I've seen a variety of comments here regarding the entertainment (specifically stage shows) on cruise ships. However, with the exception of "Theme" cruises, I seriously doubt that anyone books a cruise based solely on the entertainment. If you could book the entertainment for a cruise, who would you try to get? It could be your favorite singer, band, comedian, magician, ventriloquist, whomever. Jeff Dunham would be near the top of my wish list.
Oasis/Allure of the Seas have already booked big name entertainment. Taylor Swift has been onboard; they also have Hairspray and Chicago musicals. On Allure we saw Planet Earth, which is like a Cirque Soliel show, and Oceanaria, which is a high dive and water aerobatics show. I have seen Sinbad on a previous cruise, and I know Blue Man Group is on Norwegien Epic.
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99
Af, I will also agree with you on the entertainment on Oasis/Allure, looking forward to seeing those shows, they sound amazing...As for Jeff Dunham, he is great, I've always thought he'd be excellent for cruise ships, I wonder if he does those shows?
In my opinion, each cruise usually has one really good act that WOWs my wife and I, maybe two. In all my cruises I've only walked out on one headline show, and it was seriously bad. The rest I could at least sit thru. Cruise line dancers and singers are just filler to me, and I tend to skip a lot of those shows. Not a big fan of the 'jazz hands' musical numbers. Good music groups, comedy acts, the skating shows, hypnotists, jugglers, magic acts, and the like... Usually a mix. Some you'll enjoy, some ya won't...