There’s a swell of culture on board boats sailing the seas these days.
Each new boat built today has space for nightly shows to entertain the growing number of guests who are choosing cruises for their holidays.
The spaces where the shows take place, typically after dinner, would be the envy of any theater director. Ocean liners of German travel group TUI, for example, feature show rooms which seat 1,000 people. There are screens mounted on the walls, a stage, an ultra-modern sound system and two devices which artists can use to fly over the audience and onto the stage.
“When ‘My Ship 3’ was christened in Hamburg, that was also the inauguration of the biggest theater built in Germany since the fall of the wall,” said Wolfram Korr, curator for on-board entertainment on the cruise ship.
“The ship will start its first cruise on June 6 and there are more ships to come,” he said.