I’m trying to settle the long standing debate with people who enjoy cruises. Which is better the Port days or the Sea Days???
Some people say that they enjoy the time in ports exploring, I do, but I don’t think the days are long enough to really experience all that the islands have to offer. Which is why I have to cast my vote for the Sea Days!
The ship offers so much to its passengers, and the sea day is really the only time you have to take advantage of the fabulous programming. Still other people disagree and say that the sea days are boring and offer nothing to do, I beg to differ, If your sea day Is boring you, you may be on the wrong cruise line, or perhaps a cruise vacation just isn’t for you.
Rock Climbing wall:
Rock walls have become increasingly popular, and all of the royal Caribbean Ships are now outfitted with a wall on the backside of their funnel, where Guests are welcome to work on their climbing skills with an experienced instructor. First timer or experienced climber, all of the equipment is included, and there are challenges for every level. If you prefer a one on one beginners lesson, those are also available, free of charge, by appointment.
I am not sure this is on my list of things to do so much as I wanted to tell everyone it is available. Royal Caribbean, offers a variety of dance classes where Guests have the opportunity to take salsa, swing and hip-hop lessons, line dancing, as well as elegant waltz and tango lessons. The lessons are designed for all experience levels, so anyone can participate. Once you have the moves down, every bar and lounge offers different nightly themed entertainment where you can practice.
I have to admit I have a new found love for casinos, I recently learned to play Blackjack and have so much fun doing it now, so while I was never interested in the casino on a ship before, I am excite to sit down and play this time. Its also nice to know there are instructors on board to help me learn a new game or review the rules with me. Tournaments are scheduled though out each cruise, so if you have an interest, check the cruise compass for details.
Cooking Classes and Tastings
I love cooking and eating and tasting, and I love to know why wines are pair with food and the logic behind those pairings. The recent Addition of Chef’s table dinners and wine tastings to the Royal Caribbean Programming line up has me really excited to cruise as well as to learn about new dishes and wines.
It’s self explanatory, and everyone wants to play – so it’s definitely on my list. As a Bonus, they gave out some great prizes last time I cruised, including another cruise!
With so much food and so many food related activities, I also am very excited to take advantage of the new ship shape gym and spa onboard.
A cruise ship is just the kind of place where a body can pile on the pounds – Fortunately, Voyager, is equipped with fully functional state of the art gym. There are even personal trainers on board so I might be able to pick up a few tips while on board. Voyager also has a running circuits marked out around the upper deck. Through out the day there are also several fitness classes, with an instructor, such as Pilates, yoga and spin, that you can participate in.
With so much to do on the ship, I know I will be overwhelmed, but I have the feeling, I’m just going to dive right in, and when I get tired there is always the stand by, cocktail at the pool to relax.
So which is... Port Day, or Sea Day? And What is your favorite thing to do on the ship? We'd love to know!
Elissa Fallo, is the President of Luxury Travel and Vacations. A child of a Travel Agent she has traveled extensively from a young age.
She holds countless Specialist Designations and is an expert in the logistics of both planning and taking vacations that will leave lasting memories.
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