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Old April 28th, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Default Top 3 Things To Do On A Sea Day?

I will be going on my first cruise on the Carnival Valor in October. What would you suggest I not miss out on? What are your 3 favorite things, or "not so known things" to do on sea days? Thanks.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Take a highlighter pen so you can highlight all of the things you want to do on your Carnival Capers. There is always so much going on during days at sea! Take advantage of the free activities. We love doing the trivia.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 10:38 PM
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1. Walk a mile
2. Get a snack
3. Take a nap

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1--Sit out by the pool
2--Read a book
3--Take a nap
Repeat until dinner.
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1. Sleep Late
2. Have Lunch in the MDR
3. Sit out in the shade around pool activities and chat with others
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I like to sit out on the Promenade Deck with my iPad and read. Sit there and watch the waves go by, and check out the buffet.
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I've booked a transatlantic cruise for next year with 8 sea days, and I'm really looking forward to being in the middle of nowhere........

- Relax in a chaise with my feet up, a book, and some sunglasses to watch the waves
- curl up in a chair in the lounge with a tall glass of iced tea and people watch
- walks on the promenade deck, interspersed with naps and maybe a DVD.
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1. Read on the balcony
2. Play Trivia
3. Casino
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Drink, gamble, test the mattress.
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I like to mess with the chair hogs by switching their belongings to different chairs and then sit back and watch the fun.
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Get a massage in the spa

Read a good book

Take a nap

Maybe watch a movie in the cabin, that's 4 things


It took me a few cruises to realize that whatever is happening onboard can be missed and not "missed" without feeling guilty. We don't have many days to just shut down in our life, a sea day is a perfect excuse to do nothing.
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Sleep in a bit. Play trivia, visit casino, play more trivia. Sit out on deck and read.
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All of the above and check out the Tea. It's usually around 3pm.

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  • Take advantage of the extra time and read a book.
  • Attend the seminars on towel animal folding and/or napkin folding. Or, try winning a free Ship on a Stick by joining in on the fun at the trival games.
  • Best of all on the last sea day and try and reserve a spot on the Behind on Fun Tour if it is offered on your ship. It will more than worth the $99. to join in.
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Sleep late, read a book and go to a cooking (and tasting) class .
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Sit out on my balcony and read and every now and then just sit and watch the sea go by!
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I like to mess with the chair hogs by switching their belongings to different chairs and then sit back and watch the fun.
Once again, where is the "LIKE" button?
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Art class, choir practice and lectures. Sometimes watch a film in the afternoon.....visit the indoor pool if it's cold, or the adults' pool if it's warmer. Go to the smoker's corners with my e-cig, and chat.
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Perfect sea day for me....watch the sun rise, have a nice breakfast, walk a mile or so, get some sun and read, take a nap, read on balcony...cocktails.....dinner and relax more either reading, show or watching the ocean go by....
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