Leisure time onboard is precious for seafarers, as their work can be demanding and stressful. Engaging in meaningful activities, hobbies, or simply relaxing can be more rewarding and rejuvenating than scrolling through social media. Disconnecting from social media enables them to fully enjoy and make the most of their free time.
break from social media serves as a digital detox, allowing seafarers to unplug from the constant flow of information and notifications. This can lead to reduced stress, improved focus, and better sleep quality.
key benefits for seafarers: Offline is the new luxury!
- Quality leisure time
- Crew bonding
- Reduced distractions
- Privacy and security
- Enhanced connection with the environment
- Coping with stress
10 things to do in your free time
Instead of scrolling down on Instagram, Tik Tok or other applications, here are some different activities that seafarers can do in their free time while onboard:
Bring books, magazines, or e-readers to enjoy reading during leisure hours
Keep journals, write letters, or even work on creative writing projects during your free time
#3 Art and Crafts
Engage in creative activities like drawing, painting, or crafting
#4 Music and Instruments
Playing musical instruments, singing, listening to music are source of relaxation and entertainment
#5 Exercise and Fitness
Many ships have gyms or exercise areas where seafarers can work out to stay fit and healthy
#6 Movies and TV Shows
Watching movies or TV shows in common areas or in your cabin can be a popular way to unwind
#7 Get social
Building relationships with fellow crew members through conversations, games, or shared meals is essential
#8 Learn a new skill
Use your free time to learn a new language, develop your skills, or explore other educational pursuits
#9 Cooking and baking
Preparing meals for the crew provides an opportunity to learn and share culinary skills from various cultures
Capturing the scenic views, ship operations, and life at sea through photography can be a fulfilling hobby
Note: The availability of these activities might depend on the facilities and resources available on the ship, as well as individual preferences and interests of the seafarers.
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