At the beginning of the day, you turned on your TV to see where you were after traveling all night; and then your looked at your 'personal' daily schedule on the same TV so you did not miss anything you had signed up for.
The generic daily schedule for each day on this cruise was placed on your bed the night before while you were at dinner. It was filled with items of interest, or not. You never had an excuse to be bored.
Hubby took in many of the music shows at 9:30 while I headed to bed, but I did take in the magic show which was exceptional on that small stage.
You could actually just spend time on your tiny balcony and watch the horizon go by while you read a good book. If you forgot to bring a book there were LOTS of great titles to explore on the ship. These below were in the Explorer's Room.
Note how 'tightly' packed they are on the shelf, someone works hard at that. Each book is marked inside with a label of the lounge from which it was taken. The Explorer's Lounge had books about explorers and exploration, of course.
The first few days the seas were rough and we adapted and got our sea legs or in some cases took Dramamine. I did not get seasick as that happens to me on the smaller boats. The rest of the cruise was perfect in terms of ocean smoothness.
Most customers on the boat were "elitists" in the sense that they valued expertise and education and wanted to learn more about the culture, geography, and economy of the areas we were visiting. This did not mean that they did not politely challenge some of the conclusions of the lecturers.
There was always music playing somewhere! There was always wine and soft drinks being served everywhere.
|Yes, that is a view of the mouth of the AMAZON once we had moved up into it a couple of hundred miles.|
If the day was too rainy for sipping wine on the bow or stern you could take your iPad or laptop and walk the public areas and learn all about the Norwegian art on board by following an audio website as well as check out the historic artifacts in the small onboard Viking museum.
They did have a lot of Munch art and I am not a fan of his, unfortunately. Edvard Munch was most famous for "The Scream" and moved through a number of styles in his lifetime. (Note the audio clue next to the painting.)
If you got tired of the lectures and the shows and musicals and even the late night dancing in the little nightclub at the bow, you could go to bed and watch movies, or a few news programs or Ted Talks that had been pre-selected to match the cruise! Then you could be rocked to sleep by the waves (gently).