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  • 2014

Make the most of your first cruise with fun-filled activities

Are you planning on setting sail in the upcoming future? There’s nothing quite like a cruise vacation, as it is filled with an array of fun and exciting activities that are ideal for all age groups. If this is your first cruise you may be wondering what exactly there is to do on the boat. Well, the opportunities are endless! Many people who have been on cruises before actually compare the ship to a town or city,since it is filled with eateries, pools, spas, movie theaters and more.

“Gone are the days when the height of cruise entertainment was limited to poolside lounging and fancy evening soirees,” writes Miriam B. Weiner of The New York Daily News. “Sure, you can still do both of those things, but today’s cruise ships are more like mini-cities equipped with all the fixings for a day at a theme park or a night on Broadway.”

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Just wanted to follow up and say what a pleasure it was to work with you [Darlene] and Cesar and I am thankful for the patient and prompt responses to several questions I had leading up to the trip. And the trip was awesome! I would also recommend Holland America. We did a cruisetour. The land tour schedule was intense at times, but worth it. I feel like we saw three weeks' worth in one week. And there were never any lines and very little waiting with Holland America having made all arrangements ahead of time. I can't imagine a better trip! Thank you! — Brigette and Bruce W.

Here are a few of the amazing amenities and recreational activities that you may find on board:

Ice skate: Even in the midst of the summer you can still do figure eights. Most Royal Caribbean cruise ships offer ice skating rinks that are available all year-round. Whether you’re training for the Olympics or have never been on skates before, you’ll have fun trying to perfect your axel.


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If skating isn’t your thing, you can also watch the pros, as many ice skating rinks on board also offer free shows.

Kid’s camp: If you’re traveling with your little ones, rest assured that they are in good hands. Cruise ships are completely safe and provide fun for all age groups. Your kids can meet and mingle with other passengers their own age at special kid’s camps. These meet-and-greets offer an array of activities, ranging from scavenger hunts to arts and crafts and hands-on learning.


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The kid’s camps are run by trained professionals who have lots of experience in the childcare field. Even your teenager will be smiling all vacation long, as many ships offer pre-teen and under-21 dance clubs.


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Night life: If you’re looking for entertainment, you’ve come to the right place! Cruise ships offer an array of fun-filled night life, ranging from discos to casinos and cabaret singers.


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Whether you’re taking a trip with your sweetie or your best gal pals, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. You’ve worked hard all year and deserves a vacation to let loose and truly have the time of your life.


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Unwind: The whole purpose of taking a vacation is to relax and unwind. The easiest way to get some rest and relaxation is to hit the spa! Many cruises boast top-notch spas that offer an array of treatments, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.


Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Lines

When the kids are off enjoying their own adventures, take some time to pamper yourself. Or, bring your husband along to rekindle the romance with a luxurious couple’s massage.


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Work out: Even though you’re on vacation, it’s still important to get your exercise. After all, you’ll probably be heading to the late-night buffet and will need a means to burn those extra calories. Most cruise ships offer top-of-the-line gyms that boast views of the ocean.


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Whether you enjoy running on the elliptical or lifting weights, you’ll find an exercise routine that is right for you. Most ships also offer specialized classes, including Zumba, kickboxing and yoga.


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If you’re ready to head off on an exciting cruise vacation, now is the time to start planning. At, we love to travel and can help you design an itinerary for your trip of a lifetime!

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