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Cruise: pools on ships are so spectacular

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These are the most spectacular pools – on cruise ships

Those who are at sea usually want to swim. On many cruise ships, the bathing landscape cannot be unusual enough. We present examples that invite you to surf, meditate and crawl.

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Bettina Seipp

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On the “Oasis of the Seas” there are two FlowRider facilities where surfers can surf

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Riding on the wave

WDoing things – it’s easy for passengers of the “Oasis of the Seas”. There are at least 21 pools in or on the ship. Four of the six whirlpools protrude 45 meters above the side wall. Climbing into the all-round glazed pools requires a head for heights.

There is even more action in the two FlowRider facilities, where surfers can surf; standing on the flowboard or lying on a bodyboard. The fact that the strong water jet sometimes leads to “malfunctions in the cloakroom”, as the shipping company Royal Caribbean describes the possible loss of loose-fitting swimwear, does not detract from the popularity of FlowRider, on the contrary.

The “Pool and Sports Zone” – which extends from the bow to the stern of the 362 meter long ship – also includes a pool with a sandy beach. The same applies here: please keep the bikini on.

Meditation in the pool overlooking the sea

Infinity pools are the icing on the cake in the bathing landscapes of large cruise ships. In the infinity pools, as they are called bumpy in German, bathing water and seawater seem to merge; thoughts can flow freely – a kind of meditative wellness offer for guests.

Consequently, it is only a few steps from the infinity pool on the “Seven Seas Explorer” to the “Serene Spa and Wellness”. Until the commissioning of the new “Seven Seas Splendor”, which set sail in early February 2020, the “Explorer” was the flagship of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Cruise: the infinity pool on the

Thoughts can flow freely here: the infinity pool on the “Seven Seas Explorer”

Source: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The shipping company is considered the inventor of the “All Suite – all balcony” concept. Also on the “Explorer” and the “Splendor” all cabins are suite-sized and have their own balcony. Luxury that’s hard to beat. With an infinity pool per suite it might work, but that’s a dream of the future.

Cruise ship with record size pool

Taking long courses on the sea – not all crusaders can do that. Pool and sundecks are a must on passenger liners; the number of pools per ship also seems to increase from year to year, but most are too small for swimming.

The first shipping company to equip a ship with a 25-meter pool was TUI Cruises. Some shipping companies, such as Princess Cruises, offer their guests at least countercurrent systems; others, like the Carnival Cruise Line, consciously opt for fun and build aqua parks with giant slides.

Cruise: The entire TUI Cruises fleet has long pools for swimming - including the cruise ship

The entire TUI Cruises fleet has long pools for swimming

Source: TUI Cruises

A classic elongated bathroom with loungers seems to have fallen out of time – the entire TUI Cruises fleet is now presented in this way, from “Mein Schiff 1” to “Mein Schiff 6”.

Is it nostalgic? Perhaps, but technically the sun deck is up to date. The pool can be divided into two pools by a partition wall so that the water does not rise when the waves are high.

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This text is from the WELT AM SONNTAG. We would be happy to deliver them to your home regularly.

WELT AM SONNTAG from February 23, 2020



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