With so many amazing Cruise Lines on offer it can be hard to pick which cruise to take, but maybe this list of enticing pools will help. From tranquil escapes to adventure spaces, these top pools will ensure you will be picking a cruise for your next trip away.
1. Solarium Pools - Solstice Class Ships
For a private escape the peaceful Solarium is the place to be, being the adults-only pool complex aboard Solstice-class ships, including Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette, and Reflection. This space is protected from the elements by a glass atrium and includes a pool and two hot tubs.
2. Infinity Pool - Viking Star and Sea Ships
Viking Ocean Cruises
Located at the ship's stern you will find a pool like no other with incredible views. With the glass-wall of the infinity pool you feel like you're floating in the ocean and at night the green-tiled pools shimmer in the inky night.
3. FlowRider - Quantum, Freedom and Voyager Class Ships
One of Royal Caribbean's iconic activities on their ship is the wild 40-foot surf simulator, FlowRider. Surfing and boogie boarding is free, though if you want to make the most of this experience pay for some time with an instructor and learn to master those waves.
4. Cleopatra's Oasis - Sun Boat III
Sanctuary Sun Boat
Inspired by its surrounding, the heated, oasis-style plunge pool on the Sun Boat III, which sails exclusively on Egypt's Nile River, is framed by palms and papyrus and has all the colours and contours of the desert. And at night the staff can arrange a private dinner under the stars, next to a pool covered with floating candles.
5. Aqua Park - Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Cruise Line
The two pools on Norwegian's newest ship are part of the largest water park at sea, which also includes two racing slides, a family slide, plus Freefall - the fastest waterslide on a cruise ship. Also you will find a Kids's Water Park, Two Movie Screens and four hot tubs.
6. Bar du Leopard Pool - S.S. Catherine
Travelling the Saone and Rhone Rivers on the S.S. Catherine you will find a river cruise ship with a pool in the bar. Sitting behind glass walls in the ship's jungle-themed Bar du Leopard, the soaking pool is backed by palms and a jungle mosaic and glows green at night adding a cool touch to the leopard-printed lounge.
7. Aqua Duck - Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream
Disney Cruise Line
With a water filled adventure park that is sure to delight any child, you will find a pool named after Donald Duck, a wading pool emblazoned with Mickey's face, and a kids' water slide held up by a giant cartoon mouse's hand. But the most exciting part is the translucent Aqua Duck water coaster, which looks even more dramatic at night when the ride is lit up.
8. Retreat Pool - Royal Princess
Reserve a cabana by the adults-only Retreat Pool on Royal Princess and order a Cabana Picnic for two featuring a bottle of wine, antipasti, artisan sandwiches and pizza, and decadent sweets to finish the meal. A perfect way to relax and unwind in this beautiful oasis.
9. The Showtime Pool / Aqua Theater - Oasis of the Seas
One of the deepest freshwater pools at sea, but this one is not for passengers to swim in! However as the sun sets, a choreographed fountain show comes into its own with jets, music and light and water acrobats performing dizzying high dives and underwater feats (viewed from giant screens).
10. River Cruise Pool - Emerald Sky, Star, Sun and Dawn
Not only does these River Cruise Ships come complete with a pool with views of the passing scenery but it also comes complete with a retractable roof and in the evening the swimming pool base rises to create a floor. The space then becomes transformed into a movie theater complete with bags of popcorn and comfy lounge chairs