Entertainment 14 night cruise Amsterdam

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#21
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Originally posted by arewethereyet
At the risk of getting flamed by someone, I'm going to say the guitarist was dreadful. However, I'm sure some people thought she was great.

Here ya go. If you like her here, then you might be OK. On the 14 day I was on, she wasn't even this good.
Gotta agree. We caught her a couple of times in the Crow's Nest - PAINFUL!
#22
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Originally posted by picture
Entertainment

This is my personal opinion. I did not go on the ship expecting Las Vegas type quality of shows.
But having been on Celebrity which has a great Cirque du Soleil show & Royal Carribean with their
entertaining Ice shows, I was expecting to be entertained.

Well the acts were very ammeter in quality and material. Jokes that were not funny, magical show which
seem more like pallor tricks by an armature and songs that were not my taste. We went to 7 shows
out of 14 nights because we did not want to walk out during a performance but felt why waste our time
and take up a seat when what we had seen was poor in quality and entertainment value.

The crew did a good job in their shows and have a lot of heart. ( like anything else I am sure their
are people who might enjoy the shows but the individuals I spoke to on ship agreed not very entertaining.
Entertainment is a very subjective thing. There have been raves about entertainment that I didn't like and sometimes programs I've enjoyed haven't been liked by others at the same show.

That said, let me say that when we spent 14 nights aboard the Amsterdam I enjoyed all of the shows I attended. Maybe your expectations were much higher than mine.
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#23
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Originally posted by audrey
thank you very much I will be looking forward in your post about what movies are playing you don't have to say what day but just the names.
Well I think I have found almost all of the Explorers so can now give you the name of the movies that were playing on our voyage.

Day 1 - Moneyball
Day 2 - The Ides of March
Day 3 - War Horse
Day 4 - Big Miracle
Day 5 - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Day 6 - Mission Impossible--Ghost Protocol
Day 7 - The Artist
Day 8 - The Muppets
Day 9 - Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Day 10 - Joyful Noise
Day 11 - Tower Heist
Day 12 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Day 13 - War Horse

Sorry I cannot locate Day 14, but with Day 13 being War Horse repeated I have a sneaky feeling Day 14 is probably another repeat.

I hope this helps.

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I don't recall this on my other Alaska cruises, but I wanted to check since someone asked on our roll call.

Any theme nights?

(like Tropical Night... encouraging brightly colored prints... on the Caribbean cruises?)
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#27
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Originally posted by trvlcrzy
I don't recall this on my other Alaska cruises, but I wanted to check since someone asked on our roll call.

Any theme nights?

(like Tropical Night... encouraging brightly colored prints... on the Caribbean cruises?)
No theme nights on the Amsterdam Alaska cruise.
#28
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Originally posted by RuthC
Thanks for the info, Bill. I appreciate it a lot. He sounds like someone I could enjoy spending time listening to in the evenings. It sounds like he knows my kind of music.

I'll keep trying to get the name. Someone this summer has got to be able to post it.
Ruth - you will enjoy Roy Kassel. He is on the Amsterdam through the end of the Alaska cruises for 2012. He is very personable and will play any tune (if he knows it). On our cruise, he held a talent show (not a competition, just a show) in which 9 guests participated. It was held in the Queens Lounge (the big stage) on the morning before we docked in Victoria. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house after the 85 year old man performed on his harmonica and the two deaf interpretors signed a song for us. Roy helped the performers prepare and truly seemed to enjoy the performers' successful acts.
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Originally posted by QueenGlassHalfFull
Ruth - you will enjoy Roy Kassel. He is on the Amsterdam through the end of the Alaska cruises for 2012. He is very personable and will play any tune (if he knows it).
Thank you for confirming Roy will still be playing when I'm aboard, and for the reassurance that I will have a good time with him. I love to play Stump The Piano Player! This could be a fun time.
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Originally posted by RuthC
Thank you for confirming Roy will still be playing when I'm aboard, and for the reassurance that I will have a good time with him. I love to play Stump The Piano Player! This could be a fun time.
Hey Ruth here is Roy on YouTube, for a sneak peak for your cruise.

Roy Kassel Entertainment 2010.wmv - YouTube
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Originally posted by PathfinderEss
Hey Ruth here is Roy on YouTube, for a sneak peak for your cruise.

Roy Kassel Entertainment 2010.wmv - YouTube
Thanks, Melodie! I enjoyed that; I know the music he played. I can spend two weeks worth of nights in the Piano Lounge if the rest of what he does is like that.

Wonder what ship that was taped on? It wasn't a HAL ship, for sure. And I didn't recgonize the logo on his nametag.
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Originally posted by RuthC
Thanks, Melodie! I enjoyed that; I know the music he played. I can spend two weeks worth of nights in the Piano Lounge if the rest of what he does is like that.

Wonder what ship that was taped on? It wasn't a HAL ship, for sure. And I didn't recgonize the logo on his nametag.
msy Wind Star - it was on the blurb under the picture
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Hi

I usually only go to crew shows. but my friends told me i had to see the juggler. He was great. Those are the only shows I saw. Many times we just finished dinner. We were to busy talking (not slow service) I also did not go to movies I wanted to be with fellow friends/cruisers.


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Originally posted by Okie1946
msy Wind Star - it was on the blurb under the picture
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That answers that question. Thanks.
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I'm with many of you regarding production shows. Unless there's really nothing else to do, we don't go anymore. I do enjoy comedians and jugglers, though. On our recently-completed Westerdam cruise, one of the performers was Dan Bennett, who I had seen on another cruise several years ago. He combines comedy and juggling in a way that few can, at least among those I've seen.

Usually, you can find us in the Piano Bar in the evenings. We so enjoyed Glenn-Michael on Westerdam a couple of weeks ago, and Buddy on Maasdam in summer 2011. It's also a great way to mingle with other passengers, if you so choose.
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Originally posted by Okie1946
msy Wind Star - it was on the blurb under the picture
Yeah it was the Wind Star and it was 2010.
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