What to Do on a Cruise Ship?


Cruises make wonderful vacations. With so many different activities, cruises essentially provide a one-stop entertainment shop for people of varying ages, interests and activity levels. Whether your intention is to spend a week lounging by a pool, taking part in every adventure a vacation can offer or eating delicious delicacies until your heart’s content, all likely will happen during a cruise vacation. Learn about some exciting things you can do on a cruise.


Most of us go on vacation to relax, though many travelers come home from a trip more exhausted than when they left. This does not have to be the case on a cruise. For an ultimate relaxing experience, you can visit a spa, which has become a pillar on most cruise ships. Treat yourself to a massage, pedicure or facial, or better yet all three. Continue your relaxing experience by catching up on some long overdue reading while lounging in a poolside chair or allow your muscles to further relax by soaking in a hot tub. If you would like a cool, refreshing beverage to complement your experience, do not fret, a poolside server will bring one to you.

Be Adventurous

For those adventurous individuals on a cruise, there are plenty of activities to help you get your fix. It's good idea to choose a ship with some on-board adventures. Many ships now contain rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, water slides and even a surfing activity on the boat. For days on land, you will certainly want to take part in one of the many off-ship activities. There will be plenty of choices at each destination. For a relatively small price, you can go zip-lining through a rain forest, hiking through ruins or swimming with all sorts of marine life.


If you thrive on competition, there's no shortage of games to play on board. Take your chances in the casino, whether playing the slot machines or any number of organized gambling activities. Test your luck at Bingo, which likely will be offered at different times throughout your trip. Competitive athletes can take part in basketball games and dancing competitions while on board. Additionally, there usually are a few fun spirited activities such as belly-flopping at the pool. Finally, there will likely be some organized activities for adults such as scavenger hunts and karaoke contests.

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