To keep the cabins packed on their larger and larger ships, cruise lines are offering more than an interesting port of call, a comfortable deck chair and a midnight buffet. Check out these cruise lines offering outrageous amenities at sea.
Experience: It’s a lot more fun than spinning class: The 800-foot, 2-lane track suspends riders over the upper deck, with views of the ocean.
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Amenity: Snow grotto
Star and Sea, Viking
Experience: The ships’ spas feature a wintry grotto where artificial snowflakes fall through chilled air. The cold atmosphere is meant to stimulate circulation before guests enter the sauna.
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Royal and Regal, Princess
Experience: On these ships, get a birds-eye view of the ocean from the 60-foot long walkway that extends 128 feet over the water. At the end, stretch out your arms like Leonardo DiCaprio in “Titanic” and proclaim yourself “king of the world.”
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Amenity: The Lawn Club
Experience: A mix of land and sea. Passengers can pretend to be at the country club on a patch of real grass. Pack a picnic lunch or lounge on the lawn to enjoy a nighttime concert outdoors.
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