What is there to do on a cruise? Will I get bored when we are not at a port? If you have specific questions, ask and I will try to cover them in the comments.
There are a multitude of activities that are available on a Royal Caribbean cruise. RCCL is known for keeping its passengers entertained.
RCCL puts our a document called the “Cruise Compass”. You will find it on your bed each night when you retire and it will tell you the time and place for all activities the next day. It will be in the language your specified when you registered.
If it is a port day, it will identify the port and the time you may leave the ship and the time you must be back on-board. The second time is EXTREMELY important. This was the first cruise I remember going on that someone didn’t return soon enough and the ship left without them. Flying to the next stop to rejoin the cruise is not a trivial thing.
If you want to stay on the ship and not exit at a port, that is not a problem. There is still plenty to do. Some people just like to take it easy and read a book and enjoy the peace and quiet.
A ship, like the Grandeur of the Seas, is like a floating 5 star hotel. It has restaurants, casino, bars with entertainment, coffee and ice-cream shops, duty free shops, movies, evening shows, gymnasium, spa, and much more. Something is going on all the time.
I know many from Boquete spent a fair amount of their time in a bridge class. Lilliam took a water color class and jewelry crafts class. There were games of trivia, games in the swimming pool, ping-pong tournaments, dance classes, rock wall climbing, Feng Shui class and even activities for the very young. Some had a personal goal to see just how much weight they could gain per day. (Guilty as charged!)
There was a bulletin board so you could make contact with people of similar interests or friend you heard were on the cruise.
Here is an interesting story. One day it was extremely nice on deck and Lilliam and I were getting our exercise. Lilliam wanted out photo taken, so I ask a couple that was reading on deck if they would mind taking the photo.
When I was thanking them for taking the photo, I asked where they were from and they said England. Another couple were close and listening and I asked if they were from England too. They said they were. I ask haw they were enjoying the cruise and what they had been doing. One couple replied that they were having a great time and had been searching for another couple with the same last name that they thought were distant relatives and they hadn’t been able to find them.
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