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Celebrate Musical Theatre with Royal Caribbean

03 Jul 2018 | by Helen Williams

Cruise fans all over will be familiar with the magnificence of theatre with Royal Caribbean, but the cruise line has truly gone above and beyond with their latest concept, Stages: The Musical Theatre Festival at Sea. If you love all things theatrical, and enjoy singing along with everything from Mamma Mia to Memories, you won’t want to miss this fantastic, unique experience onboard Navigator of the Seas.

What’s Happening Onboard?

One extra-special experience is the West End-style show, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. This one-of-a-kind show is truly that. Performers take the lead from the audience, and create a unique show based on suggestions there and then, making for some very impressive and very funny entertainment.





As well as this there will be a range of onboard activities such as Broadway-themed quizzes, autographs and Q&A sessions with the special guests, screenings of popular musical movies, and more. There will also be theme nights including ‘Phantom’ – a stunning Masquerade Ball theme night.

In addition to these special features, guests will of course be able to enjoy the many activities onboard Navigator of the Seas. Choose from the well-loved surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, and onboard ice-skating rink to name a few.

Who will the Special Guests Be?

With more than ten theatre personalities onboard, you’ll be able to meet and get to know some brilliant stars. Highlights include:

  • Arlene Phillips – an eminent choreographer who has worked with the likes of Whitney Houston and Freddie Mercury, in her 40 years in show business.



  • Beverly Knight – this well-loved British singer has released a brilliant album which pays tribute to the music of Memphis, Soulsville, on the back of her Oliver Award-nominated role in Memphis the Musical.
  • Collabro – having won Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, this now four-man ensemble has gone on to become the world’s most successful musical theatre group.
  • Lee Mead – this popular Casualty actor has appeared in a number of West End shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, after winning the BBC competition, Any Dream Will Do.
  • Other special onboard guests include Don Black, Marti Webb, Christina Bianco, Sophie Evans, John Owen-Jones, and Perry Grant.




    When and Where is the Theatre Cruise?

    This four night festival will depart on 15th October 2018 on a round trip from Southampton, including a stop in beautiful Amsterdam en route. Here guests will have the option to disembark and explore alone or join in with a tour or excursion.

    Get more information on the Stages Musical Theatre Festival, and experience the cruise of a lifetime.

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