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Kicking Back and Relaxing
Kicking Back and Relaxing
This chapter would not be complete without a few words on how to get the most out of your “down time” on the cruise. You know—relax, bum around, sunbathe, or whatever. This is one of the benefits of cruising, after all!
Relaxing on Deck—Looking for the best place to loll about in a deck chair? Deck 9/11 is great if you want to be near the pools or people-watch, but it gets very crowded. Try the deck aft of Cabana’s after dinner—almost no one goes there. Deck 10/12 has lots of sun. The Dream Class has a large, quiet sun deck on 13 forward and cushy, round couches near the adult pool. Deck 4 has very comfy, padded deck loungers and lots of shade (see photo below). The lounge chairs on other decks are made of plastic and metal and recline in several positions, including completely flat. Disney asks that you not reserve the lounge chairs, so don’t drape a towel over a chair to use later. If you see loungers being saved with towels, don’t be shy about using them. There are also tables and chairs on deck 9/11 that are mostly in the shade and protected by windows, but decks 4 and 10/12 can get very windy. Alas, only the larger verandahs at the very aft of the ship are large enough for lounge chairs, but regular deck chairs are on each verandah.
Sunbathing—Sun worshippers typically prefer deck 10/12, plus deck 13 forward on the Dream Class. Decks 4 and 9/11 are typically too shady. Don’t forget sunscreen—the sun at sea is harsh.
Reading—With all the things to do on board, you might not think to bring a book. But if you enjoy reading, you’ll absolutely adore reading in a deck chair on your verandah, or on deck 4 (our personal favorite). Cove Café (page 205) has a small lending library, too!
Relaxing on deck 4
Strolling—Haven’t you always dreamed of perambulating about a deck? Deck 4, the Promenade Deck, circles the ship (3/2.5 laps = 1 mile). Decks 9/11 can be too crowded. Deck 10/12 are better, but they can be very windy.
Napping—There’s nothing like a good nap, especially while cruising. It’s something about the lulling effect of the waves. Your stateroom is a great choice, but you may also catch some zzz’s on the deck 4 promenade.
People-Watching—It’s hard to find a spot where you can’t people-watch! Deck 9/11 and deck 4 overlooking the atrium are particularly good spots, though.
Spa—The Tropical Rainforest in the Senses Spa (see page 213) is a relaxing spot to spend time.
Shopping—Why not? See page 559.
Top Photo Slice: Deck chairs on the Dream (℗ 45771) Photo contributed by © modisney
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