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September 29th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Please continue your discussion in this new thread. You can find the old thread (read only) here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=362780

ceegers
September 29th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Oh... wow...
Ok, well I guess a good way to start this off is to post the list... I'm on the Fantasy at the moment, and Frank Glenn is in the PB.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - ???
Destiny: Russell Villarin 9/10/2011 - ???
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - ???
Elation: Bruce McGhie 1/24/2011 - 10/22/2011
Elation: Drydock 10/22/2011 - 11/05/2011
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 10/12/2011
Fascination: Duane Lewis 9/12/2011 - 10/1/2011
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - ???
Imagination: Angela Johnson 7/11/2011 - 11/4/2011
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Lizl Strauss 7/15/2011 - 10/9/2011
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - ???
Liberty: Pollyanna Jones 7/16/2011 - 10/8/2011
Liberty: Drydock 10/8/2011 - 10/22/2011
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/??/2012
Magic: James "Jim" Morris 7/10/2011 - 10/28/2011
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - ???
Paradise: Jordan Heppner 6/3/2011 - 10/7/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: Jason Davis current - 11/13/2011
Triumph: Ron Pass 10/6/2011 - 10/24/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - ???

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

98Charlie
September 29th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Our new home looks good. Hope everyone finds us.

Dianne

oncruisecontrol
September 29th, 2011, 04:11 PM
I am wondering will the old thread still be available for reference, in case we have to search for something we read on it a couple of months ago?

John F
September 29th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Looks like we have a new home!! We will going on the Valor on Nov.27th to see our old friend Brad Alexander. Always a pleasure to be at the piano bar witb Brad!!! John & Priscilla :) :)

divetrash
September 29th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Swimmom2,

I hope you make it over to this thread to see this. The schedule has changed and Ron will not be on the Liberty in Oct/Nov now, he is heading to the Magic instead. Your piano man will be "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter.

But that being said, yes Ron is the best out there in my opinion!

Happy sailing,

Laura

LibratPDX
September 29th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Looks like we have a new home!! We will going on the Valor on Nov.27th to see our old friend Brad Alexander. Always a pleasure to be at the piano bar witb Brad!!! John & Priscilla :) :)


I'm so jealous, I *heart* Brad!

swimmom32
September 29th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Swimmom2,

I hope you make it over to this thread to see this. The schedule has changed and Ron will not be on the Liberty in Oct/Nov now, he is heading to the Magic instead. Your piano man will be "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter.

But that being said, yes Ron is the best out there in my opinion!

Happy sailing,

Laura

I did make it over here thank you...Oh no now im bummed :(

vegadog2
September 30th, 2011, 09:31 AM
:oLet's try to get some input about polly the piano player on the legend for the Halloween cruise.So far I have had some positive comments.I'll be there on m:Dst nights .

Kokomo_Man
October 1st, 2011, 06:06 PM
Hey Laura and all.

Since this will be lost to the old thread, I thought I should post it here.

For those who had not seen this in the old thread... this is Laura with Ron Pass in the PB on Bloggers Cruise 4.

Laura was maknig a requst of Ron... a song request. It was all in great fun.

I can hardly wait for Bloggers Cruise 5!!!

http://www.memoriesofnakedfanny.com/Laura_PB.JPG

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny

vegadog2
October 2nd, 2011, 11:56 AM
Polloyanna will be at the piano on the legend.Has any one enjoyed her on other cruises ? what kind of music dose she play?

divetrash
October 3rd, 2011, 10:14 AM
Update for the Fascination:

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - ???
Destiny: Russell Villarin 9/10/2011 - ???
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - ???
Elation: Bruce McGhie 1/24/2011 - 10/22/2011
Elation: Drydock 10/22/2011 - 11/05/2011
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 10/12/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- ???
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - ???
Imagination: Angela Johnson 7/11/2011 - 11/4/2011
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Lizl Strauss 7/15/2011 - 10/9/2011
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - ???
Liberty: Pollyanna Jones 7/16/2011 - 10/8/2011
Liberty: Drydock 10/8/2011 - 10/22/2011
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/??/2012
Magic: James "Jim" Morris 7/10/2011 - 10/28/2011
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - ???
Paradise: Jordan Heppner 6/3/2011 - 10/7/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: Jason Davis current - 11/13/2011
Triumph: Ron Pass 10/6/2011 - 10/24/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - ???

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

hyerpraise
October 3rd, 2011, 03:47 PM
How is Bruce McGhie 1/24/2011 - 10/22/2011? We go on the elation in a few days.

divetrash
October 3rd, 2011, 03:53 PM
How is Bruce McGhie 1/24/2011 - 10/22/2011? We go on the elation in a few days.

I posted this on the old thread a few weeks ago:

I've got a soft spot for Bruce. I sailed with him last June and again in September on the Glory.

This is what I posted after sailing with him for the first time in June:

"I just got off the Glory this past Saturday. I spent every night in the piano bar and had a blast. Bruce is a sweet and talented Scotsman (excellent accent!). Lower key than some. His playlist is varied and always includes lots more than what is just on the list he hands out, but pretty lean when it comes to current songs.

He does a good job making everyone feel included and welcome and absolutely loves audience participation, often dropping out and letting the audience sing and pointing out and featuring someone who is singing along enthusiastically. He's got an extra microphone for people who want to sing and it often got passed around. Early on he often does trivia and "Name that Tune" stuff to help people get involved (I can name that tune in 250 notes! LOL)

It can get a bit repetitious as he finds what works with his audience, on our cruise he had 20 somethings to 70 somethings in his bar, and he works to please everyone, that was quite an age gap to straddle. And he accommodates requests as he can, almost to a fault... Oh, if I never hear "Rhinestone Cowboy" again, it will be too soon! LOL!

His is one of those piano bars where it can be nice just listening and chatting with just a few people in the bar (as it was early on the first night) or a lot of fun with a big raucous group which it became later on in the cruise. The people in the bar and their willingness to participate definitely make a big difference. Seats around the bar were at a premium by the second night of our cruise as his "hardcores" found their way to the bar. The first night worried him a bit as he said that the previous two cruises were rip-roaring from the get go.

Just make sure it's after midnight before you ask him what his favorite thing to wear under his kilt is! LOL!"

There were some other good comments about him much further back in the thread before he took a couple year break from Carnival.

By all means go and have a good time. He appreciates people who love piano bars.

And make sure you tell him that "girrny b*tch" Laura says hello!

Happy Cruising,

Laura

PS - Here are a couple of comments posted in recent reviews of the Elation as well:

Propellor1969 from Little Rock, AR, who just got off the 9/1/11 "extended cruise" said: "Bruce was super great in the piano bar. If you go, tell him his Tabernacle choir says hi! He is full of great trivia and likes to quiz you in between songs. That's where we always started after dinner."


A cruiser from August who hated most of the entertainment on board said: "The piano bar is nice, especially since it is not smoking now. The Scottish(?) guy is a fun relaxing host. I wish there was more of this available. "

hyerpraise
October 3rd, 2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the great reply. We probably won't stay long since we have small kids but they love piano music. We won't take up chairs for people staying extended periods.

bigtoeswim'n
October 3rd, 2011, 07:32 PM
We just got off the Elation. The excellent piano player in the main area where Cust Service and Excursion desk seemed to play nonstop for the entire cruise. She was a very thin woman with a long pony tail. She seemed tireless. How could she do that. Didn't catch her name, but she put her whole mind and soul into her playing.

crystalbeachcruisers
October 3rd, 2011, 08:04 PM
How is Bruce McGhie 1/24/2011 - 10/22/2011? We go on the elation in a few days.

Bruce is so far my favorite piano man. He spoiled us and no-one has ever been as good. That was the only cruise I ever spent every night in the piano bar.
When you see him, tell him Judy says to hurry up and come back to Galveston.

IslandToIsland
October 4th, 2011, 05:48 PM
We just got off the Freedom and Marty was awesome!! Had the best time. :)

MickeyMickey1975
October 4th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Per Jason Davis's website he is no longer on the Splendor. I wonder if something happened?

frito58
October 4th, 2011, 06:36 PM
So whats the scoop on this guy Jerry Seelix on the Victory , when you do search you get an OMG I can't believe They let this guy on another ship, but I havent read anything on him since he has been on the Victory??

justcrzn
October 4th, 2011, 06:42 PM
So whats the scoop on this guy Jerry Seelix on the Victory , when you do search you get an OMG I can't believe They let this guy on another ship, but I havent read anything on him since he has been on the Victory??

We just got off the Victory Sept 25th and I believe this is the worst Piano Player and Singer that I have ever heard. There were a couple nights the place wasnt even open. He sounded like he was hoarse so I asked him if he was feeling allright and he said he felt fine but know one would sit down and listen to him.:rolleyes:

frito58
October 4th, 2011, 08:39 PM
We just got off the Victory Sept 25th and I believe this is the worst Piano Player and Singer that I have ever heard. There were a couple nights the place wasnt even open. He sounded like he was hoarse so I asked him if he was feeling allright and he said he felt fine but know one would sit down and listen to him.:rolleyes:

:(:(:( Man that really sucks we truly love the piano bar , guess we wont be going there. Thanks for the update though.

bbmom2boys
October 5th, 2011, 11:45 AM
We just got off the Freedom and Marty was awesome!! Had the best time. :)


We also just got off the Freedom...and Marty had the place rockin almost all of the time! He was amazing...he hardly ever took breaks and if he did he used it to make sure he was caught up on requests. He made me tired just watching him work so hard. Carols the waiter was also great...was our favorite place on the entire boat by far!

manmtnmike
October 5th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Hey,
Just a review on Dave Filsinger on Dream: 9-10-11 sailing...

He was great! Can play almost anything and will have a song ready later in the cruise if you ask him. He even wrote a special song for newlyweds.

He's great at including the crowd, and if you dare to join him in a song, he welcomes the opportunity. Great personality as well.

Mike

Stargateman
October 10th, 2011, 06:55 PM
We just got off the Freedom and Marty was awesome!! Had the best time. :)
Lol you are fast "in and out" did not have a chance to say hello

DEBnGAB
October 10th, 2011, 06:57 PM
We just got off the Victory Sept 25th and I believe this is the worst Piano Player and Singer that I have ever heard. There were a couple nights the place wasnt even open. He sounded like he was hoarse so I asked him if he was feeling allright and he said he felt fine but know one would sit down and listen to him.:rolleyes:

I cannot believe that Jerry Seelix is still in Piano Bars.I agree that he was the absolute worse.

Besides being incredibly hoarse 100% of the time, he would ask for requests, the few people in there would throw out a song, he would say he didnt know that one, then offer up to play something instrumental.
:rolleyes: He was awful.

LibratPDX
October 10th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Polloyanna will be at the piano on the legend.Has any one enjoyed her on other cruises ? what kind of music dose she play?

I just got off the Liberty and went to the piano bar every night. She is awesome! She has a wide variety of specific songs and provides a songlist in the bar (see the website for her list if you like).


Tell her Cala says hello for me?

http://pollyannajones.com/fr_pollyanna.cfm

crusinpsychRN
October 11th, 2011, 08:40 AM
I am wondering will the old thread still be available for reference, in case we have to search for something we read on it a couple of months ago?

Note first post.

crusinpsychRN
October 11th, 2011, 08:41 AM
I loved Barry Miller. He was funny and got the group engaged.

John F
October 11th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Just wondered if anyone has heard from Brad Alexander on the Valor?? We will be joining him
on Nov.27th. He does such an outstanding job and his late night show is terrific!! John & Priscilla :) :)

Margarita Mom
October 11th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Just got off the Freedom and really enjoyed Marty Gast. He was entertaining and played what the crowd wanted. He was what I look for in the piano bar player. I'm there to have fun and sing along and Marty delivers.

divetrash
October 11th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Some updates courtesy of John's Blog:

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny: Russell Villarin 9/10/2011 - ???
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Bruce McGhie 1/24/2011 - 10/22/2011
Elation: Drydock 10/22/2011 - 11/05/2011
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - s11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Angela Johnson 7/11/2011 - 11/4/2011
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: Drydock 10/8/2011 - 10/22/2011
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/??/2012
Magic: James "Jim" Morris 7/10/2011 - 10/28/2011
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Richard Yerkes 10/7/2011 - 10/31/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: Mike Smith current - 10/30/2011
Triumph: Ron Pass 10/6/2011 - 10/24/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

margaritaman
October 11th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Just off the Pride on Oct 2. We had James at the Piano bar who was excellent. He had a show going with the barman who was named Oliver. Great time. He always included you and had the place rocking everynight....Hats off....great time..

swimmom32
October 11th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Piano Bar Bob???? anyone know who he is and if he is any good?? he will be on the liberty when we sail :)

CruisinPhanatic
October 14th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Marty was fabulous! I have never spent much time in the Piano bars but on my Freedom Cruise in September we closed the piano bar every night. I see that Marty's contract is up in January. I hope that Carnival resigns him to another contract. My son and I are supposed to cruise in the spring and I would pick a ship because of him. We enjoyed him so much!

SadieN
October 14th, 2011, 09:11 PM
How are Keith Turner and Seth Gibson? TIA

alreadypacked
October 15th, 2011, 01:38 AM
I just got off the Liberty and went to the piano bar every night. She is awesome! She has a wide variety of specific songs and provides a songlist in the bar (see the website for her list if you like).


Tell her Cala says hello for me?

http://pollyannajones.com/fr_pollyanna.cfm

I enjoyed Pollyanna on the Liberty also--I was pleasantly surprised. In 2010, I took 3 CCL cruises and all 3 piano bar players were horrific. I was shocked, because in Sept of 2009 on the Freedom, Nov 2008 on the Miracle, and Dec 2007 on the Victory, we had awesome piano bar players.

It seemed that things had drastically changed in 2010, but Pollyanna was a refreshing change. Not the best piano bar player, but certainly enjoyable. She could even sing songs by male artists that I wasn't expecting, such as Bon Jovi. Her Michael Jackson medley was quite popular and very good.

She took few breaks, was extremely personable, and played a nice variety of songs (playlists distributed on the bar).

The first night, I wasn't sure because she was different than what we were used to, but definitely give her a chance. She does have talent, and is very personable. She likes to sing, which was the problem with some previous players...... They had extremely limited repertoire, spent more time talking & schmoozing, and one even spent an entire hour listening to one guest's Ipod trying to learn a new song while the rest of us ordered drinks waiting for our song to be played (after I tipped him $5.00, no less...which he actually gave back to me when I asked him if he was going to get to my song--he finally admitted that he didn't do that song; it was not an obscure song).

I don't expect perfection, but really. If the piano players in 2010 were at least as good as Pollyanna, I would have had no complaint, but they were beyond bad....

Pollyanna sings, doesn't waste too much time schmoozing, has talent and obviously likes what she does, is very personable, and I recommend definitely giving her a chance--even if she's not what you're used to. We did, and really enjoyed her.

Lil_Red08
October 15th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Ron Pass hands down , but after the wonderful reviews I'm looking forward to hearing Brad Alexander in Dec.

BohemianDoll
October 15th, 2011, 02:50 AM
Great thread.. now I know Seth Gibson will be our Piano Man and I've already liked his page on Facebook and found out that our friends know him, live in the same town as him. It's such a small world..

vegadog2
October 15th, 2011, 07:22 AM
[quote=alreadypacked;30973769]I enjoyed Pollyanna on the Liberty also--I was pleasantly surprised. In 2010, I took 3 CCL cruises and all 3 piano bar players were horrific. I was shocked, because in Sept of 2009 on the Freedom, Nov 2008 on the Miracle, and Dec 2007 on the Victory, we had awesome piano bar players.

It seemed that things had drastically changed in 2010, but Pollyanna was a refreshing change. Not the best piano bar player, but certainly enjoyable. She could even sing songs by male artists that I wasn't expecting, such as Bone Jovi. Her Michael Jackson medley was quite popular and very good.

She took few breaks, was extremely personable, and played a nice variety of songs (playlists distributed on the bar).

The first night, I wasn't sure because she was different than what we were used to, but definitely give her a chance. She does have talent, and is very personable. She likes to sing, which was the problem with some previous players...... They had extremely limited repertoire, spent more time talking & schmoozing, and one even spent an entire hour listening to one guest's Pod trying to learn a new song while the rest of us ordered drinks waiting for our song to be played (after I tipped him $5.00, no less...which he actually gave back to me when I asked him if he was going to get to my song--he finally admitted that he didn't do that song; it was not an obscure song).

I don't expect perfection, but really. If the piano players in 2010 were at least as good as Pollyanna, I would have had no complaint, but they were beyond bad....

Pollyanna sings, doesn't waste too much time schmoozing, has talent and obviously likes what she does, is very personable, and I recommend definitely giving her a chance--even if she's not what you're used to. We did, and really enjoyed her.[/quote


Thank you for the great Info.We will be cruising on the legend for Halloween and am really looking forward to the piano bar.

LHP
October 16th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Per Jason Davis's website he is no longer on the Splendor. I wonder if something happened?

I think I read that Michael Smith is on the Splendor now....

LHP
October 16th, 2011, 02:08 PM
For those who asked...we just sailed with Bruce on the Elation (got off the ship Oct 3rd...us, not him)....he was delightful.

He is from Scotland and just a HOOT!!

Brad Alexander is also EXCELLENT ...we have cruised with him twice.

There are still a lot of new names on here that we have not sailed with...

I need to get busy!! :D

kristy
October 16th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Just off of the Legend and sadly must say that I was greatly disappointed with Pollyanna. :( The piano bar IS our favorite nightly routine and I was so bummed that she was not as fun and interactive with the crowd(or lack thereof on this trip)
She had a decent voice but did not hype the pax. I'm use to the Brad Alexander fun type piano players. Pollyanna definitely needs some help interacting with the fans while playing.

Kokomo_Man
October 16th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Hi all,

I know this is a Carnival thread, and I am indeed a fan of the Carnival piano bars. But I thought you might like to see my observations from the "Nose Art of the Seas" cruise I'm on. Here's part of what I'm posting over in the NCL area.

...
Iím a piano bar aficionado. I donít mean a chamber music kind of place, but a place that has everyone around the piano singing along with the paid performerÖ you knowÖ singing the popular songs you know by heart. Unfortunately, I donít think NCL believes in those kind of piano bars. They had one area that had the potential to be a fun piano bar, but Iím sorry to tell you that it doesnít come close. The piano player in there only did a mediocre job and both people sitting in the area were only marginally interested. This wasnít even close to the great evenings Iíve spent with Ron Pass in the piano bars on Carnival.

If you want to follow my "Live From the Nose Art of the Seas" you can find my postings at this link:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1501554

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny

LibratPDX
October 16th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Just off of the Legend and sadly must say that I was greatly disappointed with Pollyanna. :( The piano bar IS our favorite nightly routine and I was so bummed that she was not as fun and interactive with the crowd(or lack thereof on this trip)
She had a decent voice but did not hype the pax. I'm use to the Brad Alexander fun type piano players. Pollyanna definitely needs some help interacting with the fans while playing.

I'm sorry you didn't have as enjoyable an experience as I had with her on the Liberty. I guess I don't understand part orf your statement "but did not hype the pax"? The piano player can only do so much to encourage participaton. Some nights people trickled in and out, and some nights were jumpin', no two were alike!

I found her *very* interactive but the much of the interaction was with specific songs, and many of the regulars were in their 20's and enjoyed the more recent songs in her repertoire. We had the most fun with songs like "Forget You", "Love Shack", "I Will Survive", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and "Sweet Caroline" among others.

http://s317.photobucket.com/albums/mm388/libratpdx/?action=view&current=100711PianoBarLastHurrah.jpg

divetrash
October 16th, 2011, 08:55 PM
For those who asked...we just sailed with Bruce on the Elation (got off the ship Oct 3rd...us, not him)....he was delightful.

He is from Scotland and just a HOOT!!

Brad Alexander is also EXCELLENT ...we have cruised with him twice.

There are still a lot of new names on here that we have not sailed with...

I need to get busy!! :D

Bruce is quite the charmer isn't he?

alreadypacked
October 19th, 2011, 09:30 PM
I'm sorry you didn't have as enjoyable an experience as I had with her on the Liberty. I guess I don't understand part orf your statement "but did not hype the pax"? The piano player can only do so much to encourage participaton. Some nights people trickled in and out, and some nights were jumpin', no two were alike!

I found her *very* interactive but the much of the interaction was with specific songs, and many of the regulars were in their 20's and enjoyed the more recent songs in her repertoire. We had the most fun with songs like "Forget You", "Love Shack", "I Will Survive", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and "Sweet Caroline" among others.

http://s317.photobucket.com/albums/mm388/libratpdx/?action=view&current=100711PianoBarLastHurrah.jpg


I agree. The first couple nights seemed a bit ho hum at first, but I think the crowd just wasn't into it or wasn't requesting the best songs. After requesting a few choice songs (traditional crowd pleasers such as the aforementioned titles you mentioned), let me tell you, everyone was into it. The songs made all the difference.

I wonder if some guests may be new to the piano bar experience and don't know what songs get it going or what brings the crowd in. To some degree the piano player is at the mercy of the crowd...but at least Pollyanna wants to play and sing. The main problem with the 3 piano singers I encountered on my 2010 cruises (3 of them) was that they would barely sing any songs (the guy on the Imagination wasn't as bad as the other two--he mostly suffered from a very limited repertoire--only did oldies). The other two did more talking than singing (and none of them had playlists).

Other good titles to request are: Tina Turner's Proud Mary; The song from Grease (Is it called "Summer Girls"? Not sure, but you probably know what song I mean); Her Michael Jackson Medley--a big crowd pleaser every night even if you're not a big MJ fan because it is mostly older MJ songs than everyone knows from way back; It's Raining Men; and many more.

To some degree the piano bar is what you make it, but in 2010 we tried, but these "singers" wouldn't even sing--they spent the majority of their time talking or taking breaks, and had no playlists so we weren't even sure what songs we could request.

On the Freedom in Feb 2010, DH and I sat at the piano bar well over an hour (ordering drinks) after I had requested a well known Bon Jovi song (which was a common request on previous CCL cruises) and tipped $5 no less, to no avail.

I finally asked if he was going to play my song, and he admitted that he didn't even know that one. I was a bit miffed--at least he might have said so earlier on. Believe it or not, he actually gave me back my $5.

So that is why I say, Pollyanna is a joy. She likes to sing, is very personable, and does have talent. Give her a chance.

I wish I could post the videos I have of her but I think the file is too big or something.

LibratPDX
October 19th, 2011, 10:10 PM
I agree. The first couple nights seemed a bit ho hum at first, but I think the crowd just wasn't into it or wasn't requesting the best songs. After requesting a few choice songs (traditional crowd pleasers such as the aforementioned titles you mentioned), let me tell you, everyone was into it. The songs made all the difference.

I wonder if some guests may be new to the piano bar experience and don't know what songs get it going or what brings the crowd in. To some degree the piano player is at the mercy of the crowd...but at least Pollyanna wants to play and sing. The main problem with the 3 piano singers I encountered on my 2010 cruises (3 of them) was that they would barely sing any songs (the guy on the Imagination wasn't as bad as the other two--he mostly suffered from a very limited repertoire--only did oldies). The other two did more talking than singing (and none of them had playlists).

Other good titles to request are: Tina Turner's Proud Mary; The song from Grease (Is it called "Summer Girls"? Not sure, but you probably know what song I mean); Her Michael Jackson Medley--a big crowd pleaser every night even if you're not a big MJ fan because it is mostly older MJ songs than everyone knows from way back; It's Raining Men; and many more.

To some degree the piano bar is what you make it, but in 2010 we tried, but these "singers" wouldn't even sing--they spent the majority of their time talking or taking breaks, and had no playlists so we weren't even sure what songs we could request.

On the Freedom in Feb 2010, DH and I sat at the piano bar well over an hour (ordering drinks) after I had requested a well known Bon Jovi song (which was a common request on previous CCL cruises) and tipped $5 no less, to no avail.

I finally asked if he was going to play my song, and he admitted that he didn't even know that one. I was a bit miffed--at least he might have said so earlier on. Believe it or not, he actually gave me back my $5.

So that is why I say, Pollyanna is a joy. She likes to sing, is very personable, and does have talent. Give her a chance.

I wish I could post the videos I have of her but I think the file is too big or something.

Yay, another Pollyanna fan! Another thing I noticed about her is that she never took a break, she just played and sang for up to four hours straight. If tips are any indication of performance, she was very successful, I saw $20's in her jar every night, and I think I saw a $50 in there once. She was joking about getting a new car when she got home.

I got such a kick out of her, and even enjoyed her fallback excuse for artists/songs not on her list "I'm from Australia". :D

The Grease song is "Summer Nights", along with "You're The One That I Want' - definite crowd pleasers! I enjoyed her Michael Jackson Medley, and "Proud Mary" was another fun one. The ladies loved "It's Raining Men", but some of the men protested :rolleyes:

I have been lucky, the only other piano player I have encountered was Brad Alexander, and he was great too. I hope you get the chance to enjoy him some time ! :)

DanusLight
October 25th, 2011, 06:05 AM
Oh... wow...
Ok, well I guess a good way to start this off is to post the list... I'm on the Fantasy at the moment, and Frank Glenn is in the PB.



Thanks for list! What was your experience with Frank Glenn?

Thank You!

divetrash
October 25th, 2011, 07:07 AM
As you can see, we have a hole and a couple more ending this week. Working on them...

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Drydock 10/22/2011 - 11/05/2011
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Angela Johnson 7/11/2011 - 11/4/2011
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/??/2012
Magic: James "Jim" Morris 7/10/2011 - 10/28/2011
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Richard Yerkes 10/7/2011 - 10/31/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: Michael Smith current - 10/30/2011
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 - ??? www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

vegadog2
October 25th, 2011, 08:43 AM
I agree. The first couple nights seemed a bit ho hum at first, but I think the crowd just wasn't into it or wasn't requesting the best songs. After requesting a few choice songs (traditional crowd pleasers such as the aforementioned titles you mentioned), let me tell you, everyone was into it. The songs made all the difference.

I wonder if some guests may be new to the piano bar experience and don't know what songs get it going or what brings the crowd in. To some degree the piano player is at the mercy of the crowd...but at least Pollyanna wants to play and sing. The main problem with the 3 piano singers I encountered on my 2010 cruises (3 of them) was that they would barely sing any songs (the guy on the Imagination wasn't as bad as the other two--he mostly suffered from a very limited repertoire--only did oldies). The other two did more talking than singing (and none of them had playlists).

Other good titles to request are: Tina Turner's Proud Mary; The song from Grease (Is it called "Summer Girls"? Not sure, but you probably know what song I mean); Her Michael Jackson Medley--a big crowd pleaser every night even if you're not a big MJ fan because it is mostly older MJ songs than everyone knows from way back; It's Raining Men; and many more.

To some degree the piano bar is what you make it, but in 2010 we tried, but these "singers" wouldn't even sing--they spent the majority of their time talking or taking breaks, and had no playlists so we weren't even sure what songs we could request.

On the Freedom in Feb 2010, DH and I sat at the piano bar well over an hour (ordering drinks) after I had requested a well known Bon Jovi song (which was a common request on previous CCL cruises) and tipped $5 no less, to no avail.

I finally asked if he was going to play my song, and he admitted that he didn't even know that one. I was a bit miffed--at least he might have said so earlier on. Believe it or not, he actually gave me back my $5.

So that is why I say, Pollyanna is a joy. She likes to sing, is very personable, and does have talent. Give her a chance.

I wish I could post the videos I have of her but I think the file is too big or something.


I just can't wait to go to the piano bar.I sure with the WEATHER for next week we will have a lot of INSIDE TIME.

av8tr21
October 25th, 2011, 10:04 AM
I'm a pianist myself, and understand it can be challenging to play in this type of setting. You have to be constantly expanding your repertoire. I was on the Fantasy in 2005, and Odetta was the pianist. She was fantastic, and always seemed to be playing. She took requests and was quite engaging with the other passengers. I was on the Sensation in May, and I couldn't even tell you who the pianist was. Terrible though....hardly played. Anyone know if she is still with Carnival? She was from Lithuania.

ceegers
October 26th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Thanks for list! What was your experience with Frank Glenn?

Thank You!

Didn't actually hear him play. He was cool enough to chat with though :)

LHP
November 2nd, 2011, 09:28 AM
Thanks for list! What was your experience with Frank Glenn?

Thank You!


We just got off the Ecstasy on Monday and Frank Glenn

TOTALLY TOTALLY TOTALLY ROCKS.

He is a fabulous piano player ... GREAT VOICE and the COOLEST INDIVIDUAL you will ever meet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tell him Linda (his dining partner) said HI !!!

Ducktape003
November 2nd, 2011, 02:16 PM
I have to agree with Linda. I also just got off of the Ecstasy on Monday. Frank was a very good entertainer. We got their an hour before he started playing and closed the bar almost every night. It was a great time!

@Linda I sang a song with you on the last night. I was the really drunk one...haha oh wait...we all were.

LHP
November 2nd, 2011, 07:12 PM
I have to agree with Linda. I also just got off of the Ecstasy on Monday. Frank was a very good entertainer. We got their an hour before he started playing and closed the bar almost every night. It was a great time!

@Linda I sang a song with you on the last night. I was the really drunk one...haha oh wait...we all were.

Hey !!!! Yes indeed a GREAT time was had by all !!!!!!!!

Wish I had been drunk.... (can you get drunk on water???)

No alcohol, no caffiene and no sugar.....talk about having to MAKE your own fun!!! LOL

CWcruisers
November 2nd, 2011, 11:20 PM
I think I read that Michael Smith is on the Splendor now....

He was until October 30 when he moved to the Paradise until the end of his contract, which I don't know when that is.

divetrash
November 3rd, 2011, 07:26 AM
As far as the Splendor goes, I know it is a James. I'm not sure if it is Davis or Morris. Could be Morris since his contract went through January and they pulled him early from the Magic to put Ron Pass on. I'm just waiting to hear back.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Drydock 10/22/2011 - 11/05/2011
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Angela Johnson 7/11/2011 - 11/4/2011
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/??/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise:Michael Smith 10/30/2011 - ???
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James ??? 10/30/2011- ???
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 - ???www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

divetrash
November 3rd, 2011, 01:48 PM
One more little change, for later this year on the Pride:

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Drydock 10/22/2011 - 11/05/2011
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Angela Johnson 7/11/2011 - 11/4/2011
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/??/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise:Michael Smith 10/30/2011 - ???
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Pride: Del Woodman 12/4/2011 - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James ??? 10/30/2011- ???
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 - ???www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

FlaParrotHead
November 5th, 2011, 12:14 AM
He was until October 30 when he moved to the Paradise until the end of his contract, which I don't know when that is.

Anyone know if he will be on for the Paradise repositioning cruise LA to Tampa? If he is as good as I hear --- the tips and wine will be flowing.


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CWcruisers
November 5th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Anyone know if he will be on for the Paradise repositioning cruise LA to Tampa? If he is as good as I hear --- the tips and wine will be flowing.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

I emailed him today with that question so I'll let you know when I hear from him.

And yes, he's that good! He's just plain fun.

LHP
November 5th, 2011, 01:25 AM
He was until October 30 when he moved to the Paradise until the end of his contract, which I don't know when that is.

Thanks...he is one of my favorites...

LHP
November 5th, 2011, 01:31 AM
Looks like Michael will be bringing another Fantasy class ship through the Panama Canal.

It leaves Nov 28th I think.....

He brought the Elation East as well....(we met in Grand Cayman for lunch since the Fantasy was there at the same time)

Hockey Addict
November 5th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Hey guys....

We leave Monday on the Fascination. How is Milburn Dumas? I have never seen his name on this thread before BUT I do not frequent here like I should!

Does he (I think milburn is a he) get the crowd involved?

Thanks for any info!

Freefall Doug
November 6th, 2011, 07:12 AM
Just got of the new 2.0 Liberty. Piano Bar Bob was excellent. Very interactive with the crowd, he knew a ton of songs that were new to me, and he was happy to keep on playing past "closing time". The other performers must be amazing to top Bob, but I think it is a safe bet he is the best in the fleet.

LHP
November 6th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Hey guys....

We leave Monday on the Fascination. How is Milburn Dumas? I have never seen his name on this thread before BUT I do not frequent here like I should!

Does he (I think milburn is a he) get the crowd involved?

Thanks for any info!

Milby is a really nice guy. He is older. He seems to be a hit or miss with folks. But he was a HIT with us!!!

cruzin749
November 6th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Update for the Fascination:

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - ???
Destiny: Russell Villarin 9/10/2011 - ???
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - ???
Elation: Bruce McGhie 1/24/2011 - 10/22/2011
Elation: Drydock 10/22/2011 - 11/05/2011
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 10/12/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- ???
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - ???
Imagination: Angela Johnson 7/11/2011 - 11/4/2011
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Lizl Strauss 7/15/2011 - 10/9/2011
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - ???
Liberty: Pollyanna Jones 7/16/2011 - 10/8/2011
Liberty: Drydock 10/8/2011 - 10/22/2011
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/??/2012
Magic: James "Jim" Morris 7/10/2011 - 10/28/2011
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - ???
Paradise: Jordan Heppner 6/3/2011 - 10/7/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: Jason Davis current - 11/13/2011
Triumph: Ron Pass 10/6/2011 - 10/24/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - ???

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.
so what is the feb day piano bar bob leaves and what can you tell me about him, we'll be on liberty feb 11,2012

divetrash
November 7th, 2011, 07:20 AM
so what is the feb day piano bar bob leaves and what can you tell me about him, we'll be on liberty feb 11,2012

If there are question marks instead of a name or a date it means we do not have the information yet. Bob only said he was there to sometime in February.

Bob is a seasoned piano bar entertainer, playing in bars on land for years.

Freefall Doug posted this about him a few days ago:

"Just got of the new 2.0 Liberty. Piano Bar Bob was excellent. Very interactive with the crowd, he knew a ton of songs that were new to me, and he was happy to keep on playing past "closing time". The other performers must be amazing to top Bob, but I think it is a safe bet he is the best in the fleet."

Happy Cruising,

Laura

OSUKNIGHT
November 7th, 2011, 08:44 AM
Laura -- Any word on who's next on the Imagination? Thanks.

divetrash
November 8th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Okay, John Heald actually posted a mostly current list, so I have the holes filled in, including the Imagination OSUKnight.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny: Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Michael Smith 10/30/2011 - 12/12/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Pride: Del Woodman 12/4/2011 - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 - 2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

fabulousmindy
November 8th, 2011, 10:10 PM
Just got of the new 2.0 Liberty. Piano Bar Bob was excellent. Very interactive with the crowd, he knew a ton of songs that were new to me, and he was happy to keep on playing past "closing time". The other performers must be amazing to top Bob, but I think it is a safe bet he is the best in the fleet.

Thanks for posting!! The entertainers kept changing and I was hoping we would get a great one!! We sail Saturday!

OSUKNIGHT
November 8th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Thank you. I knew you would be on top of it. Can't wait to meet Dana.

Okay, John Heald actually posted a mostly current list, so I have the holes filled in, including the Imagination OSUKnight.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny: Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Michael Smith 10/30/2011 - 12/12/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Pride: Del Woodman 12/4/2011 - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 - 2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

John&John
November 9th, 2011, 10:43 AM
Anyone have any opinions of Jim Morris?

Thanks, I tried to search but with the piano bar entertainer list it is impossible.

LHP
November 9th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Anyone have any opinions of Jim Morris?

Thanks, I tried to search but with the piano bar entertainer list it is impossible.

I found him to be an excellent spy ..... (the original Mission Impossible)

sorry, I couldn't resist.... :o

John&John
November 10th, 2011, 09:06 AM
I found him to be an excellent spy ..... (the original Mission Impossible)

sorry, I couldn't resist.... :o

Don't give away our age! Wasn't that Greg Morris or did you mean someone else?

frito58
November 10th, 2011, 09:13 AM
I don't want to be mean but could someone tell me how the guy on the Victory keeps his job:confused: without a doubt one of the worst i have ever heard. We only stood outside for a few minutes but man this guy has no voice just a gravely sound coming out , and it wasnt a bad night or cruise I did a search and never have read a good thing on him. We so enjoy the piano bar was so dissapointed in this on our previous cruise.

John F
November 10th, 2011, 10:31 AM
Any new reports on Brad Alexander on the Valor. We will be on the ship for the 11/27 sailing and are always a big fan of Brad. Thanks. John & Priscilla :) :)

golfadj
November 10th, 2011, 11:15 AM
I don't want to be mean but could someone tell me how the guy on the Victory keeps his job:confused: without a doubt one of the worst i have ever heard. We only stood outside for a few minutes but man this guy has no voice just a gravely sound coming out , and it wasnt a bad night or cruise I did a search and never have read a good thing on him. We so enjoy the piano bar was so dissapointed in this on our previous cruise.

Will trade him for Wally B any day. Not on the list anymore and hopefully Carnival has realized how good he is at emptying the piano bar.

Most of the other entertainers are head and shoulders above him.

frito58
November 10th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Will trade him for Wally B any day. Not on the list anymore and hopefully Carnival has realized how good he is at emptying the piano bar.

Most of the other entertainers are head and shoulders above him.

Well there was never more than 6 people in the bar the whole week of our cruise ,cant figure why they dont get some good talent what a money maker drink wise when they have a good one in there.

divetrash
November 10th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Anyone have any opinions of Jim Morris?

Thanks, I tried to search but with the piano bar entertainer list it is impossible.


I've only seen a couple of reviews on him, during his summer on the Magic:

8/15/2011 from Jolimont:

"Definitely not the guy on the Magic last month. He was ok for a few minutes, but I've heard much MUCH better. "

8/15/2011 from LucyIntheSkywithDiamonds:
Re: Jim on carnival magic
"I went in a few times, but the atmosphere was too sleepy for me!"

I heard from another musician on the ship that the piano bar was pretty quiet.

HOWEVER, keep in mind that piano bars on European cruises are a much different affair than the Caribbean or Mexican Riviera. The cruise is more port intensive, the demographics tend to be older which equals a quieter nightlife. Plus from what I understand Jim is a nice guy, with a more old school, laid back style.

I always say not to let other people form your opinions for you. Give him a chance. His style may suit you better than you think.

Happy Cruising,

Laura

golfadj
November 10th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Well there was never more than 6 people in the bar the whole week of our cruise ,cant figure why they dont get some good talent what a money maker drink wise when they have a good one in there.

6 isnt too bad. Quite a few times just Wally and the barmaid.

He plays very well but has not quite realized he is in a piano bar and should play songs we can sing to.

Pointed it out to the CD on our first cruise with him and he just shook his head and said he had been saying the same thing and Wally would not listen.

The second cruise with him we went in the first night same old and enjoyed the other entertainment the rest of the cruise.

Swampbaby
November 10th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Certainly not the one currently on the Freedom. ZERO personality and not the best in playing.

golfadj
November 10th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Certainly not the one currently on the Freedom. ZERO personality and not the best in playing.

Other than that how is he?http://boards.cruisecritic.com/images/icons/icon7.gif

John&John
November 10th, 2011, 02:46 PM
I've only seen a couple of reviews on him, during his summer on the Magic:

8/15/2011 from Jolimont:

"Definitely not the guy on the Magic last month. He was ok for a few minutes, but I've heard much MUCH better. "

8/15/2011 from LucyIntheSkywithDiamonds:
Re: Jim on carnival magic
"I went in a few times, but the atmosphere was too sleepy for me!"

I heard from another musician on the ship that the piano bar was pretty quiet.

HOWEVER, keep in mind that piano bars on European cruises are a much different affair than the Caribbean or Mexican Riviera. The cruise is more port intensive, the demographics tend to be older which equals a quieter nightlife. Plus from what I understand Jim is a nice guy, with a more old school, laid back style.

I always say not to let other people form your opinions for you. Give him a chance. His style may suit you better than you think.

Happy Cruising,

Laura

Thanks Laura - I also know that Ron Pass is a hard act to follow!

divetrash
November 10th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Well there was never more than 6 people in the bar the whole week of our cruise ,cant figure why they dont get some good talent what a money maker drink wise when they have a good one in there.

I've only ever heard of one entertainer being let go because he wasn't generating enough revenue (and I still think it was a BS excuse). As long as they have a body to put at the piano who shows up when they are supposed to and doesn't get caught breaking the rules, it's considered a job well done.

Frankly, it seems that if Gerry Cahill has his way there would be no more live music on the ships (a fact that will become more obvious as the Funship 2.0 upgrades go into effect on more ships.) I like to joke that in an effort to cut costs, Gerry wanted to get rid of the lobster tails, but marketing nixed that. So he tried to get rid of shrimp cocktails and a revolt on John Heald's facebook page ensued. So he cut the cocktail pianist instead. If he could have just gotten those lobster tails, the Calypso duo might have been saved! LOL (in a very sad way).

On a happier note for us piano bar fans, it seems that piano bar is one of the safer jobs on the ship. Thank goodness for that dedicated room with a big ol' piano installed right in the middle of it!

And we do have plenty of talent out there, Brad Alexander, Ron Pass, Greg Gallello (if he returns), Barry Miller, Russell Villarin, Michael Smith, Rob Crucilla. And among the newer (to Carnival) folks, Dave Filsinger, Marty Gast, Adam Saxe, "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter, Pollyanna Jones, Seth Gibson and Frank Glenn have all garnered really great reviews.

And I know I'm missing some, so chin up! Keep talking about the piano bars loud and long to anyone at Carnival who will listen. I think the more people talk about them and the more often we remind Carnival on public forums like John Heald's Facebook page, the safer (and hopefully better) the piano bars will be!

Happy cruising!

Laura

John&John
November 10th, 2011, 03:17 PM
I've only ever heard of one entertainer being let go because he wasn't generating enough revenue (and I still think it was a BS excuse). As long as they have a body to put at the piano who shows up when they are supposed to and doesn't get caught breaking the rules, it's considered a job well done.

Frankly, it seems that if Gerry Cahill has his way there would be no more live music on the ships (a fact that will become more obvious as the Funship 2.0 upgrades go into effect on more ships.) I like to joke that in an effort to cut costs, Gerry wanted to get rid of the lobster tails, but marketing nixed that. So he tried to get rid of shrimp cocktails and a revolt on John Heald's facebook page ensued. So he cut the cocktail pianist instead. If he could have just gotten those lobster tails, the Calypso duo might have been saved! LOL (in a very sad way).

On a happier note for us piano bar fans, it seems that piano bar is one of the safer jobs on the ship. Thank goodness for that dedicated room with a big ol' piano installed right in the middle of it!

And we do have plenty of talent out there, Brad Alexander, Ron Pass, Greg Gallello (if he returns), Barry Miller, Russell Villarin, Michael Smith, Rob Crucilla. And among the newer (to Carnival) folks, Dave Filsinger, Marty Gast, Adam Saxe, "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter, Pollyanna Jones, Seth Gibson and Frank Glenn have all garnered really great reviews.

And I know I'm missing some, so chin up! Keep talking about the piano bars loud and long to anyone at Carnival who will listen. I think the more people talk about them and the more often we remind Carnival on public forums like John Heald's Facebook page, the safer (and hopefully better) the piano bars will be!

Happy cruising!

Laura

The shrimp cocktail revolt didn't bring back the daily shrimp cocktail :(

spaden
November 10th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Anyone know how Del Woodman is? I will be on the pride 1/1/2012 and he is scheduled to be on htere. Keeping fingers crossed!

divetrash
November 10th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Anyone know how Del Woodman is? I will be on the pride 1/1/2012 and he is scheduled to be on htere. Keeping fingers crossed!

This will be Del's first piano bar contract with Carnival. He's previously worked on Carnival ships as a piano/guitar soloist. Another of the Piano Bar guys told me about him and spoke very highly of him.

Just a heads up, I got a note from Del the other day that Carnival may be changing his ship. It's not a done deal, which is why I have not updated the list yet.

If you do get to cruise with him, I look forward to your review!

Happy cruising,

Laura

spaden
November 10th, 2011, 04:07 PM
Thi
If you do get to cruise with him, I look forward to your review!

Happy cruising,

Laura


If we do get to sail with him I will definitely let you all know! :D

CWcruisers
November 10th, 2011, 04:15 PM
I found this posting from him on Face Book today, just tragic.

Michael Smith (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1212968188)
I've had this account for a couple years and this is the first time I've posted anything. My son Andrew was in an accident Halloween night and died. If you are someone who prays, please pray for him-if not just send out a kind thought. I've received so much love and support over the last few days from family and friends. God bless all of them-God bless all of you.

divetrash
November 10th, 2011, 04:35 PM
I found this posting from him on Face Book today, just tragic.

Michael Smith (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1212968188)
I've had this account for a couple years and this is the first time I've posted anything. My son Andrew was in an accident Halloween night and died. If you are someone who prays, please pray for him-if not just send out a kind thought. I've received so much love and support over the last few days from family and friends. God bless all of them-God bless all of you.


Yeah I saw that today. Very very sad. He's such a nice guy. I feel for him.

I wish him and his family well.

Laura

PS - That also explains the discrepancy between my list and JH's.

divetrash
November 10th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Richard Yerkes current - 12/12/2011
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Pride: Del Woodman 12/4/2011 - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

FlaParrotHead
November 10th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Just saw the post from Michael Smith .. Certainly explains the situation, how sad and condolences to he and his family. B&B


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ceegers
November 10th, 2011, 06:34 PM
(a fact that will become more obvious as the Funship 2.0 upgrades go into effect on more ships.)
glad you guys caught onto that aspect...

On a happier note for us piano bar fans, it seems that piano bar is one of the safer jobs on the ship.
my thinking exactly. Right now I'm being kept relatively happy with spending short amounts of time on ships... but I still plan on switching at some point

It is pretty ridiculous how last minute some things are...

divetrash
November 11th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Okay, Del Woodman's ship switch has been confirmed, oh and he goes by Del Clark professionally so, I'll update that too!

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Richard Yerkes current - 12/12/2011
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

spaden
November 14th, 2011, 07:53 AM
Okay, Del Woodman's ship switch has been confirmed, oh and he goes by Del Clark professionally so, I'll update that too!

Well stil keeping fingers crossed for a good piano bar entertainer for the Pride leaving Jan. 1. I guess I will keep checking in for updates. Thank you for this thread bythe way!

Irishlinny
November 14th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Certainly not the one currently on the Freedom. ZERO personality and not the best in playing.
You certainly couldn't be talking about Marty Gast...there is no way you could say that man has no personality!

We just got back from the Freedom, and for the first time since Damien Brell was on Destiny in 2008, we thoroughly enjoyed the piano bar! Marty was awesome! Lively and very funny, and knew most requests. He doesn't like to do much of the really slow, sad stuff, so the PB stays rocking! We loved him, as did many others...the place was crowded every nite!:D He actually used to play for Carnival some years ago. Met his wife on the Ecstasy, and she happens to be a singer, so they ended up going off on their own and performing together for the last 8 years or so. He came back to Carnival because she needs to take a break from singing for awhile. So not sure how long he'll be with Carnival...hope you get a chance to see him while he's here!:)

Swampbaby
November 14th, 2011, 09:51 AM
[quote=Irishlinny;31325537]You certainly couldn't be talking about Marty Gast...there is no way you could say that man has no personality!


I just looked at my Fun Times. I retract what I said cause the guy we heard was NOT Marty Gast. I love GOOD piano music and was so turned off with the one playing that I never went into the piano bar. No smiles, no interaction with guests, read EVERY piece of his music off his Kindle or whatever the electronic device was, and I didn't think the actual piano playing was all that great. Reckon I'll have to try and hear Marty Gast in the future.

Irishlinny
November 14th, 2011, 11:19 AM
I just looked at my Fun Times. I retract what I said cause the guy we heard was NOT Marty Gast. I love GOOD piano music and was so turned off with the one playing that I never went into the piano bar. No smiles, no interaction with guests, read EVERY piece of his music off his Kindle or whatever the electronic device was, and I didn't think the actual piano playing was all that great. Reckon I'll have to try and hear Marty Gast in the future.
Oh good! I couldn't figure out how Marty ever gave the impression of no personality! LOL! He was pretty crazy! If you get a chance to sail with him, I don't think you will be disappointed;):)

divetrash
November 23rd, 2011, 05:07 PM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know that I'm thankful that the Carnival Piano Bars are still alive and kicking.

Just got an update for the Fantasy.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Hrvoje "H" Knezevic 7/16/2011 - 11/28/2011
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Jafar Curry 7/10/2011 - 12/3/2011
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 10/28/2011 - 12/4/2011 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Richard Yerkes current - 12/12/2011
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: James Quigley 7/31/2011 - 12/4/2011
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

denni
November 23rd, 2011, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the Fantasy update! Has anyone heard him (her)? Searched but didn't find anything. Also tried You Tube. Thanks for any info! :)

Kokomo_Man
November 23rd, 2011, 06:36 PM
Hey Laura,

Do you (or anyone else for that matter) have any information on who is following Brad Alexander on the Valor. I'm getting on for the Jan 1st cruise. Maybe Brad will just extend and stay on for a few extra weeks. I sure would like to do a cruise when he is on board. (I know... that's wishfull thinking.)

While I've got you... are we still celebrating our birthday together in the PB this year? I'm still going, are you?

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny

Kruzergrl
November 29th, 2011, 05:23 AM
Hi Laura,
Any idea yet who is doing the Destiny in May, or is it to soon?

Thanks,
Brenda

divetrash
November 29th, 2011, 10:04 AM
Hi Laura,
Any idea yet who is doing the Destiny in May, or is it to soon?

Thanks,
Brenda

Yes, waaaaaaay too early. LOL!


Hey Laura,

Do you (or anyone else for that matter) have any information on who is following Brad Alexander on the Valor. I'm getting on for the Jan 1st cruise. Maybe Brad will just extend and stay on for a few extra weeks. I sure would like to do a cruise when he is on board. (I know... that's wishfull thinking.)

While I've got you... are we still celebrating our birthday together in the PB this year? I'm still going, are you?

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny

Hi Bob,

No info yet. I'll ask Brad to see if he can find out before he leaves, but it probably won't be until the week before he leaves.

And yes, I'm still going on the BC5. Party in the piano bar Monday night. Thinking of an 80's party or a Toga party! Can't wait!

Happy Cruising,

Laura

Kokomo_Man
November 29th, 2011, 10:57 AM
TOGA... TOGA... TOGA!!!

I don't know where I'll get something suitable, but if it's a toga party I'll be there. Hummmm.... I'll be there no mater.

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny

cruzin749
November 29th, 2011, 01:24 PM
TOGA... TOGA... TOGA!!!

I don't know where I'll get something suitable, but if it's a toga party I'll be there. Hummmm.... I'll be there no mater.

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny
hmmm a well placed $20 bill in the cabin steward's cart could probably provide the bed linens neccessary for a suitable toga:rolleyes: jus sayin:rolleyes:

divetrash
December 4th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Update for the Magic, thanks Ron! I'm currently missing the Pride so if anyone knows anyone who sailed today or will sail soon ask 'em!

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Richard Yerkes current - 12/12/2011
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride:
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

ceegers
December 4th, 2011, 05:25 PM
I'm currently missing the Pride so if anyone knows anyone who sailed today or will sail soon ask 'em!
Just got off that ship, I'll ask my friends who are still there.

divetrash
December 6th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Ron Pass got his next ship...

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Richard Yerkes current - 12/12/2011
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride:
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 9/18/2011 - 12/11/2011 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

soccersharon
December 6th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Anyone know who will be on the Liberty 3-3-12?

JXR
December 6th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Anyone know who will be on the Liberty 3-3-12?

Chances are if it's not posted here, Laura hasn't found out yet! :D

Joanne

vlynn
December 8th, 2011, 12:26 PM
DH and I will be on the Pride 1/1/12. Really hoping the piano player will be a good one. I see there is no information for the Pride listed yet. Anyone know who it is or will be for our cruise?

Thanks! :D

ceegers
December 15th, 2011, 01:10 PM
I just found out that Roger is Back on the Pride, which from what I hear, seems to be a good thing for all you people cruising there :)

golfadj
December 15th, 2011, 01:51 PM
John is to post an updated list in the next week or so.

Hoping we get a good one on the Valor next month.

spaden
December 15th, 2011, 02:18 PM
I just found out that Roger is Back on the Pride, which from what I hear, seems to be a good thing for all you people cruising there :)


Roger who?

divetrash
December 15th, 2011, 11:26 PM
I just found out that Roger is Back on the Pride, which from what I hear, seems to be a good thing for all you people cruising there :)

Thanks Ceegers! Much appreciated!

Roger who?

Roger Concepcion. He gets pretty good reviews.

Happy Sailing,

Laura

divetrash
December 15th, 2011, 11:29 PM
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor:
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

stresssolutions
December 20th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Polloyanna will be at the piano on the legend.Has any one enjoyed her on other cruises ? what kind of music dose she play?

She does all styles of music. She has a many page list of songs: old, new, all genres. I really enjoyed her.

AQW
December 21st, 2011, 09:33 AM
According to Seth, his Inspiration contract ends 6/6/12.

Kruzergrl
December 26th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/6/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor:
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

bornin64
December 28th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Does anyone know who is replacing Polly on the Legend we are on the ship starting the 1-15-12 when her contract ends!!!

Becca

bornin64
January 2nd, 2012, 01:24 PM
still wondering if anybody knows!

golfadj
January 2nd, 2012, 02:17 PM
still wondering if anybody knows!

Doesnt seem like it.

Will be on the Valor in a few weeks and would like to know about that one.

caesar68
January 2nd, 2012, 03:17 PM
Looks like we have a new home!! We will going on the Valor on Nov.27th to see our old friend Brad Alexander. Always a pleasure to be at the piano bar witb Brad!!! John & Priscilla :) :)



Brad is awesome....Had an absolute blast with him two years ago!

golfadj
January 2nd, 2012, 04:03 PM
Brad is awesome....Had an absolute blast with him two years ago!

He left a few weeks ago and so far have not heard of his replacement. Hoping he will be off about a month and back in time for our cruise next month.

Kokomo_Man
January 3rd, 2012, 01:24 PM
Laura & All,

I sailed with the Valor on Sunday. The Piano Bar entertainer is Doug Ross. I asked him and he said he will be here until Feb 19 (He said, "or something like that").

I had him last year for my "New Years" cruise and I thought he was pretty good then. I'll post a full review at the end of the cruise. (You can read my previous review of him in the Live from the Freedom link in my signature.)

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny

divetrash
January 3rd, 2012, 07:04 PM
Thanks Bob for the update on the Valor! There is some allegedly "exciting news" coming about the piano bars. John Heald promised me a heads up yesterday, but he's already fudging on that so I guess we will just have to wait.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Doug Ross 12/11/2011 - 2/19/2012
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

DancerOT
January 5th, 2012, 08:11 PM
So after reading JH's blog today, I thought I would have the answer of who will be in the paino bar on Legend after the current person leaves. She leaves in 9 days, but we still don't have an answer. Are they thinking of no longer putting someone in there? I am confused!!!

divetrash
January 5th, 2012, 08:31 PM
So after reading JH's blog today, I thought I would have the answer of who will be in the paino bar on Legend after the current person leaves. She leaves in 9 days, but we still don't have an answer. Are they thinking of no longer putting someone in there? I am confused!!!

The list that John posts on his blog comes from the musicians roster which DOES NOT contain future dates and performers. I've asked and begged and pleaded for a list with future dates to no avail. So we are dependent on the entertainers themselves to let us know of future contracts.

Don't worry, there will be a piano entertainer in there, we just don't know who it is yet.

Happy cruising,

Laura

DancerOT
January 5th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Thanks for reassuring me! We get on the Legend on the 15th - the day Polly gets off so I was a little worried. When I was on Freedom in Europe a few years ago, the piano bar was one of my favorite places to go with my parents - it is actually one of my favorite things about Carnival.

When I get back, I will definitely report on who her replacement is.

golfadj
January 5th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Thanks Bob for the update on the Valor! There is some allegedly "exciting news" coming about the piano bars. John Heald promised me a heads up yesterday, but he's already fudging on that so I guess we will just have to wait.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Doug Ross 12/11/2011 - 2/19/2012
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

And everytime he supplies an update he does thank you profusely as well as the rest of us thank you so much for doing this.

bornin64
January 7th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Dancerot we also are on the Legend on the 15th and are wondering who it will be...

Becca

caesar68
January 8th, 2012, 11:59 AM
Thanks Bob for the update on the Valor! There is some allegedly "exciting news" coming about the piano bars. John Heald promised me a heads up yesterday, but he's already fudging on that so I guess we will just have to wait.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Keith Turner 7/19/2011 - 1/6/2012
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Doug Ross 12/11/2011 - 2/19/2012
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.


Where is Brad Alexander?????????

divetrash
January 8th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Where is Brad Alexander?????????

Brad is currently on vacation he will be back on a ship in about two weeks, I will post it in a couple of days.

Happy Cruising,

Laura

ReadytoGoAgain
January 8th, 2012, 06:04 PM
I see that Peter Brenner is on Miracle until this coming Friday. Anyone know who is going to replace him? We sail March 1st and are hoping to get someone good for our 8 day cruise!

patrice1
January 8th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Off the Destiny in mid-December & spent a few nights with Rob - he was fantastic! Such fun! Here's hoping he does another Destiny for our April cruise.

DeDe63
January 9th, 2012, 11:14 AM
We just got off the Magic yesterday and our piano bar guy was Imani. He was decent, but he used a lot computerized back-up music that I didn't really care for. He was very personable.

kroozers
January 9th, 2012, 04:17 PM
Any comments on Tom Riccio?

divetrash
January 10th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Okay, Brad Alexander is returning to the Valor starting 1/21/2012. Doug Ross who was supposed to be there until 2/19/2012 will probably transfer ships. If I was a betting woman I would say the Victory. But I do not have confirmation on that yet, so I won't post it yet.

Also added Jarone Howard's stage name "Imani" to the listing. Meant to do that a while back, but DeDe63's post reminded me.

I'm working on the Legend and the Miracle. Hope to have news soon. If not, whoever sails on them soon I hope you will report back.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Drydock
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Doug Ross 12/11/2011 - 1/21/2012
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

John F
January 10th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Great News on Brad's dates on the Valor!! We will back on the Valor for the 2/26/12 sailing.
John & Priscilla :) :)

caesar68
January 11th, 2012, 04:57 AM
Okay, Brad Alexander is returning to the Valor starting 1/21/2012. Doug Ross who was supposed to be there until 2/19/2012 will probably transfer ships. If I was a betting woman I would say the Victory. But I do not have confirmation on that yet, so I won't post it yet.

Also added Jarone Howard's stage name "Imani" to the listing. Meant to do that a while back, but DeDe63's post reminded me.

I'm working on the Legend and the Miracle. Hope to have news soon. If not, whoever sails on them soon I hope you will report back.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Marty Gast 8/21/2011 - 1/14/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/??/2012
Legend: Pollyanna Jones 10/9/2011 - 1/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Peter Brenner 9/11/2011 - 1/13/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - ???
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - ???
Sensation: Barry Miller 9/1/2011 - 1/26/2012
Spirit: Drydock
Splendor: James "Jim" Morris 10/30/2011- 1/15/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Doug Ross 12/11/2011 - 1/21/2012
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com)
Victory: Jerry Seelix 9/3/2011 - 1/22/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.


I was so hoping Brad would be on the MIRACLE....:(

golfadj
January 11th, 2012, 06:15 AM
I was so hoping Brad would be on the MIRACLE....:(

Will be getting on Valor when he goes on. Gather you like him.

spaden
January 11th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Just got off the Pride on Jan.8. Roger was fantastic. He has a great personality and had the piano bar packed every night. He played a wide variety of songs and got people involved. The only down side, if I would call it that, would be that he could not say certain words properly but I think that just added a little flavor to the songs.

Highly recommend him and if you get the chance and he is on your ship definitely stop by it would be worth your time.

Did not get a chance to see how long he will be on the Pride though. Sorry about that!

JXR
January 11th, 2012, 11:15 AM
Will be getting on Valor when he goes on. Gather you like him.

Hi Stu, I think that you will enjoy Brad! I sailed with him when he was a guest on the Freedom (he was taking over for Ron Pass the following week). He covered Ron's breaks and such! He is a very funny guy and very personable.

I think that you will have a good time with Brad.
Joanne

beachseeker
January 11th, 2012, 11:57 AM
We just got off the Magic yesterday and our piano bar guy was Imani. He was decent, but he used a lot computerized back-up music that I didn't really care for. He was very personable.

We were on the Dec 26 sailing of Magic and went a couple of times but left quickly. Didn't enjoy his versions of familiar songs, really slowed them down. However, there was a crowd there every night.

bornin64
January 11th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Well we will be on the Legend this Sunday and I will Let you know!!!

BTW Do we know who on leave? I know James is And I loved him!! He has a great "Beer Song" and the "Yellow Submarine"

Either way!! I will be checking out the Piano Bar!!

Becca

caesar68
January 15th, 2012, 10:16 AM
I thought I read that Peter Brenner was leaving the Miracle on 1/13 now I see question marks for the end date. Does anyone know who is on the Miracle now and please give a review.

Thanks

ceegers
January 15th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Does anyone know who is on the Miracle now and please give a review.
Nobody is on there now... the ship's in drydock :P
Don't know who's going to be there when it gets out...

golfadj
January 15th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Hi Stu, I think that you will enjoy Brad! I sailed with him when he was a guest on the Freedom (he was taking over for Ron Pass the following week). He covered Ron's breaks and such! He is a very funny guy and very personable.

I think that you will have a good time with Brad.
Joanne

Thanks Joanne. Cant wait to get on our cruise for the warm weather. Have had enought of winter already.

buggystuff
January 17th, 2012, 11:37 AM
Onboard the Dream now, and the different style piano bar is more "open" than the Conquest class.

Dave has SO become a ,Carnival guy!! It's like seeing a different player than the one I sailed with a year ago!!
He's packing the place every night. Really engaging and you can tell he's having a good time too!
Knows every song on the planet, LOL.
We are fortunate to have a 10 year old that may be the next "American Idol" winner!

If you have a chance to sail with Dave, go go go!!

caesar68
January 19th, 2012, 05:33 AM
Nobody is on there now... the ship's in drydock :P
Don't know who's going to be there when it gets out...


ok thanks, I will wait and see.

ViolaSwamp
January 19th, 2012, 10:57 AM
By far and away the best piano bar entertainer we have ever seen was a Canadian gal by the name of Heather on the HAL Maasdam in January 2009. She was wonderful - we spent every night in the piano bar, she was that good!! Was hoping to see her name on the CCL list, would love to see her again.

The fellow in the piano bar on CCL Liberty in October 2010 was not that great IMO. He looked like John Belushi and wasn't super talented, and did not have that great a personality IIRC. I'm hoping for better this time around (CCL Liberty next month!).

Hedle
January 20th, 2012, 05:59 PM
I'm sailing on the Freedom 4/21/2012.
Schedule doesn't show a player after 1/14, today is 1/20.
Anyone have any info?

soccersharon
January 20th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Thanks Joanne. Cant wait to get on our cruise for the warm weather. Have had enought of winter already.


I agree :) Brad is great...and a fellow-Canuck!

Kokomo_Man
January 20th, 2012, 06:57 PM
Hey Laura... It's only a bit over a month now till BC5. So I'm checking with you to see what I need to pack... my leisure suit or my toga.

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny

caesar68
January 22nd, 2012, 08:31 AM
Will be getting on Valor when he goes on. Gather you like him.


You will enjoy him...the place was packed every night!

ReadytoGoAgain
January 22nd, 2012, 08:38 AM
Any news yet on who will be on Carnival Miracle? She should be coming out of dry dock and sailing on Friday 1/27.

We don't sail until March 1, but it would be nice to know who will be in the piano bar as it is a big part of our entertainment!

Thanks!

slopitch22
January 25th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Has anyone spent time in the Piano Bar with this guy? What's his style? Someone posted that he played songs slower. We love the Piano Bar and love to sing along and laugh until we are hourse each night. We have only experienced Chris ? who was on the Splendor last year and we really liked him. We enjoy the classic 60's, 70's and 80's rock. Anyone have a review?
Thank you.

mander
January 25th, 2012, 10:53 PM
I was on the Sensation last week and really enjoyed Barry. He was wildly entertaining and interacted well with everyone in the room. Definitely not PG and had my friends and I cracking up the entire night!

broncdriver
January 26th, 2012, 12:11 PM
Unless I've missed this above, does anybody know who's playing on the Spirit. Leaving on the 12th of February and really like the piano bars. A good Piano entertainer really makes a good cruise and great cruise for me. Thanks:confused:

Mary49
January 26th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Any news yet on who will be on Carnival Miracle? She should be coming out of dry dock and sailing on Friday 1/27.

We don't sail until March 1, but it would be nice to know who will be in the piano bar as it is a big part of our entertainment!

Thanks!

Could you please find out how long "Music Boardwalk" will be on the Miracle for? I plan to cruise in April and hope to see them in NY. Thanks for the info. By the way, they are a great cover band and also do the Ticket to Ride show. Thanks again.

emksb
January 26th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Thanks Joanne. Cant wait to get on our cruise for the warm weather. Have had enought of winter already.

When you get back, could you please tell me your opinion of Brad? Thanks and have a good cruise.

caesar68
January 28th, 2012, 09:54 AM
Any news yet on who will be on Carnival Miracle? She should be coming out of dry dock and sailing on Friday 1/27.

We don't sail until March 1, but it would be nice to know who will be in the piano bar as it is a big part of our entertainment!

Thanks!


Hoping we will have this answer soon!

ceegers
January 28th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Unless I've missed this above, does anybody know who's playing on the Spirit. Leaving on the 12th of February and really like the piano bars. A good Piano entertainer really makes a good cruise and great cruise for me. Thanks:confused:
Keith Turner is back on the Spirit.

Has anyone spent time in the Piano Bar with [Jerone Imani Howard]?
I think it's gonna depend on what you like with him. He uses tracks for most of his upbeat songs. He's very much a jazz guy and plays crazy nuts solos, although some of you probably don't care to hear that in a piano bar, depends on what you like. He's a great guy and has a great personality.

palmbaytish
January 28th, 2012, 09:40 PM
When you get back, could you please tell me your opinion of Brad? Thanks and have a good cruise.

Last March we were on the Liberty with Brad at the Piano Bar and he was fabulous. Very personable, wicked talented and he always had the place hopping later in the evening. He starts off with more of the piano bar "classics" and gets more upbeat as the night goes on, but once it hits 11 or 12:00 at night, he plays some great (very funny and entertaining) "R" rated songs. We spent each night there and at the casino and had a blast!

palmbaytish
January 28th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Does anyone know who is going to be on the Glory at the end of March? We are sailing on March 25th and the last list I saw had Tom Riccio on there through 2/26, but I haven't seen anything updated. Does anyone know anything about him, in case he stays on the Glory during our cruise? I can't seem to find out much about him.

Thanks!

-Stephanie

Cruiser2B2
January 29th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Sailing the Pride 4/15/12. Does anyone know if Roger will be on in the Ivory Piano Bar? He has been there the past 2 years we have gone and I really hope he is there again!!!

cruisegirl29
January 30th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Hello,

Just found out that Doug Ross is now on the Carnival Freedom as of 1/22/12. I'm not sure how long he is on board for. I'm sailing 3/10/12.. anyone know if Doug Ross gets a good crowd going???

Sue

rocking-m-cruiser
January 30th, 2012, 10:52 AM
I was on the Sensation last week and really enjoyed Barry. He was wildly entertaining and interacted well with everyone in the room. Definitely not PG and had my friends and I cracking up the entire night!


Hi, I absolutely love Barry. He has been the best piano player I've seen so far. I don't know if you can get any better. We had him on the Dream awhile back and he kept everyone in stitches. I love the spinning piano.:D

I'm cruising in a couple of weeks. Does anyone know who the piano player will be on Mar 4 Magic?

JXR
January 30th, 2012, 11:23 AM
You'll be getting the very best on the Magic. It's going to be Ron Pass. He is doing 1-week only as a Special Appearance due to it being the Bloggers Cruise.

rocking-m-cruiser
January 30th, 2012, 11:29 AM
You'll be getting the very best on the Magic. It's going to be Ron Pass. He is doing 1-week only as a Special Appearance due to it being the Bloggers Cruise.

Thanks JXR. Does he keep a crowd going? What kind of genre? Can't wait!

cruisegirl29
January 30th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Thanks JXR. Does he keep a crowd going? What kind of genre? Can't wait!

Here is his website www.ronpass.com

Happy sailing...
Sue

golfadj
January 30th, 2012, 11:55 AM
Just back from the Valor and 8 days with Brad Alexander.

Of all the piano bar guys we have seen he is the best. Very personable plays well and gives the crowd a great show.

buggystuff
January 30th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Hello,

Just found out that Doug Ross is now on the Carnival Freedom as of 1/22/12. I'm not sure how long he is on board for. I'm sailing 3/10/12.. anyone know if Doug Ross gets a good crowd going???

Sue

Thanks Sue!
Have heard some good things about Doug, but will report back after the Feb 25th sailing!

Brad aka BuggyStuff

JXR
January 30th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Thanks JXR. Does he keep a crowd going? What kind of genre? Can't wait!

Ron can certainly keep the crowd going! He actually feeds off the energy that's in the Piano Bar. The louder it gets, the better he gets. He plays pretty much anything. He can do Show Tunes, 70/80's music, the latest hits! Country, rock you name it!

Plus, the seats in the Piano Bar will be at a Premium that week. Last year, we had to show up extra early in order to get a seat at the Piano!

Plus, he's pretty easy on the eye! LOL

Come in and say hi to us! We'll be the crazy people sitting around the piano. Haha

Joanne

cathyz
January 30th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Thanks JXR. Does he keep a crowd going? What kind of genre? Can't wait!
Oh my gosh, you are so lucky, he is fabulous!!!! We don't usually do piano bars every night, but did with him on the Splendor and he PACKS the place!!! SOCIAL!! (you'll know what that means when you see him). Have a great time!

hi2mari
January 31st, 2012, 08:25 AM
Still no news on who is on the Legend now?

blondietink
January 31st, 2012, 08:43 AM
While I don't know who was in the piano bar on our early Dec. Legend cruise (I think it was Pollyanna, but not sure), the very best piano player was Serigy (sp?) who played for hours straight in the Atrium lobby and also at the afternoon teas. He is awesome!

BigDfromTN
January 31st, 2012, 08:48 AM
Anyone know who will be on the Conquest after 3/4/12?
We are booked on next sailing of 3/11/12 and was curious.;)

richstowe
January 31st, 2012, 09:26 AM
We were on the Fascination this month and had Milburn Dumas as the piano man.
He is OK but seems a bit bored with his job (but I can't blame him).
He actually said when someone requested Piano Man, "Wow it took till 10 for that request. It's a record!" with serious contempt.
Again I am sure being asked to play the same songs night after night can get to you
but he should do a better job of hiding his annoyance.

The other issue was a waiter who kept hitting on the teenage girls at the bar, but thats another story.

pmang
January 31st, 2012, 11:18 AM
He actually said when someone requested Piano Man, "Wow it took till 10 for that request. It's a record!" with serious contempt.
Again I am sure being asked to play the same songs night after night can get to you
but he should do a better job of hiding his annoyance.

That's why most piano bars have a $20 minimum tip for "Piano Man"! :)

greenhorncanuck
January 31st, 2012, 10:53 PM
This will be our second cruise, first one was on the Glory with Jason. We loved him and closed the piano bar most nights. The one thing I didn't like was all the smoke but I was worried when I heard about the smoking change, that the piano bar atmosphere might suffer. It is our favourite night time entertainment. Reading this thread sounds like piano bars are alive and well and since we will be on the Valor in March, looks like we might get a good one! And won't go to bed at night smelling all smokey!
I appreciate all the information provided here, thanks!:D

stsnfes
February 1st, 2012, 06:52 AM
Keith Turner is back on the Spirit.


I think it's gonna depend on what you like with him. He uses tracks for most of his upbeat songs. He's very much a jazz guy and plays crazy nuts solos, although some of you probably don't care to hear that in a piano bar, depends on what you like. He's a great guy and has a great personality.

Imani was so much fun. He does use tracks but he has a great personality and made us laugh so much! He is definitely a jazz guy and really can break it down on the piano when he wants to. We had a good crowd there every night and he played a little of everything. The ages in the piano bar ranged from 30's - 80's. Everyone seemed to have a good time.

laumicmah
February 1st, 2012, 07:26 AM
This will be our second cruise, first one was on the Glory with Jason. We loved him and closed the piano bar most nights. The one thing I didn't like was all the smoke but I was worried when I heard about the smoking change, that the piano bar atmosphere might suffer. It is our favourite night time entertainment. Reading this thread sounds like piano bars are alive and well and since we will be on the Valor in March, looks like we might get a good one! And won't go to bed at night smelling all smokey!
I appreciate all the information provided here, thanks!:D
We like to go to the piano bar and have popped in on all of our cruises, except the last one (Aug 2011 on the Glory). DH and I walked by it (one night when our kids were otherwise occupied) and had planned to go in, but saw that there were a ton of kids in there (since it's now non-smoking). Was that a fluke one time thing or is that happening all the time now? My mom and I would LOVE to spend some time in the piano bar on our April cruise on the Pride (sans kiddos). And does anyone know if it will still be Roger?

palmbaytish
February 1st, 2012, 09:17 AM
I feel like a stalker checking this thread every day to see any updates on who will be on the Glory at the end of March. We loved our last cruise (the Liberty with Brad) in the Piano Bar and hope to have a good time again this year.

golfadj
February 1st, 2012, 09:34 AM
We like to go to the piano bar and have popped in on all of our cruises, except the last one (Aug 2011 on the Glory). DH and I walked by it (one night when our kids were otherwise occupied) and had planned to go in, but saw that there were a ton of kids in there (since it's now non-smoking). Was that a fluke one time thing or is that happening all the time now? My mom and I would LOVE to spend some time in the piano bar on our April cruise on the Pride (sans kiddos). And does anyone know if it will still be Roger?

Did not see any kids in pb last week on Valor.

stsnfes
February 1st, 2012, 01:53 PM
We like to go to the piano bar and have popped in on all of our cruises, except the last one (Aug 2011 on the Glory). DH and I walked by it (one night when our kids were otherwise occupied) and had planned to go in, but saw that there were a ton of kids in there (since it's now non-smoking). Was that a fluke one time thing or is that happening all the time now? My mom and I would LOVE to spend some time in the piano bar on our April cruise on the Pride (sans kiddos). And does anyone know if it will still be Roger?

My 16 year old nephew spent every night in the piano bar with us on the Magic. He loves music (plays in a band) and just enjoyed the music aspect of it. Although, he doesn't look like much of a kid with his beard and mustache. LOL

laumicmah
February 1st, 2012, 02:05 PM
My 16 year old nephew spent every night in the piano bar with us on the Magic. He loves music (plays in a band) and just enjoyed the music aspect of it. Although, he doesn't look like much of a kid with his beard and mustache. LOL
LOL! That wouldn't bother me too much, if he doesn't mind the sometimes adult content...then I don't mind. The PB on the Glory had younger kids in it...a bunch. So, I'm guessing the PB entertainer had to keep it G or PG, at least.

Bambooman
February 1st, 2012, 02:31 PM
This will be our second cruise, first one was on the Glory with Jason. We loved him and closed the piano bar most nights. The one thing I didn't like was all the smoke but I was worried when I heard about the smoking change, that the piano bar atmosphere might suffer. It is our favourite night time entertainment. Reading this thread sounds like piano bars are alive and well and since we will be on the Valor in March, looks like we might get a good one! And won't go to bed at night smelling all smokey!
I appreciate all the information provided here, thanks!:D
This is Jason 'the pianoman' Davis, and this IS what happened to the pianobars :
Carnival Cruise Line had let me know that the PBs are gonna be non smoking in 2010. I told a few of the people in charge that you cannot change the piano bar to fit a different crowd and get the same results. Well, from being in a pianobar constantly for the last 12 years, I know that a pianobar WILL NOT be the same as a nonsmoking piano lounge. 2 Completely different vibe. Anyone who has been in some good pianobars will know this is true. If you want loud fun and debauchery, I MUST have my lounge to facilitate smokers, because they ARE the folks who sustain the vibe and the setting of a good PB.
But then again, maybe I'm just a disgruntled employee!

Rockitman
February 1st, 2012, 05:11 PM
This is Jason 'the pianoman' Davis, and this IS what happened to the pianobars :
Carnival Cruise Line had let me know that the PBs are gonna be non smoking in 2010. I told a few of the people in charge that you cannot change the piano bar to fit a different crowd and get the same results. Well, from being in a pianobar constantly for the last 12 years, I know that a pianobar WILL NOT be the same as a nonsmoking piano lounge. 2 Completely different vibe. Anyone who has been in some good pianobars will know this is true. If you want loud fun and debauchery, I MUST have my lounge to facilitate smokers, because they ARE the folks who sustain the vibe and the setting of a good PB.
But then again, maybe I'm just a disgruntled employee!

Well isn't this nice. They don't allow smoking in the piano bar now. Oooh now I can sit down and enjoy it. Hey Mr. Piano player, can you please play Piano Man? And please sing the version without the swearing, my 2 kids here with me should not be exposed to that. Yes Johnny, you can play with your Hot Wheels on the bar. I don't think anyone will mind. Excuse me sir, could you please move your drink over a bit, my son needs some more room. Thank you. Boy, it's about time they changed the rules so regular people can come in and enjoy this.

richstowe
February 1st, 2012, 05:28 PM
This is Jason 'the pianoman' Davis, and this IS what happened to the pianobars :
Carnival Cruise Line had let me know that the PBs are gonna be non smoking in 2010. If you want loud fun and debauchery, I MUST have my lounge to facilitate smokers, because they ARE the folks who sustain the vibe and the setting of a good PB.
But then again, maybe I'm just a disgruntled employee!I appreciate your bravery in commenting but you didn't answer your own question.
What has happened at the PBs you've been in since they went non-smoking?

BTW ,DW and I used the PB on our Fascination cruise. Before we were always chased out by the smoke.
I even got to play with my "Hot Wheels on the bar".:D

ronrythm
February 1st, 2012, 05:51 PM
This is Jason 'the pianoman' Davis, and this IS what happened to the pianobars :
Carnival Cruise Line had let me know that the PBs are gonna be non smoking in 2010. I told a few of the people in charge that you cannot change the piano bar to fit a different crowd and get the same results. Well, from being in a pianobar constantly for the last 12 years, I know that a pianobar WILL NOT be the same as a nonsmoking piano lounge. 2 Completely different vibe. Anyone who has been in some good pianobars will know this is true. If you want loud fun and debauchery, I MUST have my lounge to facilitate smokers, because they ARE the folks who sustain the vibe and the setting of a good PB.
But then again, maybe I'm just a disgruntled employee!Since the piano bars are non-smoking and they are still going strong, you may be a disgruntled employee. But would you want to be a gruntled employee?:D
Seriously, the quality of performer has much more effect then the lack of smoking. Personally, I find it nice not to walk out smelling like an ashtray.
Enjoy
Ron

Irishlinny
February 1st, 2012, 07:09 PM
Don't want to step on Laura's toes or anything, but I know a bunch of people were chomping at the bit for the PB schedule...John just posted it on his blog. And he also thanked Laura for what she does here:)

Carnival Freedom Doug Ross 02/19/12
Carnival Destiny Robert Crucilla 02/20/12
Carnival Triumph Lorraine Ingle 02/23/12
Carnival Splendor Ron Passalacqua 02/26/12
Carnival Glory Tom Riccio 02/26/12
Carnival Dream David Filsinger 03/03/12
Carnival Conquest Larry Maconaghy 03/04/12
Carnival Ecstasy Frank Glenn 03/22/12
Carnival Fascination Milburn Dumas 03/31/12
Carnival Imagination Dana Honey 04/02/12
Carnival Liberty Robert Berhalter 04/28/12
Carnival Fantasy Jordan Heppner 05/04/12
Carnival Elation Tom Grable 05/05/12
Carnival Victory James Morris 05/20/12
Carnival Magic Jerone Howard 06/03/12
Carnival Inspiration Seth Gibson 06/04/12
Carnival Paradise Del Woodman 06/11/12
Carnival Valor Brad Alexander 06/17/12
Carnival Pride Roger Concepcion 06/27/12
Carnival Legend Alan Brown 07/15/12
Carnival Spirit Keith Turner 07/17/12
Carnival Miracle Brennan Villines 07/25/12
Carnival Sensation Currently in Drydock
Thanks as always to these great performers for all they do and to Laura aka Divetrash for looking after them and for the fan club she runs.

caesar68
February 1st, 2012, 07:22 PM
Don't want to step on Laura's toes or anything, but I know a bunch of people were chomping at the bit for the PB schedule...John just posted it on his blog. And he also thanked Laura for what she does here:)

Carnival Freedom Doug Ross 02/19/12
Carnival Destiny Robert Crucilla 02/20/12
Carnival Triumph Lorraine Ingle 02/23/12
Carnival Splendor Ron Passalacqua 02/26/12
Carnival Glory Tom Riccio 02/26/12
Carnival Dream David Filsinger 03/03/12
Carnival Conquest Larry Maconaghy 03/04/12
Carnival Ecstasy Frank Glenn 03/22/12
Carnival Fascination Milburn Dumas 03/31/12
Carnival Imagination Dana Honey 04/02/12
Carnival Liberty Robert Berhalter 04/28/12
Carnival Fantasy Jordan Heppner 05/04/12
Carnival Elation Tom Grable 05/05/12
Carnival Victory James Morris 05/20/12
Carnival Magic Jerone Howard 06/03/12
Carnival Inspiration Seth Gibson 06/04/12
Carnival Paradise Del Woodman 06/11/12
Carnival Valor Brad Alexander 06/17/12
Carnival Pride Roger Concepcion 06/27/12
Carnival Legend Alan Brown 07/15/12
Carnival Spirit Keith Turner 07/17/12
Carnival Miracle Brennan Villines 07/25/12
Carnival Sensation Currently in Drydock
Thanks as always to these great performers for all they do and to Laura aka Divetrash for looking after them and for the fan club she runs.




thanks for the posting.....any reviews on Brennan (on the Miracle)????

Irishlinny
February 1st, 2012, 07:26 PM
thanks for the posting.....any reviews on Brennan (on the Miracle)????
LOL, I'm trying to find out the same thing...that's a name I haven't seen before. I searched this thread and only got my post...am seeing if I can find anything if I google him;)

Irishlinny
February 1st, 2012, 07:43 PM
thanks for the posting.....any reviews on Brennan (on the Miracle)????

LOL, I'm trying to find out the same thing...that's a name I haven't seen before. I searched this thread and only got my post...am seeing if I can find anything if I google him;)
OK, he's got some videos on YouTube...kind of a bluesy Harry Connick Jr. I imagine these videos were for the album he just released...they would be pretty slow for piano bar diet. But he sounds good and is easy on the eyes;)

alreadypacked
February 1st, 2012, 08:23 PM
This is Jason 'the pianoman' Davis, and this IS what happened to the pianobars :
Carnival Cruise Line had let me know that the PBs are gonna be non smoking in 2010. I told a few of the people in charge that you cannot change the piano bar to fit a different crowd and get the same results. Well, from being in a pianobar constantly for the last 12 years, I know that a pianobar WILL NOT be the same as a nonsmoking piano lounge. 2 Completely different vibe. Anyone who has been in some good pianobars will know this is true. If you want loud fun and debauchery, I MUST have my lounge to facilitate smokers, because they ARE the folks who sustain the vibe and the setting of a good PB.
But then again, maybe I'm just a disgruntled employee!

I don't know Jason and maybe he is a disgruntled employee. Maybe not--I dont know, but I am a non-smoker, and the piano bar is my favorite nighttime venue.

When the piano bars allowed smoking, it was tough on me because I always left with a sore throat--between all my (very bad) singing and inhaling all the smoke.

However, now that the piano bars are non-smoking, I can say the following:

1. My throat is no longer hurts (Yay!).

2. My clothes and hair no longer stink (Yay!).

3. The piano bar was pretty empty and...

3.5. We had no trouble finding a seat around the piano (Yay!)

4. Is it better? It is in a few ways as noted in points 1, 2, and 3.5.

5. While I hate cigarette smoke and what it does to my throat, clothing, and hair, I can honestly say that the piano bar seemed more successful when it was smoking.

6. As a non-smoker, I had always accepted the fact that smoking and drinking (and gambling, in the case of casinos) tend to go hand in hand. Without the smoking, I do feel the piano bars have suffered a bit in terms of liveliness and business.

7. As much as I love the piano bar, I wouldn't want it to become not profitable for Carnival such that they might do away with them. I have already seen a decline in the quality of piano bar players 3 cruises in a row (with the exception of my last cruise on the Liberty in Sept 2011). Not sure if the decline related to the non-smoking issue, possibly a pay cut or expansion of duties in addition to piano playing, or something else, but I love the piano bars and hope they stick around (with good players, of course).:)

I might add also, that at first I thought Carnival's new smoking policy was a bit drastic (even as a non-smoker), but after reviewing other line's policies, Carnival seems to be right in line.

DH and I recently sailed Celebrity Solstice (first time on Celebrity). There were very few places for a smoker to smoke. I must say I enjoyed not being choked by smoke in the public areas, but (gasp), there was no piano bar onboard and (for us), nighttime entertainment after the show was lacking.

Carnival still rules for us in some areas.

senorita frog
February 1st, 2012, 09:43 PM
I would be curious to know how all the piano bar performers feel about it. I personally wouldn't want to have a job where I had to sing in and breathe heavy smoke for 4-5 hours every day. Can't be good for their voice or their lungs.

golfadj
February 1st, 2012, 09:58 PM
They do seem less crowded now. Not sure if it is because the smokers were chased away or the turnover in performers.

divetrash
February 1st, 2012, 10:12 PM
Thanks Irishlinny for posting. And thanks everybody for all the updates. It's been crazy busy at work so I haven't made it over here (yes I do have a job outside of shilling for the piano bar entertainers). Here is the updated list with some more future dates.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Doug Ross current - 2/19/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/04/2012
Legend: Alan Brown current - 7/15/20112
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Brennan Villines current - 7/25/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - 6/11/2012
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - 6/27/2012
Sensation: Drydock
Sensation: Rick Yerkes 2/9/2012 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner current - 7/17/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Splendor: Marty Gast 2/26/2012 - 7/??/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: James Morris current - 5/20/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

divetrash
February 1st, 2012, 10:19 PM
Hey Laura... It's only a bit over a month now till BC5. So I'm checking with you to see what I need to pack... my leisure suit or my toga.

Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny


Bob,

We decided to go with a Tiki bar theme for the Monday night party. Tiki heads, leis, grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts, etc.

Hope to see you there!

Laura

MszKitty
February 3rd, 2012, 04:53 PM
It maybe be a bit early yet, but is there any information about who will be on the Breeze when she starts service in June? (sailing on her June 15)

divetrash
February 3rd, 2012, 05:09 PM
It maybe be a bit early yet, but is there any information about who will be on the Breeze when she starts service in June? (sailing on her June 15)

It's not confirmed yet, which is why it is not on the list, but they've talked to Ron Pass about it and it is likely he will do it.

Happy cruising,

Laura

Irishlinny
February 3rd, 2012, 05:47 PM
Thanks Irishlinny for posting. And thanks everybody for all the updates. It's been crazy busy at work so I haven't made it over here (yes I do have a job outside of shilling for the piano bar entertainers). Here is the updated list with some more future dates.

Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Doug Ross current - 2/19/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/04/2012
Legend: Alan Brown current - 7/15/20112
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Brennan Villines current - 7/25/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - 6/11/2012
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - 6/27/2012
Sensation: Drydock
Sensation: Rick Yerkes 2/9/2012 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner current - 7/17/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Splendor: Marty Gast 2/26/2012 - 7/??/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: James Morris current - 5/20/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.
You're welcome! We piano bar lovers have to have each other's backs!

And I see from your updates that Marty Gast is going to be on the Splendor! Those folks are going to have a great treat...he is so much fun!!! He's the first PB player to excite me since Damian!:D

bp traveler
February 3rd, 2012, 06:04 PM
Hi Laura - glad to see you are still supporting the piano bar! We haven't spent as much time in them on the last few cruises - hoping for a fun one on the Conquest.

Anyone know who will be taking over for the 3/25/12 sailing out of NOLA?

Thanks

Mary49
February 3rd, 2012, 06:09 PM
As anyone heard of Brennan Villines? He's going to be on the Miracle and I was just wondering about him. Thanks for info.

caesar68
February 3rd, 2012, 06:16 PM
Bumping this up, hoping someone off the Miracle will give a review on Brennan the new entertainer in the piano bar....:rolleyes:

MszKitty
February 3rd, 2012, 08:22 PM
It's not confirmed yet, which is why it is not on the list, but they've talked to Ron Pass about it and it is likely he will do it.

Happy cruising,

Laura

I was hoping it would be Barry Miller. Darn it! I'm such a big fan of his (been on several cruises with him as the piano bar entertainer).
But I will keep an open mind about Ron Pass.

Thanks for the info. I'll check back later for the update.

BarbG
February 3rd, 2012, 09:18 PM
Does anyone have any comments on Keith Turner who's on the Spirit?? :)

divetrash
February 3rd, 2012, 09:43 PM
Okay, Ron gave me the go ahead to post it so I've added the Breeze to the roster:

Breeze: Ron Pass 5/21/2012 - 6/27/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com)
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Doug Ross current - 2/19/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/04/2012
Legend: Alan Brown current - 7/15/20112
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Brennan Villines current - 7/25/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - 6/11/2012
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - 6/27/2012
Sensation: Drydock
Sensation: Rick Yerkes 2/9/2012 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner current - 7/17/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Splendor: Marty Gast 2/26/2012 - 7/??/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: James Morris current - 5/20/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

divetrash
February 3rd, 2012, 09:45 PM
I was hoping it would be Barry Miller. Darn it! I'm such a big fan of his (been on several cruises with him as the piano bar entertainer).
But I will keep an open mind about Ron Pass.

Thanks for the info. I'll check back later for the update.

MszKitty,

I think you'll enjoy Ron. He is the best out there.

Happy Cruising,

Laura

divetrash
February 3rd, 2012, 09:49 PM
Does anyone have any comments on Keith Turner who's on the Spirit?? :)

BarbG,

Ceegers posted this about him a few days back:

"I think it's gonna depend on what you like with him. He uses tracks for most of his upbeat songs. He's very much a jazz guy and plays crazy nuts solos, although some of you probably don't care to hear that in a piano bar, depends on what you like. He's a great guy and has a great personality."

Happy Cruising,

Laura

bbmom2boys
February 4th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Attention all Dream cruisers between now and March 3rd...you are in for a real treat! Dave is amazing....so talented and such a wonderful person! The piano bar is always a favorite place for us and Dave made this cruise for us! He is a true musician and you will be lucky enough to share in his talents! Just be sure to request "Red Solo Cup" he loves that song! ;)

Irishlinny
February 4th, 2012, 08:56 PM
[quote=divetrash;32273875]Okay, Ron gave me the go ahead to post it so I've added the Breeze to the roster:

Breeze: Ron Pass 5/21/2012 - 6/27/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com)

Oh I hope he'll agree to do the US Inaugural as well...after reading about him for years, I'd really like to see him play!:)

divetrash
February 8th, 2012, 04:45 PM
James Quigley says he is heading to the Dream on March 3rd.

Breeze: Ron Pass 5/21/2012 - 6/27/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Dream: James Quigley 2/2/2012 - ???
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Doug Ross current - 2/19/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/04/2012
Legend: Alan Brown current - 7/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Brennan Villines current - 7/25/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - 6/11/2012
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - 6/27/2012
Sensation: Rick Yerkes 2/9/2012 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner current - 7/17/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Splendor: Marty Gast 2/26/2012 - 7/??/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: James Morris current - 5/20/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

ceegers
February 8th, 2012, 05:07 PM
BarbG,

Ceegers posted this about him a few days back:

"I think it's gonna depend on what you like with him. He uses tracks for most of his upbeat songs. He's very much a jazz guy and plays crazy nuts solos, although some of you probably don't care to hear that in a piano bar, depends on what you like. He's a great guy and has a great personality."

Happy Cruising,

Laura
Actually, no, that was two different parts to my post... the first part was simply saying he's on the Spirit. The description was about Imani on the Magic. The quote of my post that didn't include the quotes I quoted made my entry misleading.

Haven't actually listened to Keith yet... I should do so soon...

BigDfromTN
February 8th, 2012, 05:08 PM
When should we hear about the Conquest's replacement?

When I board on the 11th???:rolleyes:

divetrash
February 9th, 2012, 08:58 AM
Looks like the office is getting back on the ball, guys who have been waiting a while are finally getting emails.

Breeze: Ron Pass 5/21/2012 - 6/27/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny:Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Dream: James Quigley 2/2/2012 - ???
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom: Doug Ross current - 2/19/2012
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/04/2012
Legend: Alan Brown current - 7/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Brennan Villines current - 7/25/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - 6/11/2012
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - 6/27/2012
Sensation: Rick Yerkes 2/9/2012 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner current - 7/17/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Splendor: Marty Gast 2/26/2012 - 7/??/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Triumph: Russell Villarin 2/23/2012 - ???
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: James Morris current - 5/20/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

dburdan
February 9th, 2012, 01:44 PM
I was hoping it would be Barry Miller. Darn it! I'm such a big fan of his (been on several cruises with him as the piano bar entertainer).
But I will keep an open mind about Ron Pass.

Thanks for the info. I'll check back later for the update.

Barry is the best. Where is he? We had a blast when we were with him. He even proposed to his gf while we were there

divetrash
February 9th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Barry is the best. Where is he? We had a blast when we were with him. He even proposed to his gf while we were there

Barry just got off the Sensation at the end of January and is currently on vacation.

Happy Cruising,

Laura

caesar68
February 10th, 2012, 11:23 AM
Wow still nothing on Brendan Villines? C'mon recent Miracle travelers, we are anxiously waiting your review.:D I can't seem to find anything on him.

stanner2009
February 14th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Wow still nothing on Brendan Villines? C'mon recent Miracle travelers, we are anxiously waiting your review.:D I can't seem to find anything on him.


Looking for the same info - we sail Mar 9!!

Irishlinny
February 14th, 2012, 12:11 PM
Wow still nothing on Brendan Villines? C'mon recent Miracle travelers, we are anxiously waiting your review.:D I can't seem to find anything on him.

Looking for the same info - we sail Mar 9!!
I'm waiting, too. He's obviously new to Carnival so we'll have to wait for a Miracle cruiser to come back and report. I have a bunch of friends sailing her on Tues, so I will see what they have to say. I was able to find some stuff of his on YouTube, but it's not piano bar type of music...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ybaO9MlMY

buggystuff
February 14th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Go to the roll calls for a previous sailing perhaps?

Still waiting to hear who's on the Freedom Feb 25th. Only listed through the 19th, so roll call won't do me much good :mad:

stanner2009
February 15th, 2012, 12:39 AM
Hopefully someone will post before we go!!

CRZCRAZY
February 15th, 2012, 02:48 AM
Ron is my favorite, but had a good time with Seth on the Inspiration on the Canal cruise. Going to see him again before he leaves, going back to the Inspiration in May right after we get off the Splendor!

nbturfman
February 15th, 2012, 07:26 AM
Vine Strong was our favorite - the piano bar was always packed. We had him on a couple of cruises but I see he is no longer around. We had a bad cruise on Miracle and moved to Celebrity for our last cruise and the one we are taking in a couple of weeks but we miss the piano bar!!!!!!!!

JXR
February 15th, 2012, 08:29 PM
Vine Strong was our favorite - the piano bar was always packed. We had him on a couple of cruises but I see he is no longer around. We had a bad cruise on Miracle and moved to Celebrity for our last cruise and the one we are taking in a couple of weeks but we miss the piano bar!!!!!!!!

I agree that Vince was awesome! He doesn't do a lot of cruises now, but he'll be on the Epic (NCL) in March!

Joanne

oncruisecontrol
February 15th, 2012, 08:58 PM
We just disembarked the Imagination on this past Friday, 2/10/12. We had a great time on this 4-day cruise. We especially enjoyed the piano bar with Dana Honey. He had quite a few songs in his repertoire. In his repertoire he had Phil Collins, Journey, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Elton John (complete with props), The Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk"), The Bee Gees, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin ("Cat's in the Cradle"), The Stylistics, ABBA, and he even sang Queen and Bon Jovi.

Dana is probably a little older than your average piano bar singer, but that just adds to his charm. I am usually more partial to a piano bar singer that has a lot of rock and hard rock in their repertoire, but Dana had the right mix. And, he does oldies and disco really well. He also has an incredible sense of humor. We were up dancing when he was singing Sinatra and the Stylistics! Plus, he uses props. He had regulars every night, and we were there every night. In the last few years, we've suffered through really bad piano bar singers, but we had a lot of fun in Dana Honey's piano bar.

buggystuff
February 16th, 2012, 09:50 PM
We just disembarked the Imagination on this past Friday, 2/10/12. We had a great time on this 4-day cruise. We especially enjoyed the piano bar with Dana Honey. He had quite a few songs in his repertoire. In his repertoire he had Phil Collins, Journey, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Elton John (complete with props), The Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk"), The Bee Gees, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin ("Cat's in the Cradle"), The Stylistics, ABBA, and he even sang Queen and Bon Jovi.

Dana is probably a little older than your average piano bar singer, but that just adds to his charm. I am usually more partial to a piano bar singer that has a lot of rock and hard rock in their repertoire, but Dana had the right mix. And, he does oldies and disco really well. He also has an incredible sense of humor. We were up dancing when he was singing Sinatra and the Stylistics! Plus, he uses props. He had regulars every night, and we were there every night. In the last few years, we've suffered through really bad piano bar singers, but we had a lot of fun in Dana Honey's piano bar.

I sailed with Dana on one of his first times on Carnival. I thought he was great! There's a couple folks that have said different, but I don't get it?
Most all of the players I've cruised with have been very good, some stellar, and only one that was so very disappointing.
And apparently I wasn't the only one. I stopped in one night to see if something had changed, and a fella at the bar (one of 8 or so) said "come on in, we've got plenty of room", I replied "I see that, which is odd, since most of the piano bars are packed"
Said piano player gave me the stink eye, so I did the mature thing and put my thumbs in my ears and stuck my tongue out at him.

funat55
February 16th, 2012, 10:17 PM
We just got off the Inspiration on Monday and we fell in love with piano man 'Dale". I usually don't remember people's names, but Dale was so talented that we sought him out. He was playing in the Atrium when we boarded and we took a seat at the bar and we were happy just sitting there listening to his wide range of songs.

Beppevroomvroom
February 17th, 2012, 04:08 AM
Does anyone know who is next on the Glory?
The current guy is coming off next week and I sail in 6 weeks time :)

Love the piano bar, always a great atmosphere and great people in there!

OSUKNIGHT
February 17th, 2012, 08:49 AM
We just disembarked the Imagination on this past Friday, 2/10/12. We had a great time on this 4-day cruise. We especially enjoyed the piano bar with Dana Honey. He had quite a few songs in his repertoire. In his repertoire he had Phil Collins, Journey, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Elton John (complete with props), The Drifters ("Under the Boardwalk"), The Bee Gees, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin ("Cat's in the Cradle"), The Stylistics, ABBA, and he even sang Queen and Bon Jovi.

Dana is probably a little older than your average piano bar singer, but that just adds to his charm. I am usually more partial to a piano bar singer that has a lot of rock and hard rock in their repertoire, but Dana had the right mix. And, he does oldies and disco really well. He also has an incredible sense of humor. We were up dancing when he was singing Sinatra and the Stylistics! Plus, he uses props. He had regulars every night, and we were there every night. In the last few years, we've suffered through really bad piano bar singers, but we had a lot of fun in Dana Honey's piano bar.

I agree. Dana was good and nice guy too.

liberty0109
February 18th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Can anyone give me a heads up on James Quigley? Just decided to go on the dream yesterday in 2 weeks !

ceegers
February 18th, 2012, 05:40 PM
Can anyone give me a heads up on James Quigley?
I think he's great. I haven't seen some of the big ones people talk about here, but of the approximately 10 people I have seen, I think James is my favorite.

liberty0109
February 19th, 2012, 01:33 PM
I think he's great. I haven't seen some of the big ones people talk about here, but of the approximately 10 people I have seen, I think James is my favorite.
That's good I love the piano bar and was let down big time on our last cruise with Jordan. I love larry he is awesome.

sk8rpatty
February 19th, 2012, 02:59 PM
That's good I love the piano bar and was let down big time on our last cruise with Jordan. I love larry he is awesome.

Hmmm Jordan has never been on the Dream. Perhaps it was someone else?

liberty0109
February 19th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Hmmm Jordan has never been on the Dream. Perhaps it was someone else?
I just looked your right it was Justin thanks for correcting me! Wouldn't want the wrong person.

sk8rpatty
February 19th, 2012, 10:08 PM
I just looked your right it was Justin thanks for correcting me! Wouldn't want the wrong person.

Thanks for the correction! Jordan thanks you too... ;)

Lizard -n- Grits
February 20th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Any chance that someone knows who will be playing on Destiny 2-25? The only info that I've seen lists up to the 20th as:
Destiny: Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012

If Rob will still be onboard, anybody have opinions on his performance?

Thanks everyone,

Kyle

dcruze
February 22nd, 2012, 12:55 PM
Wow still nothing on Brendan Villines? C'mon recent Miracle travelers, we are anxiously waiting your review.:D I can't seem to find anything on him.

Not good. Brendan could play a good piano. His ability to involve the audience is poor. We went by the bar several times, never seen more than 8 people in he entire bar including our party of 4. Each night we would give it a try but ended up leaving after 30 minutes at the most.

divetrash
February 22nd, 2012, 01:54 PM
Any chance that someone knows who will be playing on Destiny 2-25? The only info that I've seen lists up to the 20th as:
Destiny: Rob Crucilla current - 2/20/2012

If Rob will still be onboard, anybody have opinions on his performance?

Thanks everyone,

Kyle

Just heard from the ship that they have "Billy" in the piano bar. Which means to me that Billy J. Clay is in there. I sailed with him on the Destiny a couple of years ago and had a really good time. Good repertoire, good interaction with the audience.

Happy Cruising,

Laura

divetrash
February 22nd, 2012, 01:58 PM
I'm getting ready to go on my own cruise a week from Saturday (the Magic with Ron Pass!). I'll work on getting the ones that expire in the next couple of weeks, but no guarantees!

Happy Cruising folks!

Laura

Breeze: Ron Pass 5/21/2012 - 6/27/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny: Bill "Billy J. Clay" Barclay 2/20/2012 - ???
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Dream: James Quigley 2/2/2012 - ???
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom:
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/04/2012
Legend: Alan Brown current - 7/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 2/25/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Brennan Villines current - 7/25/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - 6/11/2012
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - 6/27/2012
Sensation: Rick Yerkes 2/9/2012 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner current - 7/17/2012
Splendor: Ron Pass 1/15/2012 - 2/26/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Splendor: Marty Gast 2/26/2012 - 7/??/2012
Triumph: Lorraine Ingle 10/24/2011 -2/23/2012 www.lorraineingle.com (http://www.lorraineingle.com/)
Triumph: Russell Villarin 2/23/2012 - ???
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: James Morris current - 5/20/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

Irishlinny
February 22nd, 2012, 02:25 PM
Not good. Brendan could play a good piano. His ability to involve the audience is poor. We went by the bar several times, never seen more than 8 people in he entire bar including our party of 4. Each night we would give it a try but ended up leaving after 30 minutes at the most.
That's depressing news:( And not only for the passengers, but I also feel badly for the performer when he doesn't have the ability to engage the audience. Hope he improves by May...will give him a shot...maybe he'll have a revelation of some kind;) Thanks for the update!


Laura, have a great time on your cruise! I have yet to cruise with Ron, but am hoping maybe he will come back on the Breeze for the US inaugural!

divetrash
February 22nd, 2012, 03:07 PM
That's depressing news:( And not only for the passengers, but I also feel badly for the performer when he doesn't have the ability to engage the audience. Hope he improves by May...will give him a shot...maybe he'll have a revelation of some kind;) Thanks for the update!


Laura, have a great time on your cruise! I have yet to cruise with Ron, but am hoping maybe he will come back on the Breeze for the US inaugural!

Keep in mind that Brennan is new to Carnival piano bars, it may take him some time to get in the groove.

I'm contemplating doing the first 8 day on the Breeze in November. There's a few of us Ron-touragers going, so there is definitely a possibility that Ron could be on board for it. We are working on it.

Happy cruising,

Laura

Irishlinny
February 22nd, 2012, 03:38 PM
Keep in mind that Brennan is new to Carnival piano bars, it may take him some time to get in the groove.

I'm contemplating doing the first 8 day on the Breeze in November. There's a few of us Ron-touragers going, so there is definitely a possibility that Ron could be on board for it. We are working on it.

Happy cruising,

Laura
Yes, I am hoping that Brennan finds his groove for his sake and ours...I can't imagine how awful it would be to be stuck on a ship and not feeling that connection with my audience night after night.

That would be great! After years on this thread, I could finally meet you! I'm with Floatie's group...love that lady! I'm hoping Ron comes along...would love to finally hear him:)

Lizard -n- Grits
February 22nd, 2012, 04:02 PM
Thanks for the info Laura. We set sail on the Destiny this weekend and can't wait.

Looking forward to having a great time.

Kyle

divetrash
February 26th, 2012, 01:00 PM
It's been brought to my attention that "Piano Bar Bob" on the Liberty has extended through the end of April. Good news for the Liberty folks as he seems to be getting good reviews. And I'm just waiting to hear from Buggystuff or someone else who has taken over the Freedom.

Breeze: Ron Pass 5/21/2012 - 6/27/2012 www.ronpass.com (http://www.ronpass.com/)
Conquest: Larry McConaghy 9/12/2011 - 3/4/2012
Destiny: Bill "Billy J. Clay" Barclay 2/20/2012 - ???
Dream: Dave Filsinger 9/3/2011 - 3/3/2012
Dream: James Quigley 2/2/2012 - ???
Ecstasy: Frank Glenn 9/22/2011 - 3/22/2012
Elation: Tom Grable 11/05/2011 - 5/5/2012
Fantasy: Jordan Heppner 12/3/2011 - 5/4/2012
Fascination: Milburn Dumas 10/1/2011- 3/31/2012
Freedom:
Glory: Tom Riccio 8/27/2011 - 2/26/2012
Imagination: Dana Honey 11/4/2011 - 4/2/2012
Inspiration: Seth Gibson 12/3/2011 - 6/04/2012
Legend: Alan Brown current - 7/15/2012
Liberty: "Piano Bar Bob" Berhalter 10/22/2011 - 4/28/2012
Magic: Jerone "Imani" Howard 12/4/2011 - 6/3/2012
Magic: Ron Pass 3/4/2012 - 3/11/2012 Special Appearance for John Heald's Blogger Cruise
Miracle: Brennan Villines current - 7/25/2012
Paradise: Del Clark 12/12/2011 - 6/11/2012
Pride: Roger Concepcion current - 6/27/2012
Sensation: Rick Yerkes 2/9/2012 - ???
Spirit: Keith Turner current - 7/17/2012
Splendor: Marty Gast 2/26/2012 - 7/??/2012
Triumph: Russell Villarin 2/23/2012 - ???
Valor: Brad Alexander 1/21/2012 - 6/17/2012 www.bradalexanderonline.com (http://www.bradalexanderonline.com/)
Victory: James Morris current - 5/20/2012

*** A note about this list: This list is compiled from reports and reviews of current cruisers and reports from the entertainers themselves. There is no guarantee of accuracy. An actual date usually means that the schedule has been confirmed by either the performer or someone inside Carnival. Schedules are subject to change. Also, this list is updated very regularly, so if it's not on the list, we probably don't know it.

Cool Breeze Cruiser
February 26th, 2012, 01:40 PM
We just got off the Fascination & LOVED the Piano Bar on this cruise. Milburn Dumas was WONDERFUL & played such a huge variety of songs. He is quite the character & kept us all entertained with his antics. The Piano Bar on our last cruise on the Miracle was such a disappointment because the Piano Man took himself way to seriously but Milburn really encouraged us to all sing along (& believe me I can not sing)! He played everything we requested & seemed to have as good a time as we did. He is a man of many hats & let us borrow some of his props for this Kodak moment! :D

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp4343%3B%3Enu%3D3235%3E9%3B8%3E%3B96% 3EWSNRCG%3D363892%3C369324nu0mrj

buggystuff
February 28th, 2012, 10:07 AM
Sean is the entertainer on the Freedom until mid July.
He is an older gentleman from New Orleans, and has played with and opened for many stars, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Liberace and more.
Not quite the Carnival type of player, but he's brand new to this venue.
Very talented on the keys and vocals, but plays slower than many of you are used to.
He also talks quite a bit.
Does have an outgoing personality, so perhaps he will improve with experience with Carnival.
The pb is not very busy, and I hope they bring that to his attention.

On another note, the Freedom has more live entertainment otherwise than the Dream did, Latin band, the singer in the Casino is great, and they do have a Lido band again!