7 Unexpected Things You Can Actually Find On Cruises

Quantum of the Seas

These attractions prove that cruises are definitely not floating “retirement homes”

Gone are the days when cruises were just holidays on a ship where passengers simply gambled, ate and suntanned their vacation away. Now, cruiseliners are upping the ante with interesting activities you wouldn’t expect to find on a vessel.

We take a look at six of such offerings, from the irresistibly fun to the downright thrilling.

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Photo: Royal Caribbean

1. Simulated skydiving

Afraid you won’t get much of an adrenaline rush on a relaxing cruise? Take to the skies – well, almost – while you’re out at sea on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, which is fitted with an iFly centre.

Passengers can book a flying session, which consists of a safety briefing, an outfit loan and a simulated skydiving experience with a view, guided by an experienced instructor.

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