If you’ll be vacationing with a competitive, high-energy crew, or just want to be sure you stay fit during your travels, you may wonder just how much adventure there is on a cruise and whether it will keep everyone entertained. Don’t fret—recently Royal Caribbean Adventurist Shay Mitchell made sure to hit all of the activities on board Oasis of the Seas, and found more than enough adrenaline-pumping options to keep her happy, many that you won’t find anywhere else at sea.
From catching 40-foot waves on the FlowRider surf simulator to zip lining nine stories above the Boardwalk, take a look at all of the (completely free!) experiences you, your family and friends can enjoy while on a cruise.
Overlooking the ocean, you’ll find two towering rock-climbing walls rising 40 feet above the deck. If you’re up for the challenge, the very top has some of the best views around; one of many reasons to conquer the thrilling climb. First, our sports staff will set you up with shoes, a helmet and harness. You then can choose your own path to the top from a variety of routes—opt for the more advanced options or take it easy with helpful handholds to guide you every step of the way. To make it even more interesting, race your friends and family to the top and see who will be the first to triumphantly ring that bell.
Surfs up! Where else can you go surfing while on a cruise ship at sea? Royal Caribbean’s signature FlowRider is the perfect place to hang ten standing up or boogie board style (or just cheer from the side lines while watching wipe-outs). The best part is that it’s free and there are two simulators on board, so you can stop by when the surfing mood strikes. If you’re looking to perfect your surfing stance, you can reserve a private lesson from one of our pros for a nominal fee.
If you’re looking to tap your inner Olympian, there’s the Studio B ice rink —yes, ice skating in the middle of the ocean. With open skate times, feel free to practice your triple axel or just get a feel for the ice, if you’re a beginner. You pack the pants and long socks, and we’ll provide the other essentials: helmets, elbow and knee pads and skates. What’s more, you can also catch full-scale ice-skating shows several nights each week, where our talented skaters perform impressive feats you won’t want to miss.
If you prefer to stay dry and have a good time with the family outdoors, swing on over to mini golf, where the whole gang will enjoy putting through windmills, inclined ramps, around boats and many other obstacles to make it exciting and fun. The green is out on the ship’s Sports Deck, so in between holes you can catch 360-degree views of the vast glistening ocean, and then call dibs on a game of ping pong or basketball next.
One great way to see the Boardwalk neighborhood is with a leisurely stroll around the carousel and vibrant shops, but if you want to add a little more action to your day, get a bird’s eye view by soaring across the signature zip line, nine decks above it. No reservation needed—just a hunger for adventure.
If all of this excitement caught your attention, there’s plenty more where that came from—like our full Vitality Fitness Center, with a lineup of state-of-the-art machines and fitness classes to enjoy like yoga, Pilates and spinning with expert trainers. Plan your next adventure on board Oasis of the Seas here.