For the more active, sports activities abound. We played table tennis, shuffleboard, and did workouts in the gym. We also did walking laps around the deck. The FlowRider is the featured sport activity on this ship. It is basically surfing machine that takes a bit of practice to learn. Other sports include: wall climbing, volletball, basketball, mini-golf, and others.
We did not partake in casino activities, art auctions, and various shopping venues. Spa treatments/massages, specialty restaurants, alcoholic beverages and espresso drinks were extra cost activities.
I was cajoled into participating in the "World's Sexiest Man" competition. Five men are selected from the audience who are judged by four women volunteers. It was helpful thart Debbe was one of the judges ... at least I could count on one vote, I thought. The idea was that the contestants do various routines catering to the whims and desires of the judges to get their vote. Debbe said that "buns"was her favorite male attribute...or was it a reference to baking? I did a strip tease routine that left me in my speedos. It was a suprise that I won the contest. Later, I learned that one of the judges had Alzheimers and could not remember what the contestants did.
On day 13th day of the cruise, we crossed the international Date Line wchich is an imaginary degree line of lomgitude that lies approximately d8wn the middle of the Pacific. One can think of it as aplace where a day begins. When you cross it from the East, you lose a day. Venture past it, from the West and you will gain a day.