Best Entertainer

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Someplace in Northeast Ohio
418 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Do CD's count, because I thought Graham Seymour was a great entertainer.

I also saw Earl Thomas. Thought he was terrific.

I almost forgot: the reggae band on the FOS last October (don't know their name), absolutely incredible. In my opinion, they really made the pool time on the ship with my family very memorable. They just seemed to set the tone for me.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature




Freedom of the Seas: October 2011 - Loved It!
Disney Wonder: August/September 2010 - Terrific 1st
AZ
1,189 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
Mickey Dolenz on the Legend of the Seas.:thumbup:

Swype typed from android
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Jill




Statendam-Bermuda/Legend of the Seas-Mexico/Monarch-Baja/Monarch-Baja/Vision of the Seas-Mexico/Sapphire-Mexico/Dawn-Alaska/Diamond-Mexico/Oosterdam-Mexico/Diamond-Hawaii/Mariner-Mexico x 3./Oasis-W.Carib x 2./FreedomB2B-Carib
Serenade W. Carib
Miami
9 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by makebelieve88
Wow dbowe5 ... Shane is AMAZING ... maybe there is two of them. THE BEST Entertainer we have seen on ANY CRUISE. Great personality - AWESOME singer ... had the entire venue jumping and dancing !!!!
. I plan to follow Shane closely and book our Cruises accordingly ...
Miami
9 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
[quote=dbowe5;22044316] Just caught Shane Tapper again for the second time Cruising this year ... had such a wonderful time with him a few years back on Royal Caribbean. We've now swapped Cruise Lines to follow him once again - thanks Shane for another great holiday !!! Love the new songs !!!
Miami
9 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
[quote=makebelieve88;33637772]Wow dbowe5 ... Shane is AMAZING. THE BEST Entertainer we have seen on ANY CRUISE. Great personality - AWESOME singer ... had the entire venue jumping and dancing !!!! We've just booked our 4th Cruise with Shane - see you September "mate" ... loved the new material ... we're bringing a "few" friends with us - 21 IN ALL .... we'll all have the joint jumpin' !!!
4,871 Posts
Joined Dec 2008
Temptations Tribute Band
Beatlemania

Both were awesome!!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
77 days at sea...and counting!
2003 - Carnival Sensation
2005 - Carnival Valor (western Caribbean)
2006 - Carnival Inspiration
2006 - Carnival Valor (eastern Caribbean)
2007 - Carnival Destiny
2008 - Carnival Imagination
2008 - Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas
2009 - Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas
2010 - Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas
2011 - Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas
2014 - Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
2016 - Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas





Finland, Europe
2,768 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Both me (32) and my Mom (64) enjoyed VERY much the Zoots 60's music show and the Physical Comedy of Michael M.

Brilliant on the Navigator last month.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


Explorer of the Seas 2008 W.Caribbean
Oasis of the Seas 2011 W.Caribbean
Navigator of the Seas 2012 E.Mediterranean -Trip Report
Allure of the Seas 2012 E.Caribbean Trip Report
Jewel of the Seas 2013 S.Caribbean Trip Report
Rhapsody of the Seas 2013 Alaska Trip Report

Independence of the Seas 2014 Med Spain Trip Report
Statendam 2014 Hawaii and French Polynesia
Volendam 2015 South East Asia
Legend of the Seas 2015 Panama Canal
Allure of the Seas 2015 W.Mediterranean
Allure of the Seas 2015 Transatlantic
Harmony of the Seas 2016 Maiden Voyage


Instagram: sihteenmki
Brantford, ON
1,831 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
As some of the original respondents already said:
Best stage show: Dominick Allen (from Foreigner)
Best bar performer: Derek Lewis (Adult kamakaze karaoke)

Oddly enough, I saw them both on the same cruise.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
10-23-2006 Eastern Caribbean - Enchantment of the Seas
3-10-2008 Bahamas - Sovereign of the Seas
8-19-2011 Alaska - Rhapsody of the Seas
1-2-2012 Bahamas - Monarch of the Seas
8-16-2012 Bermuda/Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas
3-10-2013 Caribbean (Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Labadee) - Independence of the Seas
8-7-2013 British Isles - Vision of the Seas
12-26-2013 Cozumel - Brilliance of the Seas
5-4-2014 Mexico - Navigator of the Seas
8-25-2014 Bahamas - Enchantment of the Seas
8-21-2015 "The Eastern Caribbean that wasn't" - Oasis of the seas
12-24-2015 "Christmas at sea" - Independence of the Seas
8-19-2016 Family Alaska cruise - Explorer of the Seas

11-07-2017 "First baby cruise" Bahamas - Anthem of the Seas
Richmond Hill GA.
1,090 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Kelly Goodrich in the Schooner Bar of the Monarch last winter. And on the Radiance now.
Hope he will be back on the Monarch this fall.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
+
130 points to PINEAPPLE














Oasis 06/25/17
Allure 06/18/17
Harmony 05/13/17
Oasis 04/23/17
Oasis 03/26/17
Freedom 01/29/17
Allure 01/15/17
Navigator 12/23/16
Navigator 12/04/16
Navigator 11/27/16
Oasis 11/20/16
Empress 10/29/16
Allure 09/18/16
Majesty 09/05/16
Majesty 08/29/16
Empress 07/23/16
Oasis 07/16/16
Majesty 06/06/16
Jewel T/A 04/28/16
Independence 03/03/16
Independence 11/30/15
Allure 11/22/15
Enchantment 9/28/15
Freedom 9/20/15
Freedom 8/23/15
Oasis 1/31/15
Liberty 12/11/14
Vision 11/22/14
Enchantment 09/01/14
Grandeur 07/04/14
Vision 04/29/14
Liberty 01/09/14
Oasis 11/09/13
Enchantment 11/04/13
Oasis 01/12/2013
Monarch 12/10/12
Monarch 11/05/12
Radiance 5/25/12
Monarch 1/30/12
Allure 12/11/11
Navigator 12/04/11
Monarch OTS 11/14/11
Enchantment OTS 01/08/11
Carnival triumph 09/25/10
Radiance 05/08/10
Freedom 01/10/10
Radiance 05/11/09
Navigator 02/22/09
Jewel OTS 11/28/08
Majesty OTS 8/25/08
Grandeur OTS 4/12/08
Mariner OTS 11/25/07
Navigator OTS T/A 04/14/07
Legend OTS 01/13/07
Mariner OTS 10/29/06
Sovereign OTS 08/28/06
Grandeur OTS 04/29/06
Constellation 11/05
Grandeur OTS 12/04
Vision OTS 2/04
NCL Dawn 5/03
GA
654 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
My favorite entertainment???

We were on Adventure OTS the Day Michael Jackson died...Karoke that nite was all Michael, all night...Alot of heartfelt music from some loyal fans!!

But seriously...Graham Seymore..best comic, and overall entertainer!!!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
183 days at Sea on RCI

7 days on Carnival
3 days on The Big Red Boat

. Diamond Plus
Illinois
1,540 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
On our first RCI cruise Jerry Lewis was filming for the MDA telethon. He was very good and very funny around the ship when people would recognized him. Also performing on that cruise were the Platters and George Carlin.
We were spoiled after that.

I would love to see the Nelson brothers. I wonder if they are still performing on the ships?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Allure of the Seas 2/25/2018 Western Caribbean
Harmony of the Seas 2/4/2017 Eastern Caribbean
Anthem 9/2016 Canada/New England (35 yr)
Equinox 2/2016 Ultimate Carribean
Independence of the Seas 2/28/2015
Rhapsody of the Seas 8/22/2014 Alaska
Navigator of the Seas 2/23/2014 Western Carribean
Oasis of the Seas 8/31/13 Western Carribean
Oasis of the Seas 2/23/13 Eastern Carribean
Jewel of the Seas 10/21/12 New England/Canada
Allure of the Seas 2/26/2012 Western Carribean
Explorer of the Seas 9/10/2011 Bermuda (30 yr)
Freedom of the Seas 2/27/2011 Eastern Carribean
Majesty of the Seas 10/2010 Bahamas
Adventure of the Seas 2/2010 Southern Carribean
Liberty of the Seas 1/3/09 Eastern Carribean
Voyager of the Seas 2/24/08 Western Carribean
Freedom of the Seas 3/07 Western Carribean
Vision of the Seas 3/05 Mexican Riviera
Adventure of the Seas 8/04 Southern Carribean
Imagination 8/01 Western Carribean
Sovereign of the Seas 8/1994 Eastern Carribean
Fantasy 9/1991 Bahamas (10 yr)
26,232 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by misty57
On our first RCI cruise Jerry Lewis was filming for the MDA telethon. He was very good and very funny around the ship when people would recognized him. Also performing on that cruise were the Platters and George Carlin.
We were spoiled after that.

I would love to see the Nelson brothers. I wonder if they are still performing on the ships?
They were featured entertainers on our 2012 New Year's Eve cruise on Navigator of the Seas. I imagine if you google them you will be able to see where and when they are performing. You could also ask Merion Mom since they seem to perform on many of the cruises she books. LOL
Philly burbs, PA.
11,032 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
I will add a few "headliners" from our 20 year RCI history:

Comedian Norm Crosby (played blackjack with him and have a picture taken by his limo with him as he was leaving the ship in Puerto Rico mid-cruise)
The 5th Dimension
Bobby Rydell
Merrill Osmond (OK - not Donny or Marie but and Osmond nonetheless - have a picture with him and his wife)
Rain (Beatles cover band)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
[SIGPIC]

RCI / Celebrity cruises:
RCI Sovereign
RCI Majesty (twice)
RCI Grandeur (3 times - Maiden voyage +2)
RCI Adventure (3 times)
RCI Voyager
RCI Navigator (twice)
RCI Mariner
RCI Serenade
RCI Jewel
RCI Oasis (twice)
RCI Explorer (twice)
RCI Independence (twice)
RCI Freedom
RCI Allure
RCI Liberty
Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox 3/18
Celebrity Reflection 6/18
Celebrity Solstice 4/19
Upcoming:




Merion, Pennsylvania
57,814 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Originally posted by misty57
On our first RCI cruise Jerry Lewis was filming for the MDA telethon. He was very good and very funny around the ship when people would recognized him. Also performing on that cruise were the Platters and George Carlin.
We were spoiled after that.

I would love to see the Nelson brothers. I wonder if they are still performing on the ships?
Originally posted by negc
They were featured entertainers on our 2012 New Year's Eve cruise on Navigator of the Seas. I imagine if you google them you will be able to see where and when they are performing. You could also ask Merion Mom since they seem to perform on many of the cruises she books. LOL
They ABSOLUTELY follow me around.

I have PROOF POSITIVE.

My son got married 10 days ago in Washington, D.C.

Guess who was there in our hotel?

You guessed it - I ran into Gunnar and Matthew out front waiting for the parking valet to bring their car out.
Isle of Man
319 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by Puffinater
Total of nine posts and seven are promoting this guy. Hmmmm.
They maybe the founder member of the Shane Tapper fan club!! I for one won't be joining - just didn't like the guy, thought he had the personality of a bar stool - and I don't think the bar staff liked him as he emptied out the bar on the Indy and cost them tips!!

We were on the Splendour last month and the guy in the Schooner bar - Anselmo Boles - now that guy had personality and boy, could he sing!! If only he didn't finish at 12.30 every night
Orlando
3 Posts
Joined May 2012
Well I can tell you the last two times we caught Shane Tapper - the Bar staff loved him - packed venues and lots of good times. Surely if you don't like someones performance you just say so and leave. With your scathing and personal attack on Shane ... it is obvious there is something else at play here. With 99 extremely positive comments read ... and then yours ... I'll believe what I experienced first hand. and what the 99% of other members say and leave it at that - Rock on Shane !!
Maryland
133 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
We recently saw Rick Novell on the Enchantment. He was awesome. In the past, I've seen many great acts, such as...

The Platters
Marc Angelo
The Ice Show cast on the Mariner
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Wayne

Song of America - 1987
Nordic Empress - 1992
Monarch of the Seas - 1993
Song of America - 1994
Celebrity Millennium - 2001
Grandeur of the Seas - 2006
Mariner of the Seas - 2008
Enchantment of the Seas - 2012
Adventure of the Seas - 2014
Allure of the Seas - 2015
Adventure of the Seas - 2017
Freedom of the Seas - 2019