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#41
Calabasas, CA, USA
11,664 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Best show I've ever seen on a cruise?

This guy:
http://www.kevinjordan.com/

Kevin Jordan...

He's done cruises on different lines, including Royal Caribbean, but, unfortunately for us, he's mostly doing Princess of late...We actually saw him on a Princess cruise...

The guy was hysterical...the act had a lot of "audience participation"...IOW, he picked on a lot of members of the audience...One guy left for the mens' room and he ragged on him the whole way back...then got everyone in his row to move down a seat so that his seat wasn't there when he returned...He ragged on kids: "Why aren't you in school?"...then went on with hysterical stuff...mostly ad lib...We were in stitches...most of the audience was in stitches...

After the show, we're heading back up to our cabin on the elevator with these four older folks and one guy says to the other "Worst show I've ever seen" and the other guy says "He should find himself a different profession"...I am not sure what these guys were looking for...but, that's the thing with entertainment, especially comedy...Some people just don't get it...What is outstanding to one person is disappointing to the next...
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#42
UK
170 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Without a doubt it was the two funny guys ( Mario & Daniel) they were brilliant on the Mariner
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#43
Jensen Beach, FL
19,536 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
ABBACADABRA was probanly the best ever as others have said. We also had the fortune to have seen The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters (at least one person from the original groups) - also enjoyed Charo and Gary Puckett. Haven't seen the Nelson's but would like to someday (they seem to be on RCTV alot). There was a "quick change artist" duo that were simply amazing - not only did they perform on the stage but were also featured in the ice show - you just couldn't believe your eyes!!!!
#44
PA
2,278 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
We really enjoyed Mickey Dolenz, from the Monkees. The lead singer from the 50's group The Diamonds (Dave something or other) was very good as well. Oh, and I can't forget Marty Allen and Karon Kate.

We also saw an accapella (spelling?) group who even made the sounds of all of the instruments. I can't remember their name, but they were awesome. Maybe it was Mosaic, but I'm not sure about that.
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#45
Surprise, AZ.
12,351 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by publicpersona
Oh, yes .. Santino and Blackjax (see http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoID=46383118 )

He was extremely talented. My wife and I went to every one of his performances.

He was our favorite entertainer too....what talent!!!
I wish RC would bring him back.

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#46
QC, Arizona
3,693 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
While we have never had Mickey Dolenz or Peter Noone or the Nelson Brothers, we had Joel Mason, the Elton John impersonator, who was fantastic and also the lead singer from the Foundations ("Build Me Up Buttercup") who was also great. Both were on the April 2009 transatlantic on the Indy. They had people rocking in the aisles and they were the best entertainment we have had on an RCCL ship. And, we also had Marty Allen and Karon Kate Blackwell on the Jewel and the Brilliance and they are always our favorites and so down to earth.
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Celebrity Eclipse- Baltic - May 2010
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NCL Starward - Carribbean 1974
NCL Skyward - Carribbean 1971
Ariadne - Mexico 1970
MV Freeport - Bahamas 1969

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#47
DFW, TX
1,619 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by TEXASMUNK
Derik Lewis on Voyager during her spring to fall Galveston stay.
We love Derek-he's such fun. We found him totally by accident when Cafe Lattetudes was crowded and we needed a place to sit.

He MADE our last cruise for us.

We booked an Alaska cruise for May of 2010 just because he's going to be on. His mom is sick but we're hoping she gets better so he can cruise with us.



We've only ever seen him in the pub so the schooner bar experience will be a little different
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#48
DFW, TX
1,619 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by Sky616
The Beatles' tribute band Beatlemania was outstanding on our Freedom of the Seas cruise last month. Overall all the entertainment was the best we've seen on our five cruises. From the magician (America's got talent guy) to the production shows to the singers and dancers the entertainment was top notch. The first comedian we had was great too, can't remember his name.
I had seen the touring show of Beatlemania back in the 70's/80's and they were great. The shipboard show is a scaled down version of the broadway experience but it is by far the best cruise entertainment stage show we've ever seen.

People were off their feet, dancing and singing. It was great.
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#49
Kildare, Ireland
95 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
Saw MOSAIC on Liberty a month ago. Def THE best entertainment that I've seen in my 5 cruises with RCI. They were brilliant - ex Americas got Talent. No instruments - just voices to portray everything from crackly record player to jazz beats - all sorts of sound effects.
#50
NJ
3,379 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Mosaic was pretty good on our recent Liberty cruise.

El Gaucho is very funny and entertaining.

Drew Thomas was very good....different.
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#51
Buffalo
2,845 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
DW still raves about Bob Cates's act: Comedy in Motion. I didn't see it but videos of the guy are amazing.
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#52
Upstate NY
12,218 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by SamFritz
I still remember ABBACADABRA from a few years back. I think that same cruise had a guy who sang for Foreigner for a while. In fact all of the entertainment on that Legend of the Seas cruise, out of Tampa, three years ago, was fantastic.
If you mean Domenick Allen, he has toured with a LOT of singers. Not an original Foreigner member.
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#53
Upstate NY
12,218 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by stompy
I had seen the touring show of Beatlemania back in the 70's/80's and they were great. The shipboard show is a scaled down version of the broadway experience but it is by far the best cruise entertainment stage show we've ever seen.

People were off their feet, dancing and singing. It was great.
Definitely Beatlemania for me. Don't confuse with Beatlemaniacs (not as good)
A concert of an hour and 10 minutes of non stop great music with multiple standing O's.
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#54
Ft. Lauderdale
40 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
El Gaucho on Jewel of the Seas. Very entertaining. The best singer we have ever seen was on Holland America(suprisingly) named Alfreda Gerald. She was a featured vocalist with Yanni for many years and her shows are incredible. I would love to see both of these two again on any ship.
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#55
Upstate NY
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Joined May 2000
Originally posted by tjsalyer
El Gaucho on Jewel of the Seas. Very entertaining. The best singer we have ever seen was on Holland America(suprisingly) named Alfreda Gerald. She was a featured vocalist with Yanni for many years and her shows are incredible. I would love to see both of these two again on any ship.
I was one of El Gaucho's victims on the Voyager a few years ago when it sailed out of NJ. Never forget it.
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#56
Queensland, Australia
441 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
For me it is Derek Lewis and his "Adult Day Care...... at NIGHT" show, we bought the Tshirt and the cd's and he even got myself and SWMBO up for a duet at the end of our cruise in Sept on the Rhapsody which is AMAZING all by itself. there was numerous excellent other acts on our cruise but Derek is definitely the favourite for me !!!!

Cheers
David
#57
Pinellas Park
534 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Paul Boland: a great all around entertainer/impressionist for a Headliner show.

Brad Cummings: ventriloquist sensational

Les Lankhorst: a superb Sinatra type crooner.

The Coasters show is very good!

on board: Kevin Brando is THE Piano Man in the Schooner Bar, and it's always a pleasure to cruise with him.
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#58
635 Posts
Joined Jun 2004
Marty Allen and his wife, Karon Kate Blackwell. It is amazing what he can remember for his age. Still funny after all these years, and she is a wonderful singer. The wedding song she wrote for him is beautiful
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#60
92 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
We saw the Nelson Brothers on the Mariner in 07. They did a show tribute totheir father, Ricky Nelson. I thought they were wonderful. Talked with them afterwards. Such gentlemen. We went to the early and late show and then they did a show the next day in the promenade.