Things We Do At Sea

Crossing the Atlantic 

 

Every evening, before retiring for the night, we find a schedule of the next days’ activities in our mail slot.  There is something (often many things) to do every hour of every day!  Tai Chi, yoga, exercise & fitness in the gym or in the pool, sports, arts & crafts, bridge games and tournaments, board games, puzzles, lectures, passenger talent shows, choral, casino gambling, movies, book club, spa treatments, salon services, cooking demos, celebrity chef cooking classes & luncheons, mixology lectures & wine tastings, afternoon tea, dance lessons, ballroom dancing, evening DJ dancing, floral arranging classes, jewelry-making classes, computer classes, photography classes, reading, shopping, ship’s tours, eating and drinking and being merry!  It should not be possible to get bored.  But, you know, we often do!  You feel confined on sea days.  Even though you can go out and walk laps around the deck, you KNOW you’re stuck in this finite space.  Sometimes, we just sit in the barco, watch the world go by, and take a nap!

 

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Roger & Sandy doing what we most enjoy–trying to keep connected and in touch! Sandy writes the blog. Roger edits the photos.
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Roger has the task of staying on top of all those daily details from home. He makes sure bills are paid; schedules are monitored; work gets done. He’s well organized and does a great job!!
We get a daily schedule.  Hour by hour!
We get a daily schedule. Hour by hour!
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There is more to do than a person could possibly accomplish. It is planned that way. We must make decisions! And, hopefully, 1200 of us will not try to do same thing at the same time! It seems to work.
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
spinning class
spinning class
self-motivated exercisers
self-motivated exercisers
water exercises
water exercises
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Making and donating blankets to the Linus Project. The passengers made (from donated yarns) 135 blankets for the project!
Art lessons--both fine art and watercolor taught by accomplished artists.
Art lessons–both fine art and watercolor taught by accomplished artists.
Art lessons by Benjamin Sack.  His work was also available to purchase!
Art lessons by Benjamin Sack. His work was also available to purchase!
puzzle solving
puzzle solving
board games
board games
card games
card games
Mah Jong
Mah Jong
bridge
bridge
chess
chess
Lectures about the ports we will vsit.
Lectures about the ports we will vsit.
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Barbara Hanne, Location Guide, provides port information including taxis, shuttles, museum hours & admission fees, festivals, markets, etc.
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Ship’s musicians lead passengers in choral singing. In addition, there will be a pasenger talent show in the lounge tomorrow.
Slot machines ae always waiting!
Slot machines ae always waiting!
Gambling is always available.
Gambling is always available.
Having your hair done comes with a great view!
Having your hair done comes with a great view!
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The salon ran out of polish for manicures and pedicures! It is wise to bring your own!
Sandy trying her hand at a cooking class!
Sandy trying her hand at a cooking class!
Cooking class with celebrity chef, Paulette Mitchell.
Cooking class with celebrity chef, Paulette Mitchell.
Mike & Jeff, The World Wine Guys, make Singapore Slings
Mike & Jeff, The World Wine Guys, make Singapore Slings
Our Tasting of Greek wines
Our Tasting of Greek wines
afternoon tea
afternoon tea
ballroom dancing
ballroom dancing
floral class
floral class
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We get to take the finished products with us. Eddie and Calista usually do a class every two weeks. This means we always have flowrs in our stateroom!
The Digital Workshop for all things computer!
The Digital Workshop for all things computer!
Digital Workshop class
Digital Workshop class
Sales are offered everyday.  Shopping is always open on a sea day!
Sales are offered everyday. Shopping is always open on a sea day!
Sales are offered everyday.  Shopping is always open on a sea day!
Sales are offered everyday. Shopping is always open on a sea day!
Milling about the stage with the cast and crew during a backstage tour.
Milling about the stage with the cast and crew during a backstage tour.
We eat!  Sausages!
We eat! Sausages!
We eat some more!  Suckling pig!
We eat some more! Suckling pig!
And more!  Mussels and Lobster Tails!
And more! Mussels and Lobster Tails!
We drink!
We drink!
And drink some more!
And drink some more!
And we're merry!
And we’re merry!
1001 Arabian Nights Party On the Lido Pool
1001 Arabian Nights Party On the Lido Pool
Briana Galligan and DebbyBacon Under the Stars.
Briana Galligan and Debby Bacon Under the Stars.
Double rainbow on a stormy day taken through a rain soaked window.
Double rainbow on a stormy day taken through a rain soaked window.
Ahhh....the Barco!!!!!!
Ahhh….the Barco!!!!!!

 

Wednesday, we arrive in Ft. Lauderdale.  Thank you for following this journey with us.  We’ve enjoyed your company!  Let’s do it again, soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 thought on “Things We Do At Sea”

  1. That was a wonderful virtual cruise! So many interesting ports and places! And days at sea were almost as much fun with all of the different things to do! Thanks for taking me with!

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