Nothing says you're on holiday more than a trip to a waterpark, where no matter your age you're bound to have fun cooling off in the water and making the most of the fun attractions. Waterslides are a particular hit, with the thrill of launching yourself down the twists and turns guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Keen to know more? Keep reading to find out our top picks when it comes to cruise ships with waterslides.
Harmony of the Seas
As one of the most action-packed cruise lines out there, it will come as no surprise that Royal Caribbean showcases an impressive array of waterslides onboard select ships, Harmony of the Seas being a particular favourite. While younger guests may enjoy splashing around at Splashaway Bay, it's Perfect Storm- a selection of exhilarating waterslides- where the thrills really begin.
Typhoon and Cyclone- take on a friend as you whizz down these twin slides and see who's the first to reach the bottom. And if this wasn't exhilarating enough, the stretches of see-through tunnel will show you just how high up you are.
Supercell- get ready for twists, turns and a good dunking as you launch yourself down this unique waterslide. With so many loops, this certainly isn't for the faint of heart.
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When it comes to cruises with waterslides, you'll find few as impressive as MSC's Forest Aquaventure Park onboard MSC Seaview. While the little ones can have fun in the Aquaplay area, which has its very own slides for smaller thrills, the real adventure begins as you make your way to the top of the forest-themed waterpark. With five different slides to choose from, you won't be disappointed.
Racing Slides- not only will you fly down these slides as you take on your friends and family, but the clear loops will take you out over the side of the ship, providing you with unbeatable views across the ocean.
Slideboard- if you want to try something a little different, Slideboarding is a must onboard MSC Seaview. As you make your way down this interactive slide, hit the buttons on your slide board and match the flashing colours to try and win as many points as you can.
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NCL is another cruise line known for providing fun for all the family, so Norwegian Bliss is the perfect choice for guests of all ages who like to dive in and test their nerves. At the kid's waterpark, the waterslide is big enough for younger guests to find exciting, while older kids and adults will love what else is on offer.
Ocean Loops- get your heart racing as you tear down this freefall waterslide, with two loops which drop over the side of the ocean, both with see-through sections to make the experience even more nail biting.
Tube Slide- hop on your inflatable ring and loop your way down this fast-paced waterslide. As the lights change colour while you fly through, you'll never know when it's coming to an end.
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With three pools onboard their magical ship, Disney Cruise Line gives guests more than enough space to cool off during their cruise holiday. When it comes to thrilling waterslides, the young and the young at heart will all be able to enjoy exhilarating rides thanks to Disney Dream.
Mickey's Pool Slide- built for 4 to 14 year olds, this one deck high slide, complete with twists and turns, is the perfect introduction to the joy of waterslides for the younger crowd.
AquaDuck- more like a water coaster than a waterslide, Aqua Duck takes those who dare on a heart-pumping ride down four decks. Seated on your two-person inflatable raft you'll loop, swoop and drop your way through almost 800 feet of slide, some of which is transparent or uncovered so you can make the most of the views.
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Just like the rest of the ship, Carnival WaterWorks is bright and colourful, inviting guests of all ages to jump in and make a splash onboard Carnival Vista. While your little ones can see what they're made of as they speed down the Mini Racer slides, it's the bigger waterslides which have the most thrills in store.
Kaleid-o-slide- one of the largest slides in the Carnival Cruises fleet, this corkscrew adventure isn't one to miss out on. As you wind your way down on your raft, lights, music and special effects will make you want to ride it again and again.
Twister- if you're looking for a high speed adrenaline rush, then Twister is the perfect slide for you. Make your way to the top of the steps and get ready to launch yourself down hundreds of feet, reaching the bottom with an impressive splash.
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If you like what you've read and you'd love to experience the thrill of being on a waterslide at sea, all you need to do is choose which waterpark you want to try and browse our fantastic cruise deals to help get you there.