Life at sea is very simple – no commuting, no cooking, no cell phones. Three delicious meals per day are prepared by the cooks Mark and Ahsha, and a large range of both healthy and not-so-healthy snacks are available all the time (including a refrigerator full of assorted ice cream bars – the New Zealand ones go fast!). To balance all of the eating, exercise equipment is tucked away in several places on board. There is a treadmill, rowing machine, stair stepper, exercise bike, and a small weight room. When the weather is fine, walking on the decks can be good exercise (the motion of the ship can turn a regular walk into a core strengthening and stability exercise). Table tennis is popular, also made challenging by the ship’s motion. There is a small lounge with an assortment of DVD’s for watching, and a small library with well worn paperbacks left by former crew and science teams.