Cruises famously offer travelers lots of amenities and activities: port excursions, fine dining, luxurious accommodations, on-board entertainment, and gorgeous ocean views every day of their trip. (Sign us up!) But if you want to experience something a little more adventurous on your vacation, don’t write off a cruise just yet. Many cruises offer amazing excursions and unexpected activities — the kinds of things you never knew you could do on a cruise.
Below, check out some of the most surprising and exciting things you can do if you choose the right cruise.
1. Get a 360-degree view of the ocean
Wherever you are on a cruise ship, you can probably see the ocean in at least one direction. But did you know if you choose the right ship, you could get a 360-degree view? Travel + Leisure reports on select Royal Caribbean ships, you can check out the North Star. This glass capsule will transport you 300 feet above the water, where you can see the ocean stretching out in every direction.