The Damon Identity – on a cruise ship or watching ice hockey?

//The Damon Identity – on a cruise ship or watching ice hockey?

matt_damon.jpgThis could be the best publicity stunt ever for a cruise ship – the media down under is agog with reports that Matt Damon is celebrating New Year sailing on board The World.
The ship will be in Sydney Harbour today for the spectacular firework display. Earlier in the week, Damon is reported to have been dolphin watching in Jervis Bay. On Tuesday he went ashore with his daughter in Batemans Bay where he not only signed autographs for staff and customers at the local fish shop, but also endorsed their speciality, vodka dipping sauce.
“He came in and we recognized him and he was after some prawns,” fish shop owner Bluey Hetherington told Entertainment Confidential on a leading Australian website.
“He tried our vodka sauce and really liked it. We want to get the sauce into supermarkets and we have a book in the shop for people to sign and endorse it. We have names of people from all over the world.
“He wrote ‘Awesome – Matt Damon and daughter from the USA’ and I’ve laminated that page.”
The World is not your average cruise ship. The 45,500-ton vessel has 165 apartments, most of which are owned by its residents, and some are available to rent. It is currently carrying about 200 passengers, but has never quite been a huge financial success.
Imagine the rush to book cabins – sorry, apartments – if it really is Matt Damon on board. But is it? Could a lookalike be confusing Australia?
The sightings have not been confirmed, and we know from the trilogy of Bourne films that he is not always sure of his own identity.
What’s more, the Boston Herald is reporting that the actor is spending the New Year in Cambridge, Massachussetts, and on Friday may be in his home town watching the Boston Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Winter Classic.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:34+00:00 31 December 2009|Cruise Gossip|0 Comments

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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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