So, you’re going on a cruise – it may be the destination that has attracted you. Tropical lagoons, white sand beaches, picturesque towns and historic cities, all of the adventure and irresistible sights. It could be the heavenly cuisine onboard, from delectable desserts, perfectly grilled steaks and lightly buttered scallops and lobsters to bring out the foodie in you. What about the entertainment – does that grab you? The bright lights of Broadway shine on stages filled with talented dancers in sequins, spangles & feathers – all there so you can make a night of it. Sounds like three layers of holiday perfection doesn’t it – and all included in your cruise fare to boot!
If it’s fun and adventure you crave, the thrill of the ride, a scream-worthy slide into oblivion – you’ve come to the right place. Is this your scene? Have we got a slide for you! Most modern cruise ships have entire areas devoted to pools, waterparks and slides. Twists and turns, slides, swirls, and splashes that will have your kids (and all the big kid too) begging for another turn.
Get ready for fun as you slide down our top 7 most thrilling cruise slides ever to sail the sea.
1. FREE FALL AQUALOOP – Norwegian Escape, Breakaway & Getaway
Remember in the 90’s, when Batman slid down a long tube to get to the Batcave? SNAP! Now, you can be the Batman – just without the tights. Norwegian’s 4G Free Fall Aqualoop is one of the most exhilarating rides you’ll find anywhere land or sea. Experience a vertical free fall drop from a randomly opening trap door giving you that sudden jolt of exhilaration before weaving your way to a splashing end. This slide is definitely not for the faint of heart!
2. GREEN THUNDER – Carnival Spirit & Carnival Legend
Green Thunder is one of the steepest and fastest waterslides at sea. 7-seconds of pure adrenalin rush will take you to seventh heaven – then you can do it again! Free fall up to 65km/h through a trap door into a green translucent tube that LOOPS OFF THE SHIP then back again to splash you onto the deck at high speed (hold on to your shorts). You’ll have to experience it to believe this power thrill. Just make sure to hit the buffet after, and not before!
3. TIDAL WAVE – Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
Get ready for a Tidal Wave℠ takeover on the first boomerang style slide at sea. Plummet down then fling up into total tidal weightlessness and an exhilarating rebound down the other side. It’s a ricochet of riveting adventure and one not to be missed.
4. AQUADUCK WATERCOASTER – Disney Dream & Disney Fantasy
Love the feeling of a rollercoaster? That belly-drop as you reach peak then zoom downwards picking up speed as you go? Disney’s Aquaduck is a watercoaster consisting of 230-metre transparent tubes around the ship, with twists and drops alongside picture-perfect sea views. Ride it yourself or with a friend – either way, you’ll just love it!
5. VERTIGO – MSC Preziosa
A hundred and twenty meters of excitement await you on Vertigo, one of MSC Cruises’ most iconic slides and the longest single body water slide at sea. It’s fantastic twists and turns take you on ride through translucent coloured bands creating a colourful strobe effect as you zip by. Then get ready to fly over water as you hit almost 10 metres of transparent unobstructed ocean views. Thrill seekers, this is a must for your bucket list.
6. EPIC PLUNGE – Norwegian Epic
“Epic” might be an understatement for this ride, as it’s almost four stories tall! Slide at high speed down a fully enclosed tube before being shot out into a giant bowl to swirl around and around (a quick few seconds to take in the view) before being sucked down a huge hole to a big splashy ending. Scared? I would be, so it’s great you can bring a friend along for the ride.
7. ULTIMATE ABYSS – Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas & Symphony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate Abyss is in a league of its own. The world’s tallest extreme slide at sea is an awe inspiring dry slide, 50 metres above sea level and accessed through the fanged mouth of an anglerfish. Grab a mat for a 20 second plunging twister experience you will never forget. Set up top of the ship, you will speed-curl downwards over 10 decks – so fast that you’ll definitely want to go again to try to beat your own personal record! Woohoo let’s go!
Screaming is half the fun! Ready to try out a cruise slide today? Go ahead and call our Cruise Solutions Specialists at Cruise Megastore on 1300 657 948.
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