own beer diplomas.