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Oooh. Just saw this on their website. Interesting - looks like you book concert tix as an excursion. But couldn't seem to find any other info - like what cruises. Anyone know anything else?

http://www.carnival.com/live-entertainment.aspx
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Originally posted by cruisin*tigger
Oooh. Just saw this on their website. Interesting - looks like you book concert tix as an excursion. But couldn't seem to find any other info - like what cruises. Anyone know anything else?

http://www.carnival.com/live-entertainment.aspx
It's just beung announced as we speak.
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hope there is more to his big announcement
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Originally posted by cruisin*tigger
Oooh. Just saw this on their website. Interesting - looks like you book concert tix as an excursion. But couldn't seem to find any other info - like what cruises. Anyone know anything else?

http://www.carnival.com/live-entertainment.aspx
http://www.carnival.com/Core/FAQ.asp...Live#q-1555546
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#6
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Actually, the FAQ answers a lot. Guess I didn't look far enough.

http://www.carnival.com/Core/FAQ.asp...Live#q-1555546
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Originally posted by michelle1836
hope there is more to his big announcement
Seems like this is it. Still nothing to address the deficit of entertainment on your average Carnival cruise. Very disappointed.
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Ugh. What a bunch of BLEEP
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Let's see what CNN has to say about this?
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PATHETIC... Shame on you Carnival. Here we go with the nickel and diming.
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Originally posted by champagne123
Ugh. What a bunch of BLEEP
Yes! I was sweating that they were going to put this entertainment on MY cruise!

Most of these performers are washed up has beens who can't fill a county fair. LeAnn Rimes? She's been touring zoo's and can't fill them with $10 tickets, yet they are going to charge $20-$50 a ticket or $100-$150 for VIP??? Seriously.
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Really guys, give it a chance.
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#13
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I'm sure this will be successful as people will pay to say they did it...though it would be funny to see nobody show up for REO or some of the other way over done groups on the list. There are always those folks on board who 'love' so and so and will run to see them, probably spending the $100 on the meet and greet.

Others will consider it a night that they will be blocked out of the main lounge for an event that requires an upsell and many will be confused. To new cruisers who know no different, its no big deal...to those that have watched things go from where they were to where they're going, its a hard thing to keep watching.

I get the image of a bunch of groupies wearing their brand new inch of gold jewelry, drinking their DoD, getting in line for the meet and greet to get their picture taken that will be later sold back to them by CCL...
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I took an email survey from Carnival a few months ago that covered this subject.

It seems the tickets are somewhat overpriced for the majority of the performers listed. Living in Nashville, TN very few of the listed performers would play a venue much larger than the Wildhorse Saloon and the tickets wouldn't be much more than $20. The VIP tickets seem to be overpriced.

The rules of canceling a cruise where the performer cancels the show seem somewhat harsh as well.

Are the bar waiter going to get in the way of seeing the show?

There seem to be a lot of additional questions that could be asked.

Matt
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Originally posted by arthierry
PATHETIC... Shame on you Carnival. Here we go with the nickel and diming.
Can not agree with you more. Another reason to look into other lines.
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Originally posted by Dave85
Seems like this is it. Still nothing to address the deficit of entertainment on your average Carnival cruise. Very disappointed.
Other than this:


In addition to the Carnival LIVE Concert Series, Carnival is also enhancing its popular shipboard house bands. The bands will feature both male and female lead singers, a more choreographed, themed and diverse set list, and increased interaction with guests. Nine Carnival ships currently feature the new bands, with implementation across the full fleet over the course of this year.
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Love the idea of being in Cozumel until 1:00 AM....
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There are several on the list that I would pay to attend their concert. We don't normally go to any of the shows, but this would be a plus for us.
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Why would they announce this and then NOT post who is going on what cruise and when?!

Those are the basic questions that their followers will want to know!
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