Extreme seas: 7 outrageous cruise ships attractions | Fox News

Harmony of the Seas boasts a duo of dueling liquid slides that are the tallest of any cruise liner. ( Royal Caribbean International)

Gone are the days when shuffleboard and marathon bingo games were the most exciting things to do on a cruise ship.

Now water parks and, in a number of cases, entire theme park are coming along for the ride. The events wander from the serenely tranquil to the deeply panicking. The most outrageous cruise ship attractiveness appeal to an expanding demographic of loyalists and first-time cruisers looking for a bit adventure.

Though many wrinkles are pushing the envelope when it comes to extreme entertainments, Royal Caribbean is truly testing the limits of whats possible onboard a high-seas vessel– but that hasnt stopped others like Viking Ocean Cruises and Princess Cruises from presenting honorable mentions.

Seeming to set sail with some serious stimulates? Check out a few of our favorite adventurous attractions.

1. AquaDuck, Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line( Matt Stroshane)

Disney Cruise Line takes the patty for the most elaborated sea move on a cruise ship with the AquaDuck aboard its Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. This aqua coaster is a perfect balance of family-friendly stimulates as rafts head out over the side of the vessel and take fast immerses, turns and uphill climbs in a translucent tubing, all while telling a lively storey of Donald Duck and his mischievous nephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie.

2. North Star, Royal Caribbean

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Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean Internationals Quantum-class ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and Ovation of the Seas– are going up, up and away in the North Star. The pod, suggestive of a London Eye compartment, leisurely cranes guests up more than 300 paws above sea level and over the side of the ship for unparalleled ocean views.

3. Race Track, Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line has an ambitious are projected to applied a two-level race track on its China-customized Norwegian Joy set for launch in summer 2017. Ten go-carts will take to the 833 -foot-long course at a time, taking pedigree, friends and fellow cruisers for a spin on the top deck of the ocean liner as the way gale tightly around itself.

4. RipCord by iFly, Royal Caribbean

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RipCord by iFly takes Royal Caribbean’s rock climbing walls and FlowRider surf simulators to the next degree. This skydiving simulator suspends beings in midair in a clear cylinder, that is essentially a high-velocity horizontal gale passage roosted on the top deck of the ship.

5. SkyRide, Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line’s SkyRide, propelling on the Carnival Vista this May, could be a very close situation to an actual roller coaster at sea. Open-air bicycle-like vehicles hang below lines as guests race each other by self-pedaling along two parallel rays. The attraction is built atop the vessel which renders great views.

6. Ultimate Abyss, Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean have continued roll out the extreme attractiveness with the Ultimate Abyss slide set. The dueling duet of moves are the tallest of any ocean liner, hurriedly spiraling down over 100 feet– ten decks above the vessel stern. But if you’re go looking for soaking and wild merriment, envisage again. The Ultimate Abyss is a dry slip. The way says that testing substantiated this form was actually scarier. Are you daring enough to try for yourself?

7. Submersible Sub, Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruise

This year, Crystal Cruises launched the Crystal Esprit, a 62 -guest yacht that offers, among other tours, a trip in a submersible drum. The underwater excursions take place near the Seychelles islands in winter and on the Adriatic Coast in outpouring and summertime. The small-minded glass capsule– not for the claustrophic forms out there– accommodates two clients and a officer. Thirty-minute journeys are $599 per person.

Jason Leppert is an international cruising expert and Senior Writer, Cruises and Cruise Travel for TravelPulse.com. He is also the founder of Popular Cruising and a frequent give to the Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, Cruise Travel, ShermansCruise and Cruise Radio.

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