Enjoying days at sea…spa, trivia, putting, bridge, lectures and more

On this 20-day itinerary on the Seabourn Spirit, we will have had 10 days at sea. Today is No. 9 sea day. Tomorrow is our last sea day…sigh.

People often ask us what people do on sea days. How do they pass the time?

Spa ready for the Pamper Party

Chet and I discovered long ago that we both love sea days. We love the fact that there is absolutely nothing that we have to do (that IS the meaning of vacation, isn’t it?) We can get up late, read, nap, go to the spa or participate in the various on-board activities.

Today, I chose to partake in a spa special called the Pamper Party. Six of us participated in this two-hour event that was well worth the $89 charged. We each had a petite facial, a hair and scalp treatment and massage, a “tired feet” massage and a 10-minute back massage.

They provided drinks (wine, vodka and water) and fruit snacks. They provided a luscious exfoliating rub to use in the shower and extra face creams after our facials. It really was a morning of pampering and it was great to see all of the spa staff happily involved.

Enjoying a scalp treatment

After a quick shower, makeup and hair dry I managed to make it to the Team Trivia competition. This, too, goes on every day at sea but we just formed our team yesterday, appropriately named “The Latecomers.” We are Peter, Paul, June, June, Jim, Chet and Cindy. We may not be doing the best, but we do think we are having the best fun. Today’s stumper: What is a group of jellyfish called?

There are other regular events. Bridge is offered every morning and afternoon on sea days and there is a dedicated group playing there. While I really enjoyed Ann’s lessons, I discovered that I really did not want to play every morning and afternoon. They also have frequent putting contests and sometimes Baggo is offered (also known as cornhole).

Today there was a cooking lesson (curry and crème brulee, I am told) and there is usually one or two lectures by our on-board speakers. Today Glenmore Trenear-Harvey will speak on “The Spy in the Sky.” Being Sunday, there was also a non-denominational church service.

What you won’t find on Seabourn: Bingo, pool games, photographers, frequent loud-speaker announcements. Everything is very low key.

Tomorrow is our last day at sea and then six days in port…so we are going to cherish every precious moment of our quiet day tomorrow.

Answer: A “smack” of jellyfish. Who knew? (If you knew, you can be a trivia champ!)

About Cynthia Boal Janssens

Cynthia Boal Janssens is the editor and chief blogger for AllThingsCruise.com. She is a former national president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She has sailed on over 40 cruises all over the world.

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