More freebies included in cruise fare…

Due to a continuing poor wifi signal on the ship, we’re unable to post any photos today including the year ago photo. We apologize for the inconvenience and will include photos as soon as we’re able.

With the ongoing poor wifi signal posting continues to be quite a challenge. Once we arrive in Darwin tomorrow, we’re expecting a better signal and hope to be able to post a few photos after we return from checking out the popular port of call.

As a result, tomorrow’s post will be available about 5 hours later than has been over the past week since we boarded this cruise on Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas.

With the exception of the wifi issues, everything has been great so far. The highlight of the cruise has been social interaction. We’ve made a number of friends that we hang out with as we still reveling in meeting new people at every turn.

We may not take advantage of many of the “freebies” offered on the ship when for us the group activities are less appealing than interacting in small groups.  No doubt the majority of the passengers are senior citizens, most likely as much as 75%. 

The majority of the remainder of passengers are age 40 and over with a few “20 somethings” along with a handful of children of all ages.  There are a wide variety of activities for passengers of all ages, many of which don’t include additional fees.

Some of the “freebies” included on this particular cruise are:

  • Fitness center to include a few free classes and activities
  • Trivia games
  • Daily Mass
  • Men’s Shed
  • Water aerobics
  • Mensa challenge
  • Movies are shown daily in the large theatre and outdoors on a giant screen by the pool
  • Dance lessons
  • Mini-golf tournament
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Singles gatherings
  • Bridge lessons and tournaments
  • Shuffleboard, ping pong, video games
  • Napkin art workshop
  • GLBT meetings
  • Ice Skating and skating shows
  • Rock climbing
  • Paper airplane making
  • Drama class
  • DreamWorks characters on display in Promenade Deck
  • Voyager Scavenger Hunt
  • Karaoke auditions and eventual show in the theatre
  • Shows in the main theatre in the evenings at 6:45 pm and 8:45 pm, different each evening
  • Live music at various bars both during the day and in the evenings

Each day, more and more activities are offered, some of which we may participate in and others we decline as not quite our style.  Most days, we spend socializing, attending seminars, movies, and shows all of which keep us very busy. 

Other than the Shed, Tom and I spend all of our time together, enjoying this two-week period aboard a ship, appreciating every moment together and each and every encounter. 

In one more week, we’ll be disembarking the ship to begin another leg of our journey. For now, we’re totally living in the moment

Photo from one year ago today, April 22, 2015:
Please check back for photos in the near future.

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