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12 Broadway Musicals You Can See At Sea! (Included)

It’s no secret that I love musicals. I regularly go to London to see shows in the West End, it is one of my favourite pastimes.

One of the many reasons I love to cruise with Norwegian or Royal Caribbean is that they stage full Broadway/West End-style musicals at sea.

In this article, we look at the types of shows that you will be able to see when you sail with Norwegian or Royal Caribbean.

Shows change regularly to keep it interesting for both performers and passengers, but this article will give you an idea of what you can expect onboard the newer ships.

You can find out exactly which show will be onboard the ship you will be sailing on by looking at the cruise planner on the Cruiselines website.

Here, it will tell you which show is on and when, along with a brief description of what it is about.

The Queen Musical, “We Will Rock You” on the Anthem of the Seas

It is worth noting that the older ships in the fleet don’t have Broadway-style shows. Although they have great entertainment, these are singing and dancing type shows instead.

Royal Caribbean

“Royal Caribbean International® offers the most variety of entertainment at sea. From the globally-acclaimed Broadway musical, CATS, The Musical to the toe-tapping disco beats of Saturday Night Fever, global smash MAMMA MIA! and now the smash hit Grease we bring you Broadway’s hit musicals miles away from the mainland.”

Royal Caribbean

This is an example of Broadway-style shows on Royal Caribbean ships at the time of writing. Obviously these shows will change, so check on your cruise planner to see which are on your sailing.

  • Wizard of Oz – Icon of the Seas
  • Hairspray – Symphony of the Seas
  • Cats – Oasis of the Seas
  • Mama Mia – Allure of the Seas
  • Grease – Harmony and Independence of the Seas
  • We Will Rock You – Anthem of the Seas
  • Saturday Night Fever – Liberty of the Seas
“Hairspray” on Symphony of the Seas

I had a wonderful time when I sailed on Symphony of the Seas. There was lots to keep me occupied, Aqua Theatre Shows, Music, Multi-level slides – I could have stayed onboard all week, never getting off and wouldn’t have had time to get bored!

Find out more about that amazing ship below:

Norwegian Cruise Line

When it comes to the award-winning entertainment on board our ships, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Journey from the gritty streets of New Jersey to glamour and international fame with Jersey Boys. From hit Broadway musicals to buzzworthy original shows, discover the best entertainment at sea with Norwegian.

Norwegian Cruise Line

This is an example of Broadway-style shows on Norwegian ships at the time of writing. Obviously these shows will change, so check on your cruise planner to see which are on your sailing.

  • Choir of ManNorwegian Encore and Escape
  • Jersey Boys – Norwegian Bliss
  • Donna Summer MusicalNorwegian Prima
  • Beetlejuice – Norwegian Viva
  • Burn The Floor – Norwegian Getaway and Breakaway
Choir of Man is the Musical on Norwegian Encore

I haven’t seen Beatlejuice but I’d love to, I’ve heard great things!

I took a recent cruise to Alaska onboard the Norwegian Prima, and it wasn’t just the entertainment that I loved about the ship. Find out about my amazing week onboard in the video below:

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