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Old July 20th, 2014, 08:10 PM
Bruce Chafkin1 Bruce Chafkin1 is offline
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Originally Posted by aerospace View Post
Totally thought the same many times. Most ships have 4 or 5 music groups/bands/etc, seems they could totally setup a mic and entertain the waiting group a bit. Doesn't need to be a whole show just something.

I have heard but not seen that some lines do this already in a limited fashion. Like Disney sending out the costumed characters to do meet and greets.
You may or may not remember that cruise lines used to do this. But then things changed. Many countries - starting with the USA - decided that those ship entertainers who were working in the terminal were taking jobs away from the locals. So they are no longer allowed to work off the ship.
There is one exception. If the entertainers are US Citizens, they can legally work on the pier or in the terminal.
But the bad news is if they are US Citizens, the cruise lines don't want to hire them - because among other issues, they will refuse to put in the extra time to work on the pier.
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