What makes taking a cruise so much more fun than just flying to your destination? The atmosphere of the ship, the food, and the live shows! With a cruise, it isn’t about the destination, it is about the journey. And on Royal Caribbean cruise lines, the entertainment is fun, exciting and what memories are made of.
Recently I went on a Brandcation press trip with 40 other bloggers to experience the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas cruise ship. While on the 4-day cruise, I tried to attend as many live shows as I could. I am going to share my favorites with you. If you are ever curious about taking a cruise, I definitely suggest it! The ship is one huge party and it really makes traveling to your port way fun.
Encore: An Ice Spectacular
I loved the music in this show! It was full of my favorite musicals like Phantom of the Opera and Evita. The cast was all super talented. There was even a performer from Vegas that amazed the audience as she performed with hula hoops.
Love & Marriage Game Show
If you have ever seen The Newlywed Game, you will know how this show is set up. Our cruise director Jerome was hilarious! They choose volunteer couples from the audience to participate – a newlywed, a married-for-awhile, and a I-hope-I-stay-married-that-long older couple. I haven’t laughed this much in so long. It was hilarious!
In The Air
I feel like this show could have been missed. Or I should have taken sea sickness medicine before attending. This show is full of aerial acrobats and modern dancers. They told the audience that unattended children should not sit in the front row – and for good reason! It was a pretty intense show. There was one scene with demented pirates and the faces the dancers made to the people in the front row was pretty frightening. Plus, most of the action happened above the front row with lots of swinging on ropes and cables. With all the acrobatics and the swaying of the boat, I went straight to my room and went to bed. I passed a little boy that got sick on his way out of the theater.
Saturday Night Fever
Before attending this live musical, I had not seen the movie. I loved this show! The actors and actresses were all super talented. I loved the songs and costume design. But what set this show apart from other live shows was the fantastic set design! I wasn’t allowed to take pictures during the show, but through a combination of lights, mirrors, and strategically placed trap doors in the floor, they transitioned between scenes seamlessly. I left the show singing and dancing and ready to “stay alive.”
The Quest: Adult themed game show
On the final night of the cruise, I attended and participated in The Quest. Jerome was the perfect host, he really new how to have fun and play up the audience! The Quest is definitely only for adults and only for adults that are not easily offended by mature themes.
Basically, it is an adult-themed scavenger hunt. The 3-sided arena was split into 6 teams. Each team appointed a male and female team captain. Then, Jerome asks for something from the team and one of the captains has to go show it to Jerome with their number in order to receive points. One time he asked for a picture of the white house, another time a tattoo. Then after the audience was warmed up, he started asking the more “crazy” stuff – our male team captain had to wear 4 bras from our team on his head. And a girl from our team had to wear 4 men’s pants/shorts. That photo above? That is me with lipstick on my face.
What about you? Have you been on a cruise? I’d love to hear what shows you went to and what you thought!
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