Entertainment on board the cruise ship Norwegian Epic, scheduled to debut next summer, will have a Las Vegas flavour.
Elvis Presley, Madonna, Tina Turner, Cher, Tom Jones, Dolly Parton, and the Blues Brothers will be among the acts making regular appearances – in the shape of impersonators from the Legends in Concert team.
Three celebrity tribute performers will take to the stage in the ship’s 685-seat Epic Theater for six 45-minute shows during each seven-day cruise.
Further cabaret-style shows will be performed for diners in the Manhattan Room, the Epic’s New York-inspired supper club.
Also taking to the sea is Howl at the Moon, a show in which duelling pianists encourage the audience to sing along. A feature of clubs in Las Vegas and many other American cities, it will be a regular in the ship’s comedy club. Sounds like community karaoke to me, and no doubt will be fuelled by industrial quantities of alcohol.
The new shows are in addition to regular performances by The Blue Man Group, another feature of Vegas theatreland, announced some weeks ago.
The 153,000-ton Norwegian Epic, currently being built in France, will carry up to 4,200 passengers and is scheduled to sail year-round seven and 14-night cruises from Miami to the Caribbean.