What is Your Favorite Place to Hang Out on a Cruise Ship?

We are all drawn to certain places on a ship.  For some it is the piano bar, or the lido pool, for others it may be a particular  lounge/bar, others want a quiet library to read.  Or, it may not even be a public space but your private balcony.


For me, it is the Observation Lounge ; on HALs ship it is called the Crow's Nest. 


What is your favorite place on a ship? 

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11 Answers

I love all the areas toward the back of the ship (aft - lol) which can be a terrace pool, a lounge, or just a nice deck area depending upon the ship. It seems to me that a lot of people turn around at the buffet rather than heading through it toward the back so it is a less crowded area.

All over. Love just walking all the outside decks watching the seas and the people, reading on the balcony, or at an outdoor lounge close to the stern.

1. My balcony 2. Hot tub.

I like to read in relaxing public areas, so I'll find a quiet lounge with comfy chairs where I can read and nap between chapters. Ship libraries aren't necessary suited for a relaxing time with a book (Crown Princess library for example is tiny with no lounge chairs). For some reason I don't enjoy reading in my cabin as much as in a public area.

My balcony, the casino bar and the AFT pool.

I enjoy so many places..There are so many fun places, people watching places, and places for sail away. Our favorite moment is the sail away and being on the aft of the ship. But I think may favorite place is on our balcony just before bedtime in my PJs.

On Carnival it's the Serenity. On one RCI ship the Champagne bar, it had big round floor to ceiling windows and over stuffed big chairs. on sea days it was very quiet in that bar and they had a great red wine, I spent a few hours in there killing off a couple bottles of good red, chocolate covered strawberries and a friend with the big chairs turned to just look out the window, relax and watch the sea go by.

Aft lounges, piano bar and, on Carnival, the Red Frog Pub.

During the day, we will be lounging on one of the decks in the sun, and in the evening we wander the Promenade, shops, and listen to the music in a Latin lounge if there is one, after watching the show in the theatre.

Any place that has Bar as the second word.


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