Blue Man Group – I scheduled this for the first night and took a seat in the wheelchair row because I wanted to be able to make a quick escape if I didn’t like it. We stayed the entire show. Just wish that I had known that there would be some text to read. I didn’t have my glasses so only could read the one sign for people in the back row.
Comedian – He was OK and we had seen him on another ship.
Howl At the Moon – Seemed tolerable at first. Didn’t like the voices and didn’t see any dueling pianos when we were there closer to midnight. Had the extreme displeasure of having to sit through the Knock-knock song. We should have just left. I can’t believe that NCL allows such raunchy, misogynistic, gross, disgusting, offensive material on board the ship. Should be rated XXX and called Howl at Hustler.
Second City – We went to the 11:00 adult show. It’s so interesting how they handled adult themes in a clever, humorous and non-offensive way. What a huge contrast to the unclever Howl at the Moon guys.
Fat Cats – We arrived when they were on break. They returned, played one song and left. This was around 7:00. We returned before 11:00 and the place was shut down.
Legends in Concert -The performers while were were onboard were Rod Stewart, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. Rod was OK, but just didn’t sound like Rod. Having no clue about Brittany Spears, it was difficult to really evaluate her performance. Michael Jackson was fabulous. High energy with the iconic MJ moves, this performer brought down the house.
We did not go to Cirque Dreams because we are not fans of acrobats or contortion artists. This option received mixed reviews from other passengers.
Overall, we liked the concept of smaller venues for a variety of entertainment. Cirque Dreams requires an additional payment, but the other shows that we attended were complimentary, although reservations are required. The reservations can be made online at NCL and you can also make them from your stateroom TV or at the entertainment desk onboard. Many shows sell out, so we recommend making reservations in advance of your sailing.