Cruise Tips - Entertainment
What to do on board the ship is
usually not a problem. In fact, the problem is usually competing or
overlapping activities. Virtually all of the activities, with the
exception of Bingo, are free.
Evening shows usually feature
musicals, comedians, and miscellaneous acts. Are they as good as what
you'll find "back home?" Quite frankly, yes. This isn't Broadway
quality entertainment, but then you aren't paying $100 per seat to see it,
either, and unless you live in New York, you wouldn't be going to a Broadway
show. But it is good entertainment, and the entertainers are usually
quite talented. We saw a classical pianist on a Celebrity ship during a
European cruise who was excellent. He performed three times, and the last
two were standing room only. There are usually two shows, which are structured
around the two seating times for the main dining room. Try to work this
into your shipboard routine.
Days when you are sailing will give
you the best opportunities to try out the different types of entertainment.
You can expect lectures on various topics, movies (some ships have movie
theatres), audience participation games, ice carving demonstrations, dance
lessons, etc. Once again, it's almost all free (some cruise lines are
charging for some of the lectures).
Or, you can relax on deck and catch
up on your reading or sunbathing.
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