Underwater Lounges, Go Karts, Submarines, has anyone here ever done really unique cruise things?

I wrote this article this week on extremely unique cruise experiences, and am wondering what you guys think!

https://cruiseline.com/advice/cruising-101/beyond-the-basics/9-extremely-unique-cruise-experiences

Has anyone here ever done something on a cruise that is really rare for any other ship or cruise line? Or have you ever experienced one of the things I listed? I love finding unique things like these, especially Crystal's submarine rides which look amazing, and Ponant's upcoming Blue Eye lounges. Talk about an awesome experience!

This reminds me of the discussion I started a long while ago on aquariums on ships... I guess I love the idea of connecting to the sea while out at sea.

Tags: rollercoaster submarine crystal gokart skydiving

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About the only unusual thing I have done on a cruise (aside from partaking of adult beverages quite heavily) was the ropes course on Carnival Magic a few years ago.

Unfortunately, my body won't allow me to do that anymore (getting old sucks, but it beats the alternative!).

I have gone to the Hot Glass show on Celebrity Equinox. I have gone on a cruise where my bar tab was more then the price of the cruise (when I was younger). Back in its day the new and exciting thing was Ice skating at sea and rock walls, did that.

Now that I qualify for AARP, I'm more into a cruise ship then a floating amusement park, A good lecture series, gym, food, service, entertainment and I'm happy.

Well...in reverse...exploring a ship you've never been on is usually part of the experience. Just walking around it...well..you all understand. So far, we've been on BREAKAWAY twice, and have 2 more scheduled on her twin sister GETAWAY, then 2 more on BREAKAWAY after that. At no time did we go anywhere near the so-called attractions they've used up so much space to accommodate. I know exactly what we do on cruises, and it doesn't include that nonsense. Retail stores, casinos and others measure their revenue by how much a sq. ft. generates. Wonder what all that junque out there generates? or, who WOULDN'T cruise because they didn't have it? how do you prove a negative?

I did the sky dive simulation on the Anthem last November and loved it. Quite the rush. I have a video my wife took of my doing it. It took about 20 to 30 minute prep with a safety video, instructions and suiting up but it was well worth it. Would love to do it again.

I liked the article, but I have not done anything that exciting........yet Happy

Submarine in Cozumel that went 100 feet below the surface. The route we took was in a protected water park. Interesting.

Oh ... and by the by ... nice article Sarah Happy

Sky ride on Vista

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Thanks! Big Smile

How did you like the glass show? They recently switched from Corning glass to Hollywood Hot Glass in Florida, which interestingly enough was started by a girl that used to be a glassblower for Corning. Anyway, I live 15 minutes down the road from Corning, and have been to their glass museum many many times over the years. I was so excited when they had a cruise partnership. I wished I could have seen it!

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