Norwegian Cruise Line provides a variety of entertainment and activities while you are on board. To start with on the Sun, there is a pool and 4 hot tubs. Each of these were clean but were always extremely crowded. There are also a number of lounge chairs scattered around the pool deck where you can lounge in the sun or read a good book. A basketball court and a batting cage are available for use as well as a fitness center. I believe they had some yoga classes but I didn’t participate in any of those.
The casino was small but contained all the basics, slots of different denominations, blackjack, poker tables, roulette, craps, etc. You could sign up for a players card to use while you gambled and get onboard ship credit. My husband played the blackjack tables and won several hundred dollars (of course, he then lost it all). I played quarter slot machines and won a few bucks. I did not see any big payouts while we were in the casino nor did I hear of any. The casino also offered different tournaments including 2 Texas hold’em Tournaments (one on Monday and one on Saturday), a slots tournament and a blackjack tournament. The number of people is limited on the tournaments so be sure to sign up early if you are interested in that. My husband got in on the Texas Hold’Em tournament. I think there were 30 players to start with 3 different tables. It was a $60 buy in and you could rebuy within a certain time period (an hour or so I believe). The top 5 won cash prizes, I think. My husband was one of the last 15 but didn’t make it any further. He had a lot of fun playing though. The ship also offers bingo but we didn’t play.
The Jean Ann Ryan company put on a number of different Broadway type plays throughout the cruise. We heard that the shows were good. The comedian was wonderful and we saw two of his shows as well as the Liar’s Club where the audience participated in trying to decide which of the three performers was telling the truth. However, I would not have taken children to the comedian’s performance as they got very racy. The piano player in the Windjammer Bar was good and played a variety of tunes. Karoake was also a big hit with many of the passengers but my husband hates it so we didn’t stay to listen. The cruise also offered movies in the theater and a host of other activities that I can’t remember. Most of the time we chose to relax and do nothing.