You’ll never be bored while on a cruise ship if you read this top 20 list of cruise ship activities. Cruises are a great way to plan a prefect vacation. You can choose more than one port to visit or how long of a cruise you want to take. But while on board what are you going to do? Cruise ships are exciting and fun to be on. There are so many types of cruise ships depending on your style or comfort level. No matter what kind of cruise ship you go on, there are always ways to keep yourself entertained. Ask the employees onboard for an itinerary of activities they offer during your trip. More often than not, you can make great new friends on a cruise ship that share your same enthusiasm for adventure.
Keep this list of top 20 cruise ship activities handy the next time you are on cruise. You will enjoy your cruise even more after you finished doing the things on this list.
20. TAKE IN A SHOW
Most cruise ships offer broadway shows to their guests. It would be nice to be able to see a New York show without the annoying city bustle.
19. DRINK BY THE POOL
Get your favorite drink and head out by the pool. Some areas on cruise ships have adults only pool with built in bars. You can lounge by the pool while sipping a Long Island Iced Tea.
18. TAKE A DIP IN THE POOL
Even if you are in the middle of the ocean, you cannot just jump into the water anytime you want. But you can jump into the pool whenever you feel like it.
17. HEAD OUT TO THE CASINOS
Whether you are a gambler or not, heading out to the casinos is always fun. You do not need to blow a ton of money to have fun, unless you like to gamble.
16. GO DANCING
Nightclubs are not only for young people to get their dance on. Anyone who is of age should be able to get their groove on while shaking it on the dance floor. Sometimes having a few drinks in you can help.
15. FIND HAPPINESS
Enjoy your cruise. Whatever stress you may have been thinking about back home, let everything go. Enjoy the time that you have on your cruise and make the most of it.
14. VISIT THE CAPTAIN
Ask employees on board if there is any time to take a tour with the captain of the ship. They are probably busy but sometimes they offer tours with the captain if you are lucky which makes this a very unique choice on the list of cruise ship activities.
13. ORDER ROOM SERVICE
Even though you are on a cruise, order room service. While some of the rooms on cruise ships are small, you will not get the chance to eat in your room on a cruise ship, especially if your room is below sea level.
12. TAKE AN EXCURSION
Take the time to get off the ship. If your cruise ship has any stops at ports, get off the ship and go explore. You can kill two birds with one stone by taking an excursion around a new city but still come back to your ship at the end of the day. But make sure you are back in time, you don’t want the boat to leave without you.
11. GO SHOPPING
Shopping should not be excluded from your cruise ship vacation. You can head to designer shops or the gift shops to buy present for loved ones back home.
10. HEAD TO THE FITNESS CENTER
Just because you are on the high seas, it does not mean that you have to give up your ability to work out. Some people need to work out every day for their health. Almost all cruise ships offer free use of fitness centers with great views.
9. DROP KIDS OFF AT KIDS CORNER
If you have kids, then you should know that there is no relaxation that accompanies a vacation with the family. You can ask around to see if there are drop off zones for kids to play in a safe environment that is watched by trusted employees.
8. HEAD TO THE SPA
Treat yourself to a spa day. Just because you are on vacation, it doesn’t mean that you are relaxed. Take a dip in the jacuzzi or blow off some steam in the steam room and enjoy your spa day.
7. TREAT YOURSELF TO ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET
All you can eat buffets are the best, especially when you are on a cruise. Some cruise ships will not allow this type of buffet because of the limited space for food. But if you are lucky to spot one onboard, take advantage.
6. LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC
Listen to a live band while on your cruise ship. You’ll have a blast and enjoy a free concert while onboard.
5. CATCH UP ON YOUR SLEEP
Sleep is a great thing. Being on vacation can be overwhelming and people want to get as much done as possible. Just remember to get some shut eye, everything that you are going to want to do will still be there tomorrow.
4. WATCH SUNSET/SUNRISE
Watching a sunset/sunrise is one of the worlds most greatest pleasure; but watching one on a cruise ship is amazing. There are no obstructions to block your view and you can take in a sunrise or sunset.
3. MAKE A NIGHT OUT OF STARGAZING
Gazing up at the stars is exciting but if you live in the city, you may see a small amount of stars. While cruising on the high seas, you can see the stars perfectly at night and it is a beautiful sight to behold and one of the most done cruise ship activities.
2. TAKE PICTURES
With smartphones apart of our everyday life, we snap pictures every chance we get. But while on a cruise ship, take the time to get dressed up and your picture taken professionally.
1. JOIN A CLASS
Sometimes cruise ships offer art, cooking or dance classes. Take advantage of their offers and join a class while on a cruise.