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The world of cruising is about far more than getting from A to B. To the benefit of cruisers, these impressive ‘floating hotels’ are in strong competition with one another to achieve the most innovative and exciting features at sea. From zip-lining the length of the ship to sipping a drink in a travelling bar or even being served your drink by a robotic arm! We have listed some of the most amazing things you can do onboard these innovative cruise ships today!

Virtual Cabins – Royal Caribbean

You can now bring the sea to you in Royal Caribbean’s state-of-the art Virtual Balconies which allow you to enjoy unforgettable ocean views for their inside cabins. Televisions stream real-time footage from the deck, so you can watch paradise draw nearer, all from the comfort of your Stateroom.

Formula 1 Simulator – MSC

For the young and the young at heart, two Formula 1 virtual-reality racing cars compete head-to-head in a race that will get hearts racing. It delivers an adrenaline-pumping virtual-reality race, with you in the driver’s seat of an F1 racing car.

Go Karting – NCL

If you feel the need for speed, you can burn rubber at the go-kart racetrack found on select Norwegian Cruise Line ships. The two-level track is designed for speed, and drivers take full advantage, zipping around the S-shaped track.

Magic Carpet – Celebrity Edge

Prepare yourself for some of the best views aboard as you soar over the open ocean on the Magic Carpet?. The highlight of Celebrity Cruises outward-facing vision, this incredible engineering feat is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level.

Sky Pad – Royal Caribbean

Hop into the Sky Pad® for an out-of-this-world bungee trampoline experience. Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and get transported to another time, place or planet. Whether you’re smashing sweeties in a sugar-coated world or travelling light years into the future, your virtual adventure will launch you high into the stratosphere and let your imagination soar.

Planetarium – Cunard

Wherever on earth our flagship carries you, set off on an adventure through the stars. You know you’re on a special ship indeed when you can settle into your comfortable seat in the only planetarium at sea. The planetarium dome can send you on an epic voyage across the solar system, teach you to navigate by the stars, or show other science and natural history films, with up to four screenings on each sea day.

Bionic Bar – Royal Caribbean

At Bionic Bar®, meet two robotic bartenders who know how to shake, stir, and mix up your night out. With moves as fluid as the Pimm’s in your cup, these mechanical mixologists can create an almost endless combination of cocktails, from classic cosmos to custom-crafted sips designed by you.

Movies under the Stars – Princess

Throughout the day and night, this exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.

Sky Dive – Royal Caribbean

The wind in your face, no ground beneath your feet and the adrenaline pumping as you float weightless in the air – there’s no rush in the world like skydiving. On the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck. Time to let your spirit soar with Royal Caribbean!

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