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!


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.

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14 Answers

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


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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