As a stage manager on cruise ships for 2 years I spent a lot of time at the various shipboard activities. I often encounter people who think that cruising in "boring" evem though a typical seaday offers the following non-revenue producing activities:
Dance classes, trivia games, card-playing movies, plenty of meals, pool games, tea-time... and various other somewhat boring offerings such as napkin folding, card-playing, library, etc...
Revenue producing activities include:
Spa, Internet Cafe, art auctions, onboard shopping, bingo, casino...
To those of you who feel nickel and dimed; WHAT ACTIVITIES would you like to see more of on ships, specifically non-revenue activities.
My personal recommendation is this:
Set up places and times for like-minded people to meet each other, for example:
Baseball enthusiasts meet here_____
Computer Nerds meet here ____
Friends of CruiseMates meet here ____
it is an easy way to make new friends, have conversations, etc. I was once on a Princess ship where they had an "internet people meet here" meeting and about a dozen of us showed up.