3 sea days? What do you do?

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  1. floydfamily4

    floydfamily4 DIS Veteran

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    I am considering a 7 night EC for 2012 but the 3 sea days is giving me a lot of pause. I just can't imagine what we (me, DH, twin age 7) could do for 3 days on the ship that won't cost another arm and a leg. What have you done on your sea days (beyond the pool)? Thanks!
     
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  3. maria-fan-22

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    I usually RELAX! :cool1: They have lots of activities to keep you occupied. It is nearly impossible to run ut of things to do. HAVE A GREAT CRUISE! pirate:
     
  4. lexlaw69

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    The sea days are usually the CHEAPEST days because you are not in port, paying for a tour, etc. etc. The sea days are great on a disney boat because there are so many activities from hanging out at the pool, to arts and crafts and the full size theater - to name a few. I enjoy the pool but ended up taking a dance lesson and did some crafts with my wife. IT WAS FUN!
     
  5. ILoveDisney&Cruising

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    Sea days are the BEST days!!!!! :cool1:

    I could enjoy a week of 'em and still not run out of things to do!! 2 sea days just aren't enough on our 7-day!
     
  6. Ginamarie

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    We LOVE sea days on DCL! Three sea days for us would seem like too little :)

    DCL schedules so many activities, most of which are free- games, crafts, kids club activities, character greetings, etc. We love building vegetable racers on our cruises and try not to miss that one! The pools are always relaxing and the kids love the water slide. Plus, there's a movie theater that plays feature films all day long.

    On other cruiselines we found there was a lot less to do on sea days without paying, but we've never had that problem on DCL.
     
  7. KSDisneyDad

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    Our longest cruise had 7 Sea Days not including the transit day through the Panama Canal itself!

    I agree that the Sea Days are some of our least expensive ones! You could spend money if you go to the Spa or play Bingo.

    We love them, but we do spend a lot of time relaxing in the sun. Our kids enjoy the clubs, watching a movie or two, playing at the pool, spending time with friends, etc.

    If we're not at the pool, we've also enjoyed walks on Deck 4, working out in the gym or attending seminars, galley tours and other presentations. Some of the things we've paid for include a Palo brunch or wine tasting. However, it often seems there are things we want to do, but end up not having the time to fit them in.

    On one Sea Day on the 7-night cruises, you'll have a character breakfast (no additional charge). Plus, sometimes they have a matinee performance of the evening show.

    Honestly, we often skip the evening show as we don't want to stop enjoying the ship. We do finally head in and get ready for evening dinner, which is why we prefer the late seating.
     
  8. dylan'smom

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    Movies in Buena Vista are a fave, lots & lots of extra on board activities for every age group...

    Adult art of entertaining is fun - the cooking demonstrations alone are great, comfy chairs in Studio Sea, watching food prep including tasting & wine pairing...other tastings too to sign up for...get-togethers, galley tours!

    LOVE sea days... :lovestruc
     
  9. Our 2 Princesses

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    Do you have to sign up in advance for the art of entertainment and galley tours? I really want to do these!! :goodvibes
     
  10. kathi

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    We love sea days.

    Our daughter likes to go to the kids club and hang out.

    We do some family activities together.

    My husband and I go to the adult pool early in the day for a while.
    Drink and eat
    Go to the Rainforest Room at the Spa

    It's relaxing and not terribly expensive (especially if you have the ingredients for mimosas in your cabin!).
     
  11. mousemom11

    mousemom11 Wild Women Do Disney and They Don't Regret It!

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    I plan to spend my sea days on the Fantasy waiting in the horrendously long lines for the Aqua Duck. :rotfl2:

    I understand your concerns. Before our first cruise, DH was worried that he would get bored on the sea days. Not a problem. There are activities scheduled for all ages all day long. Not to mention my favorite, which is to be ensconced in a lounge chair with my book and a margarita!
     
  12. Michele325

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    Take a look at some of the navigators that people have brought back. Link is in the FAQ at the top I believe. We did family game shows, kids clubs, movie, one of the days they had the evening show in the afternoon, towel folding, etc, etc. All included in your cruise price. We did a nicer lunch one day too.
     
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    Galley tour yes. Art of Entertainment, you just show up.
     
  14. HallsofVA

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    We had 8 sea days in total, including 5 straight sea days in a row, on the WBTA we recently finished, and many of us could have used a few more sea days at the end! We still barely scratched the surface on all there is to do on the ship.

    I like the Eastern because of the extra sea day. You can stay busy with all the activities they have, geared toward all ages and interests, from toddlers to geezers, or you can just hang out and enjoy the ship, pool, or decks.
     
  15. Our 2 Princesses

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    Thank you for the info!
     
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    I have a few months which I plan to lose SOME weight, but curious
    alla Potter RIde if there is any size restrictions for Duct??:scared1:
     
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  18. floydfamily4

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    Thanks for the replies! I knew I could count on Dis'ers to set me straight:lmao:
     
  19. GraffFam

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    Rainforest Room, sun bathe, take a nap, catch a movie, go for a swim, get drunk, play ping pong, etc etc. So much to do, but with life being so hectic JUST RELAX AND ENJOY THESE MOMENTS WITH NOTHING TO DO!!! :cool1::thumbsup2
     
  20. SuzPasq

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    There are so many more activities (free) scheduled for sea days that it would be hard to run out of things to do. We have done wine tastings, cooking classes, dance parties, animation classes, watched movies, played ping pong, played board games, and yes, sat by the pool. As much as I love the Western itinerary, this year I am totally looking forward to three relaxing days at sea.
     
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    Thanks for posting that.

    It is great for a first timer to look at what is going on for a wide age group.

    DD 3, DS's 16&17
     

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