Topflight entertainment and exhilarating experiences are at the heart of ocean cruising where port visits and shore excursions pepper long passages at sea.
Without the pressure of daily shore trips, you can indulge in a late breakfast, soak in the hot tub, get pampered at the spa, and find a new look at the hair salon. Or if you prefer a more active day there are all kinds of sports, activities and classes you can take. Try your hand at photography, hit the gym, or participate in a scavenger hunt. Some liners even offer submersible experiences and helicopter tours.
Ships are large with a wide choice of accommodation, bars, and dining venues to cater to all tastes and budgets. The largest river ships carry 200 passengers and require you to be sociable, however an ocean-going mega-ship can carry over 6000 passengers allowing you to vanish in the crowd or enjoy a romantic meal for two.
A broad range of entertainment is available with matinee and evening performances of West End shows, pool games and aqua displays, comedy shows, wine-tastings, game shows and competitions, dancing, ice-skating shows, giant board games, live music, and film screenings.
With their on-board water parks ocean cruises are a dream come true for under-18s. Film-inspired playrooms are packed with toys, board games, hands-on craft projects and interactive game floors. Kids’ clubs run play sessions and for young adults there are video games, mocktail bars serving smoothies, open mic competitions, and active sessions like rock-climbing and zip-lining.