Live entertainment is back! What to expect on stage with Norwegian Cruise Line
By Cruise International | 11 Oct 2021
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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is celebrating the Great Cruise Comeback with incredible live entertainment experiences onboard.
This month, NCL marks another milestone in its Great Cruise Comeback with the return of even more ships. As of today, about a third of NCL’s fleet of 17 ships are now fully in operation, welcoming guests, and crew back on board after an 18-month suspension.
For those craving the glitz and the glamour of a dazzling Broadway show or Westend style entertainment, NCL offers multiple live performances and timeless classics to keep guests engaged each night of their cruise. To preview NCL’s award-winning entertainment and learn about the final preparations to ready Norwegian Jade before the first guests embarked, tune into Welcome Aboard, the latest episode of EMBARK – The Series.
Live Entertainment Onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Fleet
With a longstanding history of innovation in entertainment, NCL offers an array of options for every type of traveller. Whether being transported from the gritty streets of New Jersey to glamour and fame with Jersey Boys, experience the 80s nostalgia of Footloose, or encounter the mystery and seduction of a New Orleans speakeasy at Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical – all can be enjoyed from the comfort and grandeur of a cruise ship theatre!
Throughout 2021, NCL’s cast and creative team will be continuing to deliver their award-winning and eagerly anticipated programme of high-caliber entertainment and can’t wait for guests to join them.
The NCL team has been using this 18-month pause to prepare for their Great Cruise Comeback. The creative minds and incredible talent they have onboard will undoubtedly be a welcome escape for guests choosing an NCL cruise. Performers cannot wait to get back under the spotlight, delighting guests and doing what they do best in the name of entertainment.
Norwegian Encore’s Kinky Boots is the perfect night out for those in need of their musical theatre fix. With original songs by Cyndi Lauper, this Broadway sensation will have guests clapping and cheering from their seats. Having won every major Best Musical award, Kinky Boots sets the stage for a truly incredible evening at sea. NCL recently became the first cruise line to debut the phenomenal Six – The Musical, onboard Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Breakaway. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st-century girl power. Six is the sell-out award-winning musical that has taken the theatre world by storm.
Guests can also pull up a chair and enjoy The Choir of Man. If they managed to catch NCL’s EMBARK – NCL Spotlight, they’d have experienced the high energy dancing, live percussion and hit songs virtually, but the cast can’t wait to perform for guests again in person. Exclusively featured on Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Escape, this one is a guest favourite. Elsewhere, step into the legendary Cavern Club, transported straight from Liverpool, to experience a vibrant rock-and-roll scene featuring live music – and even a Beatles cover band – on Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Joy.
Any music fans must check out NCL’s very own Blazin’ Boots – it’s a homage to music, from country to rock. High energy and exhilarating, the show is a must for anyone on board Norwegian Jade. If illusion and mystery are more appealing, Elements is shining in the bright lights once again. A different kind of show altogether, Elements is packed full of feats of illusion and strength, alongside acrobatics and dancers – it’s a showstopper.
If in the mood for comedy, guests should look no further than Headliners Comedy Club on Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Escape, with performances by Levity Entertainment Group’s roster of top-notch comedians. Employing more than 300 artists nationwide, Levity is the largest producer of live comedy in the United States, creating tours and TV specials for the biggest names in the industry.
NCL has made the impact of new health and safety protocols on the onboard entertainment itself as minimal as possible. Guests can still enjoy the West End-style experience as before, with only minor changes such as an increased space between seating to allow for social distancing.
As excitement around the return of cruises continues to build, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has launched a five-part docuseries, EMBARK – The Series, documenting the company’s highly anticipated cruise comeback. Each episode chronicles the line’s journey back to the sea, from ensuring the safe resumption of operations to sharing the impressive stories behind the team that made it possible and revealing a host of innovations awaiting guests onboard.
The fourth episode, Welcome Aboard, is now available to stream on the EMBARK with NCL content platform, along with the first three episodes. Welcome Aboard is a behind-the-scenes look at NCL’s Great Cruise Comeback when Norwegian Jade becomes the first ship in the fleet to welcome guests back on board after 500 days. The episode showcases the final preparations to ready the ship before the first guests embark, and Norwegian Jade makes history as the first ship in the NCL fleet to homeport in Athens. Tune in to enjoy a front-row seat to NCL’s Great Cruise Comeback.
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