Your Complete Guide

Choosing Your Ship

Planning Your Cruise

Before You Depart

Life On Board

June 13, 2017

9 Souvenirs to Shop for on a Caribbean Cruise

June 8, 2017

This Cruiseliner Is Offering a Multi-Sensory Underwater Lounge Complete With Vibrating Sofas

May 11, 2017

New Carnival Cruise Has a Dr. Seuss-Themed Water Park Onboard

May 2, 2017

9 Circumnavigation Cruises You Shouldn’t Miss

View All Cruise News

Best Ships for Entertainment


oday's shipboard entertainment options have become much more elaborate and varied. The biggest ships have almost round-the-clock entertainment options with everything from bingo games and art auctions to lavish production shows and special performances.

Entertainment may be more like what you'd find in Las Vegas or on Broadway (the style of the cruise line often dictates what type of entertainment is on offer), but ships employ a wide range of lounge performers, magicians, and comics. Larger ships may have jazz and blues clubs, dance bands, and even big-name entertainers and full-scale Broadway musical performances.

Big ships may feature all of these and more, while smaller vessels will have fewer, and less opulent, entertainment options. Some lines are known for raucous parties and live music performances, while others offer traditional ballroom dancing and string quartets.

Here's a list of our favorite cruise ships for entertainment.

Previous In What's on Board the Cruise Ship


Best Lines for Enrichment Programs

Next In What's on Board the Cruise Ship


Best Ships for Spas

Cruise Forums

Have a cruising question? Ask our Fodorite community.

Cruise News

Read our latest news about cruises.


Shop our travel guides on European, Caribbean, and Alaskan cruises.

Back To Top