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45 minutes ago, villagenut said:

Sea Day Brunch with drink

Lido with drink

Trivia with drink

Casino with drink

Guys burger with drink

Nap...

 

In that order!  LOL

 

 

I'll bet you get Cheers

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Reason I originally asked was I remembered a couple sea day activities, specifically, on other cruise lines. 

 

MSC - went to a wine class where we analyzed 4 diff types of red and white and mixed different percentages, then made our own bottle based on blend we preferred. (I actually purchased three of them with customer labels - MargaritaBill Cellars)

 

NCL - I usually don't like to lido pool but there was one hour of dedicated Jimmy Buffett music on deck on a sea day midday. This was on a ship that had the first Margaritaville At Sea onboard. I had a Miami Vice and plopped in the pool and it was 5 o'clock somewhere for sixty minutes.  (you might tell I'm a big parrothead)

 

 

Carnival - I love the trivia, so many more daily options than other lines.   my fave thing onboard Carnival is the Dive In Movies - especially after dark.  I also remember liking the live music around the ship more than other lines. 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, coevan said:

 

 

I'll bet you get Cheers

Yep...  The post was meant to be funny but in reality,  i spread those activities out across 4-5 hours so its not likely i'm stumbling to nap time... LOL  

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19 hours ago, TravelE said:

Steakhouse cooking demo with samples

I may have to check this one out, I've seen it mentioned and forgot about it.

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Sitting out on Lido with my Lovely Bride... drinking cocktails... listening to the music... watching the sea day contest antics -- hairy chest, belly flop, etc. … and general people watching.

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Sleep in until at least 10am or later

Head to sea day brunch around noon

People watch and play dominoes around the pool area

Have several alchemy bar cocktails

Maybe participate in some silly trivia games or whatever activities they have on the fun times schedule

Relax on serenity deck, more cocktails

Maybe some casino time

Maybe shop a little in the fun shops

Dinner either in MDR or steakhouse

Catch a show and or the comedy club

 

That about sums it up - nice relaxing day!

 

 

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We miss the pari-mutuel horse racing on sea days with Carnival that followed the Hairy Chest Contest. The races were held poolside and a $2 Win bet usually returned $8 - $10 depending of course on the odds and number of people participating in the gambling. We like Carnival because the Afternoon Tea and Horse Racing most preserved for us our days crossing the Atlantic as military brats on the big liners of the day.

 

We appreciate that Carnival has preserved afternoon tea on sea days often with live music accompaniment like the string musicians on the Dream last February.  Bringing back horse racing would be fun and it's not an expensive game for Carnival to operate. If people understood that it was lively outdoor gambling they may have an interest. I suspect it fell out of favor because people didn't realize it was gambling 😉

 

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Edited by sanmarcosman

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I remember that, it was fun. Doubt it will come back, it doesn't make money

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22 hours ago, VentureMan_2000 said:

Sitting out on Lido with my Lovely Bride... drinking cocktails... listening to the music... watching the sea day contest antics -- hairy chest, belly flop, etc. … and general people watching.

 

I was watching a cocktail creation contest one sea day. 3 or 4 people made their own alcoholic drink and some judges voted on the best one. The winner got some prize and the drink was served that day on the ship. 

There was some big old dude that was wasted that stumbled up during the middle of it trying to order a drink. It was pretty funny until he got belligerent and had to be kicked out.

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2 hours ago, coevan said:

I remember that, it was fun. Doubt it will come back, it doesn't make money

Does the Hairy Chest contest make money? Trivia? 

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Casino from early morning until lunch time and then back again after dinner.

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On ‎8‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 6:13 PM, nwcruiselover said:

Trivia.  I like the challenge of winning a ship on a stick.

This...and margaritas...and Alchemy Bar

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On 8/28/2019 at 8:43 AM, Djptcp said:

Casino from early morning until lunch time and then back again after dinner.

Typically the craps table isn't open until afternoon or early evening, but I have been known to play for hours depending on how I am doing.  A funtastic way to spend an evening.

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I have never seen the horse racing, but read it is coming back for the journey cruises.  Thant & frog racing.  I do remember, years ago,  people building ships out of whatever was available, then sailing them in the pool.  It was fun to watch.  Wish they still did that.

I love sea days:

Brunch, tea, relax.  People watch & chat.  It's all good.

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Sea day brunch for sure

Drinks and people watching on lido

Eating some more

Nap

Some maritals

More drinks

Dinner

Comedy club

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On 8/25/2019 at 10:40 PM, sharkbait2 said:

Smoking cigars and throwing dice.

 

I wish more people threw dice.

 

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Slightly concerned at the hairy  chest / Belly flop competitions, please tell me there are areas to sit outside aeay from this ?

I am surprised  that smoking is still allowed in the casino, having only cruise european for the last few years I assumed that smoking was banned worldwide ( except for a few areas outside )

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4 hours ago, daisymay1960 said:

Slightly concerned at the hairy  chest / Belly flop competitions, please tell me there are areas to sit outside aeay from this ?

I am surprised  that smoking is still allowed in the casino, having only cruise european for the last few years I assumed that smoking was banned worldwide ( except for a few areas outside )

Nope, people still smoke believe it or not!! Ecspecially in casinos, and CCL knows this and will continue to allow smoking in designated areas and the casino.

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We are all about the water slides, pools, and refreshing drinks! If the DJ has some music pumping too, even better... then of course there has to be a nap before dinner and evening activities. 

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Hitting up the coffee bar on the way to a leisurely breakfast,  then coffee bar again. After that, hands down, hanging out on the promenade just people watching!

Afternoons are for napping, a quick check of the shops for the umpteenth time, then some chilling on the balcony .

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Sea Day Brunch for food for sure! 

Hairy Chest Contest for laughs  (but my husband never volunteers!!) 

Harry Potter Trivia for fun

Oh... and maybe the quarter pusher at the casino because I am always sooo close. 

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