Are adrenaline-fueled activities like rock climbing and surfing your thing? Do you live for the next thrill? If so, then a cruise is probably not what you have in mind for your vacation — however, it should be at the top of your list! If you think cruises are nothing more than just sitting around the pool all day, then you’ll be surprised when you hear about these unusual things to try on your next cruise vacation with Norwegian.
#1. Walk The Plank
Have you always wondered what it would feel like to “walk the plank” like Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean? Perched high above the ocean on Norwegian’s Breakaway Class ships is The Plank, an 8-foot long, six-inch-wide plank that will terrify even the most adventurous thrill seekers. If you are looking to add a bit more excitement to your life, try it out for yourself on your next cruise vacation.
#2. Climb High Above the Sea
On select Norwegian Cruise Line ships, you can test your rock-climbing and rappelling skills high above the ocean. Once you make it to the top, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the sea beyond. This complimentary activity is perfect for beginners and expert climbers alike.
#3. Soar Through the Air
Take an Adventure Park & Zipline Tour on an Alaska cruise where you will experience the thrill of a lifetime. You'll walk over suspension bridges, across raised beams, and finally, fly through the air on a series of exciting zip lines. The best part of this tour is the fantastic mountain views and scenery that you'll witness firsthand.
#4. Get an Up-Close Look at a Volcano
Take a Panama Canal cruise to Guatemala, and you'll get the chance to experience one of the majestic volcanoes that forms the highlands. The Pacaya Volcano Hike shore excursion takes you to the top of the Pacaya Volcano. With the help of a local expert guide, you'll hike through a gorgeous Guatemalan forest to the top of the 8,371-foot volcano.
#5. Plunge Into a Shark-Filled Lagoon
For the ultimate adventure, visit Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterpark located in Nassau, Bahamas. The Atlantis Aquaventure tour takes you to the thrilling water park where you can plunge down a 60-foot tall water slide into a lagoon filled with sharks.
#6. Enjoy a Drink in a Cool Setting
Sail on the Norwegian Breakaway and enjoy a New York-inspired cocktail while you lounge in the Ice Bar. The Ice Bar is kept at a chilly 17 degrees Fahrenheit. To pay homage to NYC, this modern bar features ice sculptures of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Chrysler Building. The seats, glasses, and bar are all made entirely of ice. Don't worry about staying warm inside the bar; you'll be given a jacket and gloves upon entering.
#7. Experience Broadway’s Most Exciting Party
Rock of Ages is a smash Broadway hit that is available only on Norwegian Breakaway. This Tony-nominated musical is set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip. It’s about a big-city dreamer and a small-town girl who meet and fall head-over-heels in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles. Their stories are told through some of the most iconic songs of the 1980s.
Have you cruised Norwegian? What are some of your favorite out-of-the-box, must-try activities?