Cruise life is an adventure like none other. The cruise ships want to create experiences that are unparalleled for their guests, so this means that the opportunity to embrace anything from exotic food to entertainment, to relaxing activities, to sporting activities, to art are pretty much endless. If you want to something, there is probably a large opportunity for that right on your ship which means you’re never going to be bored.

If you’re an art fanatic and want to find ways to enjoy art in different capacities while you’re vacationing on a cruise ship, here are 3 cool ways you can do that:

Go To An Art Auction

If you have a passion for the visual arts of varying kinds, many cruise ships give you the opportunity to browse through galleries and actually take part in live art auctions right on the ship. Even if you aren’t bidding on a Picasso original, it’s still a thrill to see the art up close in person and to be able to watch as people bid all sorts of money to obtain one-of-a-kind masterpieces and works of art. That’s an experience you don’t really find otherwise, so hit up a Park West Gallery auction the next time you’re on a cruise.

See Live Theatrical Performances

Cruise ships are notorious for having top of the line theatrical performances for guests to enjoy while on the ship. There are usually a couple of shows a day, and the productions will get rotated every day or two as well, so while you’re on the ship, you might have the option to see 3 or 4 different productions. It’s a pretty neat way to be introduced to theatre, but the art certainly doesn’t stop there

Hear Symphony Concerts

There is really no reason to say no to seeing a theatrical performance or going to an art auction, but if you’ve already done both, it’s your turn to go and hear a symphony concert. Cruise lines hire out the best musicians and there is something usually going on around the clock. If you haven’t had the chance to hear an orchestra or big band live, it’s your chance. You could even go to a ball where a big band is playing and you can swing dance the night away!

If none of these opportunities spoke to you, you’ll also have the chance to see art live and in person when you dock at different ports around the world. While you’re on board, however, check out these options, hit up some wine and paint nights, do a pottery class with your child, and have the time of your life. That’s what you’re on a cruise for in the first place, right?