In another episode of 60-Second Cruise Tips, Gary Bembridge,
author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook", "Essential Cruise Tips" and "River Cruising Essential Tips and Tricks"
shares another cruise tip. This time it is:
What is there to do at night?
You are usually going to be in port and off the ship during the day
and sailing at night. As the ship departs for its next destination
it comes alive, offering a myriad of things to keep you busy and
occupied - throughout the night if you desire. Some new to cruise
guests worry that they will feel trapped and bored at sea at night,
but this is unlikely with the many options available.
Some of the things to do at night include:
- Dining. Food is an important part of the cruise experience and
the evening meal is when the cruise line lay on the multiple-course
gourmet meals that are included in the fare in their main in dining
rooms. They are leisurely affairs served by attentive waiters and a
chance to share your day’s experiences with your table
- Production shows. Every night there will be at least one
headline show or production show to attend. While many lines have
their own theater companies that stage themed song and dance shows,
others offer well-known Broadway and Las Vegas shows.
- Live music and karaoke. There will be bands, pianists or string
quartets playing in many of the bars and lounges around the ship.
There is also likely to be karaoke in one of the bars or a piano
bar where you can watch or take part in showing off your singing
- Theme night parties, dances and night club. If you enjoy
dancing there will be many opportunities through your cruise,
including theme night parties, more formal ballroom dancing in one
of the lounges and a night club that will keep going until the last
- Watching movies. You will be able to watch movies on the
television in your cabin, and if in a premium suite borrow DVDs to
play on the in-room player. Most lines also run recent
release films either on an open-air screen on warm itineraries or
in a dedicated cinema or the theater.
- Activities and games. Depending on the ship you are cruising on
there may also be facilities including bowling lanes, ice rinks,
crazy golf courses and other sports facilities to use.
- Gambling. Once the ship is in international waters the casino
can open and you can play the slot machines or tables.
Plenty to keep you busy and occupied at night. Of course you also
need to find time to sleep!
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