There is much more to cruising than simply lazing on deck and hopping from one exotic destination to the next. Today’s modern cruise ships are equipped with a comprehensive range of quality entertainment and facilities, which are designed to appeal to all tastes and ages.
Daytime programme of events
Throughout the day modern cruise ships offer a programme of activities and events that are designed to appeal to a wide audience, so whether you are sporty, active and keen to join in the fun or just want to relax on deck, there will be something to suit you. From listening to steel bands by the pool that play a selection of reggae music to joining in with some energetic poolside games, you can take your pick from a host of activities that are included in the price of your cruise.
For many people, cruising is all about joining in and making new friends and for this type of passenger the programme offers the opportunity to have fun at the same time. Games can be as vigorous or as cerebral as you want. Try your hand at a game of bingo or attend a lecture where guest speakers and trainers can instruct you in the fine art of napkin folding, or even wine tasting.
Shopping and spa treatments are always popular with passengers, while those wishing to be a little more active can choose from a range of sports on offer, from golf simulations to traditional deck games.
Passengers are spoilt for choice when evening descends on board ship. Most cruises offer a wide programme of evening events, meaning that there is always something to tempt you. For those who like to join in and have a go there are usually options such as a singing around a piano and the ever-popular karaoke nights.
For those holidaymakers who enjoy hitting the dance floor there is usually a wide choice of dance venues on board the ship, so whether you are a keen ballroom dancer, fancy throwing some shapes on the dance floor or hanker to try line dancing you should find something to suit you.
Most cruises feature special ‘show rooms’, which feature a regular programme of nightly entertainment, usually scheduled twice each evening to allow both late and early diners to benefit from the performance. You can choose from a variety of entertainment, from singers and comedians to jugglers and dancers. Every cruise will have at least one night of spectacular entertainment in the form of a Las Vegas-styled performance, which is usually an extremely popular choice with passengers.
If live shows and dancing do not tempt you, then you may prefer to try your luck in the on-board casino or maybe take in one of the films on offer before heading to one of the bars for a nightcap.
With most of the larger cruise ships offering a choice of up to a dozen or so alternatives for your evening entertainment, there is sure to be an activity, entertainer or event that you will want to return to again and again.