Sea days are one of the best parts of a cruise vacation. You don’t have to worry about driving anywhere and can just relax and enjoy everything the ship has to offer. Sea days are the perfect time to enjoy the pool, spa and recreation options available on the ship. Here are Cruise Ship sea day tips!
1. Don’t be surprised if people are at the pool before breakfast
If you want a prime spot for the pool you may need to get there early in the morning. Many passengers will stake out their spots and eat breakfast and lunch in those spots.
2. Check times for restaurants and different food options in the daily newsletters
Check to see if there are any specialty restaurants offered only on sea days. Carnival offers a Seuss at Sea Green Eggs and Ham brunch on specific sea days. High Tea is also offered during sea days and well worth attending.
3. Take the daily schedule with you during the day.
Depending on the cruise ship many of the daily newsletters have a portion that separates from the main pages. Keep this schedule with you so you can easily see what is happening on board the ship.
4. Try something new
Sea days are the perfect time to try something new. Whether that is a restaurant or activity you have more than enough time to just enjoy the ship.
5. Make reservations early
If you plan on visiting the spa or a specialty restaurant during your sea day make sure and make reservations early. These locations fill up quickly with everyone on the ship.
6. Be prepared for lines to be a bit longer at the buffet and food options.