Entertainment to suit your style
As the evening dawns and our ships sparkle in the night, they each take on their own special atmosphere.
Singers, bands, celebrity guests and the ship’s own resident production company all take to the stage for dazzling evening entertainment that's as individual as you are.
Day and night in the ship's lounge
All our ships have a main show lounge, the venue for a range of entertainment every evening.
From live bands and classical recitals, to guest speakers and cabaret shows, it's the place to take your seat in the evenings and enjoy an ever-changing programme of colourful entertainment.
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The roaring 1920s and elegant 1930s! Enjoy 5 live performances on board from one of the UK's finest dance bands, established over 50 years.
After the lockdown the Pasadena Roof Orchestra is 'Back on the Road'. The band was founded in 1969 by John Arthy and is now led by band leader and vocalist Duncan Galloway, The 11 piece Orchestra has toured the USA, appeared in Kuala Lumpur, played at London’s Albert Hall and tours Europe and the United Kingdom on a regular basis. The shows include the classic tunes from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin Cole Porter, Duke Ellington as well as some exclusive arrangements from the great British dance bands. Duncan will also present a talk 'The history of the Dance Bands and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra' A light hearted look at life on tour with some anecdotes and adventures from the Orchestra's rich history.
Syd Lawrence Orchestra
For over 40 years, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra has been thrilling audiences in concert halls, theatres and music shows across Great Britain and Europe. Originally founded by trumpeter and arranger Syd Lawrence in 1967, the current band has been directed by bandleader Chris Dean since Syd’s retirement in 1996 and the orchestra were recently voted “Best Big Band in the Land” for the eighth consecutive year.
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra’s extensive repertoire includes such classics as Glenn Miller´s ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and ‘In the Mood’, and Tommy Dorsey´s ‘I’m Getting Sentimental Over You’, coupled with hits from the Great American Songbooks of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen to name just a few. You can also look forward to vocals by Chris, guest star vocalist Sarah Eyden and The Serenaders, as well as memorable solo jazz performances.
Supercraft with Julie Peasgood
Television presenter, actress, and passionate crafter, Julie Peasgood will be joined by a team of talented super-crafters on board to lead a range of creative workshops. Join Melissa Waudby, owner of Simply Vintage, and learn how to make vintage teacup dioramas and rose wreaths; owners of the renowned Lechlade Craft Barm, Jennie Rainsford and Karen Holland, will lead workshops creating printed tote bags and no-sew Christmas baubles; Anna McGeoghegan, a specialist tutor for the blind and partially-sighted will demonstrate jewellery and bookmark making; and professional sculptor John Rattenbury will be creating an original plaster casting of a unique plaque on board. Covering all levels from beginner to experienced crafter, your creative talents will reach new levels on this supercraft-themed cruise.