I'm probably the exception to the rule, as the C.D. does indeed make a difference to me. I almost always "do" the "Showcase Of Stars" passenger talent show, and/or the "Legends Show". Therefor I work with, and interact with the Cruise Director, and a bunch of the entertainment staff. If he/she is a "Dud", then it really makes a difference in the enjoyment of doing these activities, but if he/she is actively involved, and upbeat, it makes these shows a GREAT deal of fun, not only for those of us who participate, but also for those of you in the audience.