Is the forecast cloudy and gray? Don’t let a rainy day give you the cruise-blues

Life on a cruise ship when it rains doesn’t have to be a drag. It’s a vacation, after all, and sometimes it’s nice to have a day to play couch potato. Even a standard cabin can be a cozy place to pass some time. Recently released movies are run continuously on TV; many ships have a movie theater on board where recent releases are shown several times a day. Some ships have a collection of DVDs you can borrow, as well as onboard libraries filled with books. There’s also the card room, where you’ll find decks of cards and board games. Games and books are usually free to borrow, but you often have to pay for DVDs. And you can order room service for free on most ships.