Of all the cruise lines operating today, Royal Caribbean International sets huge store by its entertainment line-up, and with every ship launched a sparkling new venue is created plus fresh acts from the world of stage and screen climb aboard. Offering their guests a great time is at the forefront of Royal Caribbean’s ethos, and their ships’ are famously action-packed, whether you want to ride a zip-line across the decks, be dazzled by floor-to-ceiling visual displays of different scenes, or catch a must-see Broadway show. We continue our Royal Caribbean-themed week with a look at the entertainment highlights guests can expect throughout the autumn and winter seasons.

The best of Broadway 

The Best of Broadway on Royal Caribbean

The theatre programme on board Royal Caribbean ships is second to none, with Broadway show Hairspray playing on Liberty of the Seas and jazz-age hit Chicago on Allure of the Seas. Quantum of the Seas will launch in autumn of 2014 to the tune of ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! and with film and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth already announced as the Quantum’s godmother and Advisor for Entertainment, we can certainly expect good things.

Fancy a few post-show cocktails? This August, Royal Caribbean are introducing a limited-time all-inclusive offer, so you can settle by the bar and review the evening’s entertainment for no extra cost!

Live music on-board

Theatre Venue on Royal Caribbean

The Music Hall, a rock and roll style venue on board Royal Caribbean’s newest ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, is also getting music fans excited. News of energetic live music, Tribute shows featuring favoured bands the Beatles and the Bee Gees, plus adults-only cabaret performances at Wink are raising the anticipation for Quantum’s launch this autumn. Meanwhile, more experimentally-minded guests can look forward to the Royal Theatre on board the Quantum-class vessels. The theatre will showcase an ultra-modern orchestra experience by William Close called Sonic Odyssey, featuring visual displays and unique instruments.

Family experiences

Don’t forget the kids are fully catered for on Royal Caribbean vessels too and up-and-coming cruises for 2014 and 2015 are no exception. There’s the exciting Dreamworks Experience running across five of the fleet’s ships, including Allure of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas, with on-board characters, parades and shows like ‘Let You Entertain Me’ from the characters of the film Magascar. Then there are venues such as the Oasis class AquaTheater, which transforms into a 600-seat auditorium in the evenings, playing host to spectacular diving displays and acrobatics.

High-tech venues

High-tech venue, Royal Caribbean

The LED screens of multi-storey venue Centrum have already been wowing audiences with their acrobatic and light shows on the Splendour of the Seas and several other ships. However, Royal Caribbean’s newest Quantum class ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, are upping the entertainment stakes with the Two70° day-to-night venue. Huge glass windows wrap nearly all the way round (270° to be exact) the space, meaning that during the day you can enjoy unrivalled ocean views, along with Imax-style virtual landscapes. As night falls, the space utilises 7-foot mobile Roboscreens® to show everything from music concerts to live aerialists in a unique way that means the action is always right where you can see it.

Are you looking forward to catching any of Royal Caribbean’s entertainment programmes this year? Let us know which shows have got your vote in the comments below!

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