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What activities are available on board?

Once on board, you will be able to view our Daily Programme which details all planned events and activities each day. 



You may find the following question interesting: What facilities are available for children on board? 


During days at sea, there is wide range of activities available on board, such as guest speakers, quizzes, sports tournaments, galley tour, cinema screenings, and spa seminars. Of course, you may just prefer browse through the various shops taking a little retail therapy or to relax on deck with a cocktail and a book (the libraries on board have a wide selection of books you may borrow and we run a book club); you can do as little or as much as you choose.


Craft & Dance Classes

Watercolour classes and Bridge instruction are available on all cruises that have full sea days. Water colour kits are available for purchase on board.

Coupled dance instructors on board offer a variety of dance lessons on voyages longer than 7 nights in duration. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and Latin. There are no charges for these lessons, however, it may be possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition, though any charges generated - a fee will be charged to your on board account for this service.

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Full details will be available to you once on board. 



Fitness Classes

Each ship has a well equipped gym and a range of pools. There are a range of fitness classes available in the gym, Please see question: Is there a spa and gym on board?


Foil Fencing Classes

Fencing classes are run on Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2. There are no costs involved to take part in the classes.

No prior experience is required and all required safety equipment is provided. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to take part for health and safety reasons.


Other Sporting Activities

A range of sporting activities are available including:

On all ships:
Table Tennis
Paddle tennis (The paddle tennis court is approximately 7m x 13m)
Golf (Chipping, putting & target nets)

Baggo (Queen Victoria & Queen Mary 2)
Croquet (Queen Elizabeth)
Short Mat Bowls (Queen Elizabeth)
Deck 10 Pin Bowling (Queen Victoria)

Sports equipment is provided free of charge and are available at their locations between 9am and 5pm. Organised tournaments and social play get together are advertised in the Daily Programme

Golf Simulators
On Queen Mary 2 there are two golf simulators which are available for guests to book privately for a half or full hour. Each simulator offers the chance to virtually play on over 35 golf courses which are mainly based in the USA and Britain as well as the famous Valderamal. The charge (confirmed on board) is not applied per person playing, but rather for the time booked, therefore up to eight players can play for the same cost. On the simulators, a complimentary golf competition is held each sea day. For more information on what golfing opportunities are available on board and ashore please see Can I play golf on board?


Other Activities on board

In addition to the above, on selected voyages other activities such as those listed below may be organised and advertised in the daily programme:

Bridge Lessons for Beginners & Intermediates
Duplicate Bridge Play
Social Mahjong (at request)
Social Giant Chess (on outer deck)
Social Whist Play
Other card games - packs available on request

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