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 Flow Rider.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?
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 to create a simulated surfing experience. You are able to try your hand at body boarding or stand up surfing with the help and guidance of an experienced surf instructor.
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)
- Ovation of the Seas
- Quantum of the Seas
- Voyager of the Seas
- Symphony of the Seas (two FlowRiders)
Upcoming Ships That Will Have The FlowRider
- Odyssey of the Seas
- Wonder of the Seas
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?
There aren’t age restrictions, however there are 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! Check out Zoggs sustainable swimwear here.
Is The FlowRider On Royal Caribbean Free?
Yes the FlowRider is included in the price of your cruise. But you can also book private lessons for an additional cost.