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Old 01-31-2014, 02:01 PM   #16
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Anyway, many activities for families such as you mentioned on sea days:

* Drawing
* Cooking demos
* Towel folding
* DCL trivia
* Bingo (I'm not fond of it...)

And then some adult ones

* Wine, or Beer tasting or Mixology
* Art of the theme show tours
I really hope these aren't the highlights.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:03 PM   #17
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As adults without kids, we show up to the family activities and have a great time. The Mickey 500 was super fun, as was family trivia (adult trivia was a too magic-spoiling for us), pool games, basketball time, etc. So don't cross those off the list because they aren't on the 'adults' schedule.
This is excellent advice! We were so overwhelmed we didn't think to check the "family activities" until towards the end of the week, and then realized there were a lot of fun things we'd missed.

There was plenty to do, but often the timing of it was off for us, for some reason -- during our dinner, or too late for us to still be awake -- and we couldn't go. If I were "voting" I'd love to see more cooking and dancing activities, during the day.
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On our Hawaii cruise we had tastings, we had lei making, we had hula lessons, cooking demos, trivia. Don't remember if that particular cruise had it, but we've also attended towel folding, origami lessons, vegetable carving, wii bowling, wii darts, how to draw (Mickey, Goofy, Pluto, etc) classes.

We found plenty to do.
The Hawaii cruise had 9 sea days. I think they are mostly concerned that there are few to no adult activities on port days.

Has anyone let Disney know that there are adults who would be willing to attend activities on port days? They don't have many then because they know most guests are in port.

They don't have a lot of daytime dancing activities during the day for adults - that's when those venues are used for family activities and things like bingo.

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Just because it isn't pack at the scheduled activity doesn't mean you drop it and not replace it with some other activity some of us do attend and want those activities. Ok I feel better.
If they schedule an activity and regularly it draws only a few people, they're going to discontinue it.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:07 PM   #19
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I agree that adult activities are limited on DCL. Here's a sample Navigator from the Fantasy:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...-navigator.htm

In comparison here's one from NCL:

http://www.beyondships.com/files/N_Gem_sea_2013_.PDF

One from RCCI:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1827467

And one from Princess:

http://cruisewithgambee.com/royal-princess-patter/

Be sure to compare sea day to sea day....
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Comparing Navigators is apples to oranges. The other cruise lines don't segregate their activities by groups like DCL, so if you're only looking at the "For Adults" section, yes, it's not packed full, but there are so many things to do on the ship that aren't in that section because they aren't exclusive to adults, towel folding, Art of Animation classes, some of the cooking demonstrations (they do have the Art of Entertaining, but there are others that are available for all passengers). Not to mention game shows, trivia, bingo, etc.

You need to take the first 5 sections of the DCL Navigator and use that to compare, not just the Adults section.
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I did exactly that. Scroll down to the activities listed by time. You'll see what's available in all the groups (kids, adults, family). Mixology & tasting? Doesn't interest me. Neither does towel folding. I don't see many that I'd be interested in on DCL. Here's the one I looked at http://www.wdwinfo.com/photos/DCL-Na...2-At%20Sea.pdf.
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I did exactly that. Scroll down to the activities listed by time. You'll see what's available in all the groups (kids, adults, family). Mixology & tasting? Doesn't interest me. Neither does towel folding. I don't see many that I'd be interested in on DCL. Here's the one I looked at http://www.wdwinfo.com/photos/DCL-Na...2-At%20Sea.pdf.
But just because it may not be something you're interested in, doesn't mean that DCL doesn't have activities for Adults. They don't have a Casino, but on the whole, comparitively, they've got a lot of the same activities other lines have, they do fewer trivia sessions that RCCL did on our cruise, but a lot of other activities that we didn't ever see.
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Well certainly everyone's entitled to his/her opinion. Even including things I might not be interested in I don't think there are enough adult activities. If I hadn't spent as much time on line as I did for character/princess photos, I'd have had a lot of time to fill!
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:36 PM   #24
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My only comlaint is that if you don't want to go to the big show there doesn't seem to be much else going on at that time. Its like you have to go to the Walt Disney Theater or nothing in that block. I enjoy the "broadway style" show but I just can't do the movie most of the time (I don't do 3D) and I don't always want to go to the variety shows. That hour to hour and a half just seems to be missing activities.
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I've found that, for me at least, there is a difference between not having an activity that interests me at a particular time and being bored. I mean, are there times on a cruise when there is nothing listed on the Navigator that I want to do? Sure. But, I have my book and like to just chill sometimes and watch the world float by. This is not being bored. As a single mom, this is delightful! Even just hanging out in the room with a cheese platter and wine watching a movie is nice. That being said, I usually find there is too much that I want to do and can't get to all of it, particularly on the short cruises.
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I really hope these aren't the highlights.
Then DCL is not for you I guess? Or at least for an adult only cruise?

I think OP mentioned that he/she didn't want to be bored sitting by the pool. Others want exactly that type of relaxation...
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So there have been several people who posted that there weren't enough adult activities. I disagree, but am curious, what are some examples of what you'd like to see? More tours? More shopping lectures? Belly flop contests or what?

We know DCL reads these boards, maybe they'll take a suggestion and run with it...
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I was on the Magic last January for 8 nights and found most days there was more than enough to do.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:03 PM   #29
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On our Hawaii cruise we had tastings, we had lei making, we had hula lessons, cooking demos, trivia. Don't remember if that particular cruise had it, but we've also attended towel folding, origami lessons, vegetable carving, wii bowling, wii darts, how to draw (Mickey, Goofy, Pluto, etc) classes.

We found plenty to do.
Just curious... were most of those activities included (I'm assuming the tastings and maybe cooking were at an additional cost but the rest were 'free')?
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Just curious... were most of those activities included (I'm assuming the tastings and maybe cooking were at an additional cost but the rest were 'free')?
Tastings have an extra cost, everything else was included.
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