10 Best All-Weather Pools at Sea

by Donna Heiderstadt

10 Best All-Weather Pools at Sea

by Donna Heiderstadt

Sometimes you just feel like going for a swim — even when it’s frigid cold outside or the forecast is monsoonal. On these ships, you can take a plunge into these pools year-round, regardless of the season or what the weather is like outside.  

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Anthem of the Seas' Solarium
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The Solarium

Found on: Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the SeasRoyal Caribbean

Once you discover the comforts of this atrium-like, adults-only spot at the bow of Deck 13, you’ll never want to leave. Why would you? It’s an oasis of palm trees, cascading pools, hot tubs, cozy daybeds, and panoramic views.

Found on: Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the SeasRoyal Caribbean

Once you discover the comforts of this atrium-like, adults-only spot at the bow of Deck 13, you’ll never want to leave. Why would you? It’s an oasis of palm trees, cascading pools, hot tubs, cozy daybeds, and panoramic views.

Eurodam's Lido Pool
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Lido Pool

Found on: Eurodam and Nieuw AmsterdamHolland America Line

The entire family can enjoy this sleek, contemporary space that features a lap pool, a trio of hot tubs, private cabanas, and lighted dancing fountains.

Found on: Eurodam and Nieuw AmsterdamHolland America Line

The entire family can enjoy this sleek, contemporary space that features a lap pool, a trio of hot tubs, private cabanas, and lighted dancing fountains.

Europa 2's Sun Deck Pool
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Sun Deck Pool 

Found on: Europa 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Encircled by a promenade deck, this elegant space has a pool and whirlpool — and a curved glass magrodome that conveniently slides into place just as raindrops start to fall or the chill settles in.

Found on: Europa 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Encircled by a promenade deck, this elegant space has a pool and whirlpool — and a curved glass magrodome that conveniently slides into place just as raindrops start to fall or the chill settles in.

Celebrity Solstice's Solarium
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Solarium

Found on: Solstice-Class Ships, Celebrity Cruises

For a moment of Zen, it’s hard to beat this adults-only space. In addition to a lap pool and cushioned loungers, there are two heated whirlpools — all enclosed by glass walls and a roof for spectacular views.

Found on: Solstice-Class Ships, Celebrity Cruises

For a moment of Zen, it’s hard to beat this adults-only space. In addition to a lap pool and cushioned loungers, there are two heated whirlpools — all enclosed by glass walls and a roof for spectacular views.

Norwegian Escape's Haven Courtyard
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The Haven Courtyard

Found on: Breakaway-Class Ships, Norwegian Cruise Line

If you love a big ship but long to sit by a private pool, you can upgrade to the Haven, a “ship within a ship” on Norwegian's Breakaway, Getaway, and Escape. Its serene courtyard is covered for indoor dips. Bonus: It's serviced by attentive staff that you don’t have to share with the rest of the ship.

Found on: Breakaway-Class Ships, Norwegian Cruise Line

If you love a big ship but long to sit by a private pool, you can upgrade to the Haven, a “ship within a ship” on Norwegian's Breakaway, Getaway, and Escape. Its serene courtyard is covered for indoor dips. Bonus: It's serviced by attentive staff that you don’t have to share with the rest of the ship.

Carnival Pride's Main Pool
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Main Pool

Found on: Spirit-Class Ships, Carnival Cruise Line

With a retractable glass roof overhead, the variously named main pools — one of the two mid-ship Lido Deck pools on Carnival's Pride, Legend, and Miracle — are ready for whatever weather Mother Nature tosses their way.

Found on: Spirit-Class Ships, Carnival Cruise Line

With a retractable glass roof overhead, the variously named main pools — one of the two mid-ship Lido Deck pools on Carnival's Pride, Legend, and Miracle — are ready for whatever weather Mother Nature tosses their way.

MSC Divina's One Pool
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The One Pool

Found on: MSC DivinaMSC Cruises

Sometimes an enclosed, adults-only space can make all the difference on a large, family-friendly ship like the MSC Divina. That spot is the One, which features a peacefully serene pool and two uncrowded hot tubs, accessible only to MSC Yacht Club members. The other all-weather alternative: Le Sirène Pool — with a retractable roof — but you’ll share the space with kids (and you won’t be shielded from the noise from the very lively Aqua Park).

Found on: MSC DivinaMSC Cruises

Sometimes an enclosed, adults-only space can make all the difference on a large, family-friendly ship like the MSC Divina. That spot is the One, which features a peacefully serene pool and two uncrowded hot tubs, accessible only to MSC Yacht Club members. The other all-weather alternative: Le Sirène Pool — with a retractable roof — but you’ll share the space with kids (and you won’t be shielded from the noise from the very lively Aqua Park).

Queen Mary 2's Pavilion Pool
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Pavilion Pool

Found on: Queen Mary 2Cunard Line

When things get a little blustery on a transatlantic voyage, guests aboard Queen Mary 2 can head to this petite oasis with its teak-wood accented pool, pair of hot tubs, and green-striped loungers reminiscent of the lawn chairs in London’s Hyde Park.

Found on: Queen Mary 2Cunard Line

When things get a little blustery on a transatlantic voyage, guests aboard Queen Mary 2 can head to this petite oasis with its teak-wood accented pool, pair of hot tubs, and green-striped loungers reminiscent of the lawn chairs in London’s Hyde Park.

Princess' Conservatory Pool
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Conservatory Pool

Found on: Diamond Princess and Sapphire PrincessPrincess Cruises

The two-level Conservatory Pool has mosaic-tiled columns and a sliding glass roof to banish even the most unpredictable of elements: cold, rain, snow. Star, Grand, Royal, Regal and Golden Princess feature similarly covered areas under the name the Calypso Pool.

Found on: Diamond Princess and Sapphire PrincessPrincess Cruises

The two-level Conservatory Pool has mosaic-tiled columns and a sliding glass roof to banish even the most unpredictable of elements: cold, rain, snow. Star, Grand, Royal, Regal and Golden Princess feature similarly covered areas under the name the Calypso Pool.

Brilliance of the Seas' Solarium Pool
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Solarium Pool

Found on: Brilliance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

For a cozy dip in a setting inspired by an African watering hole, head to the adults-only Solarium Pool on Deck 11, with a tranquil, elephant sculpture-lined pool, bubbling hot tubs, and a bar.

Found on: Brilliance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

For a cozy dip in a setting inspired by an African watering hole, head to the adults-only Solarium Pool on Deck 11, with a tranquil, elephant sculpture-lined pool, bubbling hot tubs, and a bar.

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