Cruise holidays: weird and wonderful things you can do on a cruise ship

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If you thought the land-based activities on your cruise itinerary were exciting, wait until you see what you can do on board the ship. Cruise lines are pulling out all the stops to make sure your time at sea is as fun as the destinations you visit.

Having a drink in an ice bar that's a cool -8C on board Norwegian Getaway, skydiving on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas and browsing amazing works of art from the likes of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro a world-class gallery on a Silversea cruise are just a few of the surprising things you can do on a cruise ship.

There are a few treats for foodies too, with tours of the kitchen that feeds 2,000 guests a day on board a Holland America Line ship and Jamie Oliver teaming up with Royal Caribbean to launch the first ever Jamie's Italian eateries at sea.

Did you know you could even ride a zip wire on a cruise ship too?

Whether you fancy trying something completely off the wall or experiencing as much culture and history as you're expecting when you reach each destination on your trip, your cruise ship has plenty to keep you and your family entertained.

Take a look at some of the amazing things you never knew you could do on a cruise...

Things you never knew you could do on a cruise ship

Things you never knew you could do on a cruise ship


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