In the ever-evolving world of entertainment, change is constant, and that goes for productions raising the bar from New York City’s Broadway to London’s West End, Las Vegas—and at sea. Royal Caribbean’s 132,500-square-foot production studio in North Miami is designed to create award-winning performances on any scale, culling top-rated talent from around the globe.
The Royal Caribbean Production Studio, so big it can be viewed from space, is the dedicated training ground for every entertainer on each of the cruise line’s ships—and it’s in use 365 days a year. Part of a partnership with Florida International University, it has everything you could need to produce and redefine entertainment today. It boasts rehearsal studios, a theater, a 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility, and vocal rooms, as well as dorms and residencies, aerial studios, a gym, and more.
Nearly every night on board any of Royal Caribbean’s 25 ships, sought-after entertainers from around the world present jaw-dropping athletic performances that go way beyond traditional singing and dancing—picture acrobatics, 3D flying, ice-skating, synchronized swimming and high-diving, all of it accompanying high-definition projection and audio technology. Audiences witness a mind-blowing mirage that creates an unparalleled interactive experience.
“No other brand—cruise line or otherwise—is producing this level of innovative entertainment programming, from scratch all the way through opening night and beyond,” said Nick Weir, Royal Caribbean’s vice president of entertainment. “From our fresh take on Grease and our world debut of Cats, to the high-energy We Will Rock You, Royal Caribbean has become a destination for creators, talent and audiences worldwide.”
And all of these top-rated shows start in the production studio, where everyone can build, train, rehearse and polish to get their performances curtain-call ready, and it shows. Go behind the scenes and see for yourself in this video.