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    You would normally only find out what the entertainment is going to be on your chosen cruise once you receive the daily paper in your cabin i.e. artists and shows etc. If the Cruise Lines published in their advertisements what artists and shows would be on the cruises would this influence your choice. I must admit I do enjoy a good show or artist after the evening meal especially a good comedian.

    #2
    I prefer quality entertainment over a good meal so it could influence any decision I make regarding a possible future cruise.

    I had a great last cruise because of the people I met but to be honest I have got bored in the evening on some ships e.g. HAL.

    Annie

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      #3
      The only time the entertainment would influence my choice would be if I wanted to go on a 'themed' cruise such as this one




      Which sounds right up my street so I wonder if cruise.dot could do us an offer on it?

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        #4
        Some cruise lines are doing it for some of their themed trips or are going to a well known set of entertaiment options.

        There are some entertainers that attract people and they check they are on the cruises before booking.

        Two I know are Slam Alan on NCL and Perry Grant on Cerlebrity

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        Last edited by Topdeck, London; 20th April 2014, 11:21 AM.

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          #5
          Unless it is advertised as a themed cruise then I have no idea who is one stage.
          Mike Doyle the singer comedian I would try to book any cruise he is on.Usualy just see whats on offer and enjoy the show,.
          Plenty of acts that I would avoid, some very poor so called stars knocking about...Taffy
          ​Taffy

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            #6
            My 'main' cruises are bookings are based on itinerary and cruisline, my recent Pacific Coastal on Celebrity being a prime example. The MDR food on this cruise I felt was exceptional but the theatre shows were the weakest I had seen in about the last dozen cruises. The entertainment around the bars and lounges weren't a lot better either, but did it spoil my overall cruise enjoyment? Not one bit.

            I always put food higher than entertainment, as I see little point in getting tarted up to eat in a civilised decent restaurant, to be waited on hand and foot, only to be served food that is bland and tasteless.

            I am happy to socialise in a lounge or bar if the entertainment is not up to scratch with little or no loss of cruise enjoyment.............Wilba
            Wilba

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              #7
              One of our Radio Station guys has just returned from a Themed Cruise on MSC Davinia If you wanted entertainment then take a look at these 2 photo montages.. Moody Blues, Zombies, ELO, Starship, Tangerine Dream, The Strawbs, Yes, Roger Daltry.. Only wish I had known about this cruise

              http://vimeo.com/92144308

              http://vimeo.com/92202364

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                #8
                No interest at all. We enjoy the Dining aspect & excellent food, entertainment is not a high priority!

                The Casino is more important to us! Never gamble 'on land' so we enjoy a flutter, albeit within limits! Two of the great friends we have made cruising felt the same & we had great fun at the Poker Table. We are all hoping I can cruise again later this year, so we can do it again!
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                  #9
                  I really enjoyed that Rusty now I wonder how many knew that was on? CG
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by cornish girl, falmouth View Post
                    I really enjoyed that Rusty now I wonder how many knew that was on? CG
                    I new it was on when Chris told me, but it was sold out by then..He's going to keep me updated if another one appears !!

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                      #11
                      Yes it would definitely influence me and more so if I knew what the lectures were. Last cruise every lecture was by one of the airoplane men . The only 'craft'feature was water colours with a basic start cost for materials of £35. Too much to pay for a trial run. Except for the films and quizzes during the sea days it was thoroughly boring. Please take note PandO. Hope Princess are better next month but it is all a matter of chance. The themed cruises are safest

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Little Red Rouster, Lancaster View Post
                        If the Cruise Lines published in their advertisements what artists and shows would be on the cruises would this influence your choice.
                        Surely 95% of cruise entertainment is by unknown performers. The cruise lines do not normally pay well enough to attract A-listers. However there are still many good entertainment troops and act performing at sea.

                        NCL now feature much 'branded' entertainment (all be in American brands) rather than creating in-house show. The 'Blue Men Group' are an example of this.

                        RCL have there excellent home-grown production shows, including the Aqua-Show (diving and synchronised swimming etc.) and their wonderful Ice shows.
                        See my cruise blog: HERE

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                          #13
                          The itinerary and the ship are what attracts us to book a certain cruise. The peace, relaxation, fine dining, new places to visit and new friends to make all play a part in our cruise enjoyment. The entertainment although often enjoyable comes low on the list of cruise priorities so I don't think we would book a cruise because a certain artist was the on board entertainment.
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                            #14
                            It would be good to know when the shows will be changed. Wé sailed on Adonia recently and thinking about booking for Xmas 2015. Wé did enjoy the shows but wouldnt want to ses the same ones again for 28 nights

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by pennypincher, wigan View Post
                              Yes it would definitely influence me and more so if I knew what the lectures were. Last cruise every lecture was by one of the airoplane men . The only 'craft'feature was water colours with a basic start cost for materials of £35. Too much to pay for a trial run. Except for the films and quizzes during the sea days it was thoroughly boring. Please take note PandO. Hope Princess are better next month but it is all a matter of chance. The themed cruises are safest


                              I always take my own paints. You dont have to buy the sets to take part in the classes.

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