Cruise lines are impressively creative when it comes to brainstorming new attractions to add to their floating resorts and using technology and design to improve your cruise vacation. We take for granted the cruise ship innovations of yesterday, but there was a time when specialty restaurants, poolside movie screens and abundant balcony cabins were the latest craze. These days, the sky's the limit when it comes to the crazy ideas cruise line designers manage to work into each new ship that debuts.
You might not be aware of all the amazing things you can now find on cruise ships. In no particular order, here are some of our favorite jaw-dropping cruise ship innovations.