Whether you’re sailing off to Italy and Greece or taking a tour of Western Europe, several major cruise lines are worth splurging on just for the onboard pool experience. A few ships have taken extra steps to build amazing pools on the main deck and even some private, dedicated pools for adults on different areas of the ship. Here are some of our favorite pools on cruises to the Mediterranean.
It’s been named the “Best New Ship” by the Cruise Critic’s U.S. Editors Picks Awards and will take you to several destinations around the Mediterranean in 2019. The world-class ship took its maiden voyage in December and boasts 29 restaurants, bars, and lounges, as well as a cantilevered Magic Carpet floating above the sea. Head to the pool deck to enjoy high-ceilinged cabanas that face the sea, two-story martini hot tubs, a 25-yard lap pool and in-pool loungers to make the most of your experience.
Whether you’re heading to Florence or Monaco on your Mediterranean adventure, the Crystal Serenity is the perfect place to escape and relax. The Wellness Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi area is surrounded by white deck furniture and cushy sun beds. Plus, you can enjoy six-star service and gracious hospitality every step of the way.
One of the recently refurbished ships in the Norwegian cruise line fleet, the Norwegian Breakaway offers a wealth of fun activities to enjoy as you travel around Europe. It was named the Best Cruise Ship for Families by USA Today and stands out from the rest with its Aqua Park & Sports Complex. You can enjoy action-packed activities on board, two swimming pools, four hot tubs, and five water slides. There’s also a dedicated Kids’ Aqua Park with a shallow pool for younger kids.