Posted August 17th, 2008, 11:35 PM
We are currently on day 2 of a 12 day cruise, and are concerned with the level of entertainment.
Some questions for recent Emerald travellers:-
- Was Neil Chandler the Cruise Director - or is he new to the job?
- Was your experience of the The 'Welcome Aboard Showtime' as poor as ours - i.e. 45 minutes, 1 x dance number, the CD sings a song and then an American comic performs to a largely non-American audience (& struggles as a result)
- While band 'On the Roxx' are good - will we see them every night in explorers?
While very early days, we are concerned about that the level of variety and the quality of the entertainment (particularly compared to our 2 x previous Princess cruises in the Carribbean).
Would welcome thoughts - especially from recent Emerald cruisers.
Neil Chandler is not new - he was CD on the Emerald Princess last Christmas, and has a great reputation. He was really great on our cruise.
If you've had previous cruises on Princess I think you will find the first night's show to be fairly much the same from cruise to cruise. We've stopped going to them - even the comedian's jokes are mostly the same. I don't think the first night is representative of any cruise- just a sampler of dancing, comedian, and crew introductions.
Sometimes the bands change venues - check your Princess Patter for when and where "On the Roxx" is playing tonight.
Take a breath, take in a few shows, some dancing, wander the night clubs, and enjoy your cruise. I know you will find the major production shows to be superior to first night fare.
Next - Princess will send enticements
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