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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:07 AM
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Default What is your favorite activity that the cruiselines provide?

Cruiselines can get pretty creative in the many ways that they entertain guests during sea days. Princess has the "Learn at Sea" program and Carnival always has Bingo and auctions going on. Wine tasting, Mixed drinks school, ice carving, hairy chest contest.

What is your favorite?

Mine was the dance lessons that we took on our Princess Cruise.
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I love Karaoke, and aboard most Carnival ships, performing in the "Carnival Legends" show, or the passengers talent show. Yep, I'm just a "ham", and that's my 15 minutes of fame. 8)

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Trivia and Karaoke for me!!!
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I love Karaoke, but I also like the cooking demos. It's fun to learn then different techiques they use. Plus they send around samples.
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Bingo and the Midnight buffet that RC has, they still do that don't they?
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I like the transportation they provide from port to port.
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My all time favorite was the tai chi classes on a HAL cruise that had 10 sea days. Wish they had that on all cruises, but the longer the cruise, the more creative they get.
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I actually took a piano lesson aboard "Mariner of the Seas" a couple of years ago. That was fun,,,,and very different.

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On Carnival Freedom a couple of the guests prepared and gave Italain lessons. I really enjoyed that a lot, plus it was helpful as the ship was going to Italy. For them to give their vacation time to teach us was so nice.
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On Carnival Freedom a couple of the guests prepared and gave Italain lessons. I really enjoyed that a lot, plus it was helpful as the ship was going to Italy. For them to give their vacation time to teach us was so nice.
The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) gives me Italian lessons all the time. Unfortunately, I've only mastered the 4 letter words, and the phrases that most Italians use all the time.

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I learned the most important italian phase; Quanto costa un paio di scarpe?
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Riding on the ocean in a large ship. I love being on the sea.
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All though there are many activities to choose from I have to say that Trivia is still my favorite.

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