5 Ways to Entertain Yourself on a Cruise Journey

Going on a cruise is an excellent opportunity to leave behind all your worries and indulge in a relaxed atmosphere. Cruises allow you to have fun, eat plenty of good food, meet new people, and visit many different places. Carrying hundreds, if not thousands of people from all over the world, cruise ships never get boring, as there’s always someone to talk to or something new to try. 

Still, if you’re planning to go on a cruise and for one reason or another worry that you’ll get bored after a day or two, you’ll be pleased to know that there are many different things you can try while on board. For instance, you can keep yourself entertained by visiting different bars and restaurants on the ship to find the one that serves the best dishes. If you’re not in the mood for eating, you can head to the cinema or casino. While on a cruise ship, it’s also always a good idea to relax in the spa or have a quick workout session at the fitness center.

Here’s what else you can try when sailing from one destination to another:

Playing Slots on Your Mobile Phone
Slot Machine One Handed Bandit Game. Rolling Drums. Casinos and Gambling Industry.

Visit the Casino

Most large cruise ships have a casino on board, where passengers can enjoy some delicious drinks and marvelous entertainment while trying to win some cash or just pass the time. 

Gambling while on a cruise ship not only feels completely different from just reading the AU casino reviews and browsing the internet in search of the best online establishments, but it also allows you to try different things. For instance, the vast majority of cruise ships with a casino on board will organize tournaments of some kind. The most popular ones are slots and blackjack. 

However, keep in mind that the casinos on cruise ships aren’t open 24/7, and you can only play when your ship is on the sea or docked in a port where gambling is legal. Therefore, you should always check the schedule for the casino’s opening hours ahead of time.

Cruise Tips
Mardi Gras

Explore the Ship

These days, many modern cruise ships are spacious to the point where they can be safely compared to floating cities. This means that you can’t possibly get bored while exploring its different decks and public areas – it’s just like walking through a busy city and checking out various streets and alleys, along with everything they have to offer. 

When touring the ship, you can take a closer look at all the design details and craftsmanship that went into building the vessel. It’s also a perfect opportunity to check out which places look the most interesting and plan to visit them later.

Some cruise ships also offer behind-the-scenes tours of spaces such as the engine room, so make sure to find out whether it’s possible on your cruise. This also might be your opportunity to visit the bridge and see the captain and the rest of the crew at work for a moment. 

Just remember that, for the safety of you and the others on board, you should never try to access the restricted areas. 

Fitness Center
Fitness Center

Stay Fit

While most people go on a cruise in order to relax and take a break from their usually hectic lives, it’s important not to forget about your physical activity. Many cruise ships offer free fitness classes, which is great news for anyone who enjoys working out with a group or simply doesn’t mind having some company when exercising. Cruise ships can also include pristine swimming pools and gyms with advanced equipment. 

Moreover, if you want to relax and unwind after a long day of activities, you should consider using the spa facilities. While on board, you can get a massage, facial, or other treatments such as a manicure or pedicure, as well as enjoy various relaxation therapies such as aromatherapy and steam baths.

5 Ways to Entertain Yourself on a Cruise Journey | 27
Some Carnival Cruise Line ship’s have an IMAX theatre onboard

Go to the Cinema

If there’s one thing that cruise ships have plenty of, it’s entertainment. You can find various bars and restaurants, swimming pools, casinos, stores, spas, and so on. And just when you think that the entertainment can’t get any better, you might be surprised to learn that a lot of large cruise ships also have cinemas – perfect places where you can relax and watch a good movie if you get tired of all the fun. 

Of course, these days, many people prefer streaming movies on their laptops or TVs. However, nothing compares to the sensation of sitting down in a comfortable chair with a big bucket of popcorn and watching a movie on a big screen while on the ocean. 

If you want to get the best cinematic experience, try to see the latest blockbusters.

Valiant Lady Restaurant Guide
Gunbae is a fun Korean barbecue experience. Servers prepare your main dishes on a heating dish in the middle of a table that seats up to six people.

Try Different Restaurants

No matter what cuisine you like – Italian, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean – you should be able to find something to your liking on a cruise ship. Each restaurant usually offers its own specialties, so you can have a chance to sample dishes you would otherwise never eat. Thus, you’ll never go hungry while on your vacation. 

Today, cruise ships also have a special section for vegetarians, vegans, and those who like healthful food, so there’s no need to worry about not being able to stick to your diet. 

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also opt for themed dinner nights at different restaurants, where cooks prepare different dishes based on a theme that’s been chosen for a particular night. Whenever you’re not in the mood for eating a lavish meal, you can just have a drink or two at a bar or order room service.

5 Ways to Entertain Yourself on a Cruise Journey | 27
5 Ways to Entertain Yourself on a Cruise Journey 7

In Conclusion

If you’re looking for a great way to spend your time off or have booked yourself a last-minute cruise, remember that there are plenty of things you can do on board to stay entertained and unwind. Modern cruise ships are so well-equipped that being bored while sailing the seas is unlikely, but if you’re wondering how you will spend your time there, this article should help you.

Whether you like to eat at different restaurants, go to the gym, watch a movie at the movie theater, relax in the spa, or just take a quiet walk on the deck to explore the ship, there’s always something you can do to make your trip unforgettable. Happy cruising!

John Shallo
John Shallohttp://www.cruiseaddicts.com
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

Related Articles