World's largest cruise ship has a terrifying near vertical drop waterslide
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Not yet sailing the seas, the world’s largest cruise ship features a scary-looking slide.
Icon of the Seas will feature an entire water park when it sets sail next year, 2024.
It will even have more than 40 places to eat and feast, 20 decks and seven separate pools - one for every day of the week.
At 250,000 tonnes, Royal Caribbean’s enormous cruise ship is not just the talk of the town for cruise holiday lovers but also for water park fanatics, thanks to its immense choice of slides.
According to the cruise liner, their Category 6 water park is going to be largest of its kind at sea.
Building up the very colourful ‘Thrill Island’ on board the ship, the water park will feature a whopping six record-breaking slides.
There’s solo slides, flumes to race your fellow adrenaline junkie on and crazy raft adventures for those brave enough to spend a week on a ship with your family.
Category 6 features two pretty terrifying slides in particular.
The Pressure Drop is the first open free fall water slide on a cruise ship, you’ll have to build up the courage to push yourself off the edge before ‘falling’ down the slide’s immense drop.
Then, there’s also the Frightening Bolt - the tallest water slide to sail the seas.
To ‘ride’ that one, you’ll have to stand in a capsule at dizzying heights before the floor totally drops below you and releases you down the sky-high slide.
Among the other, slightly less intense slides, are the ones made to race in pairs by sliding down on mats as well as raft rides that overlook the sea.
Category 6 is aimed for all ages with family rides and a kid-friendly aquapark but also an adult-only pool for those hoping for a bit more peace and quiet.
And it isn’t just slides and falls, obviously they’ve thrown in a surf simulator for good measure - because, why not?
The FlowRider funnels 30,000 gallons of water to create epic swells to surf.
And creating a wildly daring activity (this sounds more like a challenge trip than a holiday, to be honest) is the Crown’s Edge.
So on Icon of the Seas, the standard crown and anchor that adorns the ship will be an attraction in its own right.
Guests will get to harness themselves on to it before the floor disappears, leaving them to glide above the water at the top of the ship.
Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is due to set sail in 2024.