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Cruise ship entertainment is at a high in Germany. Source: Le Figaro/laif
Cruise ship entertainment is reaching an all-time high in Germany.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    As the number of people going on cruises rises, a training center has opened in Berlin for artists who work on cruise ships, raising the standard of entertainment.

  • Facts


    • TUI cruise liners are offering boat shows for over 1,000 people.
    • TUI Cruise ship entertainment is widening the opportunities for artists to reach more people.
    • Cruise ship entertainment is on the rise – 6.57 million people are expected to participate in cruise ship travels by in 2018 according to Statista.
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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.

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