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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:29 PM
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Default Do you actually use the pool on Alaska cruises?

My DD is curious as to whether or not people actually use the Lido pool on the Inside Passage ships. I explained about the dome and all, but she can't believe that people would actually be swimming much on this cruise. Anyone have comments?

Also, does anyone know how late the pool is open for swimming?



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Since we couldn't use the outside pool, it was very much used on my Alaskan cruise, especially by families with children.

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Although we never use the pools on any cruises, I have a few people in the Lido people -- it is covered with the dome and it is warm in there.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:34 PM
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My DD is curious as to whether or not people actually use the Lido pool on the Inside Passage ships. I explained about the dome and all, but she can't believe that people would actually be swimming much on this cruise.

Anyone have comments?

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The pools are used. I noticed last summer,it was mostly kids in the pool.

You're going on the Zuiderdam. This is the pool I would use. It's heaven


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Old May 21st, 2009, 04:24 PM
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There is nothing stopping you from using the pool, except your own mentality.

For our May '99 cruise, on the "old" Noordam, it was too cold for anyone to think of swimming. One girl put her toes in the water and decided against it.

We saw one man with two children ONCE in the pool on our cruise in August '07. When they exited the pool, they were running for cover inside. I can only imagine they were freezing. And we never saw anyone else using the pool period.

When the weather outside is cold enough to keep snow and ice frozen, it's cold. I'm not sure what the temp was, but people were in coats, not bathing suits.
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We have enjoyed both the aft and lido pools on every Alaskan cruise.
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A few years ago when we were docked in Juneau, it was 80 degrees. You bet people were using the pool!
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Is the pool open when you embark in Vancouver? I thought that might a nice time to swim if we embark early.
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On our cruise to Alaska the covered pool was under repair so the only choice was outdoors and it was too cool, especially when the ship was moving. Really depends on your tolerance for cool air.
We plan to try again on our cruise to the Baltics.
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The pools are open during the cruise and the domed capacity ensures all weather use
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And even if the pool is too cool to use, there are always the hot tubs. One of my favorite memories from our Alaskan cruise is of us enjoying the hot tub while the ship was docked in Skagway. We got to watch the sunset from the back of our ship, the light playing against the mountain glaciers.
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We were on the Amsterdam the second week of September 2007. The Lido pool was used all the time on our cruise. It was either closed on cold days, opened slightly on not so cold days and open all the way on warm days. I am not a big fan of the Lido pool but did use it on that cruise. We also used the Sea View pool at sailaways in Sitka and Ketchikan as it was in the 70's.
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I don't use it ever - that's where the kids go and I prefer peace & quiet in my pools. It'll be open every day, with the roof closed as appropriate. My teen (at the time) son spent many hours in the pool with the other teens on our Amsterdam Alaska cruise 7 years ago.

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July of 2004, we had 80* weather in Alaska. We went to the store in Achorage to get DH some shorts since he had brought only a pair to wear on the treadmill! I went in the pool-there was no cover over it then.
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We've used the pool in Juneau in July before -- in roughly 80 degree temps and even ended up with sunburns !

Definitely bring your swim suits for both pool and hot tubs
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I seem to remember reading somewhere that the pool is open until 10:00pm, but don't quote me on that.

Pack your bathing suit and that way if you have stretch of beautiful weather, you will be prepared to enjoy a dip in the pool.

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Thanks to all of you for responding - special thanks to cantw8togo for answering the closing time question.
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