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One of the best parts about going on a cruise vacation is all the fun that awaits the minute you step foot on your cruise ship. In between visiting spectacular destinations around the world, you’ll enjoy fine dining, impeccable service, and unlimited entertainment throughout your cruise.

Fortunately for outdoor lovers, cruise ships offer plenty of space to enjoy time outside, breathing in the fresh sea air, too. From live music to al-fresco dining, you’ll find there’s no shortage of things to do outdoors on a cruise ship.

Unwind at The Retreat Sundeck

People relaxing on Retreat Sundeck

The Retreat Sundeck

Guests of The Retreat can unwind at the private Retreat Sundeck, where you can cool off in a private pool on Edge-series ships, or a hot tub and water feature on our revolutionized ships. Make yourself comfortable on plush, modern furniture and allow our dedicated team of concierges and attendants to bring you fresh towels, drinks, and refreshments while making sure you don’t lift a finger during your relaxing time under the sun.

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Have a Drink on the Magic Carpet

Celebrity Cruises Magic Carpet with sea view

Magic Carpet

Feel like you’re floating on air during a pre-dinner drink at the Magic Carpet, a cantilevered platform on our Edge-series ships: Celebrity Edge, Apex, and Beyond. Enjoy a tropical cocktail and allow the cool ocean breeze to envelop you on this airy, terrace-like space that can climb up to 13 stories above the water.

Lounge at the Lawn Club

People hanging out at the Lawn Club

Lawn Club

Plan a romantic or family-friendly afternoon at the Lawn Club, an outdoor oasis on our Solstice-series ships located on the top deck. Here, you can lounge on half an acre of real grass. For more privacy, reserve one of the Alcoves, the breezy cabana-like areas where you can enjoy some peace and quiet.

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity, start a friendly game of bocce, pickleball, or croquet. These leisurely games are the perfect way to unwind with friends during your time at sea.

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Take a Glass-Blowing Class

Glass-blowing class aboard Celebrity Cruises

Glass-blowing class

If you’re looking for arts and crafts activities on board, consider taking a Hot Glass class at the Lawn Club. Under the guidance of an expert, you’ll learn how to work with molten glass and shape it into beautiful, decorative works of art. By the end of your Hot Glass class, you’ll leave with either a glass flower, starfish, bowl, or vase as a memento.

Relax at the Rooftop Garden

People relaxing at the rooftop garden on Celebrity

Rooftop Garden

Take a break at the Rooftop Garden, an outdoor sanctuary available on our Edge-series ships. Stroll around this welcoming space, make yourself comfortable on one of the lounge chairs, and listen to live music. You can also grab a bite at the Rooftop Garden Grill, which serves grilled favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue.

Dine Outside

People hanging out at the Lawn Club Grill

Lawn Club Grill

Enjoy a meal surrounded by the cool ocean breeze at one of the al-fresco restaurants available on board. Refuel with a burger and fries or a barbecued steak at the Rooftop Garden Grill, Mast Grill, or the Lawn Club Grill.

Order the catch of the day and other fresh seafood dishes at The Porch. Enjoy delicious rolls and sashimi at the Magic Carpet, which transforms into an open-air extension of Raw on 5 during the evening.

Watch the Sun Go Down at Sunset Bar

People hanging out at the Sunset Bar

Sunset Bar

The Sunset Bar lives up to its name as one of the best locations on board to enjoy the sun going down. Admire the kaleidoscope of pink, purple, and orange hues in the distance as you relax with a drink and listen to a live band play a mix of serene pop and folk tunes.

Watch an Outdoor Movie on the Rooftop Terrace

Outdoor cinema aboard Celebrity Cruises

Rooftop Terrace

For an intimate cruise nightlife experience, schedule a special movie night with your loved one or family at the Rooftop Terrace on Millennium Series ships, where films are projected onto a large screen. Snack on popcorn and enjoy this unforgettable movie night at sea under the stars.

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Camp Outside With Camp at Sea

Kids at the Camp at Sea

Camp at Sea

Young cruisers will find endless sources of fun at Camp at Sea, the only fully customizable camp in the cruise industry. Tailored to kids from 3 to 17 years old, there are plenty of outdoor activities for them to enjoy.

They’ll go on scavenger hunts around the ship, participate in games and arts-centered activities, and enjoy a campout under the stars.

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Admire the View From Your Private Veranda

Spacious veranda of the Penthouse Suite

Penthouse Suite Veranda

There’s nothing more soothing or romantic than enjoying some quiet time on your own private veranda at sea. Whether you’re staying in one of our veranda staterooms or a stunning suite, consider this space your own little slice of paradise.

Bring the ocean breeze into your living area in one of the Infinite Veranda staterooms on Edge-series ships, where the touch of a button transforms your living space into an al-fresco veranda.

Watch the sunrise or sunset every afternoon. Start the day off by breathing in the fresh ocean air. Or plan a romantic evening by ordering a bottle of champagne to your room and enjoying a toast with your sweetheart while admiring the view of the stars and the moon above.

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Take a Dip in the Pool

People relaxing by the pool on a cruise


Soak up the sun on one of the comfortable lounge chairs by our outdoor pool. Order a hand-crafted cocktail while listening to soothing live music. Cool down with a refreshing dip in the pool, or have fun playing water volleyball and other games during tournaments with ship officers. On Edge-series ships, you can also lounge at one of the outward-facing cabanas, where you’ll have a front-row view of the ocean.

Run on the Jogging Track

Teens playing GoPro game on Celebrity

Jogging track

Get your heart pumping with a scenic run around our jogging track, located on the top deck of the ship. Take in views of the outdoor pool and the deep blue ocean as you make your way around the ship. Schedule an early morning run to catch the sunrise during your workout.

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Play Basketball With Ocean Views

People playing basketball on a cruise


If you’re looking to get a little bit of exercise during your vacation, consider playing a game of basketball on the netted rooftop court on select ships. Practice your three-pointers, play a one-on-one game, or sign up for a tournament that takes place among guests—all while enjoying unbeatable views of the ocean in between shots.

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Women drinking wine while walking aboard Celebrity

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Experience all of the fun that awaits on board a cruise with Celebrity Cruises. Browse cruise itineraries on our website and book your next vacation today.

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