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Everything You Need To Know About The FlowRider On Royal Caribbean.

The FlowRider on Royal Caribbean is fabulous for active teens. In this post we are going to look at the ins and outs of the FlowRider. Check out our full guide to Royal Caribbean for families.

Choosing the right cruise for your family cruise can be a daunting decision, and being a mum of teens I know how important it is to get that balance right, so everyone has enough to do to keep them active and stimulated. Hence activities such as the FlowRider on Royal Caribbean are perfect for active teens?

Is the FlowRider on Royal Caribbean like surfing?

All About The FlowRider On Royal Caribbean

What Is The FlowRider?

The FlowRider is a huge feature for sports lovers on many Royal Caribbean ships. It’s an exhilarating 12 metre long surf simulator with 100,000 litres of rushing water, pumped at 30,000 gallons to create a simulated surfing experience wave that moves at 20 mph.

You are able to try your hand at body boarding or stand up surfing with the help and guidance of an experienced surf instructor.

A 10 year old on the FlowRider on the Liberty of The Seas

Which Royal Caribbean Ship’s Have A FlowRider?

  • Adventure of the Seas
  • Allure of the Seas (two FlowRiders)
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Explorer of the Seas
  • Freedom of the Seas
  • Harmony of the Seas (two FlowRiders)
  • Independence of the Seas
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Mariner of the Seas
  • Navigator of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas (two FlowRiders)
  • Odyssey Of The Seas
  • Ovation of the Seas
  • Quantum of the Seas
  • Voyager of the Seas
  • Spectrum Of The Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas (two FlowRiders)
  • Wonder Of The Seas
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Is The FlowRider Like Surfing?

Having tried both surfing and the FlowRider on Royal Caribbean I found the FlowRider harder than surfing in the sea. However the experience is as near as you are going to get to the real deal. I think for me the fear of falling off and hitting the back prevented me from relaxing.

Both of our boys took to it instantly, and were able to surf easily with the guidance of their instructors. Check out the video to get an idea of how children can cope with the force of the water.

How Old Do You Have To Be For The Flow Rider?

You must be a minimum of 6 years old and children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult. However there are also height restrictions: Guests must be at least 52″ (4ft.3) to boogie board and at least 58″ (4ft.10) to stand up surf.

What Should I Wear For The FlowRider?

I would suggest a UV vest and swim shorts, girls and women should stick to a one piece suit as the force of the water can cause costumes to rise and wear a t shirt.

Is The FlowRider On Royal Caribbean Free?

Yes the FlowRider is included in the price of your cruise, but on a first come first serve basis. But you can also book private lessons for an additional cost.

What Are The FlowRider Opening Hours?

It will vary from sailing to sailing however on our next cruise as an idea and a guide:

  • Embarkation Day FlowRider Hours, 12pm-6.30pm
  • Sea Days, 9.30am-12pm and 2.30pm-4pm
  • Port Days, 3pm-6pm

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All about the FlowRider on Royal Caribbean

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