If you think that you will be bored going on a cruise then it’s time to think again! Modern cruise ships have so much to offer the whole family that you will be struggling to fit in all of the activities on your short stay aboard ship. If you want to know more about what’s on offer then have a look at this list of seven top travel activities to do on a cruise ship.
A bit of kayaking or even windsurfing is a great way to spend your day when you’re on a cruise. Of course you’ll be unable to do these activities when the cruise ship is on the move, but as soon as the cruise ship stops by a beautiful tropical island then it’s time to hit the water. Most cruise lines offer beginner classes for those who have never tried their hands at kayaking or windsurfing before.
Regal Boat Tours
A regal boat tour is a fantastic day trip for cruise goers. A spin out on one of these luxury boats is a great adventure and an amazing way of seeing the local sites. This is especially popular in tropical cruise destinations, but you can also find regal boat tours in the Mediterranean. Be sure to compare regal boats before you book the tour if there are a selection to choose from. It’s well worth paying that little extra for some luxury.
Surfing at Sea
You no longer need real waves if you want to try surfing at sea, instead try your hand on a surf simulator for an endless ride. However, if you’re not already a surfer be prepared for a very public wipe out. Regardless of what happens, these surf simulators are great fun and make for a great afternoon’s entertainment.
The holiday makers favorite; squeeze your knees and hold on tight as the banana boat flies over the ocean waves as the boat tries to loose its passengers. If you have a family with school aged kids, you can guarantee that they’ll want to join you for the fun! Of course you’ll only be able to try this out when the cruise ship stops off for the day.
Mini Golf is just plain fun and you will be glad to know that most of the major cruise lines like Disney, Caribbean, Princess and Carnival now have a mini golf course on board the ships of their fleet as standard. The rocking of the cruise ship adds an extra edge to crazy golf games. Remember, most of the ships don’t offer the full 18 hole course, but that shouldn’t really matter as it’s offered for free.
Do you want to learn how to dance the tango or maybe you want to try your hand at a bit of line-dancing or even an Irish jig. Even if you have two left feet, an evening dance class is a great experience and it’s also a nice chance to meet other passengers. Who knows, you might even surprise yourself with your new found dance moves by the end of the cruise.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones. To end the day, why not wrap up warm and take a seat at an outdoor movie theater to enjoy an evening movie. With the stars twinkling above your head and the sound of the cruise liner passing through the ocean you are guaranteed to enjoy the setting, after all, this is one movie theater you will always remember!