Entertainment on cruise ships

Entertainment on cruise ships

 The good booking situation for trips on seagoing ships after the end of the corona pandemic is allowing cruise companies worldwide to breathe a sigh of relief. The floating hotels take us to different destinations and at the same time they give us a sense of prestige and luxury. In addition to fascinating experiences at the destinations, the guests experience a varied program on board the ships.

Culinary highlights

Gourmets and those who consider themselves gourmets get their money's worth on cruise ships. Ship cooks know their craft, and there are rarely reasons to complain. In addition, the different restaurants on ships are designed to be inviting. They create the ideal ambience for culinary delights. On the 5-star ships of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the MS EUROPA and the MS EUROPA 2, top chefs such as Dieter Müller, a star chef who was reported on by Manager Magazine, top winemakers and gourmet experts come together every year for the gourmet festival. Every taste is catered for on cruise ships: fine dining, sea food restaurants, steak restaurants or Asian cuisine, everything has been thought of.

Cunard Queen Mary 2 - Queen's Grill Restaurant


There is also nothing wrong with the selection of drinks on the ships. The ship's sommeliers serve the guests wines that are perfectly tempered and matched to the food. Wine tastings and whiskey, gin and brandy tastings are regularly held on many cruise ships.

Cunard Queen Mary 2 Commodore Club


Shows and stage experiences

The entertainment on offer on cruise ships is varied and meets many expectations. This applies in particular to several consecutive days at sea, as is common when crossing the Atlantic, for example. In such cases, it is important to offer guests plenty of variety. On board the Queen Mary 2 there is an observatory called "Illumination" which is used for educational events. Holland America Line's Pinnacle Class ships attract visitors with 270-degree video screens and corresponding information events.

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Mein Schiff 2 - Show



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- Theater World Stage excursion presentation


MSC Cruises partnered with Cirque du Soleil on certain ships years ago. In short: from a sophisticated live music program in a lounge to top-class evening shows and concerts, there is a lot on offer for guests. The entertainment options also include cabaret events, musicals, open-air cinema or magic shows. Those who prefer it quieter can attend dance lessons or readings by lecturers and discussion groups with people of public interest.

Queen Mary 2 - professional dancer in the Queens Room


Individual entertainment

What happens when the lights go out and the stages and restaurants on the ships close? Cruise ships offer their guests the full entertainment package in the cabins. Multilingual satellite television, as well as a selection of the latest film and series highlights, are now standard on the ships. Gaming is becoming increasingly important as a leisure activity among broad sections of the population. Large shipping companies are prepared for this. Although most ships have casinos with table and slot games, slot games are increasingly moving online. Cruise ships offer their guests high-performance internet connections. Passengers use them to send photos and videos to those at home or to play games online on their smartphone or laptop.

For guests looking to enjoy entertainment in their stateroom, the “right” choice of stateroom is relevant. A cabin in the middle of the ship on one of the lower decks is considered ideal. There, travelers who are prone to seasickness find the ship movements less violent in rough seas. If you book a balcony cabin, you win double the jackpot, because fresh air improves your well-being immensely.

Sport and wellness

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AIDAnova - Spa entrance


People with a pronounced urge to move get their money's worth on board large cruise ships in particular. From HIT high-intensity training, yoga to water aerobics, there is a lot on offer. Not to forget the sports halls, climbing walls or jogging tracks. The cruise ships also have well-equipped fitness studios that are used intensively. There are also wellness areas with different saunas, steam baths, massages and countless treatments.

Almost everything is taken care of to make our cruise a dream vacation. Let's not hesitate, let's do it!


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