When you think about going on a cruise, you might consider the onboard amenities, the activities at port and of course, the food.

But if you really want to have a good time, look for disco ships known for their respective party atmospheres and amazing dance clubs.

Whether you’re traveling with a family or you’re flying solo, when the stars come out, it’s officially time to get your groove on as you dance the night away at your own private party on water. Some of the most famous cruise lines are also famous for their night life and party atmospheres, so make sure you experience them at least once as an avid party cruiser.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

When your main concern when choosing a disco ship is variety, definitely consider the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet of ships. Each freestyle ship is outfitted with a few different nightclub experiences, including a Vegas-style club called Bliss on board, where you can enjoy top 40 music with a blaring sound system and huge video screens.

However, if your dance tastes are a little more mild, the ships also offer jazz clubs for show tunes and duets, which might be a better fit if you prefer to dance to the golden oldies instead of the latest hits.

Royal Caribbean – Oasis of the Seas

While of the Royal Caribbean fleet could be labeled as disco ships, it’s the Oasis of the Seas that retains top honors for the most variety and the hottest dance parties. Equipped with two main dance clubs – Blaze and Club 20 – there’s something for just about every type of dancer. Whether you’re looking to meet some new young singles at Club 20 or you’d rather get down with your spouse at Blaze, it’s all part of the ship’s famed entertainment promenade.

Crystal Cruise Lines

If you’re a single woman cruising solo, you might want to consider what Crystal Cruise lines has to offer on every one of its ships. Equipped with the “Ambassador Hosts,” Crystal utilizes male hosts that have been extensively screened especially for the single women aboard the ship. Well-versed in all the types of dancing – including ballroom – a single girl could never want for a partner when she’s aboard a Crystal party cruiser. Just remember: While the disco ship makes allowanced for single cruisers, couples can still engage and have a great time in the ships’ nightclubs.

Celebrity Solstice Class of Ships

Celebrity definitely has a party reputation among other cruise lines, so it’s no surprise that entertainment, nightlife and dancing would all be prime priorities for the company. On their Solstice class of cruise ships, Celebrity delivers with Quasar, a partially open-air club that manages to be both retro and futuristic at the same time. And don’t worry – if you want to party to continue after open hours, Celebrity is more than happy to extend operating hours to account for die-hard dancers who aren’t ready to head to bed just yet.

Costa Cruise Lines

If you’ve ever wanted to dance under the stars, Costa Cruise Lines has you covered. With open-air dance clubs that feature retractable glass roofs in case of inclement weather, you get to dance the night away enjoying the gorgeous night sky.

What’s more, Costa also offers fun themed night parties, so you can dress up and get down with a fun group of people. Expect a lot of Latin flair as you dance the night away – think cha-cha, rumba and salsa all into the wee hours of the morning, especially as Costa clubs don’t usually close until 3 to 4 a.m.

When you’re looking to let loose on your cruise, specifically choosing a boat with a reputation for being a party on water means you’re going to have the best time at night.

Whether you’re into show tunes and jazz, you’re completely addicted to Latin dancing or you’d rather shake your groove thang so something a little more modern, the best cruise lines all offer some type of nightlife beyond the usual shows and eats. The next time you go on a cruise, choose carefully – and don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes!