Friday File: Entertainment Cruise Style

After umpteen cruises, we've discovered that it's not that easy to get good pictures of entertainers on ships. For one thing, they're shy…just kidding. Let's try that again…for one thing, photography is usually not allowed when there are shows in a ships' theater. For another, the performers are rarely seen on ships when they're not on stage, and even if they are, it's not "in costume" which makes them tough to spot. As an example, take a look at the first pictures to see what we mean…

Eric Reid-1Eric Reid-2On the left is Eric Reid, relaxing on the Oceania Riviera, and on the right is Eric Reid, on stage as Elton John (he also does Billy Joel).


Now this is a very different duo, known to fans of Dr. Seuss simply as Thing 1 and Thing 2, entertaining kids young and old on Carnival ships, this time on the Freedom.


On the river cruiser AmaDara, Cambodian dancers came on board along the Mekong River and this drummer, part of a six-person troupe, was highly animated as drummers often are.

Slam Allen

Slam Allen packed 'em in on the Norwegian Epic, night after night, and what made it even better for us was sitting down and discovering that besides being talented, he's a friendly giant.


This gifted pianist is Seth Gibson, who opened Carnival's show for "more popular" colleagues, yet he enthralled listeners in a bar later — and his "more popular" colleagues were in the audience.


This will hardly be a surprise to find out Michael Jackson he is not — only somebody trying to be Michael Jackson. William Hall did a good job as one of the stars of Legends In Concert on the Epic.

In the news…

• Norwegian's biggest ship, Escape, headed for inaugural cruise
• P&O ships being refurbished to become Pacific Aria, Pacific Eden
• Pullmantur ship Empress returning to Royal Caribbean next year

Today at Carnival Live series returning in 2016

Celebrity Infinity
4 nights
October 23, 2016
Fort Lauderdale (return): Key West, Nassau
Inside: $299
Cost per day: $59

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