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Enjoying a tasty beverage on my aft balcony while reading a book and watching the ocean.

 

I'll join trivia once in a while, and attend lectures by historians and scientists if that's an option.  Otherwise, the ship is a floating hotel room.

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1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

What are your favorite onboard ship activities ?

Just lounging around the open deck, listening to music, people watch, and a nice cold drink in hand.

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Daytime- attending any lectures that may be of interest, trivia, and relaxing with a book and a beverage.

Evening- show in the theatre if it seems interesting, live music in the lounges, dance party if there is one.

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3 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

What are your favorite onboard ship activities ?

Drinking alcohol as the ship sails.

 

Without doubt

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1 hour ago, jocap said:

Lectures and the choir.

 

The "choir"? Never heard of such an activity on a cruise ship before. 

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Eating.

 

Pretty much, the same as my favorite activity at home.   😉

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P and O , and Cunard both organise passengers' choirs, followed by a public performance. 

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We don't really partake of "activities"....we do our own thing.  Not into bingo, or art talks, or shopping suggestions....

We have been known to play a game of pool (on ships with pool tables) or putt-putt golf....but some time in the casino, or time at the pool....in between meals and on shore things....I mean, we're on VACATION!    I bring a couple good books....some music.  It's all good!

 

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I have an insatiable curiosity so I love a good lecture and I don't mind a cooking class in local cuisine. When I was on a freighter cruise we would go up to the top deck and watch the cargo being loaded and unloaded. Otherwise I like to just sit on the balcony and admire the scenery.

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Finding a  lounger in a fairly "unpopulated" and quiet area on an open deck with a good book.

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I like trivia also. And any ship tours- the galley on the Regal Princess was amazing to see.  I’ve done the Ultimate Ship Tour also.

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17 hours ago, swaddy said:

P and O , and Cunard both organise passengers' choirs, followed by a public performance. 

Wow!  I love that idea....wish some of the other lines would try it.

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A great activity is lounging about listening to books on tape. Great way to catch up on reading and you can listen anywhere like in the gym, walking to and fro, etc.

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P and O , and Cunard both organise passengers' choirs, followed by a public performance. 

 

We were on a Princess cruise and they did this. A freind of ours participated and he said he would not do it again.  Too many rehearsals scheduled at times he'd rather be doing something else.

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1 hour ago, Rala said:

Wow!  I love that idea....wish some of the other lines would try it.

I trust they advertise this performance well.

 

So folk like me can get as far away as possible.

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2 hours ago, cruizergal70 said:

A great activity is lounging about listening to books on tape. Great way to catch up on reading and you can listen anywhere like in the gym, walking to and fro, etc.

And you can get them free online from your local public library.

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Interesting responses so far. And yet.... with all of the mega ships and their "floating amusement parks" NO ONE has mentioned rock climbing walls, flow riders, slides, zip lining,  or ice skating. So maybe they aren't quite the magnets the cruise lines hoped they'd be? 

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10 minutes ago, clo said:

And you can get them free online from your local public library.

Libraries are wonderful .However,most public libraries do not have Chap Books available .

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24 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

Libraries are wonderful .However,most public libraries do not have Chap Books available .

How many people these days even know what a chapbook is, let alone want to bring them on cruises? The PP was responding to a post about books on tape.

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12 minutes ago, mom says said:

How many people these days even know what a chapbook is . . . ? 

 

Me, for instance.  However, thanks to Mr. Google, now I know.

 

It's a good day when I actually learn something from Cruise Critic.

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