Once you begin to embrace the cruising lifestyle, there’s no turning back. Everything is different in your life now and you know it. There will be no satisfaction until that time as you are enjoying the adult pool on the promenade deck with new friends and Caribbean breezes. I love my adventures aboard the Norwegian fleet of ships.
Experienced cruisers know the best times can always be had on the on the ship, even when docked. Many long time cruise affectionados prefer to remain by the pool when the rest of the passengers are exploring the rivers, jungles, and beaches of St. Somewhere.
Exercise: Considering that every Norwegian cruise ship has a fully stocked workout room, you may need some kind of balance considering item one. You can run an easy three using the treadmill, climb Kilimanjaro on the elliptical, or walk the lower promenade deck and enjoy watching flying fish coast over the bow spray..
Dress up & take silly pictures. Who knows you might get famous!
Drink: With the all-inclusive drink package, it can be difficult to pay for expensive tourist cocktails at the harbor bar while the specialty drink of the day is flowing freely on the ship. This fact may well speed things up when it comes to the last few hours of your excursion. On one hand, there is an eighteen dollar margarita at Senor Frogs, on the other, there is a free Petron/Grand Marnier margarita, waiting to be claimed at the upstairs pool bar. Don’t be late for the sunset.
Swim: With multiple pools and hot tubs, it’s easy to find the level of interaction that you desire. The family pool is equipped with slides and waterfalls is a place where you are guaranteed to get splashed. The hot tub on the bow may be better for a conversation with wine and friends. There’s also a kiddy pool at the stern where families can enjoy the shallows together.
Sunset: The best sunsets in the world are over the ocean.
Explore: For as much as you walk around a cruise ship, you can never see it all. Check out each deck and see what it has to offer. Some offer spectacular views of the sea while others meander through hidden nightclubs and casinos.
Eat: Isn’t this reason why you took a cruise in the first place? It’s not hard to understand why with every level of dining experience available to you. You almost have to take a break during lunch so you are able to fit the hamburger bar in between second breakfast and early snack.
Games: From shuffleboard to basketball, ping pong to golf, there’s something for everyone. You can even venture to game room or bring them to your table if you dare, but nobody likes to get whipped in Scrabble by their mother.
Music: Whether it’s the pianist laying down some frumpy jazz in the martini bar or the dancers kicking to rock songs of the seventies on the cabaret stage.
Expert cruisers know how to utilize their time on the ship as well as possible. There’s nothing more fun than “holding down the fort” and guarding the pool while the rest of your party enjoys an excursion. Follow this list of ideas and you’ll have a tough time finding reasons to leave the comfort of the ship.
Amusing oneself is really easy on a cruise ship. Although they visit exotic ports of call, it just always gets easier to stay on the boat. Some of the most fun days are the ones spent traveling. It’s the pleasure of the serious cruise ship animal. By the time you finish one adventure, you should already be hard at work planning your next. That’s how it is with this breed. They aren’t satisfied unless they are perched in the sun, poolside with book and drink in hand.