Make a Splash: A Guide to Cruise Ship Swimming Pools


For kids and adults alike, there’s nothing better than diving into a sun-drenched swimming pool during the first day of your holiday. Whether larking about or enjoying a morning swim as part of your daily fitness regime, swimming pools are an indispensable commodity on any holiday – not least as part of a cruise break.

Luckily, contemporary cruise ships are kitted out with a variety of swimming pools, including expansive outdoor pools surrounded by loungers, shallow fun pools for youngsters, and adults-only indoor pools connected to luxurious spa facilities.

If you love swimming and are keen to take the plunge on your next cruise holiday, here’s a look at the swimming facilities available aboard a selection of popular Australian-based cruise ships.

Cruise ShipOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolKids’ Pool
Azamara Journey11None
Azamara Quest11None
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Spirit301*
Carnival Legend301*
Cunard Cruises
Queen Mary 2111
Holland America Line
P&O Australia
Pacific Dawn20None
Pacific Jewel20None
Pacific Pearl20None
Pacific Eden20None
Pacific Aria20None
Princess Cruises
Sun Princess11None
Golden Princess31None
Dawn Princess11None
Diamond Princess40None
Sea Princess11None
Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas111
Explorer of the Seas211
Voyager of the Seas211
Legend of the Seas11None
Silversea Cruises
Silver Shadow10None

*Children’s Waterslides Available

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Header image sourced via the P&O Australia Image Library. Credit: P&O Australia


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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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