Where to Find the Best Cruise Ship Entertainment


Where can you find the best cruise ship entertainment? Cruise companies, recognise the shifting desires of holidaymakers, and are redefining the very essence of onboard entertainment. No longer confined to the clichés of shuffleboard and evening bingo, today’s cruise ship entertainment has become the heartbeat of every cruise vacation, drawing families aboard with promises of enchanting evenings that rival the allure of daytime relaxation by the pool. Join us as we explore what the top Cruise brands are offering in the world of evening cruise entertainment that transforms a voyage into an unforgettable experience.

best Cruise ship entertainment The Aqua Theatre on Royal Caribbean, a spectacular open air water theatre.
The Aqua Theatre on Royal Caribbean a spectacular open air water theatre. Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

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Cruise Ship Entertainment is Changing for the Better. Take a look at what Show’s you can Experience on a Cruise, Unlike no Other Family Holiday!

What do you want to do on holiday? Sunbathe? Sight see? Relax? Eat? Watch stage shows?  You can do it all, and it is all included in the price of the cruise. With cruise ship entertainment you can expect West End and Broadway shows of exactly the same quality. The only difference being that some shows are slightly shorter to fit in with dining times and your cruise ship experience. You really could go to the theatre and experience amazing stage shows every night of your cruise.

Royal Caribbean Stage Shows

Cruise Show entertainment , Hairspray on the Symphony of the Seas
Hairspray on Harmony of the Seas, Photo Credit: Donna Vallance

Royal Carribean West End stage shows such as Hairspray on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, Grease on the Independence of the Seas and Andrew Lloyd Webber Cats stage show on the Oasis of the Seas. Its new ship Wonder of the seas has shows revolving around ‘A Wonder for the Senses Across Air, Ice, Water and Stage,’ Royal Caribbean brings wonder and innovation to life across the cruise line’s four high-tech stages on air, ice, stage, and even water.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Kinky Boots - on NCL Bliss Kinky Boots the Broadway hit is coming to the Norwegian cruise lines newest ship the Encore this year.
Kinky Boots the Musical, Photo Credit: Norwegian Cruise Line

Kinky Boots the Broadway is an absolute hit is on Norwegian Cruise Lines newest Encore. They have also have Footloose on the Norwegian Joy. Some of Norwegian’s other shows include a comedy club and even a replica Cavern club where you can watch Beatles tribute acts to your hearts content.

Princess Cruises Entertainment

Best cruise ship entertainment, The Princess Cruises has the hit TV show The Voice and also Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises too.
Photo Credit: Princess cruises

With Princess you can expect a remarkable live orchestra, accompanied by intricate costumes and breathtaking stage designs. Shows have a bit of everything including ballroom dancing, creating a seamless and captivating entertainment experience. Princess Cruises also has the hit TV show The Voice and also Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises.

Celebrity Cruises Evening Entertainment

Celebrity edge has Eden which is a in a huge roof top garden in a glass atrium for a different style of entertainment.
Photo credit: Celebrity

You can expect everything on Celebrity from traditional Las Vegas-style shows with West End Style performances and high-tech shows with acrobatics and aerialist acts.The Celebrity Edge also has Eden which is a huge Outdoor Garden in a glass atrium for a different style of entertainment.

MSC Cruise lines

MSC Lirica show Theatre
Photo Credit: Donna Vallance

MSC have really upped their game in recent years and puts on spectacular shows including Broadway style, comedy and acraobatics. MSC even has real Cirque du Soleil onboard their ships for the ultimate in cruise ship entertainment.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Lines Amazing Beauty and the Beast live theatre show
Photo Credit: Disney Cruise lines

Disney Cruise lines have a whole new world of cruise ship shows for families with all your favourite Disney characters. Disney is definitely where you will find the Magic in a show. These shows include the likes of Frozen, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. Your little one’s can even meet their favourite Marvel characters who perform live shows and entertainment onboard.

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  • Donna Vallance

    Donna loves cruising with her husband and two teenage boys. Having cruised with the children from a young age she feels it is the perfect way to experience the world safely. Her boys are social butterfly’s and love meeting other children their own age whilst onboard some of the most extraordinary floating ships. She also writes over at Like Love Do, a travel memoir of her trips, from London to far off beaches. She has an eye for the unusual and like to go off of the beaten track just to find the perfect photo. With a passion for photography and exploring cruising has become the perfect holiday choice.

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