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Travel Guest Post: Top 5 Unusual Cruise Activities

Modern day cruise ships have such a vast array of entertainment and activities available on board that a day at sea can be almost as fun as a full day sightseeing. The regular things such as casinos, sports & gym classes have been popular for many years, but the new-age cruise activities will leave you breathless. From zip-line to rock-climbing, wine-tasting to ice-skating, there’s truly something for everyone. Here at LoveCruise we have constructed a guide on the Top 5 Unusual Cruise Activities, giving first time cruisers an insight on what to expect.

1. Zip-Line, Oasis of the Seas

Located on the Sports Deck on board Oasis of the Seas offers, this Zip-Line offers cruisers a thrilling new experience. Suspended nine decks high, this exhilarating experience will be unlike anything you have ever participated in before.  Guests race diagonally across an open-air atrium for a unique eagle-eye view, as they soar from one end of the ship to the other. Brace yourself for a spine-tingling rush view that will is sure to create memories lasting a lifetime.

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2. Ice Skating, Liberty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas offers cruisers the unique experience of ice-skating as sail around the Caribbean, soaking up the glorious sunshine. There is a large indoor rink that allows cruisers to enjoy some fun recreational skating during the day. In the evening the rink is used for Ice Capades-type shows, which are very popular among guests of all ages.

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3. Circus Workshop, P&O Ventura

The Ventura offers cruisers the opportunity to receive professional teaching on a range of circus skills with their on board circus school! The Cirque deck, located on level 19, is home to a number of skilled performers who run workshops that teach passengers various circus acts. You will be taught how to walk along the tight rope, use a static and flying trapeze, break-dance and walk on stilts! The dedicated circus deck is equipped with four bungee trampolines, meaning passengers with a head for heights can leap around 200ft above sea level, while those with less lofty ambitions can learn to juggle, use a hula hoop or simply clown around!

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4. Big Screen Arcade Games, NCL Epic

If you are heavily into video games, then a Norwegian Cruise Line ship is the ideal place to be. The company’s newest ship, The Norwegian Epic features a built in Wii systems attached to a two-story TV screen in the atrium, letting you be a massive part of the virtual action. Look on in amazement as your 15-foot-tall avatar bowls a perfect strike, or laugh with friends as your boxer lands a clean left hook on his opponents chin!

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5. Golf Cruise, Silversea

Silversea’s Silver Links cruises provide cruise passengers with an opportunity to play at  35 golf courses in 16 countries and islands in the South Pacific, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Mexico. The cruises, which vary in length from one week to 17 days, enable avid golfers to take part in group excursions to some of the world’s most scenic courses. On board you will be able to hone your skills with clinics, demonstrations, putting contests and private one-to-one lessons with a specialised golf professional.

Author: Ellis Green of LoveCruise.co.uk, a UK cruise company specialising in cruises from Barcelona and last-minute cruise deals .

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