Hey, I had a terrific time on our cruise from Baltimore to Nova Scotia on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Grandeur of the Seas.I met a lot of interesting people, saw some really good shows and made port calls in Portland and Bar Harbor (Pronounced “Bah Habah”), Maine and St. John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. We were traveling with our friends, Don and Susan. There’s too much to put in one blog post, so I’m going to break it up.
First off, the entertainment was wonderful. The cruise line isn’t good about telling who the entertainers are. They should have posters or something. The first guy was a juggler. I only was able to see the end of his act. He climbed about eight feet up a ladder and danced and juggled and all sorts of stuff. Amazing. I was way back in the theater and I didn’t get any pictures.The next night there was a terrific comedian. I can’t find his name. I spoke to him as he was leaving in St. John. Nice guy. Next was a marvelous violinist. I can’t find his name. I also spoke to him as he was leaving the ship. They probably said you can’t take a video, but I came in late and didn’t hear the announcement. As you may know, I was a violinist when I was a kid. Four years. Once when our school orchestra was giving a concert, our director stopped the music in the middle and apologized for my playing. No lie. I was proud. It was the first time I ever got any attention. Now this guy can play!
The next guy was a Las Vegas act named Tony Tillman. Great singer, too.Just a little copyright infringement here.
The final act that I saw was an Elvis impersonator. He had a three piece band. All really nice people. And they were absolutely great. The cruise director announced once again that you couldn’t take any pictures, and for once I did as he said. I’m sorry now that I listened to him. You’d swear the guy was Elvis. A great act. Once again, I can’t recall his name. Royal Caribbean really should announce their acts on their web site. I assumed the would, and I found out when I got home that they didn’t. Here is the band with Elvis after we left the ship in Baltimore.
The final act was an aerial act. No recordings allowed, but here is a very brief teaser.
And, of course, entertainment in what they called the Centrum…
All the entertainment was first rate, and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly.
Next week I’ll show you a few of the wonderful people I met, and show some pictures of the ports where we stopped.
I have to go to Florida next week, and I’m not sure when I’ll get back. So if I’m late next week I’ll try to catch up as soon as I can.
Meanwhile back in 2003 I took a cruise to the Caribbean and over to Mexico. Here’s the the results of that trip. I’ll be drawing up my thoughts on this current trip when I get back from Florida.
Well, that last one didn’t make it past my editor. Here’s the replacement…