We have curated some fun additions for your Cruise Week!
This week we will embark on a cruise vacation unlike any other. Join your “virtual” cruise director to nowhere! From the comfort of your own chair, take a break and enjoy our extra activities, interactive games, and random bits of entertainment!
Activities that need nothing else!
- Have a Hawaiian Shirt contest! Residents can model their craziest shirt and you can judge by applause.
- Take our Cruise Trivia Quiz, and make a hallway or socially distanced version of it for prizes! Make sure to discard these pages in the booklet if you do this activity instead!
- Have a wine tasting in robes, play ocean music and sit in lounge chairs.
- Have a Sing-Along! Use the lyrics we provide in the activity booklets – links are provided in the Activity Director version!
Cruisin’ Snack Ideas
- Let residents decorate their own flip flop cookies with royal icing, and sprinkles
- Make “Shark Bait” – https://afewshortcuts.com/shark-bait-snack-mix/
- How about some blue jello topped with whipped cream and an easy toothpick flag craft?
And of course, we need healthy snacks too!
- Cut peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into starfish, and decorate with honey!
- Make banana dolphins in blueberry and yogurt cups. Use a marker for eyes, and then cut the end to insert one goldfish cracker to make it even more realistic!
Conversation Starters for your 1-on-1s
These are great for conversations, or writing prompts! (You can even send written answers into the Resident Tales and have your residents see their writing in print!)
- Have you ever been on a cruise? What was your most memorable experience?
- If you could plan an excursion on shore, what would it include?
- Make up a story about a lost object found on a cruise and who it belongs to.
Cruisin’ for Creating Ideas
- Make colored sand for a fun sensory project, or layer in jars or vases!
- Craft an adorable Paper Plate Whale!
- Paint some beach rocks with inspiring messages, ex: “Seas the Day!”
- Make a paper plate ship scene that helps with dexterity and lacing.
- Paint watercolor paper plate seashells
- These easy mosaic paper sailboat crafts can be as sophisticated as your artists!
- Building the World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship
- Cruising With Jane McDonald
- 10 Best Cruises In The World For Your Bucket List
Cruise Movies & TV Shows to Watch
- Gilligan’s Island (1964-67)
- The Love Boat (from 1977 to 1987; in addition, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990)
- Mighty Cruise Ships (2014, 2017, 2019) N/A | Documentary – Available on: Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Smithsonian Channel
- The Voyager with Josh Garcia – TV Series (2016-19) PG| 3h 13min
- Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) PG-13 | 2h 1min
- Like Father (2018) TV-MA | 1h 38min
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) G | 1h 27min |
- Out to Sea (1997) PG-13 | 1h 46min
- The Love Boat: Next Wave – TV Series (1988) N/A | Available on: YouTube, MeTV
- Monkey Business (1952) Approved | 1h 37min
- Shall We Dance? (1937) Approved | 1h 49min
- Romance on the High Seas (1948) Approved | 1h 39min
- Royal Wedding (1951) Approved | 1h 33min
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Approved | 1h 31min
- An Affair to Remember (1957) Not Rated | 1h 55min
- Bon Voyage! (1962) Not Rated | 2h 10min
- Ship of Fools (1965) Approved | 2h 29min
- Assault on a Queen (1966) Not Rated | 1h 46min
- Table for Five (1983) PG| 2h 2min
- The Parent Trap (1998) PG | 2h 8min
- Legend of 1900 (1998) R | 2h 49min
- Titanic (1997) PG-13 | 3h 14min
Cruise Songs for Your Playlist
- Toes – Zac Brown Band
- La Isla Bonita– Madonna
- One Particular Harbor – Jimmy Buffett
- Red, Red Wine – UB40
- Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
- Guitars and Tiki Bars – Kenny Chesney
- Sailing – Rod Stewart
- Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
- Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
- Kokomo – Beach Boys
- It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
- Sailing – Christopher Cross
- Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
- Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
- Cruisin’ – Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow
- Almost Jamaica – Bellamy Brothers
- Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
- Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
- Where the Boat Leaves From – Zac Brown Band
- Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford