How fast 20 days onboard a luxury ship like the Seven Seas Voyager can pass! The world cruise segment between Sydney, Australia and Shanghai covered almost 6,000 miles, so we had plenty of time on the ship to explore, relax, and make new friends. A typical day at sea might start with a walk on the track (7 laps to the mile) followed by a leisurely breakfast ouside on the deck. I loved having fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, and crisp bacon (and maybe a yummy croissant) - no diet here! Often we had a morning lecture on maritime history, our ports of call and the Pacific Rim region of the world, or politics. Terry Waite, who was held as a hostage in Lebanon for 1763 days, provided first-hand insight on world politics, and his lectures were usually packed. Those who wanted to escape the problems of the world while on vacation played board games or bridge. There was also a social dance class
in the morning, activities outside on the deck, or classes in the fitness
or computer center
. Of course, many passengers used the time at sea to read, write emails and letters back home, have a spa treatment
, or sit in the sun by the pool
. The Seven Seas Voyager is a beautiful ship, with many spacious common areas
, so everyone can find a place to enjoy their time at sea.
Soon it was lunch, and we usually ate the buffet lunch at La Veranda or the international buffet from the Pool Grill outside on the deck. I love boiled shrimp with cocktail sauce, and I usually managed to eat some the large prawns on the buffet along with each lunch, no matter what the cuisine!
Next, let's spend the afternoon and evening on the Seven Seas Voyager.