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How to Stay Healthy Onboard with Cruise Activities

By HannahFriday 19th July 2013



While cruise holidays are fantastic for relaxing in the sun or indulging in delicious food, when you’re onboard and want to get active, what can you do? Not everyone wants to be sweating it out in the indoor gym when the sun is shining? And you don’t need to - there are lots of outdoor sports facilities and cruise activities onboard, so all the fitness buffs and health-conscious amongst you can stay fit whilst sailing the seas.


Fun in the Water

Hit the pool with your family at any of the open-air miniature pools.  A hugely popular attraction is the FlowRider surf simulator. You can surf or body board on waves that flow 34,000 gallons per minute. Our Freedom Class cruise ships also include an H2O zone water park where kids can splash about in water cannons and geysers.
Decks 15 and 16 on Oasis of the Seas is my favourite outdoor playground – the sports pool is popular with swimmers doing
Cruise Water Games
their morning laps and teams playing water sports in the afternoon. The beach pool is designed similar to a sloped wave pool where you can enter at your own pace, whilst the main pool is surrounded by sun loungers and whirlpools with lovely sea views.


Start your mornings on the running track or join the jogging club. It’s the best way to get some fresh air, along the track that spans 43 miles. You’ll enjoy running in the crisp morning air as you build cardiovascular strength.

Head for Heights

You can reach new heights by scaling the rock-climbing wall that stands more than three stories high. It’s a great challenge, whether you’re a beginner or advanced climber and you’ll gaze in awe at the breathtaking ocean views.
Soar into the sky for an aerial view of the sea on the bungee trampolines. Or, ride the zip line, which is suspended 9 decks above the Boardwalk and stretches more than 82 feet diagonally across the open-air atrium.

cruise golfTop Deck Group Games

For group cruise activities, get the entire family involved or gather your friends for a competitive game of volleyball, basketball or tennis at the sports court. You can even play a daily table tennis tournament during your days at sea.


Test your balancing skills on the ice-skating rink and outdoor in-line skating courses found onboard our Voyager Class and Freedom Class ships. You can practice your putting skills at the outdoor mini-golf courses or try out the virtual version at the golf simulators.

What are your secrets to staying fit outdoors, onboard with cruise activities?

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