Sunday, January 10, 2010

Turns out, there was kind of a lot of stuff on the 2009 itinerary

Blog devotees may recall that in my Sunday day-by-day summary, I said I didn't hate waiting in line because there wasn't much else I could be doing instead. I was very wrong. When I dug out the goody bag last weekend, I found the daily itineraries, and there were kind of a lot of activities!

Check out the schedule (in addition to the group activities, like the Q&A sessions). Not saying everything is a big draw (9:00 a.m. Crosswords perhaps?), but I would have enjoyed the NKOTB Scavenger Hunt.

Yikes77 tells me that the prize for NKTOB Trivia was one of everything of the cruise merchandise. Sweet!

Friday, May 15, 2009
12:00 p.m. Sports Station Opens
1:30 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Tournament
3:00 p.m. Music Trivia Challenge
4:45 p.m. Sail Away Party
8:00 p.m. Karaoke
9:30 p.m. Classic Rock Fun
10:00 p.m. Name That Tune
10:00 p.m. Piano Singalong
1:00 a.m. Late Night Comedy

Saturday, May 16, 2009
10:30 a.m. Super Text Twist, Puzzles, and Sodoku
1:00 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Competition
2:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
3:00 p.m. Ultimate Mind Game
3:30 p.m. Win, Lose, or Draw
4:15 p.m. TV Theme Song Trivia
5:00 p.m. NKOTB Trivia
9:30 p.m. Karaoke Kraziness

Sunday, May 17, 2009
9:00 a.m. Crosswords and Puzzles
10:00 a.m. Towel Folding Demonstration
10:30 a.m. $500 Bingo
11:30 a.m. Music Trivia Challenge
12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Bean Bag Toss Competitions
12:30 p.m. Win, Lose, or Draw
1:00 p.m. NKOTB Scavenger Hunt
1:30 p.m. Pool Games
1:30 p.m. Scattergories Tournament
1:30 p.m. Disco Dance Class
2:00 p.m. Dirty Mind Trivia
2:30 p.m. $500 Bingo
4:30 p.m. Slogan Trivia

Did anyone participate in any of these? What did you think? They seem to love that bean bag toss.


  1. lmao, I don't remember most of those because I would have loved the Scattergories Tournament and Win Lose or Draw.

  2. Wow, you´re sooo right!! I read the itinerary every morning, but I was way too focused on the waiting in line...LOL... I will surely be much more active on this next cruise! :)

  3. I totally plan on doing the other activites this year! I was mad at myself that I didnt take advantage of all the stuff the ship offered. It would have been more fun then what I was doing (waiting in line or looking around to see if a certain male would be in the area). If there is another cruise next yr I don't think I will be able to go so I am going to enjoy all I can this yr :)

  4. Thanks for the advice for the cruise newbies!

  5. I was disappointed because I really WANTED to do all that stuff. But we spent so much time standing in line for everything. And not that it wasn't my decision as well as my roomies, but I just wish I didn't HAVE to do that in order to get decent seats. (and in some cases, we STILL got crappy seats)

    I didn't even get to swim, and I REALLY wanted to. (we did go into the ocean when we went on shore, but I really wanted to go into the pool lol)

    I'm not sure if it was just us, or all of group B, but I saw a ton of group A's laying out on the Lido deck and enjoying the sun. We were excited because we thought group B had the best times for everything, but in reality we didn't. Because although our times were meant a lot of standing in line when we should have been eating or laying out on the lido deck too!

  6. I think alot of repeat cruisers are going to be heading into this cruise differently then before--I know I am. I was in group A but I didnt do much besides wait in line too. I went into the pool once for about 3 seconds (then I saw some girl take my stuff off my chair so I had to get out to get my stuff!)
    I am going to take advantage of all the stuff offered..if you think about it we paid for it & ppl normally come on cruises for all that haha I hope they work out this seating thing because I dont trust Rose Tours :(
    Aundreaya I hope you get to enjoy the pool! I didnt even know there were 3 of them till the last night!!!!

  7. lol Kimmie I didn't know either! I never did see the second or third one....heck I didn't know there were 3 until you mentioned it just now lmao! (I had seen there were 2 afterwards and thought to myself "where WAS that other pool?!"

    Unfortunately I had to back out of the cruise this year. Having a baby due the same day kinda ruined those plans lol.

    But I will DEFINITELY be there next year!!! Baby will be around a year old by then so there will be nothing keeping me away lol.

  8. I am just hoping this year the seating is done by order number again. Most of us didn't have a cabin choice available that we wanted when we went to book and were lucky to get what we got. I agree with Kimmie though. I will NOT be wasting my time in lines this year regardless of where my seat is. I feel like so much time was wasted. Ill go to the event 5 minutes before it starts lol.