One thing you can guarantee when you step aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship is that you're going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to live entertainment. In fact we'll go as far to say that Norwegian are at the very top of the tree, perhaps with Royal Caribbean, when it comes to shows, musicians, clubs, experiences and more.
For starters just look at the Broadway / West End entertainment on offer such as Jersey Boys, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages or Million Dollar Quartet! These are not quick shows, these are fully staged, full productions of some of the most popular shows out there with Jersey Boys the latest addition showing on the Norwegian Bliss. It doesn't stop there with a whole host of other shows to compliment such as Burn the Floor, a dance spectacular which many Strictly and Dancing with the Stars performers have appeared in at some point of time - you could find yourself watching the dance stars of tomorrow onboard Breakaway, Getaway or Epic!
Then there are NCL's own productions that you won't see anywhere else such as 'For the Record' or 'Legends in Concert'...get taken back to the 70's with 'Band on the Run' or take in the 4 elements, Earth, Air, Water & Fire with the music and dance show 'Elements'!
Want shows that are a little more interactive, maybe over dinner? Then check Cirque Dreams taking place under the big top! Watch acrobats & aerialists, enjoy the musicians and get involved with audience participation while enjoying some of the best food at sea! It's a full on spectacle.
Want more? There's plenty! If you've ever been to or even heard of the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, the birthplace of stars including Cilla Black & The Beatles, then you're going to love the Cavern Club on board with NCL. Only Norwegian have a relationship with the Cavern Club to ensure that the club onboard is as authentic as it can possibly be and you'll even get to enjoy The Beatles onboard live throughout the week. This place is packed night after night and is a great place to enjoy some of the finest music ever produced.
Another place you can enjoy that music, but performed with a twist is in Howl at the Moon, a dueling piano bar where several talented musicians sing and play...well other than the pianos...any instrument going it seems... a night full of your requests! They are often joined by musicians from around the ship too for one big jam with lots of banter back and forth between the musicians and the audience!! Be prepared to answer back but don't expect to get the last laugh!! ;-) You need to experience it to truly get it but trust us, it's brilliant!
Have a look at the clip here in the US but it's exactly the same on NCL....
If you like your jazz clubs then Fat Cats Jazz & Blues club will be right up your promenade...in fact it's positioned on the Waterfront so you have both indoor and outdoor seating so you can enjoy the blues soundtrack with a drink while watching the sun set....
Comedy clubs such as Headliners, glow parties or white hot parties (pack your white dress, shirts and trousers) up on deck under the stars into the night! Nightclubs, several bars & lounges with fantastic musicians playing throughout the ship, Murder Mystery experiences, game shows such as Deal or no Deal...the list is endless!
It's no wonder Cruise Critic awarded NCL the 'Best Entertainment' award....it's very easy to see why!!