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Offline Bob C.

Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« on: Feb 01, 2014, 01:15 PM »
Do any of the modern ship today have indoor swimming pools or is this a relic of the past?  Does QM2 have an indoor pool?
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Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2014, 01:21 PM »
Do any of the modern ship today have indoor swimming pools or is this a relic of the past?  Does QM2 have an indoor pool?

Yes QM2 has an indoor  swimming pool, I think it is on deck 12 but would need to check. 
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Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2014, 03:34 PM »
Its quite different to the ones on the old liners, though, being up-top and under a glass roof.  As a child, QE2's indoor swimming pool scared me, as I imagined it was just a hole in the bottom of the ship... !

In SS Rotterdam too, it is down in the bowels of the ship, right next to the engine room -- which presumably makes it easy to circulate some heat into the water of the pool!
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2014, 01:40 PM »
The two Saga ships, Saga Sapphire (the 1982 Europa) and Saga Peral II (the 1982 Astor) have pools in the bowels. Picture attached of Saga Sapphire. Saga Ruby also did.

I think the last cruise ship to have a pool in the bowels was Crown Odyssey (1988) but that has since been converted to cabins. The current Astor (1987) has a pool down below. The three P&O Australia ships have gyms at the bottom but deck plans don't show pools.

Not being a gym person I really don't like having the Health Spas up top on cruise ships as I think the view should be enjoyed sitting in a nice lounge. I'm glad to see, on ships like the new Royal Princess, what I hope is the start of a new trend and that is the relocation of Spas etc down to lower decks.

I also don't think Casinos should have windows. They should be relocated deep down - people who want to gamble will go anywhere to get to them - without windows. Having them in public thoroughfares may attract the odd game machiner but the serious gamblers will go to wherever the casino is.
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Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #4 on: Apr 09, 2014, 02:09 PM »
In SS Rotterdam too, it is down in the bowels of the ship, right next to the engine room -- which presumably makes it easy to circulate some heat into the water of the pool!

The SS Rotterdam's indoor pool is beautiful.
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Offline Chris

Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #5 on: Jan 27, 2015, 03:56 PM »
Here is the current Astor's indoor pool: http://flic.kr/p/qzcPrm


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Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #6 on: Sep 05, 2015, 07:15 AM »
Yes QM2 has an indoor  swimming pool, I think it is on deck 12 but would need to check.

This is probably my favorite pool on the QM2, as it's indoors and stayed open later than the others. I always went around 10:00-11:00 and was the only one there. There is nothing quite like floating on your back in that pool and gazing up at the sky. It is on Deck 12. I remember the running I had to do from my Deck 6 porthole cabin in the bow.
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2015, 07:29 AM »
In SS Rotterdam too, it is down in the bowels of the ship, right next to the engine room -- which presumably makes it easy to circulate some heat into the water of the pool!


I do have a tour planned for October the 18th, it is a special tour only for the engine rooms of the Rotterdam, not the standard one they do each day, but this one they do only once a month. When I'm down at the swimming pool I will ask to double check, but if I recall correctly, the swimming pool water was heated using heat from the engines, but it was salt water. And even at some points, they didn't even heat the water. Probably because it already had a nice temperature.
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Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #8 on: Mar 16, 2017, 03:55 PM »
In SS Rotterdam too, it is down in the bowels of the ship, right next to the engine room -- which presumably makes it easy to circulate some heat into the water of the pool!

Handy!
Thought the QE2's "indoor" pool on deck 7 was a wee bit chilly (and surprised to note that it was salty!) on reflection, hardly surprising that they used seawater (I presume!), just a bit yeughy first thing in the morning getting a mouthful of briny! :o

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Re: Indoor Swimming Pools on Ships
« Reply #9 on: Mar 16, 2017, 04:02 PM »
Thank you for posting the photos of the indoor swimming pools. I've always been interested by indoor swimming pools on old liners. Especially the ones deep down in the ship. I wish we had more options for swimming pools on cruise ships. All of them get crowded on nice days...

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