A cruise offers more than just the chance to explore a new destination. Whatever type of cruiser you are, prepare to be dazzled with some of the best productions at sea. Let the show begin…

Divas © Carnival Cruise Line
Divas © Carnival Cruise Line

Playlist Productions, Carnival Cruise Line

With theatre shows included in your fare, there is no excuse to miss out on Carnival Cruise Line’s wide-ranging entertainment options. Its pioneering Playlist Productions offers musicals with a twist – you can get up and dance and sing along to your favourite songs as part of the themed shows, which range in genre from motown in Motor City, funk in Studio VIP and the classic larger-than-life numbers in Divas.

Rock of Ages © Norwegian Cruise Line
Rock of Ages © Norwegian Cruise Line

Rock of Ages, Norwegian Cruise Line

This five-time Tony Award-nominated romantic musical is a Broadway hit and exclusively available on Norwegian Breakaway. Featuring classic rock songs from the 1980s, it tells the story of a small-town girl and city boy living in Los Angeles, who fall in love and attempt to follow their dreams. With popular hits such as The Final Countdown, Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Don’t Stop Believin’, Rock of Ages promises to be hair-raisingly good.

Magic to Do © Princess Cruises
Magic to Do © Princess Cruises

Magic to Do, Princess Cruises

Offering more than 35 productions across its fleet, Princess Cruises guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to theatre shows. But one of the highlights is Magic To Do, stemming from a one-of-kind collaboration between the cruise line and Stephen Schwartz, the award-winning composer of WickedGodspell and Pippin. Showcasing some of his most famous songs such as Day By Day and Defying Gravity, the enchanting production is a magical concoction of on-stage illusions and spectacular musical numbers.

Mamma Mia! © Royal Caribbean International
Mamma Mia! © Royal Caribbean International

Mamma Mia!, Royal Caribbean International

Now you can dance and you can jive at sea thanks to Royal Caribbean’s production of the global smash hit Mamma Mia!. Available on itineraries on board Allure of the Seas, this romantic comedy showcases Abba’s impressive chart-topping songs at their best. Sing along to tunes such as Super Trouper, Money, Money Money and, of course, Dancing Queen, as the cast tell the story of a bride-to-be searching for her real father. Offering other Broadway hits such as CATS and Saturday Night Fever, it’s no surprise Royal Caribbean has been voted Best for Onboard Entertainment at the Cruise Awards 2016.

“Frozen: A Musical Spectacular” © Disney Cruise Line
“Frozen: A Musical Spectacular” © Disney Cruise Line

Frozen: A Musical Spectacular, Disney Cruise Line

Bringing to life the magic of Disney at sea, Disney Cruise Line is a must for Disney fans of all ages. The enduringly popular Frozen: A Musical Spectacular on board Disney Wonder is one of the highlights among the variety of Disney musicals on offer, which range from Aladdin and Tangled: The Musical. Join the talented cast as they tell the heart-warming tale of a fearless princess and her friends as they go in search of her sister, whose magical powers have frozen the kingdom.

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