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Top Ten Family Friendly Activities On A Royal Caribbean Cruise

11 Oct 2021 | by Bea Spencer

Top Ten Family Friendly Activities On A Royal Caribbean Cruise

From bow to stern, Royal Caribbean's mega cruise ships are packed with activities that will put a smile on the whole family's faces. If you like to get active, prefer to relax when on holiday or you love tasting all the food there is on offer, there's nothing quite like being on a Royal Caribbean ship. With so much to choose from, we've put together a guide to the top family-friendly activities on board so you know where to head once your holiday begins.

1. Flowrider Surf Simulator

Whether you've never surfed before or you love to hit the waves, the Flowrider surf simulator is a fleetwide favourite that the whole family can enjoy. And with seating nearby, you can all cheer each other on as you try to stay on your feet.

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2. Windjammer Marketplace

Looking for a restaurant that everyone will love? Look no further than Windjammer Marketplace. Serving up delicious dishes from around the world, from pizza and burgers to salads, curries and tempting desserts, it's not just the kids who will be stacking their plates as high as they can!

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3. North Star

Found on board Anthem of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas, a trip on the North Star is guaranteed to take you to new heights. An observation capsule which rises more than 100m above sea level, marvel at the spectacular 360° views as you make your way up and down.

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4. Water slides

Nothing says you're on holiday like a trip to a water park, and with Royal Caribbean you can do this without even leaving the ship. Challenge each other to a race down twin slides Cyclone and Typhoon, or spin and drop your way down Supercell if you dare. If you're on Harmony of the Seas, zoom headfirst down Riptide or experience a zero gravity moment on Tidal Wave, exclusive to Liberty of the Seas.

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5. Splashaway Bay

If you're sailing with younger children who still want to have fun in the water, be sure to head to Splashaway Bay. Boasting waterslides, fountains, water cannons, pools and whirlpools, kids will spend hours splashing their way around this action-packed water park.

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6. Ultimate Abyss

If you want the thrill of a slide without getting wet, the Ultimate Abyss on Symphony, Oasis and Harmony of the Seas is the answer. Not for the faint hearted, launch yourself into the darkness and plummet down 10 storeys in just 13 seconds. Complete with music, lights and sound effects, there's no better way to test out just how thrill-seeking your family really is.

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7. Mini Golf

For a more relaxing activity to enjoy as a family during your Royal Caribbean cruise, why not try a round of mini golf? Breathe in the fresh sea air and admire the ocean views as you make your way around the course in an activity which is the perfect combination of fun and friendly competition.

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8. Escape Room

Available on select Royal Caribbean ships, an Escape Room is the ideal way to test out your family's teamwork skills. With just 60 minutes on the clock, you'll have to find clues and solve all the puzzles in order to get out.

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9. AquaTheater Show

Live shows are a must on whichever cruise you choose, but when you sail with Royal Caribbean you might just get the chance to watch something even more breathtaking. Found on Oasis class ships, the AquaTheater is a unique venue home to some of the most entertaining performances at sea. Sit back and be astounded as talented performers put on daring aerial shows, complete with stunts, acrobatics and intricate dives.

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10. Outdoor Movie Night

After a busy day on board, why not wind down in style with a movie night under the stars? Stock up on your favourite drinks and snacks, snuggle up on the pool deck and watch as family favourites and new releases are projected onto the big screen in front of you.

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Do these all sound like activities your family would love? If so, check out all our amazing Royal Caribbean cruises. And if you want to know what a cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship is like, read our blog on what we got up to in a day on board Odyssey of the Seas.

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