Cruise ship toys and attractions - what's left?

We have ships with wind tunnel sky diving, surfing, go carts, roller coaster (coming out), bowling, bumper cars, carousel , water parks, water and 10 story dry slides, self propelled sky carts, pools of course, ice skating, escape rooms, shuffle board, bouncy attractions, rock climbing, zip lines .............. WHAT's LEFT and where else could this go????

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I want to see a real lazy river. I don't think any ship has like a big regular one. That goes around like an entire top deck. Although I know there might be logistical issues with draining it and refilling it all the time - much more difficult than a regular pool.

Love the lazy river idea and think that would be great and not that hard to implement ... just run it alongside the jogging tracks. They could also add a VR room with the virtual reality facilities becoming more common and popular. Also could expand the VR to do virtual skeet shooting. I have heard many on here lament the no skeet shooting but it is quite doable now using virtual tools.

In the 70s, Princess had skeet shooting. Could have VR golf and skeet today. Also there's a new VR entertainment venue introduced by Cinemark, called the VOID, that could be easily adapted to a ship. They do venues from various movies like Star Wars, or Jumanji.

A lazy river does sound fantastic...

Trap/Skeet could still be a thing...Biodegradable clays and Rock Salt loads with biodegradable Paper Wads...It works, Ive done it! However, The basic tenants of firearm safety would prohibit 75-95% of people on a cruise from participating (Alcohol and Shooting are a big NO-NO) especially with many big lines pushing their premium beverage packages.

VR Golf could be pretty popular, however VR Skeet and trap really loses something...the smell of Cordite really makes the whole experience.

Onboard Paintball could be quite fun, however, having worked at a recreational paintball facility, it would be a nightmare.

Archery Tag would also be alot of fun.

They could pump in the smell of cordite every time you shot the gun. It wouldn't be as good as the real thing but it could be a fun element to it! lol

When the Regal Princess was new, it had Laser skeet shooting. I don't know if it still does. it was extremely popular. I like the lazy river idea. I'm sure the cruise lines have fabulous think tanks with good imaginations. Maybe Sarah should be working for them????Wink

Has anyone seen the virtual golf course screens on any ship?

None of the bells and whistles appeal to me. One thing I would really go for would be an in depth cooking course and wine pairing evenings with the meals. If I really want water parks and go carts and skating rinks I would spend more time at West Edmonton Mall.

Actually several lines have multi course meals with wine pairings for each course. I know Celebrity, RCL and Viking offer chefs tables. Holland and Celebrity have had gourmet cooking classes offered. Celebrity is limited to select sailings with a “celebrity “ chef.

i don’t partake on many attractions, but fascinated with the creativity and engineering of the installation on a ship.

That sounds good John unfortunately would not appeal to the kids or younger crowd that the cruise lines are now trying to cater to. May one of the lines that cater to the older crowd could pick this up and the lines for younger pick up some of the other stuff ... but I think the lazy river woulds appeal to all

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