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Royal Caribbean's Most Exciting Onboard Activities

Not sure what to do once you're on the cruise? Discover some of Royal Caribbean's best onboard activities to make the most out of your vacation.


The new year is right around the corner and if you’re looking for an excuse to book a Royal Caribbean Cruise, we’ve got the inside scoop that just may sway you!

Get the Royal Treatment

When you step onboard a Royal Caribbean ship, you’re not only embarking on an adventure to one of many bucket-list destinations, but you’ll receive a travel experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

With top-notch accommodations, the highest level of hospitality and guest service, you won’t want to disembark at the end of the trip. But what truly sets this cruise line apart from others is the endless supply of onboard Royal Caribbean cruise activities and amenities offered.

Royal Caribbean Onboard Activities

Whether you prefer live entertainment, sporting activities, luxury pool areas or dancing the night away at a themed party, this fleet of world-class cruise ships has something for everyone. Below are some of our favorite Royal Caribbean activities, but keep in mind that these are only scratching the surface of the fun.

royal caribbean north start observation capsule
Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Let’s Celebrate! Parade

Do you like parades? Yes, you read that right – Royal Caribbean offers onboard parades celebrating everything under the sun! No matter what the holiday or occasion, this dazzling parade on the Royal Promenade is the perfect event to get you in the vacation spirit!

North Star Observation Capsule

Looking to plan a unique date night while on your cruise? The North Star Observation Deck – named the highest lookout point on a cruise ship by Guinness World Records – may be just the thing. Sitting high above the main deck of the cruise and offering up spectacular 360 views of the skyline, book your spot at sunset for a memorable night.

Escape Room

Guests 12 years and older can embark on a space-themed escape game called: Mission Control Apollo 18. Tasked with getting your spacecraft to the moon, you and other participants must work together to solve a variety of puzzles before time runs out! This activity is great for the whole family.

Dance Classes

Great for couples looking to try something new together while on vacation, Royal Caribbean offers a variety of onboard dance classes. Led by professionals, these classes are open for all experience levels. Plus, they’ll give you a leg up when you hit the dance floor for the onboard Latin Fiesta. Complete with a crash course in salsa dancing and a live Latin band.

Extreme Sport Experiences

Ziplining, skydiving, trapeze classes and more! It’s hard to believe extreme sport offerings like these are available onboard a cruise! But at Royal Caribbean, adventure happens both in the unique destinations the ship visits and onboard!

child riding zipline onboard the cruise ship
Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Interactive Game Shows

Looking for an adult-focused onboard entertainment experience? Join in on the:

  • Love & Marriage challenge
  • The Battle of the Sexes
  • Adults-Only Quest (one of the various interactive game shows on board)

Or if you’d prefer to just watch, feel free to participate as an audience member.

Spanish Classes

If you’re looking to learn while onboard, Royal Caribbean offers a unique educational course that will instantly benefit you while visiting many of the onshore stops! With an intro to Spanish class covering basic words and phrases, you’ll feel confident to set off and explore the local areas when you dock!

child surfing wave simulator onboard royal caribbean cruise ship
Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Surf Simulator

Surf some gnarly waves while onboard a moving vessel when you visit the 40 foot FlowRider surf simulator. Book this experience with a cruise planner, but keep in mind there are height requirements, so younger children may have to watch from the sidelines.

Adventure Ocean Kids Program

An immersive adventure made with your kids in mind, Adventure Ocean provides a safe play space for kids under 12 years of age. Hangout spaces to relax and make friends, a workshop dedicated to kid-friendly tinkering and an arena for fun competition, every child will find their bit of joy when they arrive.

Pool Parties & Waterslides

A crystal clear pool deck awaits all who step onboard! With twin racing waterslides (The Typhoon and Cyclone) for adventurous spirits, and whirlpool hotspots for those who prefer to kick back and relax. Plus, the fleet offers nighttime pool parties on the pool deck complete with drinks and a DJ.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship at sea
Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

And More!

These are just some of the amazing offerings that you can enjoy when you book a cruise with Royal Caribbean. For a full list of offerings, visit their website.

Need help with the details? When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel, you can rest assured that every single detail of your cruise will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to learn more today!

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