Time to try something new, every day


Sea days can be the best part of your holiday. From total relaxation by the pool to amazing events and activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Each day’s events, from music and dancing to talks and craft classes, are listed in the ship’s daily newspaper, Horizon, and all are included as part of your holiday.

What will you try?

Dance classes

Deck games



Wellness talks

Learn something new

Art for all

Get sporty

Quizzes for everyone

Games and competitions

Going it alone?

Learn to cook with the professionals on Britannia

The Cookery Club on board Britannia is a hands-on cooking school at sea. Create your very own culinary masterpieces under the guidance of the best in the business, including the godfather of British cooking, Marco Pierre White and other Food Heroes (on selected cruises).

Guests taking part in a Cookery Club lesson

The Cookery Club

We will help those with less experience to gain skills and confidence cooking, whilst those who are already keen cooks we will help to further enhance their skills, at state of the art fully-equipped workstations. Whatever skill levels or experience in the kitchen, The Cookery Club team will guide you through a wide range of inspiring classes. Whether you’re an enthusiastic cook, a budding novice or a complete beginner, The Cookery Club will help you develop essential cooking techniques and those all-important presentation skills.

Participants must be aged 18 or over, but keen cooks aged 16 and 17 years old may attend any class with an adult. Only family classes are open to participants aged under 16.
Please note, cookery classes carry an additional cost.

Daytime entertainment

Go behind the scenes

Back of house tour

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes below deck, a back-of-house ship tour is an unmissable experience.

The fascinating tour takes you to the parts of the vessel you would never normally see, including a visit to the engine control room, through the galley and theatre, culminating with a visit to the bridge and Champagne and nibbles with the captain.

Everyone taking part will receive a complimentary photograph and tour pin badge.

Book your place at reception once you’re on board.

Music, maestro

Singers performing live with a band

Find musical entertainment on board to suit every mood. From a sultry chanteuse in a late-night cocktail bar to a theatre show with sing-along musical hits, let our talented professionals entertain you.

For unforgettable nights out, The Limelight Club on Britannia boasts live musical talent from the worlds of jazz, pop, blues and soul. If you’re inspired to get on stage yourself, on some of our cruises you can join a vocal group and star in your own cruise concert.

Lights, camera, action

Film screening in on board cinema

Holidays are a great time to catch up on films you’ve missed in the whirl of everyday life. Curl up in your cabin for a cosy movie night in front of the TV (on Britannia, Ventura and Azura, choose from a wide range available on interactive TV, many of which are free), or visit our big screens for showings, from timeless classics to recent releases.

All our ships have a big screen and Azura boasts a giant Sea Screen cinema on Aqua deck for poolside popcorn fests.

Listen and learn

Guset speaker giving lecture in theatre on board.

Our professional guest speakers, such as Antiques Roadshow presenter Eric Knowles and Winter Olympic ski-jump legend Michael “Eddie The Eagle” Edwards, will entertain and inform you on a daily basis.

Lectures and Q&As cover a diverse range of topics, from art history to the art of great detective work. Come away stimulated, intrigued and armed with new knowledge.

To learn more about the ports of call on your cruise, why not attend one of our port talks hosted by our destination experts? Engaging and informative, they cover general information about the destinations and details of the shore excursions that will be available.

The timings of each talk are advertised in the ship’s daily newspaper, Horizon.

Young fun

Children painting in kids' club on board

From toddlers to teenagers, our qualified, DBS-checked Reef Rangers can entertain your children.

Our family-friendly ships – Aurora, Azura, Britannia, Oceana and Ventura – run daily activities, split into four age groups, each with their own dedicated area. As your three year old plays pirates in the ball pit, your six-year-old’s football team is in action. Your 10-year-old can enjoy arts and crafts while your 15-year-old enjoys the disco.

There’s also a night nursery* open until 2am, giving you the chance to enjoy time together.

*Spaces are limited at the night nursery, so we operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family time

Kid enjoying fun time in the family pool on board

Family time is precious, so store up the memories together. Family quizzes, team sports, movies, theatre… that’s only the start.

Our Football Academy programme (on selected cruises) will be a hit with all ages, or why not learn archery together?

Retail therapy

Lady buying perfume

Whether you find yourself all glammed up for our Black Tie nights without a piece of jewellery to accompany your ensemble, or need to top up your holiday wardrobe, fear not – our on-board shops have it covered. All of our ships have boutiques selling perfumes, clothes and jewellery*, so you never need go without. And for day-to-day shopping, you’ll find a range of daywear, souvenirs and all your holiday essentials such as toothpaste, sunscreen and great reads.

We’re so confident that our on-board shops offer great value for money that we offer a Price Match Guarantee.** Find out more in store.

*Product range varies per ship. **Terms and conditions apply.

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