I wish this wasn't the case but it seemed to us on our Spirit cruise last Dec there were less activities but also the ones they offered were not attended all that well. It could have been the passenger demographics I don't know. Maybe it was a group that enjoyed on board activites. Regardless I would like to see more, not less. Of course we stayed busy, but we still would have preferred a few more things. As for the lecture type of things, there were almost none. Again, it could have been the cruise itself.