The Top Activities for Any Frequent Cruise Ship Traveler

Sea days are something that you either love or hate. While some are waxing poetic languorous mornings poolside or at the spa, others flip constantly through their schedules, in desperate need of something to do until they reach the following port. Whether or not you’re a frequent cruise ship traveller by choice, everyone’s susceptible to boredom. 

Fortunately, there are many things you can do while at sea, and we’ll cover some of the top activities that you can engage in to keep yourself entertained instead of bored stiff for the entire trip. Continue reading if you want to know more.

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  1. Stay by the pool

There aren’t many activities as quintessential as sunbathing when it comes to cruise ships. While most have requisite pools, others elevate it to reach new heights. A few examples of these are water parks and surf pools and solariums that are complete with retractable roofs and lap pools, to name a few. For this reason, it makes sense to spend a slow day by the ship’s sun deck.

  1. Online gaming

It isn’t hard to see why many turn to internet gaming as a popular pastime. After all, it enables players, be they seasoned or first-timers, to engage in the activity with no more than their device of choice and an active internet connection. Moreover, with various games, ranging from the best online slots to traditional card games like poker or the killing fields of Fortnite, there will always be something for everyone. So, if you’re looking for an excellent way to idle away time, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something better than playing your favourite games.

  1. Engage in exercise

When the most physical activity you engage in during a workday is walking from one area of the office to another or getting lunch, having a high-tech gym can be a perk of going on a cruise ship vacation. Like pools, many ships have onboard gyms comparable to many of the popular fitness facilities. Since a sedentary lifestyle is something you must avoid at all costs, doing a little exercise can be an excellent way to pass the time. 

  1. Performances

Most mainstream cruise ships generally have some kind of performance schedule in the evenings. However, some lines which are entertainment-focused have full theatres during the afternoon. From ice-skating performances to Broadway shows, it’s worth checking what the ship’s entertainment has to offer for the day.

  1. Enjoy the spa

If you’re looking for a way to pamper yourself, few things are better than indulging yourself at the spa. Like gyms, they’re usually commonplace in many cruise lines. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find one on any cruise ship. So whether you’re looking for a massage, pedicure, or a facial, spending some time at the spa can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.


Contrary to what some might think, cruise lines don’t always have to be dull and mundane experiences. In reality, there are many things you can do to enjoy your sea days. So, give these above mentioned activities a try. You may just have fun.

John Shallo
John Shallo
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.

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