Will be on Sun Princess December 30 and as a senior enjoy quiet time by the pool more than the various games. Never been on this ship and wouls appreciate input on a place, outside, to enjoy a good book and the ocean. Thanks and happy holidays, JP
If you want quiet time by the pool, I would say sunrise to around 9:00am - 9:30am and then again after sunset. Remember you'll have a couple of thousand other people on the ship and I can bet on sea days, most will be by the pool enjoying it for its initial purpose - swimming and having fun which usually means noise. On port days, we find the pool area to be less crowded around lunch time until around 3:00pm.
Pool games and music are at the main pool area in the center of the ship. Quieter times can be had as indicated above up top in the front of the ship, or all the way at the stern. The music and cruise staff don't seem to make it to either of these areas.
I too like some quiet time to focus on a book. I love my sea days.
Thanks one and all. Look forward to it. Incidentally, speaking of quiet time, my last two cruises I took along a Bose noise abater-- great headphone that wipes out 90 % of loud noises and plays great musin. Not cheap, but great performance. JP