Posted June 6th, 2004, 07:32 AM
In my review, I failed to mention a pleasant surprise we enjoyed. While walking through the ship one afternoon, I overheard a talented pianist playing in the Star Lounge and I assumed it was Nana Mukhadze, the Russian concert pianist who performed in the theatre. to my surprise, I saw an elderly gentleman going through a dazzling array of classical medleys. I discovered he was Irving Fields, renouned pianist/composer who was a passenger on the ship. He had been asked by the cruise director if he would give an impromptu performance in the Star Lounge after the main production in the theatre. He had graciously consented and delighted the passengers with his
stirring Gershwin medley including "Rhapsody In Blue." He also played his popular compositions "Miami Beach Rhumba" and "Managua, Nicaragua." Just another example of what can happen on a Radisson cruise to make it so memorable.