Such Great Heights: The World’s Best Views are on These Tricked-Out Ferris Wheels

Rise above some of the greatest scenery on Earth — including the first-ever observation capsule at sea.
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Let your next sightseeing adventure give you a high – literally. Whether your travels lead you Down Under, to Europe or out in the middle of the sea, don’t miss out on experiencing the world’s best scenery from above. Check out these rides that offer some of the finest high-flying sights anywhere:

North Star

Absorb endless ocean views from the North Star, the state-of-the-art observation capsule onboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. With a 360-degree perspective from a height of more than 300 feet, guests can enjoy the panorama from the middle of the ocean or while approaching the next port of call.

North Star


London Eye

Take in unrivaled views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the River Thames from the London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel. Opened on December 31, 1999, and standing 443 feet tall, London’s iconic wheel receives more visitors than the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Taj Mahal most years.



High Roller

Soar 550 feet above the Las Vegas strip on the world’s largest observation wheel. And if you’re in Vegas to get hitched, you can tie the knot on the High Roller for just $100 – as long as you don’t mind being surrounded by other couples!

High Roller


Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Ride one of the 21 cabins in the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. From 394 feet, look out over Australia’s second largest city, which boasts more restaurants and cafes per person than any other city in the world, and the largest tram system outside of Europe.

RCCL Southern Star creative commons Joseph Nadler


Singapore Flyer

Look out on Southeast Asia’s vibrant city-state from an observation wheel that travels at nine inches per second. Standing at 541 feet – about the size of a 42-story building – it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel until the High Roller arrived in 2014, and its 28 capsules hold 28 people each.

Singapore Flyer

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