Evening Guide

When you embark on your cruise ship holiday, you’ll be amazed at the variety of daily activities you can take part in. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do in the evenings. In fact, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when choosing how to spend your time once the sun goes down.

We want you to make the most of your cruise, so read on to discover the wide range of possibilities available.

In this post we are going to discuss:

  • Top evening cruise activities
  • How to make the most of the activities on your cruise



Why should the excitement stop once the day is over? Find your lucky seat whilst on your cruise and visit a casino in the evening. With thrilling games, nonstop action and instant rewards it’s so worth having a dabble in some of the things on offer. With excellent international staff and a wide selection of games to choose from, you are sure to find something to suit your taste.


If you love any excuse to get dressed up and put your best frock on, then a formal night is the option for you. Lots of cruise lines offer these nights as an option for passengers who want a night of sheer elegance. This is a brilliant way to really highlight your voyage and will make some great picture perfect moments, as you watch the sea glitter under the moonlight. With polished shoes, gleaming jewellery and the excitement of the evening entertainment and fine dining, this will prove to be a truly wonderful experience.


Restaurants onboard are nothing short of fantastic, so visiting a wide array is definitely worth it. Try your favorite foods or indulge in the traditional cuisine of the city you have visited and really make the most of your trip. There’s so much to choose from you’ll want to try a bit of everything. You’ll be dining in complete luxury, and whether you fancy a juicy, lean steak or a signature pasta dish, you will find something on the menu that’s going to wet your appetite.


There’s never a dull moment on a cruise and with so much to choose from, every evening will be filled with thrilling entertainment that will make for a memorable experience. If you’re a musical theatre fan you will be more than happy to know that some cruise lines offer West End and Broadway compilation shows, where they will perform some of your favourite numbers complete with dazzling costumes, props, dance routines and more. Guest entertainers are occasionally onboard to perform and meet passengers as well, so look out for them!


Everyone loves a good tribute act, and if you want to hear music from your favourite artists and bands around the world, then you’ll no doubt want to see a cover band whilst you’re onboard. A great source of entertainment, you could even make a night of it and dine in a restaurant, have a few cocktails and enjoy some truly great music from a talented team of entertainers.


Just when you thought a cruise had it all, your ship may also have a cinema to provide you with even more choice. You can watch some of you favourite films or even have the opportunity to see recent releases - many of which are shown months before they are released in the UK. You will be the envy of all of your friends when you see the latest blockbuster film on your luxury cruise, and some cruise lines even offer top deck cinema nights where you can cosy up and watch films under the stars.


Perhaps you’ve had a great evening of entertainment watching a show or listening to a band and you don’t want the night to finish too prematurely. If so, why not visit an onboard bar or lounge? Each one has its own unique atmosphere and a variety of drinks to choose from. Whether you’re after a specialist cocktail, a certain type of beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. You might also fancy a pre-dinner drink to set the mood, or an after dinner beverage to wind down; either way, you won’t be disappointed with the selection.


If a quiet drink isn’t what you fancy, then a nightclub might just be the answer. If you’re in the mood for putting on your dancing shoes, the lively atmosphere, DJs and live bands - playing music from all genres - will certainly give you a night to remember. These innovative entertainment venues feature state-of-the-art sound, impressive lighting systems and dance floors that will really set the mood. The bars are also well stocked with your favourite refreshments, so you can dance the night away and enjoy the selection of beverages on offer.


You don’t have to spend every evening onboard if you don’t want to. Many cruise lines offer evening excursions for those who want to explore destinations after dark. This is a great experience to dig a little deeper and experience the local nightlife, and you may even wish to stay overnight somewhere to get an even deeper insight into the city you are staying in. If you’re interested in this, take a look at our Cruise and Stay deals here.


With so much to do on a cruise it’s easy to be spoilt for choice, but the key is to plan your activities according to your schedule. If you’re having a ship day where you just want to relax and unwind aboard, perhaps go to a nightclub or bar in the evening to gear yourself up for the night’s entertainment.

Alternatively, if you’ve had a busy day exploring a city and are looking for a quiet evening, you may want to sit down and relax watching a movie, perhaps go for a quiet drink to finish off the day in style.

If you want to watch a particular show or see a certain tribute act, then make sure you check what days they are performing. Some acts may not be on every night, so to avoid disappointment make a note of when they are available. This way you can plan your evening around seeing the entertainment of your choice.

Cruises are packed with exciting activities and all forms of entertainment that are fun for everyone. If this sounds appealing to you, and you want to know more about cruise deals that we have on offer, then please get in touch today. Our team are more than happy to provide assistance in helping you choose the perfect cruise for you.

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