Cruise holidays offer an extraordinary variety of shows and activities. Nick Dalton puts on his dancing shoes



Sophisticated yet never shy of having a good time, Celebrity ships feature a nightly array of musical theatre, tribute shows and song and dance spectaculars in the Main Theatre. There are also extravagant circus shows and a live music programme that involves string ensembles, jazz bands, guitarists and a cappella performances. A link-up with Microsoft offers interactive Xbox gaming with themed events, including sports, for all ages. Real sports available include basketball and table tennis or you can improve your putting technique on the ships’ real greens.

An 11-night Holy Land cruise departing from Istanbul on 25 October 2014, taking in Israel, Egypt and Malta, starts at £1,856pp, including flights ( 493 2043).