8 Ways to Spend a Lazy Rainy Day on a Cruise
Rainy Days Don’t Have to be Bad Days
Taking a cruise can be one of the most enjoyable forms of travel since it’s both vehicle and destination. As a result, crew members want you to have a great time while you’re still on board the ship as well as during a shore excursion.
Perhaps you know all the cruise tips and secrets to get the most out of your trip, but from time to time things don’t always go as planned. Perhaps it’s a rainy day or you all simply feel like hanging back and exploring what activities are offered right there on board.
Aside from hiding out from the rain with a little bit of patience and optimism, cruise ship activities allow for a sense of normalcy that sometimes gets lost in vacations where you’re trying to do too much all at once.
Here are eight ways you can still entertain yourself on a rainy day at sea.
1. Watch a Movie
Most major cruise lines now have movie theaters on board, or at the very least a screening area to watch films with your fellow passengers. Your cruise line’s daily bulletin should have more information on what’s playing and when.
Most cruise ship movies will be family-friendly since the majority of cruisers are there with their families. However, if you’re looking for something a little more serious or interesting, check out the offerings on your cabin’s TV or bring a laptop to watch Netflix on.
2. See a Show
Broadway revues and Cirque du Soleil-style performances are usually happening every day on board a cruise ship. There are a wide variety of options for every taste, whether you like musicals, comedy acts or want something specific to enjoy with kids.
Even some singers and musicians have jumped into putting their names on the roster of activities, performing multiple shows per week for passengers.
3. Play Board Games
Board games have always been an old rainy day standby. Just grab your family members, group of friends, or make some new friends on board, and gather in the library or other common area.
If the group you’re with gets particularly rambunctious, you can always play in one of your rooms. Board games offer a means of distraction, but can also be an intimate way for people to bond with friends and family that’s fun for everybody.