Skydiving onboard a Cruise ship

At the Anthem of the Seas, next to the Flowrider, there’s this huge platform where people can simulate the feeling of skydiving, without having to actually do it. This is a very popular attraction in many cities around the world, but Royal Caribbean was the first cruiseline ever to put it onboard a cruise ship.

In my last post, I talked about how much fun you can have onboard a cruise ship, but I forgot about the fact that I didn’t have any post about actual fun activities to do onboard. This is the first of a series of posts about it, so follow the blog to know when I post new stuff!

Now, let’s go back to the skydiving!

The attraction’s name is Ripcord by iFly and you can do it at the Anthem of the Seas and the Quantum of the Seas.

“RipCord allows everyone (from first-time flyers to seasoned skydivers) to enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled and simulated environment.  The sensation of flying takes place inside a 23-foot tall glass flight chamber so guests will have stunning ocean views as well.  It is surrounded by a viewing platform for friends, family and other spectators.  It’s located on the Sports Court at the aft of the ship, with overlook of the FlowRider surf simulator and is situated adjacent to the Rock Climbing Wall.” – Royal Caribbean

Who can do it?

  • You have to +3 years old;
  • Those less than 6 feet tall must weigh less than 230 lbs, and those over 6 feet must weigh less than 250 lbs.
  • Children under 18 years of age need to have a parent or guardian to sign their waiver.
  • If you have a prior shoulder dislocation or back or neck problems you should not fly.

I have already been onboard Anthem of the Seas and have skydived. Check out this video I made about it.

That’s it for today’s post. I hope you have enjoyed it. If you know anyone that thinks cruises are boring, don’t forget to share this post with them. See you in the next post.

Thanks for reading.


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