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Old September 2nd, 2008, 09:43 AM
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I am smiling broadly as I type this... one of my DW and my fondest crusie memories...

Not knowing your father or friend, you may find that they have a wild streak in them that you never knew of.

On the Carnival Destiny in 1997, everyone on the ship was introduced to a 80+ man, Ed, and his wife at the first night's welcoming show. The cruise director (the famous and fantastic John Heald of Carnival fame) called Ed and his wife, Rosie, to the stage and challenged him. Each time Ed (from Georgia) heard John mention the word "peach" during the week, he was to come down to the stage and get on one knee and yell " Rosie, I love you!". John said that if he did this at all of the shows during the week he would get a prize. We all thought this was cute. Little did we know...

All week long, at every show (even two on the Pool Deck), Ed did this. By the end of the cruise EVERYONE on the ship knew Ed and Rosie. They were famous (and a huge hit on the cruise DVD). I would be surprised if they ever bought a drink. It was absolutely hilarious. At the end of the cruise, Carnival came through big time. At the last night's show, they gave Rosie and Ed several very nice prizes worth at least the cost of their cruise, jewlery and other gifts. The applause was thunderous! Ed and Rosie were clearly the hit of the entire cruise! I actually read an article about John Heald a few years ago and John actually mentioned Ed and Rosie. It clearly was a hit for him as well.

It was THE most heartwarming cruise experience we ever had and the talk of the ship.

So... watch out. You may find that your father and his friend could blossom in ways that you would not imagine. Even if they do not, I sincerely hope they have the time of their life. Cherish the time and all of you enjoy your cruise!!!
Sea Ya!
Ron and Lee
RCCL C & A Platinum Members

10 total cruises on Carnival, Princess & RCCL
Next Cruise:
2009 - Undetermined yet, but looking
2010 - April 17 - Oasis OTS
2011 - Asia - THE 14 Day Big One...
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