Aboard Carnival’s brand new, and biggest ship, Vista, there’s not a kid in sight-- though the megaship may have 1,000 or more on board.

Welcome to the Serenity Sundeck where no kids are allowed and you’ll find swaying hammocks, oversized loungers and, of course, a bar. For Serenity Nights, the space transforms into a South Beach-style night club with special lighting, a DJ and waiters circulating with drinks. You won’t see any kids at the new RedFrog Pub & Brewery or the other themed bars either.

As cruise lines continue to expand their family offerings, they are also increasingly mindful of creating adult-only areas on board—everything from specialty bars to elaborate sundecks and pools. For those traveling without kids--or those whose kids are otherwise occupied in organized programming-- “the adult-only areas provide a getaway for those looking for a quiet escape,” suggests Colleen McDaniel, Managing Editor of CruiseCritic.com.

Here are five guaranteed to please—or at least provide a
couple of hours of peace and quiet: