Finding adventure when partaking in any of the Adventure Trips by Lindblad Expeditions is kind of like finding alcohol in a bar; well of course it’s there! The sports end of it however, though entirely available, is up to you.
What Do You Classify As ‘Sports’ On A Cruise Ship?
Shuffleboard anyone? Though luxury cruises are usually viewed as a time to put on about 10 pounds, laze around in a chaise lounge by the pool, do a little gambling at the ship’s casino, and get a sunburn because you forgot to put on your sunscreen on that one cloudy day—a cruise can be an opportunity for sports and exercise as well. Not my luxury cruise, mind you—but it may be someone’s idea of a good time. Golf enthusiasts can frequently drive balls off the back of the ship out into the ocean (not sure how green that is but it’s doable); swimming in one of the numerous pools on a cruise ship is great exercise; and I’ve even known of people who insist upon jogging around the deck for their daily dose of healthy exercise. But that’s their problem.
Once The Ship Docks There Are Plenty Of Opportunities For Exercise
Not me personally, but some people consider power shopping a serious sport; and when you’re scurrying around a foreign town in the tropics trying to scoop up as many bargains as you can, you may well be considered a speed walker or even a jogger. Frequently there are excursions to volcanoes and waterfalls that qualify as hiking. There are snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, which is absolutely a sport. And at many of these island destinations you can rent bicycles and peddle your butt all over town.
My sport of choice on a cruise is of course gambling. I insist upon pulling the lever on the side of the machine rather than being lazy and simply punching the buttons. With my other free hand I concentrate on arm curls with my beer or tropical drink.