I know just what you mean. Our first cruise back in Dec of 2000, aboard the Carnival Victory, they had 2 calypso bands. Then when we visited Saint Croix, they had a great number of bands playing on the shore. Then on all of our past Carnival cruises, the bands were few and far between. We did also cruise aboard the Star Princess, they had a 2 person calypso band on the Lido deck for just a few hours. I would like to see & hear more...we are going to the Caribbean again in 47 days.
We love anything assocated with crusing and traveling. We are retired U.S. Navy...and loving it, "Been there...done that"! (almost).
NCL Pride of America 12/2015
MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
USS Bristol County, LST 1198, 1980-1982
USS Turner Joy, DD951, 1973-1978