Things To Do On Sea Day

In the 7-day Caribbean cruise that we took, we had 2 sea days. Port days are fun, because we get to explore new places; but sea days are not boring. With these gigantic ships, like the one we took for this cruise, the Norwegian Escape, there are plenty of things to do. There are bars and lounges with live music and stand up comedy, several dining options, a waterfront promenade, spa, shopping, etc, etc, etc. Too many to enumerate here.

The husband and I and the couple we cruise with (so far 4 since 2009) love the art auctions. We enjoy learning about contemporary artists like Peter Max and masters of art like Monet, Rembrandt, etc. Occasionally, we play bingo. Although our favorite thing to do is just chill with a cold drink in our hand.

This ship has a 3-story rope course where you can zipline over the water. The husband has been egging me to try things at least once in my lifetime. The rope course? I have done a zipline once in forest of Costa Rica and that was it. That day I did not want to carpe my diem, no matter what the husband said. Thankfully, only closed toed shoes are allowed, which saved me from doing it because I did not bring any closed toed shoes on a Caribbean cruise, wink, wink.

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The timing for this cruise was perfect for Halloween party. I have packed our costumes just in case there's a party. I was not sure because I have not cruised during this time. As expected there was a huge party. Almost everyone came in costume. I was a little black kitty cat, nothing fancy. There was a late night party at the deck and a selection of the best costume. A family came as Old MacDonald and his farm animals. I believe they were the ones who won the costume contest.

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The Baby was very popular. Everyone seemed to have photos with him. The husband and our buddy.

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  1. The Halloween party looks like a fun one. To answer your question on my blog I do have dogwoods. The magnolias I photograph a lot are actually neighbors but I treat them like mine since I can see them from my window.

  2. Nice human interest post and photos ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  3. I wish i can experience one cruise ship ride, but maybe unlikely! I just tried a small ship in Milford Sound and Auckland to Waihike on a day tour. Even if they are cruise ships the passengers were not able to bond much because of the short travel time.

    That cable car ride i wont be able to do, whatever coaxing i get. I cannot even try it here as in that one above the 7 falls in Lake Sebu!

  4. I am not a fan of sea days (I do not like to be confined to spaces) but have to admit they are a lot of fun. Looks like the cruises you took is equipped with the latest and greatest fun gear. Those guys in costume are hilarious. #OurWorldTuesday

  5. I would probably not do the zipline either. :)

  6. Wow -- the zip lining and ropes look so fun! The costumes are hilarious, too. Not one of those sit-on-the-deck boring cruises, ha ha!

  7. I wouldn't have done the ziplining either, but then I'm scared of heights.

  8. I've always been an old stick-in-the-mud... the parties on days at sea were the least fun part of cruising for me. We are going to try another cruise this fall, it will be interesting to see if cruises have changed ... or if I have. That baby is pretty funny. It must be fun to have no inhibitions!

  9. There's something refreshing about sea days on board big ships, that our bodies almost always need them by then! I know. But I did almost spit our my breakfast just now while reading that you did not want to carpe your diem by ziplining. OMG. I'll have to remember that one. :)


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