Boredom is not an option when you're cruising. With live music, comedy, cabaret or the latest blockbuster movies, your cruise ship will feel more like a floating resort. The wide range of endless entertainment will have you wishing the next port was further away.

Theatre & Musicals

Highly polished productions in purpose-built venues are the jewel in the crown of many cruise lines' entertainment programs. These stunning shows from leading artists can feature huge casts and spectacular costumes, choreography and special effects. Even if you're not a regular theatregoer, these shows are well worth checking out.


On-board live comedy includes family-friendly and adults-only shows, so read the program before you book. The entertainment program will make it clear which is which, and racier material is aired in late night shows so parents can be confident in selecting a performance that is appropriate for the whole family.


Catch the latest blockbuster in 3D or snuggle up under a blanket beneath the stars and catch an old romantic flick on the deck – movie buffs will be seriously impressed with what some cruise lines put on the big screen.

Inclusive Dining

Meals are included in the cost for all passengers, with supplementary charges payable at speciality restaurants. Today cruise lines understand that passengers want more flexibility in planning their day, so many offer anytime inclusive dining as well as the traditional set meal times with the choice of early or late sittings, it's up to you.

Top tip: Many shows and performances fill up quickly so reserve your tickets in advance, or get to the venue in good time to ensure you catch all the entertainment you want to see. A little forward planning means you won’t miss a thing.

For more information about your on-board cruise experience view our sample itineraries, children and youth programs, shore excursions, spas and relaxation, sports and activities, dining and nightlife pages.