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TOP Must-Visit Shows on Cruise Ships

5 minutes read • May 8th, 2018
Nowadays cruises combine all the ingredients of an ideal holiday, including multiple destinations, exciting onboard attractions, numerous options for foodies, etc. Besides, cruise companies pay great attention to entertainment: various

shows on cruise ships

are as good as brilliant Broadway musicals.
Every cruise line seeks to surprise its friends with stunning performance, and we’d like to share with you our list of the TOP must-visit cruise shows! Prepare to be amazed!
Must-visit shows on cruise ships
A scene from the Mamma Mia! musical
Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International

Born to Dance on Princess Cruises

The world of dance is a separate universe with its own language, feelings, and emotion, and Princess Cruises provides an excellent opportunity for cruise lovers to get into this world. Born to Dance is a story about people passionate about dances, and it won’t leave anyone indifferent.

Rock of Ages on Norwegian Breakaway 

It’s time to return to the past and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the 1980s. Love, dreams, freedom, and rock, of course – Rock of Ages on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway is a time travel that will make you nostalgic for the old days.

One World on MS Koningsdam 

When you watch the One World show on Holland America Line’s MS Koningsdam, you feel like a part of this performance. The semi-circular World Stage and 270-degree LED wall create some special atmosphere, and highly-professional performers take you on a tour of our beautiful planet.
“One World, a music and dance performance featuring acrobatics, hauntingly beautiful music and impressive lighting and effects, wows even jaded cruise veterans,” David Yeskel, a travel journalist at The Las Vegas Guru, told CruiseBe.

Flick musical on Carnival Vista

You can take a journey through your favorite movies on Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista. Flick is a fantastic modern story that will make you sing and dance. By the way, what’s your favorite movie anthem?

Cirque du Soleil aboard MSC Meraviglia

The elegant Carousel Lounge on MSC CruisesMSC Meraviglia invites guests of all ages into the magical world of dances, music, tricks, acrobatics, and true excitement. “In an extraordinary display of skill and agility, the performers of Cirque du Soleil at Sea juggle, dance, jump, and twirl from aerial hoops all while aboard the water-bound vessel. Cirque du Soleil artists have crafted and choreographed an impressive roster of eight shows specifically for this endeavor, each one tailored to the often unpredictable conditions at sea and available exclusively to the MSC Meraviglia fleet.” (information was provided on behalf of MSC Cruises​).

Mamma Mia! on Allure of the Seas

Who can name a band that inspired the creation of this fantastic musical? Of course, you're right! Dancing Queens and Kings, favorite Abba hits, bright dresses and decorations – it’s just impossible not to sing along and dance to the rhythm of this beautiful story.
Currently, you can become a part of Mamma Mia! on Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas.

Beauty & the Beast show on Disney Dream

“I saw Beauty and the Beast which was a superb one-hour production. Based on the theatre, the acoustics and the performers, I felt as if I was on Broadway,” Nadeen White, a travel blogger at, shared her impressions with us.
“It is similar to the live action film so the costumes/make-up and scenery are just incredible. We loved it so much that we went to two showings of it during our cruise!” Siera Duiser, a Travel Blogger at, told CruiseBe.
Disney Cruise Line did its best to make performance on Disney Dream really stunning.

Of course, it’s just a small part of exciting shows on cruise ships you can enjoy today. Each liner has something special to impress you and make your evenings really unforgettable: AquaTheater shows on RCI’s vessels, magic fairy-tales on DCL’s ships, musicals, comedy shows, magic shows, etc. It seems cruise companies never cease to amaze us!

Do you usually attend shows on the cruise? What’s your favorite cruise show? Share your experience and pics in the comments!

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