What to do for at-sea days?

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If you are afraid you would be bored, try one of the larger ships. They will have much more to do on board. The Serenade has the fewest ammenities of the ships you mention, and the Voyager will have the ice skating rink and probably a more "younger" crowd than the Serenade or the Emerald, although the Emerald is a larger ship.
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There is so much to do on some of the ships that people bring highlighters to mark off on the capers(ships newspaper) on what they want to do for the the day. Art Shows, shopping, Rock climbing (on some) or putt putt (on some) the gym, swimming hot tubs, actually spending quality time together that you are enjoying, catching shows and music, casino, trivia shows, and maybe relas a little after the big day they had before... attend las vegas type shows, comedian shows, good music shows... How much or little you do is really all up to you.. relax or or be as busy as you can..
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My wife and I love sea days. She prefers to sit by the pool and read a book, and while she is doing that I am usually asleep in our cabin. We attend the trivia and other comps, watch bingo, go for walks around the deck, have a drink, read the paper, go to dance classes, watch a movie, go to the art auctions (never buy), and think about what we are going to do on the next day in port. They are so relaxing, but also busy. On the two cruises we have done so far we have found ourselves spoilt for choice about what to do and will spend breakfast 'discussing' (having a heated discussion) over whose things we are going to do. You can do nothing or everything or something in between. We love reconnecting with each other, and not just in THAT way. Personally I love sitting on a balcony (we have one ever had a cabin with one) and watch the sea and world go by, it sounds dull, but it is great. Love sea days.
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I like to lay by the pool, swim, sit in the hot tub, go the buffet, sit on the balcony, explore the shops, watch the pool games/contests, etc... Mostly, I like to just take time to relax!

Depending on what ship you're on, there might be a basketball court, track, mini golf course, waterslide, ping pong table, trivia contests, port talks, other activities. The dining room might also be open for lunch.

You'll have plenty to do. Just be openminded and try some different things. In my experience, you tend to meet people who like to do the same things. There will be the people that like to hang out on the lido deck, the people that like to go to trivia, and so on.
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