Taking a cruise on the high seas is an adventure unto itself. When you’re not in port, the daytime hours on-board offer an on-going parade of entertainment and activities for all ages: you can race down water slides or up rock walls, shop ’til you drop or work up a sweat during a spin class, feel the heat of a hot rock massage at the spa or the cold ice beneath your feet while ice skating.
And when the sun goes down, the atmosphere changes and the night takes on a life of its own. While the options change from ship to ship, here’s an overview of the choices you’ll most likely have on your next voyage.
Dining and Dancing
After indulging in a gourmet meal, you can dance till dawn in multi-level discos where DJs pump out the latest tunes. The bigger ships will have multiple venues, so you can either shake your groove thing in a wildly-lit nightclub or show off your tango skills in the ballroom.
Cruise lines stay on the cutting edge when it comes to providing traditional as well as up-to-the minute entertainment options for adults. The choices feature a virtual smorgasbord of talent, including the best hits from Broadway and West End, Las Vegas-style spectaculars, comedy acts, acrobatic and aerial shows, elegant figure skating routines, dinner shows, and much more.
Bars and Lounges
Onboard your ship, themed bars, buzzing clubs and chic lounges feature an array of libations and entertainment to suit every taste. Unwind with cocktails and conversation, sample a flight at the wine bar, watch the game at the sports pub, sip your favorite beverage from a frozen glass at the ice bar, listen to dueling pianos or watch performers kick up their heels at a burlesque show.
Under the Stars
There’s no better place to relax or party at night than under the stars. Many ships turn their decks into party central at night with giant movie screens and pool parties. So pass the popcorn, snuggle with your partner on the deck chair and enjoy the show.
Gambling on the high seas adds a little spice to the cruising experience. More and more cruise ships are catering to gambling enthusiasts by providing Vegas-style gaming such as poker, slots and blackjack. Whether you’re a careful better or a high roller, you can play casino favorites into the wee hours of the morning.
On Land Activities
While there is an abundance of venues on-board ship, there’s nothing quite like experiencing a port city’s night scene. During overnight port stays, you can stay late to dine on local cuisine, dance at discos or enjoy a performance at the theater while soaking up local culture.
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