You can really rock the boat on your next cruise, by making the most of the live music and entertainment found on board. With exciting recent developments in venues on both Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines, fans of all genres can expect the best sounds – and dancing opportunities! – when booking a cruise holiday. Cruises are all about relaxation and rejuvenation, so let your hair down and tap those feet to some out-at-sea beats like these…

Anthem of the Seas: Music Hall & Two70°

The aptly named Royal Caribbean liner, Anthem of the Seas, has gone futuristic with a new Virtual Concert and Music Hall providing hits every night.

Experience pop greats of the past and present with the tribute bands playing at the Music Hall, starring The Beatles and Bon Jovi amongst others. For guests watching the musical production of MAMMA MIA! in the Royal Theatre, you can show off your inner dancing queen at the Music Hall after-party with cast members. With DJs on hand to take you into the small hours, this intimate hall is, in a nutshell, the place to be.

Ready to be wowed even more on this Quantum class ship? The Two70° will do exactly that. A one-of-a-kind production, you will encounter a multi-sensory experience of an innovative Virtual Concert, on its six high-resolution Roboscreens® and floor-to-ceiling Vistrama windows. It might sound very techy and complicated, but shows are brought to life in a seamless and enthralling way.

With all the additional features and activities to get stuck into on this Royal Caribbean ship – from surfing to dodgem-riding – there’s plenty to do during your days at sea as well.

Carnival LIVE

Known for keeping guests smiling with its fun on-board experiences, Carnival Cruise Lines are spicing things up with Carnival LIVE. With Jennifer Hudson kicking things off earlier in the year, this is the epitome of contemporary cruise partying. The concept is simple: see your favourite artist, on the ship you’re sailing on, in an intimate theatre setting. There’s even opportunity to meet the stars after their performance, so get your Sharpies at the ready!

Carnival goers have already enjoyed acts including Chicago and Olivia Newton John, and future passengers will enjoy the likes of country star LeAnn Rhymes and New York rocker Gavin DeGraw. Combine these performances with the stage shows, DJs and karaoke, and you’re really in for a pitch perfect cruise.

You will find a mix of music on every cruise line, so speak to a CruiseDeals specialist and let them help you find one that floats your boat. From crazy karaoke sessions, to intimate gigs and epic productions, these are the sounds that provide the background score to your holiday memories while sailing across the seas. And if you prefer to take the tempo down a notch, simply find a piano bar, recline in your chair with a long drink and let the keys tinkle away your worries.

Do you have a special cruise music memory? Or have you booked tickets for the Carnival LIVE? Let us know in the comments box below.

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