Most "regular" performers are there on a contract similar to other crew. Specialty performers such as comedians might vary more because they may not sail the entire length of the cruise.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014, 2016
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
I recommend you call the cruiseline about a month before your cruise to see who the entertainment/headliners will be. If you look at cruise reviews/posts from previous cruisers, they will often comment on what they liked/disliked about the entertainment.
Unless I am on a ship, where there is specialty entertainment, as was on the Epic, like Blue Man Group, or on the Allue or Oasis, where you have to book ahead, I don't want to know. So much of the spontinaity of cruising is gone now, I'd rather find out when I look at the daily newsletter.
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