Recommended Cruise Activities For The Young And The Restless.
Note that these activities must be approached with an open heart, open mind, and open eyes... but not necessarily with an open wallet. There's a lot of activities and entertainment that are free, and all you'll have to do is to show up. It is much more fun to go in groups, and have someone to share the laughter with so that someday when you grow old you will have someone to swap stories with.
Top on the list would be:
1. The Piazza which has a daily entertainment before dinner time.
2. The Movies Under the Stars which comes with free pizza and popcorn.
3. For the dancerous kind who wants to dance the night away, there's a superb disco at the Skywalker's NightClub.
4. The Lotus Spa Fitness center is a good way to expend excess energy.
5. If exercising is not enough, there's always the pool and the sports courts.
DISCOVERY AT SEA™ PROGRAMS
DISCOVER EVEN MORE WITH DISCOVERY™
Our exclusive partnership with Discovery Communications™ lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring DiscoveryTM hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel—Discovery™ and Animal Planet™.
TAKE A STROLL INTO THE EUROPEAN-STYLE PIAZZA
Discover Old World charm as you stroll through our breathtaking Piazza—a hub of activity, inspired by the vibrant squares of Europe. Roving street performers, quaint boutiques, a spiral staircase and several glass-walled lifts provide panoramic views. Visit the International Café for gourmet coffees, or marvel at the wine selection at Vines, voted one of the “Best Wine Bars at Sea,” by USA Today.
FRESHWATER POOLS & HOT TUBS
SOAK IN A WORLD OF RELAXATION
Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don’t forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.
GET IN THE GAME WITH A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES
Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, there’s nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.
PRACTICE YOUR PUTT AND PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION
Imagine playing on the green while surrounded by a beautiful blue ocean. Whether you’re a dabbler or a devoted disciple of the game, our nine-hole miniature putting course will put your finer golfing skills to the test. After you play a round, step inside to try your hand at our golf simulator, which recreates some of the world’s greatest golf courses like St. Andrews and Pebble Beach.
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
A REEL TREAT DAY OR NIGHT
Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day, and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.
VOICE OF THE OCEAN
THE NO. 1 TV SINGING COMPETITION ROCKS THE HIGH SEAS!
Think you have what it takes to take the stage? Princess Cruises brings all the excitement and spectacle of TV’s hugely popular singing competition live and on stage with The Voice of the Ocean. Get ready to discover who among your fellow cruise passengers has what it takes to be a star! The contest features blind auditions, mentor sessions, the iconic “I Want You” chairs, three charismatic coaches and a grand finale performance where guests choose the winner. Rock to the songs. Thrill to the performances. Be a star!
REACH FOR THE SKY AND DANCE
Hot music and cool cocktails set to a DJ spinning popular club tunes is the ideal setting for a night of dancing. Gleaming, ultra modern and ultra cool, this hot spot invites a little stargazing while the colorful neon dance floor invites everyone to get up and boogie down. Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point 15 decks above the sea, it’s the perfect place for dancing and socializing.
THE LOTUS SPA FITNESS CENTER
A HOST OF WAYS TO GET AN ENERGIZING WORKOUT
The Lotus Spa Fitness Center offers fitness programs designed to help you maximize your wellness with Tour de Cycle, personal training and classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpt Boot Camp, Results Based Training and TRX suspension training. The Lotus Spa Fitness Center also features state-of-the-art equipment so you can tone on your own.
JUST FOR KIDS 8-12 YEARS OLD.
STEP INTO THE LODGE
Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.
JUST FOR TEENS 13-17 YEARS OLD.
HANG OUT IN THE BEACH HOUSE
This contemporary lounge is "the place” for teens — perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that’s just the beginning. They’ll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and “mocktails.”
JUST FOR KIDS 3-7
EXPLORE THE TREEHOUSE
Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet™ puppets and masks or compete in a Lego® boat-building contest.