It’s day one of your cruise. You’ve settled into your sunny spot on the pool deck and are maybe on your first (OK, third) cocktail. The ship is preparing to set sail, edging you closer to glorious sunsets and blissful sea days. Your happy place is, however, momentarily interrupted when a shadow from above glides over ...
What is that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Did we just sail under the world’s biggest bridge? All eyes look to the sky, seeking out the source of the momentary eclipse.
The answer is no to all of the above. It’s just a passenger zooming 80m along the top deck on a flying fox shouting “Yippee-ki-yay”.
Applause follows, signalling “The Edge” is now open and ready for adventure. Headquartered on the highest deck of P&O Cruises’ five-ship fleet is Australia’s biggest adventure park at sea. Here, you’ll find the launch-pad for up to 19 action-packed activities taking your cruise to the next level.
In devising their list of The Edge’s unique activities, it would seem the designers put together a focus group of adrenaline enthusiasts young and not-so-young and asked them to tap into their wildest imaginations. Question time probably went something like this: “So ... just asking for a friend, but what’s the coolest activity you might want to try on a cruise ship?”
The responses: “Totally walking the plank”; “Abseil down the ship’s funnel” ... “Climb to the top of the outdoor movie screen!” The outcome: “Sure thing.”
And they did. Thrill-seeking is just one part of the experience. Here are 10 more reasons to leave your deck chair and visit The Edge.
DEEP DIVE INTO CRUISE LIFE
Bounce your way to great heights with the help of The Edge’s bungee trampoline. A few decent jumps will send you flying four metres into the clear blue sky. Note: No footwear is required for this activity, but others will require closed-in shoes.
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