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One of the many things cruise companies want to perfect is how their passengers feel about their cruises, and this is why they include so much to do on their ships. There is something to do for everyone on every cruise, and there should be no question of getting bored. Here at Vision Cruise we have put together a small guide on what onboard entertainment is available on some of the most popular cruise lines – so you can make the right choice when it comes to your holiday.

Royal Caribbean International – Royal Caribbean offer a huge variety of on-board entertainment ranging from ice shows to live theatre. Showing Mamma Mia, Cats, Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You and Grease over the variety of ships available, you will never be bored travelling on Royal Caribbean. Water and Ice shows are also available in Aquatheatres and Ice rinks on-board, as well as games, sports, parades, stand-up comedy shows and live music.

P&O Cruises – Showing some of the most spectacular shows at sea – on-board P&O ships you will see West End and Broadway compilations, as well as tributes to well known stars. P&O also offer on-board cinemas featuring classics alongside new releases, many of which are yet to be released in the UK. Sports and gaming activities are also available for passengers to enjoy.

Celebrity Cruises – On Celebrity cruises a lot of the onboard entertainment takes place in the evening. With a huge variety of shows including live music, circus performances, musical theatre and dance classes. Pantomimes are performed during the day for children – bars, nightclubs, lounges and casinos are open during the night for adults only.

Norwegian Cruise Line – The great thing about NCL entertainment is that there is something for everyone. Their entertainment comes in three sectors: family fun, kids and adults. Sports, circus skills and splash academy activities are available for kids. Sports and shore excursions are a great way for families to have fun, and adults can enjoy a relaxing day with a performance in the evening accompanied by cocktails from the ships many bars.

Carnival Cruises – Available on Carnival Vista, IMAX movies show Hollywood blockbusters, recent hit films and IMAX shorts. Also offering a thrill theatre – full of special seats which allow you to not only watch but experience the movie – and a seaside theatre – where blankets and popcorn are available for you to enjoy whilst you snuggle up and watch a film next to the pool. Taking place on many Carnival cruises, The Hasbro Game Show brings your favourite child-hood games to life – fun for all the family!

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines – On-board Fred Olsen, there are different shows headlining every night including musicals, themed nights, comedy, cabaret and dancing. Casinos are also open during the evening. In the day passengers can enjoy performances and play sports such as pool and mini-golf.

MSC Cruises – The 4D cinema on-board MSC ships provides fun onboard entertainment all day long. There are also performances of 80 different original productions on-board across the MSC fleet – with each cruise offering at least 6 different shows. If you’re cruising from July 2017 onwards on-board the MSC Meraviglia you will have the chance to experience two unique shows created exclusively for MSC by Cirque De Soleil.

Princess Cruises – Shows are available in the evening and tend to show before and after dinner. Swimming and sports are available during the day – or if you’re up for something a little more relaxing cooking, painting and photography lessons are also available.

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