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    Holland America, Princess, Cunard
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  1. I am curious as to how they established the order of evacuation? Appreciate any insight.
  2. If you want to leave it, you shouldn't have brought it up in the first place.
  3. Here are some places to get started https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=62 https://www.frommers.com/tips/cruise/5-insiders-tips-for-finding-the-best-cruise-deals Pick a few agencies - visit a big box - ask them for quotes on the same cruise. The only way to find out is to do the research - even if you could post agencies - you would get 30 different recommendations....you need to do the research
  4. Here are some videos with a short clip of most every entertainer from the 2018 and 2016 world cruises. Here was the breakdown by type in 2018 Pop Singers and groups - 11 Comedians – 8 Instrumental Performances – 18 Solo Singer – 10 Acrobat – 1 Tango Dancer – 1 Cast Shows – 9 Magic acts and mentalists – 6 Local Culture - 6 2018 https://youtu.be/ElvRdqJUD7c 2016
  5. It may or may not be delivered - I have experienced both. Usually available at front desk if not delivered. Price is included in your cruise fare. Nothing extra. Ask your steward. The complete NYT online edition is available onboard at no extra charge Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The balcony cabins on the Amsterdam are called Vista Suites and they have refrigerators. You also get double mariner credit since it is called a 'suite" and you pay the higher HSC. I haven't been on since April 2018 and the TV's were about 27 in flat screens then.
  7. Here is some more interesting info that is provided to the prospective singers and dancers. It looks like all ships are getting RWS except the Amsterdam. https://www.rwsnyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LifeatSea-083117.pdf Info about life at sea from Belinda King https://www.belindaking.com/onboard/#1536148703795-8015f5fa-86fbf005-a826
  8. The show you saw may have been one of the new shows....if it was Performed by StepOne dance company - that is the name of the new group If you google StepOne dance company and RWS entertainment you will find casting call info and other tidbits Here is a highlight reel of their current shows www.theinsidecabin.com
  9. I learned from one of the cruise directors that HAL is no longer having entertainers as part of the crew, but they will all be guest entertainers. This means they get private cabins and will no longer have any other duties (e.g. lifeboat communicator etc) The shows we call production shows - produced by Belinda King are being replaced by other production shows produced by RWS entertainment. RWS has a the StepOne dance company which produces,the show Humanity and similar currently making the rounds on HAL ships. These RWS contracts will only be 4 months. All the band members are also guest entertainers. Previously some were considered crew. Bottom line, the old production shows are going away fast. New shows, with dancing etc will take their place...using a new production company. Here is some more info from Backstage "Seeking the industry’s top dance talent for a brand-new entertainment experience, Step One Dance Company. Synopsis: Step One Dance Company will include several touring dance companies at sea. Each contract will be around 16 weeks in length. The dance company will merge groundbreaking movement from renowned choreographers with cutting-edge interactive video. Company members will enjoy “Guest Entertainer” status onboard, complete with private cabin and full access to the ship when not performing, free from any duties or previous restrictions related to a “Crew Member” status, creating the first-of-its-kind experience for dancers at sea" Pay is $1000 a week plus room and board. https://www.backstage.com/casting/step-one-dance-company-246340/ https://www.rwsnyc.com/talent/ www.theinsidecabin.com
  10. Take it if he likes wearing it. If he doesn’t like wearing it - leave it at home. He will be one of the most dressed up people onboard if he wears the dinner suit and will stand out. If he wants to blend in, bring a sport jacket and have a tie handy. You can keep or lose the tie easily based on the situation. The only requirement for gala night now is a collared shirt and no jeans. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The channels on the NS in January were MSNBC, Fox News, BBC, Prime, Travel, HGTV, ESPN, ESPN2 See my blog for a video with cabin details. www.theinsidecabin.com
  12. Read the When and Where carefully the first few days. It may be advertised there once as the tour usually sells out quickly. Sometimes they don’t offer the tour at all. Ask the front desk early on if they plan to offer the tour. www.theinsidecabin.com
  13. Good luck on Bingo. Appreciate if you could check if they have a poker pro Texas Hold’em table. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You can stay in your cabin on the last day until you depart. Full room service is also available. 9:30 is usually the last scheduled departure time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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