Posted July 7th, 2005, 08:30 AM
Chrissy - the Gauguines offer some classes on things such as pareo tying, Tahitian dance and bracelet making. Those are informal and last about 30 minutes. They are listed in "Passages" in your daily activities paper that is placed on your bed during turndown service each evening. Tours of the bridge and galley will be offered at least once per trip (space is limited, you sign up for these at Reception). Those are usually 3pm or later. The marina platform is open, weather permitting, for kayaking, waterskiing and windsurfing. Those sports are all complimentary, but you must sign up for a time slot. The small pool is on deck 8 surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs. There is no hot tub. I remember overhearing some passengers who were very upset that there was no hot tub. That is such an easy thing to learn before booking the trip. And, of course, you can do the same kinds of stuff that you could do at home such as watch movies and videos on your tv in your cabin, use the fitness center, work on a puzzle on a puzzle table on deck 6 near the boutique and eat, eat, eat! The video selection does not include any newer releases but they did have some fairly recent movie selections running on TV. The movie guide is in your stateroom when you arrive. I watched 2 movies during our 10 day trip.