Can you imagine being on a cruise ship and taking a ride that sends you 300 feet above Sea Level? Allowing you to get amazing once in a lifetime views;  North Star gives you this exact opportunity. 

I booked the North Star at sunset and the pictures don’t do it justice. It was a beautiful way to watch the sunset over the ocean. 

What is North Star? 

North Star is a glass pod style that is attached to a mechanical arm and allows you to rise in the air 300 feet above Sea Level. 

What Ships Have NorthStar Onboard?

It is currently available on three Royal Caribbean ships: Ovation of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and Quantum of the Seas. These ships cover a wide variety of itineraries such as; Alaska, UK, China, Singapore and the Caribbean.


The cost for North Star is free except for a few times and ships. There is a cost for North Star when you sail out of China on the Quantum of the Seas. There are also charges on the other ships if you wish to ride during the peak times of sunrise or sunset.

How do I Book?

You will book North Star through the Royal Caribbean app on the cruise ship. If there is a cost, it will show on there and you will be able to pay for it through the app. 

How Many People Does the North Star Accommodate?

It accommodates approximately 14 guests. It allows you to take beautiful photos or just take in the amazing views.

North Star On Ovation of the Seas

How long does the North Star ride last?

North Star lasts approximately 20 minutes and gives riders a 360-degree view.

North Star On Ovation of the Seas

Can I do a Private Viewing? 

Yes, you can reserve a private viewing for yourself or a small group at a cost. You can also reserve for private events. What an amazing venue for a small and intimate wedding. 

Who Should Ride North Star?

Anyone of any age can ride North Star. It is handicap accessible, and fun for all ages. I would strongly suggest you avoid it if you are afraid of heights. Otherwise, book your time and enjoy the view.

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Thanks to Embrace the Journey Travel Planner, Angel Waite, for writing this blog post for us. You can learn more about Angel here.