Having never having been on a cruise as long as this before, it is interesting to reflect on the evening entertainment that was on offer.
The shows in the theatre were excellent and varied. Like all entertainment not all of it was to our taste. The dancers and singers on the entertainment team were talented, as were the visiting performers. A comedian did two shows. The first was very good but on the second night not as impressive; the audience participation didn't work well and the act suffered because of this.
As with most cruises, there were several bars and singers. From the five main ones, we enjoyed two of the groups the most and sought out where they were performing,, as they moved locations at times. Our particular favourite was 24 Kara, a duo featuring a man and woman. These were mainly rock singers but also had a good repertoire. Unfortunately, watching them too often, their songs started to repeat, however, in fairness to them, it was possibly because they were the ones most requested.
The Spinnaker lounge was the largest bar area, which had other activities and game shows, earlier in the evening. There were some excellent ballroom dancers amongst the guests and I could only watch in awe as some of then moved gracefully around the floor. Sue would have loved to dance but this is not one of my strong points!
Also in here, they had the cruise obligatory games and quizzes. These could be quite enjoyable to watch, as participants had to fulfill different tasks. One night popping balloons with various parts of their bodies. and another time not being able to answer yes or no to questions. Prizes were given and then the floor was cleared and there was a chance to enjoy a disco for a few hours.
If taking part wasn't your thing you could just sit and relax with a drink and the bars were always busy. Also a lot of guests had drink packages which helped!
There was also the chance to see some stunning sunsets whilst having a quite stroll on one of the decks.
So lots to do, but in our case with so many nights, it did get a bit repetitive at times and we looked forward to a night with our feet up in front of a television. No pleasing some people!