Cruise Ship Entertainment Smackdown – Who Wins and Why

I read a recent story by Gene Sloan on USAToday.com website about cruise ship entertainment, and who had the best. The three ships compared were Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic, and Disney Cruise Lines Disney Dream. These are the all new ships that set sail in the past six months. They’re all competing for your cruise vacation business.

Norwegian’s Epic boasts some impressive entertainment, including Blue Man Group and a dinner show under the big top, Cirque Dreams & Dinner Project free tv . Royal Caribbean has a Broadway show, Chicago: The Musical, that remains faithful to the original, and their open-air Aqua Theater show, OceanAria, a highly-choreographed water show featuring high divers and a 17-foot deep pool, the deepest at sea. Disney Dream has a trio of Broadway-style musicals, including Disney’s Believe, with appearances from well-known Disney characters. They also have animated characters in their kids clubs that converse with children, and a ship-wide detective game hosted by Goofy. Disney’s Buccaneer Blast is a fireworks display (the only cruiseline to feature fireworks at sea).

These new ships bring shipboard entertainment to a whole new level. I’ve been on cruise vacations, and have seen some very good entertainment while onboard. It’s part of the charm of a cruise…I can be wined and dined without having to worry about parking or the weather outside. I can eat dinner, and then make my way to the theater early enough to get a good seat. With these new shows available, I can now make my reservations in advance, and be assured a seat. I can be wowed by Broadway production shows…or feats of daring by high-diving entertainers. Young children can be entertained by family-friendly stage shows, or play detective with Goofy.

Whether it be the most spectacular production show, most kid-friendly entertainment, most eye-popping entertainment, or the biggest party at sea, in the end, we all win. We win because we have a choice. We don’t have to watch the same show we’ve seen in the past. The old Broadway Revue shows are now put on notice…entertain us…step your entertainment up a notch, or we’ll go where the shows are. We’ve seen the best, and will accept nothing less. A client of mine recently returned from a cruise vacation aboard the Celebrity Solstice. He raved about the food, the service, the ship, it’s amenities, the spas and restaurants. He was excited…until he told me about the entertainment. He said he was extremely disappointed with Celebrity…and had seen better high school musicals. Ouch…that hurts. Celebrity will need to invest in their entertainment budget if they want to attract repeat clients, as second rate entertainment doesn’t cut it with consumers. There are too many other cruise lines out there competing for your business, and the bar has been raised. Expect to come home from your cruise on these new ships entertained and wanting more.

Gone are the days when you had to bring wood for the fireplace, ad fuel to it and light the place on a chilly winter night. A light record in the background and you enjoying a warm-hearted dance with your partner is what you may associate as entertainment then. The essence of the entertainment may be the same even now, but the modes of entertainment have been a little modified. Today you will find an electric fireplace entertainment center, that reduce the hassles of fumes and exhausts yet provide the same warmth and the same entertainment.

When you buy an electric fireplace entertainment center there are certain things that you need to keep in mind. This entertainment center is a unique concept that combines entertainment as well as relaxation. This multi-dimensional unity provides versatility in looks and functions. Here is what you should look for in a fireplace center:

An electric fireplace entertainment center is meant to keep your room warm and also keep you entertained at the same time. So, when you buy one, make sure the center has enough space to store your DVDs and CDs in the same unit. This unit should be compact and must not occupy too much of the space in your room. Keeping in mind the total space in the room where you will put the unit, choose a size that will fit well. Remember the unit should not be stand in the way of people moving in and out of the room.

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