I'm really tempted to skip a port on my cruise as we only have one sea day. I'm on the Valor. Besides the expensive spa, gym and swimming in the pool will there be any activity's on the ship? I know the stores are all closed, I think the casino is too what about the bars on the ship, and is there any entertainment or bands playing while docked?
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Activities on board during a port day are the same as sea days. Bingo, card game meetups, trivia, music by the pool, rock climbing, minigolf, movies etc. If your uncertain bring a book or a couple magazines, sun tan lotion and work on the tan.
Shops and casino are closed in port plus an hour or so but all bars are open.
You will find limited activities on port days, but yes, bars still open and they serve drinks by the pool. Just a very relaxed day with half an empty ship...Not a bad idea if you have already been to the port and don't care to get off. No stores or casino open...
I've only left the ship at Freeport once, and I've had it on my itinerary many times. Port days are spa days for me (book early) and I've also enjoyed the smaller crowds.
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