One of the most traditional features of any cruise ship is the pool deck.
Just like the industry, the decks have evolved over the years, offering new and unique features such as water parks and infinity pools. Here’s our selection of the most interesting pool decks at sea:
Royal Caribbean Amplified Pool Deck
A new Caribbean-themed pool deck is being added to Royal Caribbean’s “Amplified” ships. With a colorful décor, the area is filled with new cabanas, hammocks and lounge chairs.
A new signature bar, The Lime and Coconut, helps to create the vibe with DJ parties and Caribbean-inspired cocktails.
Viking Infinity Pool
Located at the stern, the Infinity Pool Deck is available on every Viking vessel. The area features a swimming pool, which uses a glass back to give the impression of being connected to the sea.
AIDA Beach Club
A unique pool deck, the Beach Club is available on AIDA’s newest ships. Complete with palm trees and a tiki bar, the area has a tropical feel even on a cold Northern Europe winter day. The Beach Club also doubles as a party hall, offering DJ music and laser shows every night.
Aft Lidos on Costa
Spanning through three decks, this pool deck is located on the top of most of Costa’s newest ships. With a glass waterfall and Jacuzzis suspended over the side of the vessels, it offers amazing views over the stern.
With a chic, tasteful decoration, the Solarium is present on Celebrity’s entire fleet.
The glass-enclosed pool deck offers a quiet retreat for adults, complete with relaxing music and whirlpools.
TUI Cruises’ 25-Meter Long Pool
The Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises is famous for its huge 25-meter long swimming pools. When necessary, the pool can be divided into two smaller pools, using a foldable partition.
Main Pool on Princess’ Royal Class
The main pool on some of Princess Cruises’ Royal Class ships has an additional attraction: an 85-water jet fountain feature for shows. Another highlight of these pool decks is the SeaWalk, a suspended glass platform that allows guests to feel suspended over the ocean.
MSC Seaside Class’ Aft Pool
Designed to bring guests closer to the sea, the Aft Pool on MSC’s Seaside Class is located nearer to the waterline than usual. Facing the wake of the ships, the deck offers unique views of the navigation and an ample sunbathing area.