5 Ways to Have 'Budget Friendly' Fun on a Cruise Ship

Cruises are an easy way to see a bunch of different places without the hassle that comes along with flights and land transportation. One thing to keep in mind about cruises is that you do spend a significant time on the ship while you are travelling to your next port. Luckily, there is a bunch of different options on how to keep yourself entertained. If you have never cruised before here is some ideas about the stuff you can do in between your time in ports.
  • Highlight all the free activities in the daily activities guide
    • Karaoke
    • Dance Lessons
    • Music Lessons
    • Trivia
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Shows and Artists
  • Catch up on reading and movie watching
    • Library/Book Exchange
    • Watch movies in the theatre onboard or enjoy them laying in bed in your stateroom.
  • Get fit
    • Gym
    • Running Track
    • Pool
    • Basketball court
  • If you are a huge drinker, invest in the booze package
    • If you plan on having a couple drinks a day, it's better value with the drinks package.
    • Note: On some ships, they require everyone in the same cabin to purchase the same packages. 
  • Make Friends
    • Talk to everyone you meet, everyone is on holiday!
    • Get to know the staff, they all have great stories to tell.
    • Join groups on board
      • Friends of Bill W
      • Solo Travelers
      • LGBTQ2S Travelers
      • Newlyweds
There you have it. There are quite a few activities you can take part in on a cruise. It's up to you to make the most out of a cruise just like any other holiday. Just do all the activities you enjoy and skip the ones that you don't. Have fun.