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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 Journey112Yes
Azamara Quest112Yes
Carnival CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Carnival Breeze204Yes
Carnival Conquest305Yes
Carnival Destiny305Yes
Carnival Ecstasy205Yes
Carnival Elation202Yes
Carnival Fantasy204Yes
Carnival Fascination204Yes
Carnival Freedom305Yes
Carnival Glory305Yes
Carnival Imagination205No
Carnival Inspiration204Yes
Carnival Legend304Yes
Carnival Liberty305Yes
Carnival Magic214Yes
Carnival Miracle304Yes
Carnival Paradise205Yes
Carnival Pride304Yes
Carnival Sensation205Yes
Carnival Splendor313Yes
Carnival Sunshine203Yes
Carnival Triumph304Yes
Carnival Valor305Yes
Carnival Victory305Yes
Celebrity CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Celebrity Century206No
Celebrity Constellation116No
Celebrity Eclipse316No
Celebrity Equinox316No
Celebrity Infinity116No
Celebrity Millenium116No
Celebrity Reflection316No
Celebrity Silhouette316No
Celebrity Solstice316No
Celebrity Summit116No
Celebrity Xpedition001No
Crystal CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Crystal Serenity112Yes
Crystal Symphony101Yes
CunardOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Queen Elizabeth115No
Queen Mary 2114No
Queen Victoria115No
Fred OlsenOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Black Watch403Yes
Holland AmericaOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
MS Amsterdam112No
MS Eurodam113No
MS Maasdam113No
MS Nieuw Amsterdam113No
MS Noordam115No
MS Oosterdam113No
MS Prisendam201No
MS Rotterdam112No
MS Ryndam112No
MS Statendam112No
MS Veendam112No
MS Volendam112No
MS Westerdam112No
MS Zaandam112No
MS Zuiderdam112No
MSC CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
MSC Armonia2012Yes
MSC Divina3112Yes
MSC Fantasia3112Yes
MSC Lirica202Yes
MSC Magnifica216Yes
MSC Melody112Yes
MSC Musica114Yes
MSC Opera202Yes
MSC Orchestra204Yes
MSC Poesia304Yes
MSC Preziosa2112Yes
MSC Splendida3110Yes
Norwegian Cruise LineOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Norwegian Breakaway214Yes
Norwegian Epic216Yes
Norwegian Dawn206Yes
Norwegian Gem206Yes
Norwegian Jade204Yes
Norwegian Jewel206Yes
Norwegian Pearl206Yes
Pride of America206Yes
Norwegian Sky205Yes
Norwegian Spirit204Yes
Norwegian Star206Yes
Norwegian Sun208Yes
Oceania CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
P&O CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Princess CruisesOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Caribbean Princess316No
Coral Princess115No
Crown Princess316No
Dawn Princess114No
Diamond Princess407No
Emerald Princess316No
Golden Princess315No
Grand Princess315No
Island Princess115No
Majestic Princess206No
Regal Princess208No
Royal Princess216No
Ruby Princess406No
Sapphire Princess315No
Sea Princess114No
Star Princess315No
Sun Princess114No
Regent Seven SeasOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Seven Seas Explorer102No
Seven Seas Mariner103No
Seven Seas Navigator102No
Seven Seas Voyager102No
Royal CaribbeanOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Adventure of the Seas216Yes
Allure of the Seas313Yes
Anthem of the Seas314Yes
Brilliance of the Seas113Yes
Enchantment of the Seas114Yes
Explorer of the Seas216Yes
Freedom of the Seas218Yes
Grandeur of the Seas114Yes
Harmony of the Seas213Yes
Independence of the Seas218Yes
Jewel of the Seas113Yes
Legend of the Seas114Yes
Liberty of the Seas218Yes
Majesty of the Seas202Yes
Mariner of the Seas216Yes
Navigator of the Seas216Yes
Oasis of the Seas313Yes
Ovation of the Seas3110Yes
Quantum of the Seas3110Yes
Radiance of the Seas113Yes
Rhapsody of the Seas114Yes
Serenade of the Seas113Yes
Vision of the Seas114Yes
Voyager of the Seas216Yes
SeabournOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Seabourn Encore114Yes
Seabourn Odyssey104Yes
Seabourn Sojourn104Yes
Seabourn Quest104Yes
SilverseaOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Silver Cloud102Yes
Silver Cloud Expedition102Yes
Silver Discoverer100Yes
Silver Explorer102Yes
Silver Galapagos001Yes
Silver Muse102Yes
Silver Shadow102Yes
Silver Spirit104Yes
Silver Whisper102Yes
Silver Wind102Yes
Star ClippersOutdoor PoolIndoor PoolJacuzziSaltwater
Royal Clipper302Yes
Star Clipper202Yes

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