8 Cruise-Ship Pools that Make You Say Wow
The pool on the Royal Princess. (Courtesy: Princess Cruises)
When temperatures rise, take a dip. Floating in a pool on a cruise ship that’s gliding along the ocean is an inimitable indulgence— especially when it’s in one of the industry’s most remarkable pool oases. Dive in on one of these eight wow-factor cruise ship pools and you’ll have to think twice about getting off in port.
1. Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises touts their signature “Movies Under the Stars” poolside cinema on nearly all of their ships, but it’s the Royal Princess and Regal Princess that boast the biggest movie screens at sea. Watch favorite flicks or sporting events day or night while swimming in the duo of freshwater pools, and for an extra dab of dazzle, catch the colorful water-and-light show put on by the adjacent dancing fountains.
(Courtesy: Viking Cruises)
2. Viking Cruises
Viking Cruises' upcoming trio of oceangoing vessels—the Viking Star, Viking Sky, and Viking Sea, debuting in 2015 and 2016—will be outfitted with onboard infinity pools, a rarity for the industry. Backed by glass paneling, the infinity pools will cantilever over the ships' stern, allowing passengers to fully immerse themselves in the ocean and port-side scenery.
Pool on the Sun Boat III (Photo: Mohammed Ismail—Abercrombie & Kent Picture Library)