Onboard entertainment abounding on cruise ships exemplifies the saying, “It’s the journey as much as the destination.” So, it only makes sense that cruise ships boast some of the best pools around. From relaxing poolside with a good book to plunging down waterslides, these pools on Eastern Seaboard cruises are really making a splash!

Viking Star: Infinity Pool

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Merging the line between where the ship ends and where the sea begins, Viking Star’s infinity pool offers a bird’s eye view of your destination. Take a plunge in the heated pool, and if the weather isn’t cooperating, there’s always the indoor pool boasting a retractable roof.

Regal Princess Cruise: Central Outdoor Pool

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For the best in poolside entertainment, head to the open-air poolside amphitheater. Day and night, the giant screen shows everything from feature films to sports. What would a fun flick be without popcorn? Evening performances offer complimentary popcorn while milk and cookies are served during the day.

Norwegian Escape: Aqua Park

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Kids (and adults) of all ages can enjoy endless hours of entertainment at the Aqua Park. With all the twisting, splashing and jumping imaginable, Norwegian Escape boasts waterslides, swimming pools, splash pads and tubes for some of the best onboard entertainment at sea.

Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas: Adult only Solarium

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For a relaxing reprieve away from the crowds, slip over to the adult only solarium pool showcasing three beautiful pools, one spilling over to the next. Besides the breathtaking ocean views, treat yourself to a smoothie in the poolside cafe or lounge on the swing for two.

Disney Magic: Aqua Lab

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A beach area with “geysers” pouring paint cans and “Donald’s Boiler,” where pushing buttons causes Donald to blow his top soaking everyone in sight, are just a few splash worthy shenanigans in the 1800 sq. ft Aqua Lab. With designated areas for bigger kids; featuring a double-looping waterslide, and toddlers 3 and under, with a splash play zone, there’s plenty of fun for all ages.