7 Ships with Onboard Water Sportsby Fran Golden | June 30, 2016
1. Crystal Esprit
The 62-passenger Crystal Esprit, the new “yacht” from Crystal Cruises, has a retractable marina that comes out not just on sea days, but most afternoons when the ship is in the quiet harbors of the Seychelles islands or in the quietest ports of the Mediterranean. Sign up for dives, waterskiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking, as well as a chance to use the ship’s jet skis. You can also take a dip in the small pool located in the water sports platform itself, or go fishing off the side.
Make a Splash: It’s hard to top the ship’s three-person submarine, which (for $595 per person) you can spend 30 minutes exploring the bottom of the Indian Ocean, looking for schools of parrot fish, trumpet fish, tiny lemon sharks, and even sea turtles.
Fran Golden is a Cleveland-based contributor to ShermansCruise who also writes for USA Today.