Broadway at sea: the shows that will add a sparkle to your cruise holiday — Cruise & Travel Asia

Broadway at sea: the shows that will add a sparkle to your cruise holiday


Fantastic entertainment on board your cruise can be just the thing that adds extra sparkle to your holiday. And cruise lines are debuting bigger and better shows.

Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean regularly feature a list of shows, fresh from Broadway on their cruises. And if you’re a Disney fan, you can watch musicals based on classic movies like Beauty and the Beast and some of the latest hits like Frozen on Disney Cruise Lines.

Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises, Carnival Cruises also create unique productions in collaboration with leading creatives from Broadway and London’s West End. Cruisers can also catch exclusive Cirque du Soleil show on MSC Cruises.

This year, Norwegian Encore will have the hit show Kinky Boots onboard the beautiful new vessel.

Here’s a list of some of the shows you’ll find at sea.

Royal Caribbean

One of Asia’s favourite cruise lines, Royal Caribbean has long partnered with Broadway directors and producers. On Allure of the Seas, guests can watch Mama Mia. Featuring hit music from ABBA, this show about a girl wanting to meet her estranged father, has been running on Broadway for more than 10 years. On Oasis of the Seas, you’ll find Cats. The Andrew Lloyd Weber musical is one of the most loved and has been shown in over 20 countries in over 250 cities. On Independence of the Seas, slick back your hair and pack your poodle skirts for this Broadway rendition of a classic high school romance. For the rock fans, on Anthem of the Seas, We Will Rock You features music from the legendary band Queen. The musical features songs like Rock out with Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Bohemian Rhapsody and of course We Will Rock You..

On Oasis of the Seas, Cats

On Oasis of the Seas, you’ll find Cats

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line has a brilliant list of shows. For example on the Norwegian Escape, After Midnight tells the story of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s iconic Cotton Club. Immerse in the smoky, sexy glamour of jazz with heart-pounding dancing and a high-energy onstage jazz band. Rock of Ages on Norwegian Breakaway presents a classic love story featuring some of the best rock hits of the 1980s, including Here I Go Again and Every Rose Has Its Thorn. And on the Norwegian Epic, the hit Australian movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is about a trio of two drag queens and a transgendered person who buy an old bus and travel through the Australian Outback together. Our favourite though, it the Tony-award winning Jersey Boys on Norwegian Bliss. It follow the incredible true story of Frankie Valli and iconic 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band, The Four Seasons.

Norwegian Jewel, Velvet

Princess Cruises

The show is adapted from the Japanese fable “The Grateful Crane” and it features puppetry from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Watch it on Royal Princess and Island Princess and look forward to iconic songs like Sarah McLachlan’s “In the Arms of an Angel,” The Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” and Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter”.

Born to Dance is a tribute to the history of musical theatre and dance of Broadway, presented by Stephen Schwartz, showcasing songs and choreography from some of Broadway’s most famous shows like Oklahoma, West Side Story, Chicago, Hairspray, Mamma Mia! and more. Catch the show on Grand Princess, Star Princess, Golden Princess, and Regal Princess.

Princess Cruises shows

Carnival Cruises

Three new shows debuted on Carnival Horizon, the line’s newest ship, as she entered service in April last year. Hear your song favourites in full-blown musical productions in Soulbound – a gothic-inspired journey through New Orleans, Celestial Strings – where classical music and modern pop beats come together with a live string trio, and Vintage Pop – bringing the Great Gatsby and Cotton Club era to you with a live band and burlesque.

Carnival Cruises shows