Cruise ships have come a long way in the last decade as lines push the boundaries when it comes to size, capacity and thrilling amenities to appeal to a new generation of holidaymakers.
These days, passengers can spend time at sea in a lounge where they are served by robotic bartenders, in a spa where artificial snowflakes fall inside a snow room, or in a planetarium where they are taken on a virtual tour of outer space, and still fail to take advantage of everything on board.
From a cycling track suspended above the upper deck to a bar made of ice, these are some of the best amenities on cruise ships.
For some the cruise ship can be a destination in itself. It is easy to see why when cruise ships have these new amenities.
SkyRide, Carnival Vista
The Ultimate Abyss, Harmony of the Seas
Snow Grotto, Viking Cruises
F1 Simulator, MSC Cruises
SeaWalk, Princess Cruises
Ice Bar, Norwegian Epic
The Lawn Club, Celebrity Cruises
North Star, Royal Caribbean
Vertigo, MSC Preziosa
Planetarium, Queen Mary 2
Private sauna, Viking Star
Snow Room, Norwegian Escape
Bionic Bar, Royal Caribbean