My Cruising “Unwired” Challenge

“Exploring new places is a great way to relax and clear your mind” (Holly R. Patrick)

One might logically reason that a fourteen day cruise to eight exotic islands in the Eastern Caribbean region would resonate with passengers as a time to slow one’s pace for a restful respite from daily life struggles. Yet on the contrary, this latest cruise adventure of ours revealed to me little incentive for cruisers to change such fast paced behavior exhibited at home. In particular, I observed then that many of the on board activities seemingly designed for game show-like environs aboard ship kept passengers busy in high energy mode at various times of the day. So I often wondered why Princess Cruise Company daily announcements throughout the ship did not advertise more relaxing settings like the yoga studio, exercise area, and massage rooms each day.

Thus it seems we too might have become a victim of such sensory overload by witnessing other such lively ship routines as (1) the “bumper car” customer movement to and from the food buffet area, (2)  crowd gathering mayhem for passengers waiting for island  excursions to begin, as well as (3) the nightly barrage of high powered  entertainment offerings in various gathering points throughout the ship. Yet Ruth and I stubbornly prioritized a more relaxing experience according to our personal interests on and off the boat when we could. Consider then in the photo set below some of our “Yin” more than “Yang” experiences in our daily wanderings on and off the boat.

Mellow out on open deck to take in a vast ocean view
Quietly read a good book in the Central Piazza each night
Sit together on a shaded park bench and pose for selfies
Cuddle with a cute animal
Hang out with a lazy cat on a patio surrounded by nature
Grasp life’s essence in the beautiful skies above
Sip some nourishing coconut juice
Observe one’s “inner baby” state of mind.
Clown around to explore a change of character
Engage in warm conversation with island strangers at a local craft show

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  1. One of the reasons why cruising is a great way to relax, (besides the gentle rocking of the ocean and the salt in the air that alone will have a mesmerizing effect on you) is that you don’t have to spend your time deciding where to stay, where to eat, what to do and how you will get there. Since a cruise is paid for in advance, you don’t have to worry about finding an affordable place to eat or free things to do. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx


  2. I’ve always loved boats, ships, and the sea, but I’ve always been leery of cruises. You’ve made smaller cruises look more interesting. We may have to give it a look some day.



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