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Swimming Pools

No holiday is complete without hours spent in the swimming pool and the pool area is the most popular place on board when the weather starts to hot up. All cruise ships (with the exception of some expedition vessels) feature at least one swimming pool, with most featuring numerous pool areas on board. All pools are free to use, with the exception of those within chargeable deck retreats and spas.

Family cruise lines have something to suit everyone, with a combination of fun family pools and peaceful adult-only areas. You’ll often find a splash pool for little kids too, along with whirlpools in areas around the ship. Other pool types include therapeutic hydro pools in the spa, infinity pools like that on Viking Star and current pools, which can be found on numerous ships and allow swimmers to exercise by swimming against the current. Disabled pool access is available on almost all ships.

All pools are carefully regulated to ensure an optimum comfortable temperature of around 24 degrees. Chemicals used in the pools vary between cruise lines, though Sodium Hydrochloride (chlorine) of between 12-15% is most commonly used and acts as the disinfecting halogen. pH control is effected by Hydrochloric Acid.

For more information on the pool facilities on board a specific ship, please see the table below.

AzamaraOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Azamara Journey 1 1 2 Yes
Azamara Quest 1 1 2 Yes
Carnival CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Carnival Breeze 2 0 4 Yes
Carnival Conquest 3 0 5 Yes
Carnival Destiny 3 0 5 Yes
Carnival Ecstasy 2 0 5 Yes
Carnival Elation 2 0 2 Yes
Carnival Fantasy 2 0 4 Yes
Carnival Fascination 2 0 4 Yes
Carnival Freedom 3 0 5 Yes
Carnival Glory 3 0 5 Yes
Carnival Imagination 2 0 5 No
Carnival Inspiration 2 0 4 Yes
Carnival Legend 3 0 4 Yes
Carnival Liberty 3 0 5 Yes
Carnival Magic 2 1 4 Yes
Carnival Miracle 3 0 4 Yes
Carnival Paradise 2 0 5 Yes
Carnival Pride 3 0 4 Yes
Carnival Sensation 2 0 5 Yes
Carnival Splendor 3 1 3 Yes
Carnival Sunshine 2 0 3 Yes
Carnival Triumph 3 0 4 Yes
Carnival Valor 3 0 5 Yes
Carnival Victory 3 0 5 Yes
Celebrity CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Celebrity Century 2 0 6 No
Celebrity Constellation 1 1 6 No
Celebrity Eclipse 3 1 6 No
Celebrity Equinox 3 1 6 No
Celebrity Infinity 1 1 6 No
Celebrity Millenium 1 1 6 No
Celebrity Reflection 3 1 6 No
Celebrity Silhouette 3 1 6 No
Celebrity Solstice 3 1 6 No
Celebrity Summit 1 1 6 No
Celebrity Xpedition 0 0 1 No
Costa CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Costa Atlantica 3 1 4 Yes
Costa Classica 2 0 4 Yes
Costa Deliziosa 2 1 4 Yes
Costa Facinosa 2 2 5 Yes
Costa Favolosa 2 2 5 Yes
Costa Fortuna 3 1 6 Yes
Costa Luminosa 2 1 4 Yes
Costa Magica 3 1 6 Yes
Costa Mediterranea 3 1 4 Yes
Costa neoRomantica 1 0 4 Yes
Costa Pacifica 2 2 4 Yes
Costa Serena 2 2 5 Yes
Costa Victoria 2 1 4 Yes
Crystal CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Crystal Serenity 1 1 2 Yes
Crystal Symphony 1 0 1 Yes
CunardOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Queen Elizabeth 1 1 5 No
Queen Mary 2 1 1 4 No
Queen Victoria 1 1 5 No
Fred OlsenOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Balmoral 2 0 4 Yes
Black Watch 4 0 3 Yes
Boudicca 3 0 2 Yes
Braemar 2 0 2 Yes
Holland AmericaOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
MS Amsterdam 1 1 2 No
MS Eurodam 1 1 3 No
MS Maasdam 1 1 3 No
MS Nieuw Amsterdam 1 1 3 No
MS Noordam 1 1 5 No
MS Oosterdam 1 1 3 No
MS Prisendam 2 0 1 No
MS Rotterdam 1 1 2 No
MS Ryndam 1 1 2 No
MS Statendam 1 1 2 No
MS Veendam 1 1 2 No
MS Volendam 1 1 2 No
MS Westerdam 1 1 2 No
MS Zaandam 1 1 2 No
MS Zuiderdam 1 1 2 No
MSC CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
MSC Armonia 2 0 12 Yes
MSC Divina 3 1 12 Yes
MSC Fantasia 3 1 12 Yes
MSC Lirica 2 0 2 Yes
MSC Magnifica 2 1 6 Yes
MSC Melody 1 1 2 Yes
MSC Musica 1 1 4 Yes
MSC Opera 2 0 2 Yes
MSC Orchestra 2 0 4 Yes
MSC Poesia 3 0 4 Yes
MSC Preziosa 2 1 12 Yes
MSC Splendida 3 1 10 Yes
Norwegian Cruise LineOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Norwegian Breakaway 2 1 4 Yes
Norwegian Epic 2 1 6 Yes
Norwegian Dawn 2 0 6 Yes
Norwegian Gem 2 0 6 Yes
Norwegian Jade 2 0 4 Yes
Norwegian Jewel 2 0 6 Yes
Norwegian Pearl 2 0 6 Yes
Pride of America 2 0 6 Yes
Norwegian Sky 2 0 5 Yes
Norwegian Spirit 2 0 4 Yes
Norwegian Star 2 0 6 Yes
Norwegian Sun 2 0 8 Yes
Oceania CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Marina 1 0 3 Yes
Nautica 1 0 3 Yes
Regatta 1 0 3 Yes
Riviera 1 0 3 Yes
P&O CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Arcadia 1 1 5 No
Aurora 2 1 4 No
Azura 3 0 6 No
Britannia 4 0 5 No
Oceana 2 0 6 No
Oriana 3 0 4 No
Ventura 2 1 6 No
Princess CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Caribbean Princess 3 1 6 No
Coral Princess 1 1 5 No
Crown Princess 3 1 6 No
Dawn Princess 1 1 4 No
Diamond Princess 4 0 7 No
Emerald Princess 3 1 6 No
Golden Princess 3 1 5 No
Grand Princess 3 1 5 No
Island Princess 1 1 5 No
Majestic Princess 2 0 6 No
Regal Princess 2 0 8 No
Royal Princess 2 1 6 No
Ruby Princess 4 0 6 No
Sapphire Princess 3 1 5 No
Sea Princess 1 1 4 No
Star Princess 3 1 5 No
Sun Princess 1 1 4 No
Regent Seven SeasOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Seven Seas Explorer 1 0 2 No
Seven Seas Mariner 1 0 3 No
Seven Seas Navigator 1 0 2 No
Seven Seas Voyager 1 0 2 No
Royal CaribbeanOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Adventure of the Seas 2 1 6 Yes
Allure of the Seas 3 1 3 Yes
Anthem of the Seas 3 1 4 Yes
Brilliance of the Seas 1 1 3 Yes
Enchantment of the Seas 1 1 4 Yes
Explorer of the Seas 2 1 6 Yes
Freedom of the Seas 2 1 8 Yes
Grandeur of the Seas 1 1 4 Yes
Harmony of the Seas 2 1 3 Yes
Independence of the Seas 2 1 8 Yes
Jewel of the Seas 1 1 3 Yes
Legend of the Seas 1 1 4 Yes
Liberty of the Seas 2 1 8 Yes
Majesty of the Seas 2 0 2 Yes
Mariner of the Seas 2 1 6 Yes
Navigator of the Seas 2 1 6 Yes
Oasis of the Seas 3 1 3 Yes
Ovation of the Seas 3 1 10 Yes
Quantum of the Seas 3 1 10 Yes
Radiance of the Seas 1 1 3 Yes
Rhapsody of the Seas 1 1 4 Yes
Serenade of the Seas 1 1 3 Yes
Vision of the Seas 1 1 4 Yes
Voyager of the Seas 2 1 6 Yes
SeabournOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Seabourn Encore 1 1 4 Yes
Seabourn Odyssey 1 0 4 Yes
Seabourn Sojourn 1 0 4 Yes
Seabourn Quest 1 0 4 Yes
SilverseaOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Silver Cloud 1 0 2 Yes
Silver Cloud Expedition 1 0 2 Yes
Silver Discoverer 1 0 0 Yes
Silver Explorer 1 0 2 Yes
Silver Galapagos 0 0 1 Yes
Silver Muse 1 0 2 Yes
Silver Shadow 1 0 2 Yes
Silver Spirit 1 0 4 Yes
Silver Whisper 1 0 2 Yes
Silver Wind 1 0 2 Yes
Star ClippersOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Royal Clipper 3 0 2 Yes
Star Clipper 2 0 2 Yes
Swan HellenicOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Minerva 1 0 0 Yes
WindstarOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Star Breeze 1 0 2 Yes
Star Legend 1 0 2 Yes
Star Pride 1 0 2 Yes
Wind Spirit 1 0 1 Yes
Wind Star 1 0 1 Yes
Wind Surf 2 0 2 Yes

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