Cruises aren’t just for families with kids and elderly couples enjoying their retirement. They can be just as fun for younger people who love to stay up late and party hard. Cruises offer a 24/7 vacation, with some ships keeping the bar open way into the early hours of the morning, so you can watch the sun come up on the deck after a night on the dance floor. If you’re hoping to party hard while you cruise, these are the best ships on the sea.

Celebrity Cruises

You can gamble into the night on Celebrity Cruises beautiful, gigantic ships, with the Fortunes Casino offering a large variety of games and tables. There are tons of exciting night time entertainment options available to suit everyone’s tastes, from comedy and dancing to burlesque performances. The Celebrity cruise ships also feature huge disco dance floors with music blasting late into the night, with hanging bubble chairs to relax in when you get tired from all of the dancing.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norweigan Cruise Line offers the best in terms of casino nightlife on any cruise ship, with glittering casinos offering a vast variety of gambling fun. The ship also features live Broadway shows, musical performances and even a singalong piano act to entertain all of its passengers. Those who love to party will never get bored- there are plenty of different bars and clubs in the cruise ship’s themed lounges, and the line is famous for its ultra-cool nightlife and music, particularly its famous White Hot Party.

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival is well known for its endless entertainment and musical acts, with performances showing nonstop to ensure that you’re thoroughly enjoying your vacation, whatever your personal taste may be. Comedy fans can stay up late laughing at the on-board Punchliner Comedy Club, while clubbers dance the night away at the ship’s discos and clubs. There are also tons of different bars on the ship, so you can choose from cool elegance or a rowdier atmosphere, depending on your mood.

Royal Caribbean

You’re pretty much guaranteed a great time on any of Royal Caribbean’s incredible cruise ships, but the most nightlife can be found on its largest vessels, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. These ships have a huge Casino Royale custom built from hours of gambling and games, and a range of clubs and dance halls with every style of music imaginable on offer. If you want to show off your own talents, you can even take the stage at the ship’s karaoke bar.

Princess Cruises

The nightlife on the Princess Cruises’ biggest boats, Royal Princess and Regal Princess, takes place primarily around its huge deck pool. The pool area comes to life after dark, with spectacular light and water shows and music to dance to. The Regal Princess’s Caribbean cruise also features the Night Sky Lounge, a trendy outdoor bar where you can mingle with other travellers. If you’re looking to sit back and be entertained, Princess Cruises ensures that you’re spoiled for choice, with outdoor showings of movies, a casino, comedians, game shows, discos and live music.

Disney Cruise Line

Although the Disney cruise ships may be best known for their kid-friendly activities and entertainment, they know how to put on a show for the grownups, too. Once your kids are safely tucked in bed, there’s a buzzing nightlife on offer for adults, with a range of different clubs and bars each themed in distinctive ways. You can watch piano players, blues singers and comedy acts, or enjoy the latest game in the O’Gills Irish sports bar.