Cruise ships are awash with a multitude of onboard activities, from the traditional deck games, bridge, bingo and trivia quizzes that bring out varying degrees of competitiveness to all-singing all-dancing shows and movies under the stars.
And that’s before you even tackle the rock-climbing walls and watersports on all-action cruises or strike a pose for the ship’s photographer.
In fact, the exhaustive list of things to do can be, well, exhausting. It really is a case of so much to do, so little time.
And despite the ever-increasing range of options, it seems there are some things that simply don’t float our boat. Cruise Critic member pathi – writing on our message boards – said that so far he and his DW had never taken the plunge in the pool or hot tub, and asked what activities fellow cruisers had sidestepped.
A fairly unscientific study of our forums puts bingo, art auctions and swimming pools near the top of the avoidance list. Others shun spas, steer clear of buying photos (with some employing tactics to avoid the onboard snapper altogether) and give the thumbs down to movies under the stars.
JF – retired RRT doesn’t want to see himself in photos, thinks art auctions are a silly place to spend big bucks and stays away from bingo, spas, sailaways, casinos and bars. However, he adds: “I don’t do a lot of the available stuff, but still have a good time.”
And after 18 cruises, dfields1814 has never been to bingo, art sales or those movies under the stars.
For me? I’m up there with DanaPointBob and have never weighed myself while on a ship. Scales are for fish.
Join the debate and let us know what cruise ship amenities and facilities you’ve never used in the comments below.