Spanning three decks, the
Alhambra Theatre holds 1,320
people. It is the venue for the
ship's production shows, which
include Las Vegas style
reviews, musical theater
productions and even shows
that have performers "flying"
above the stage. The cast
consists of six singers, 10
dancers and two acrobats.
The 28 by 46 foot stage curtain
is "Flamenco" and was printed
on 13 panels. Over 25,000
beads, 15,000 sequins and 500
Austrian crystals were then
The ice show performances on the rink in Studio B
are a highlight of the entertainment on
Independence, even if one does not care for ice
shows. They are more akin to theater production
shows with spectacular lighting, music and
choreographed as well as virtuoso skating.
In addition to being a shopping district, a dining venue and a place for drinks,
the Royal Promenade becomes the scene for colorful entertainment at night.
The crew perform in costumed parades that include aerial acrobatics. There are
themed dance parties. And, in a somewhat more restrained event, the Captain
hosts his welcome reception in the Royal Promenade. "There are many hats our
staff have to wear," comments Cruise Director Allan Brooks.
Casino Royale can accommodate about 450 people
and is equipped with gaming tables, slot machines,
electronic gaming and its own bar. Named after the
Ian Fleming novel that began the James Bond series,
two murals of the stars of the James Bond movies in
character flank the main entrance to the casino.
RCTV is the ship's television
production operation. The
television control can be seen
outside of Studio B, which
happens to be a
studio as well as an ice rink.
The entertainment staff make
use of the television facilities
producing shows and
recording events that are
seen on the in-cabin
television. "I do a lot of
video on this ship to get the
messages out so people can
take advantage of the ship,"
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The Big Screen shows movies,
concerts, sports events and other
television shows. With the
addition of the Big Screen in
2013, the indoor screening
room became redundant and was
replaced by cabins.