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Royal Caribbean's ships have the greatest variety of activities and sports facilities at sea, bar none. Fleetwide, you'll find rock-climbing walls (with multiple climbing tracks and training available), plus lots of typical cruise fare: spa and beauty demonstrations, art auctions, wine tastings, salsa and ballroom dance lessons, bingo, oddball crafts/hospitality classes (such as napkin folding), "horse race" gambling, and outrageous poolside games such as a men's sexy legs contest, designed to draw big laughs. Sports facilities vary by ship: All the Oasis-, Freedom-, and Voyager-class ships have ice-skating rinks, combo basketball/volleyball courts, rock walls, and miniature-golf courses. The Oasis class bumps things up a notch with a zipline that zooms you across the ship's central canyon, an aqua theater (a pool with a movable floor for synchronized swimming and high-dive shows), and two FlowRider surfing simulators (each of the Freedom-class ships also has one of these). If shopping can be considered an activity, Royal Caribbean has an impressive selection of boutiques clustered somewhere near each ship's atrium.
For those whose goal is to not gain 5 pounds at the buffet, gyms are well equipped fleetwide, with specialized fitness classes such as yoga and cardio-kickboxing for $10 per person. Onboard spas offer the usual range of massages, facials, and other beauty treatments like teeth whitening, but here's a piece of advice: If you want a treatment, sign up immediately after boarding, as these are big ships and a lot of people will be competing with you for desirable time slots. If you're flexible, you can often find more openings and special discounts on port days and off times.
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