Don't expect HAL's shows to knock your socks off, but hey, at least they're trying. Each ship features small-scale Vegas-style shows, with laser lights and lots of glimmer and shimmer. Overall, though, you'll find better-quality entertainment from the soloists, trios, and quartets playing jazz, pop, and light-classical standards around the ship.
Recent-release movies are shown an average of twice a day in an onboard cinema and also up on deck via a new, large LED screen on the ships' aft deck (part of a new concept at the ships' stern called the Retreat which also includes a new pool bar and pizzeria). There's free popcorn available for the full movie effect. There's also a crew talent show once a week in which crewmembers (Indonesians one week, Filipinos the next) present songs and dances from their home countries. Passenger-participation shows are a different animal, with the crowd-pleasing American Idol style contest called Superstar featuring passenger crooners being critiqued by a staff of judges.
Aboard each ship, one of the lounges becomes a disco in the evening, with a small live band generally playing before dinner and a DJ taking over for after-dinner dancing. The new Signature-class and Vista-class ships have dedicated discos; on the other ships, the Crow's Nest lounge goes disco in the evenings.
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