What floats your boat?

//What floats your boat?

My report yesterday that New Kids on the Block would be playing on Carnival Imagination in May demonstrated that cruise ships are not just a care home for has-been entertainers. Or maybe it didn’t, depending on your opinion.
But it started me thinking about the perfect cruise entertainment.
Now I know that for some people, an ideal evening is an early-sitting dinner and being tucked up in bed by nine o’clock with a cup of cocoa. After all, there might be a hectic day of shuffleboard, bridge, and napkin folding tomorrow.
For others (and don’t look at me like that) it might be a hectic whirl of dinner, theatre, disco, midnight buffet and casino before staggering back to the cabin in the wee small hours, wondering why the ship is rolling so much when the sea is as smooth as a millpond.
But what IS the perfect evening on board a ship?

I have split my sides at comedians on the Black Watch, Arcadia and Island Star, where the laughs come from smart performers who know just what sort of audience they’re dealing with.
The routines might be full of gags based on “fings ain’t what they used to be,

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:49+00:00 15 January 2009|Cruise Gossip|1 Comment

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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  1. Anne 18 January 2009 at 10:28 am - Reply

    They should get Simon Cowell to organise a talent contest for cruise ship entertainers because he’s always going on about X-factor contestants being “too cruise ship.”

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