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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Default Second City - Love 'em or Hate 'em?

Just to satisfy my curiosity, do most NCL cruisers really like Second City?
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Not us.. We really do not care for them.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Tedious. Too much improv isn't.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Some of the groups are fairly good...others are poor.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:12 PM
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I really enjoyed them the 1st cruise, 2nd time seemed alright, but now we are going again,
We are wondering when NCL will change up the entertainment, kind of been there done that.
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Love second city.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Loved them on the Gem last night. If you don't like SNL your not going to like them
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Love them! We even went to see them when they came to the theater in town!
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:32 PM
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It was Ok but honestly Not our thing, we prefer standup.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Love them!! DS, 9, loves them, too. We have gone several times on each of our last two cruises.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Personally I don't think they're that great, not very funny. They really aren't very good at improv, imo. They always seem to fall flat on the true improv and end up falling back on the the lines they've obviously used before from the more predictable statements that are made.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Not my thing
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Old July 21st, 2012, 04:41 PM
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I enjoyed their shows.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 04:43 PM
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We stopped going years ago and I'm surprised there still playing when you watch the amount of people walking out of show.
I must admit I did enjoy the blow up doll routine.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 05:12 PM
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We don't find them very funny and wish NCL would try something new for the Breakaway and Getaway ships.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 05:28 PM
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We don't find them very funny and wish NCL would try something new for the Breakaway and Getaway ships.
Ditto, and by all means avoid the at sea day murder mystery in the Spiegel Tent Luncheon...mostly kids and they make all the suggestions which are at most non-sensical and no improv team could work with. Most adults without kids, like myself walked out


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Old July 21st, 2012, 05:40 PM
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I enjoyed them on past cruises. However I do think they need to do different entertainment.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:11 PM
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I haven't been on a NCL cruise yet but have seen them in Vegas and didn't care for it. I prefer standup comedy.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I enjoy them , but some new material please.
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Originally Posted by JohnIreland View Post
I enjoy them , but some new material please.

Agreed!! I like them, but it was the same show ...different ship, a year a part.
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