We really enjoy the Sea Days on a cruise. First off we sleep in and get breakfast delivered to our cabin!
It’s a day where you don’t have to hurry. Our seas were a bit rough this past cruise… all the better for me. The rocking makes me sleep like a baby. I don’t use motion sickness pills or patches but they are available for you, so if that is a concern… please use them.
Heading to one of the pool areas is relaxing. Having brunch outside with the ocean breezes is always a treat! Then relaxing with an umbrella drink and a book is right up my alley.
After a morning of sun …it’s time to hear one of the speakers.
They usually are quite informative and sometimes their lecture pertains to the next excursion for the following day. I take pictures of the screen as the information given is great advice …especially if we are doing our own excursion.
Another way to get some sun and to relax is to watch one of their outdoor movies.
Or take in an evening movie under the stars.
Usually their is a sunset going on right behind you at the same time.
Most sea days there is a formal night involved. Where you dress fancy for dinner. I pack lighter with every cruise… but still have not mastered everything in a carry on!
With a 15 day cruise there are usually 6 formal nights. You can have 6 different dresses or pant suits but repeating one of those outfits and changing it up is my best advice. Less to pack! I will say… I am amazed of some of the gorgeous ballgowns that women can pack. I’m all about simple but yet classy sophistication. Lol!
** Great tip… sweet man packed an all purpose power strip. Perfect for curling irons and charging your phones and iPads etc.!
Formal nights brings out the Cruise Crew so that we can meet who is taking care of us. The second picture shows the Captain on the balcony.
We choose anytime dining so that we sit with different people every time we dine or we make a reservation for just the two of us.
Lunch is usually in the cafeteria setting for us. Then dinner is at the more formal dining rooms.
Just plan on gaining a few pounds. Or walk it off by doing laps on the ship deck. Usually 3-4 times around… is a mile. Depends on the ship size. Make sure to pack exercise clothes and shoes. The cruise director always has morning exercise classes as well. I have done my share of cruise Zumba!
This picture was taken on one of my exercise walks around the ship.
After dinner… take in a show. Princess Cruise has fabulous Singers and Dancers! We have never been disappointed with the entertainment!
There are also great comedians and fabulous magicians. Even contests to mimic the great TV show “The Voice.” The contestants are passengers who go through a process to get to the Finals!
People ask us often if we ever get bored… we both can say no. There’s always something to do or you set off to relax and read a good book.
We enjoy the passenger involved activities. They are fun to watch or participate in.
Food carving presentation.
Passenger participants in a painting contest.
Hopefully you get a chance to go on a Cruise. We enjoy it very much as it’s a great way to see many places within a certain time period. Plus the added bonus is that we make friends along the way.
There’s always a gorgeous sunrise or sunset!
And who doesn’t like Baked Alaska?!?!!
Until Next Time ~Nancy
PS… I have chosen not to post about the big island. We were there a week before the actual eruption …when the volcano started showing signs of becoming more active. I know that some of the pictures of places we were at …are most likely devastated now. It saddens me to know this and I can’t bring myself to post them now. I also want to show respect to those who are going through this. I send heartfelt prayers to those islanders. 🙏🙏🙏