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Dallas PA
175 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Getting up early to watch the sun come up, and walking around the ship when it's still pretty quiet is what we like to do most days, even though I'm not a natural early riser at home. Everything is just better on a ship.
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715 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
I wish I could nap on a cruise....just not a good "napper!" But my hubby usually does....so my "me" time has been taking a kindle to the back deck and enjoying the views and catching a little sun. I also loved curling up in a chair in the RBar with the kindle (and a chocolate martini)...if not reading then people watching. A cruise ship is a great place to just kick back and take in the people around you.
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Past Cruises: Liberty of the Seas 2016, Mariner of the Seas Nov 2011
Martinsburg, WV
2,050 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Lounging on an outside deck gazing out to sea is my me time. After 50 cruises, it never gets old!
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38 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
My me time would be finding a quiet spot to watch the horizon, with a glass of wine and a plate of snacks.
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71 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
For me, 'My time' is returning to the seclusion of my cabin for a nap to recharge before dinner and the evening activities. Or sunrise and coffee on my balcony before heading out in the morning.
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Southern California
38,039 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Part of what I like about cruising is that it is relaxing. So for me time, I will go back to the cabin and just relax, and watch TV. Sometimes I find an interesting program, sometimes I find an interesting movie, sometimes I find an old favorite cartoon. The idea is to do nothing for a short period of time. Sometimes I find a quiet place on the ship and just people watch.
Vale, Oregon
253 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
What a great question! Of course, like everyone else, it's the ship views... sunrise, sunset, pulling into port.... Also, I try to look for a ship activity that I can have fun in and get lost in! Just to be a kid again! I love Cruising!!!!
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Spokane, WA
1,171 Posts
Joined May 2005
I have never had me time. It is usually us time. If I could manage to make some me time for myself, it would probably consist of me sitting in a deck chair soaking up the sun and enjoying the view.
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Humble, Texas
242 Posts
Joined Jan 2017
My "me time" is laying out on the serenity deck catching some rays, listening to my music or catching some zzz's.. I LOVE the sun! I haven't had a balcony yet but my upcoming cruise I have one booked, so I bet it'll be the balcony and the views.
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Carnival Triumph, April 2014
9 Posts
Joined Jul 2015
My "me time" will be most of the cruise. I'm travelling with my 18 yo daughter, don't expect to see much of her. Coffee while I watch the sunrise, participating in every activity that suits my fancy. Reading, napping, Chef's Table....all good for me
Roseburg, OR
186 Posts
Joined Oct 2014
My "me time" choice while sailing keeps evolving. Now told to stay out of the sun (really?) I plan to move my morning meditation time to the thermal spa instead of the top deck. Yes, I'll bring sunscreen as well. Good thing that the next cruise is heading to Copenhagen instead of the Caribbean!
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