The 13 Coolest Things to Do on a Cruise

by  Kayla Becker | Jul 27, 2016

Worried you'll be bored on a cruise ship, out at sea with nothing to do but watch the horizon line and bide your time to the next port? Think again. Long gone are the days when shuffleboard and bridge were the most exciting things to do on your cruise itinerary — those have gone the way of baked Alaska. Sure, you can do wine tastings, take a cooking class, have afternoon tea, work out, tour the galley, and hit the spa on just about every ship at sea. There are also a wide variety of things to do on a cruise for kids, too, from movies on giant deck-top screens to water parks with racing slides and giant buckets of water you can dump on your head on hot days, of which there are many on cruises to the Caribbean and Mediterranean. But, now, some cruise ships are also packed with amazing never-been-seen-before-at-sea experiences that go beyond your imagination for what a cruise ship can "do." From soaring in a skydiving simulator to gliding across the ice to winning your favorite TV singing competition, there are "pinch-me-am-I-really-cruising?" things you can try your hand at on your next cruise, many of which are more commonly associated with amusement parks and resorts. Of course, not all cruise ships have these types of activities.

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