Cruise Entertainment & Activities

A cruise offers an extensive range of activities and entertainment for all ages, all located in one place-something other holidays just can't give you. Things to do on board vary depending on the size of ship and style of cruise, but here are some ideas to get you started...


Evenings can be the social highlight of the day and, depending on the size of ship, you'll find an array of entertainment to capture your imagination well into the night...

  • West-end style stage productions
  • Musicals with world class performers
  • Comedy clubs
  • Piano bars
  • Cinemas with 3D movies
  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos
  • Live Bands

Daytime Activities

There's a wide choice of daytime activities on cruise ships for all ages, including families. As well as lazing by the pool, you'll find opportunities to learn something new, brush up on old skills or just relax with a book from the on board library. There may be lectures by notable experts in their field, on topics as varied as history and current affairs, to the secrets of being a spy and astronomy. There are also many different enrichment programmes including:

  • Culinary arts courses
  • Wine tastings for beginners and connoisseurs
  • Ballroom dancing, salsa and jive
  • Improving your photography skills
  • Learn a new language
  • Lectures by notable experts in their field on topics including art and history, to destinations and current affairs
  • Card tournaments
  • Casinos


The days when you went on a cruise just to take the sea air are well and truly history. Today's larger cruise ships have a great choice of on board sporting activities for all ages, while some of the smaller, boutique ships offer a water sports platform at the stern and carry jet skis, windsurfers, scuba and snorkelling gear.

  • Personal trainers
  • Ice skating
  • Rock climbing
  • Surfing
  • Gyms
  • Golf nets and simulators
  • Jogging tracks
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling


There's a spa at sea the size of 11 tennis courts, offering more than 50 treatments and well-being activities. Another cruise ship provides a two-deck semi-enclosed solarium where you can lie and wallow in a whirlpool suspended above the ocean. The choice is extremely wide and, while not all ships have such extensive facilities, most will provide a spa where you can enjoy a rejuvenating and relaxing experience.

  • Body wraps and slimming treatments
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Massages
  • Thermal suites
  • Water therapies
  • Yoga and pilates classes
  • Acupuncture
  • Acquarobics

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