The world of cruising has been changing dramatically in recent years. As cruising has become even more popular than it once was, the world’s major cruise lines are now locked in an arms race of sorts. No, they’re not arming their crews with the latest and most high-tech weapons! They’re actually outfitting their ships with increasingly eye-popping and headline grabbing amenities.
While this is expensive for the cruise lines themselves, it’s a real boon for cruisers everywhere. Many of the world’s cruise ships are now offering experiences that once would’ve been thought impossible. From rock-climbing walls, to around-the-clock internet access, 3D theaters and everything in between, you’re sure to make some surprising discoveries aboard many of the world’s cruise ships.
But, which cruise ships are boasting the most tricked out theaters? Which ones should you consider boarding not because of their itineraries, but because of the cruise ships themselves? That’s exactly what we’re going to be exploring below as we take a look at 20 pictures of the world’s most tricked-out cruise ships. If you haven’t been on a cruise ship in awhile, you might be surprised by what we’ve got to show you below…
1. Carnival Breeze
Carnival is a cruise line that knows how to keep the party going, and the Breeze is no exception to the rule!
2. 5D Theater
For example, the ship boasts an incredible 5D theater that attempts to stimulate all five of our senses.
3. Norwegian Epic
Norwegian is no stranger to offering eye-popping amenities, and things have only gotten better aboard the Epic.
4. Stay Connected
It may not be the flashiest of high-tech amenities, but the Epic offers more than 10,000 Wi-Fi hot spots keeping passengers connected to the net.
5. Splendor of the Seas
After a much-needed refurbishment, one of Royal Caribbean’s oldest ships is now one of its most advanced.
6. iPad, Anyone?
For example, all of the staterooms are now outfitted with iPads for browsing the net and keeping abreast of happenings on board.
7. Queen Mary 2
While the Queen Mary 2 may be a throwback of sorts, that doesn’t mean it’s not tricked out for the modern era!
8. See the Stars
Want to know what you’re looking at when you look at the stars on your cruise? Why not pay a visit to the ship’s on board planetarium, then?
9. Celebrity Silhouette
Celebrity has made a name for itself by offering top-flight amenities to its passengers, and the Silhouette is a great example of this.
When you need a break from the cruise-shipness of the cruise ship, you can check out the Lawn Club, which features natural grass!
11. Quantum of the Seas
As one of the biggest cruise ships on the oceans today, you’d better believe that Royal Caribbean has pulled out all the stops with this one.
12. Bionic Bar Tenders
There are plenty of high-tech amenities aboard this ship, not the least of which are the robotic bartenders that whip up some surprisingly tasty cocktails!
13. Oasis of the Seas
The Quantum isn’t the only big boy in RCI’s line – in fact, the Oasis of the Seas might be the lines most recognizable big ship.
It boasts a litany of high-tech features, not the least of which is the incredibly fun and eye-popping AquaTheater.
15. Allure of the Seas
And the sister ship to the Oasis of the Seas, the Allure of the Seas, offers plenty of its own to keep you entertained too!
16. Rising Tide Bar
For example, be sure to check out the world’s first cruise-going bar that’s situated on a elevator that travels between decks of the ship.
17. Disney Dream
The imagineers of Disney don’t stop thinking of crazy things to entertain you went it comes to their cruise ships!
18. Virtual Portholes
In fact, the ship features virtual portholes in its interior cabins in which your kids’ favorite Disney characters might appear from time to time.
19. Disney Fantasy
As the newer sister ship to the Dream, you can expect much and more from this stunning Disney cruise ship.
20. 3D Movie Theater
There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained aboard this Disney ship, not the least of which is the eye-popping 3D movie theater.