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What Entertainment to Expect on a Cruise

The best thing about cruising is you get so much in with standard price. Including award-winning and exclusive entertainment with everything from big show productions, to comedy acts, an outdoor cinema and guest acts. And you needn’t worry where you book, there’s a high standard everywhere you look.

You’ll experience the best of the best with experienced cruise directors and entertainment hosts all specially trained to ensure you’re mesmerised. Not to mention the onboard facilities are top-notch too, with a host of kids clubs, fitness classes and swimming pools all at your disposal. Let your imagination run wild.

Royal Caribbean®

These mega ships are made for family fun, with so many extraordinary activities to indulge in – you’ll never want to leave. Royal Caribbean go above and beyond to provide you with that WOW factor.

Expect magical productions such as Broadway classics Mamma Mia, Greece and We Will Rock You, not to mention ice skating extravaganzas too. The experienced entertainment crew are trained by Broadway specialists, so you know the show will be one to remember.

You’ll find that the larger ships have onboard neighbourhoods, meaning you can choose a section of the ship to suite your personality. In Central Park® you can escape the hustle and bustle and surround yourself with 12,000 lush green plants and flowers then enjoy an uptown dinner, head for a shopping spree – its relaxation all in one area. Boardwalk® is home to fun and games, with the soaring Rock Wall and the only carousel at sea.

There are plenty of first-at-sea experiences onboard Royal Caribbean ships, from surf simulators, to onboard sky diving and the North Star℠ – a capsule that takes you 300 feet above sea level over the side of the ship with 360-degree views of the world – it’s a playground of adventure. The kids are covered too with age specific clubs where they can play, learn and make friends.

P&O Cruises

Said to be the UK’s favourite cruise line, P&O Cruises are all about providing you with the personal touches. And thanks to their signature themed cruises and cookery clubs, you won’t find a cruise out there like it. From mingling ‘Sail Away’ parties to laughing your socks off at the comedy shows, you’re in for a real treat.

While you’re having the time of your life, the kids will too. The bumper program means they can take part in the exciting – and fully supervised – disco, karaoke and movie afternoon. You can even spend the night in the casino, because with the free night nursery at hand, you can leave your little ones in safe hands until 2am!

Strictly fans, rejoice! P&O Cruises take things to the next level with special sailings such as the Strictly Come Dancing cruises, featuring your favourite TV dancing stars. Or maybe a Westlife and Boyzone combination is more your thing, with the Boyzlife concert at sea! Not to mention the Food Heroes cruise where you’ll celebrate British and global traditions with all your favourite celebrity chefs And, if you think you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, The Cookery Club is the perfect activity to put those skills to the test.

Norwegian Cruise Line

With everything from thrilling waterslides to parties day and night, Norwegian Cruise Line have nonstop action ready and waiting. Step into the legendary Liverpool club – the Cavern Club – where you’ll experience vibrant rock-and-roll, as well as the fabulous Beatles cover band. The Illusionarium is a magical experience for all, and you can even witness world-class acrobats at the Cirque Dreams. Sing along to Broadway hits such as Rock of Ages and After Midnight, too.

The Aqua Parks are great family fun. With numerous swimming pools, splash parks and hot tubs – it’s a great way to spend your day in the sun. Feel the exhilaration as you soar down the 200-foot slide, as well as the only Bowl Slide at sea – you’ll be overflowing with excitement. The adults even have their very own space for relaxation, spice H20, where you can focus on some serious R&R.

Every ship features a state-of-the-art gym for you to work up a sweat, with only the finest equipment in from treadmills to steppers and medicine balls. You can even participate in a class or two with yoga, spinning and the Norwegian Fight Klub™ to take advantage of – the perfect solution to that dreaded holiday weight!

Exceeding expectations

Although most cruise lines offer exclusive experiences, you’ll always be able to revel in the fun freebies onboard. Make a splash in the pool, relax in the spa or take full advantage of those fitness facilities.

You can guarantee there’s a theatre bursting with mesmerising productions, a live band to sing along to and a guest act or comedian to make you smile.  It’s all at your fingertips and all included in the price of your cruise – so what are you waiting for?

Check out our cruise deals here and prepare to make unforgettable memories!