CELEBRITIES..............Who did you meet on your cruises?
the Captain will get the ball rolling:
back in '84 the Captain & the Mrs met and chatted with Meryl Streep onboard the QE2, we saw her a few times during that Atlantic crossing.
in '96 while on a round the world trip we met Kevin Costner, in Cairns, Australia............that was a real pleasant experience......we met him at the Casino on the oceanfront there.......a very gracious and pleasant man to talk to.................the following morning waiting our turn to take off from Cairns airport on a private flight over the Great Barrier Reef, our pilot informed us that the plane ahead of us waiting to take off was actually Kevin Costner's............imagine his surprise when we told him we hed chatted with him and had a few drinks together the night before.
that's interesting, I would hav ethought that celebrities would not want to to be stuck on a huge ship with a lot of people who might bother them for their autographs, take pictures of the all day long, etc... it would be like a ship of paparazzi.... I would think they all hire private yachts as they can afford to...
if I did see a celebrity on a cruise, and if it was someone that I respected as an person (i.e. how they live their life, etc.) I probably would love to be seated with that person for dinner and just have a normal conversation with them.
I did see Mel Gibson once, when I was going on a windjammer cruise our of Rockport Maine in 1992. He was in the harbor area city filming The Man Without a Face. We didn't get close enough to talk, but we all stood on deck before sailing watching as he gave instructions to the young boys who were to sail small speedboats for a scene in the movie. That was cool!
I met a lady that only the older folks on this board will recognise. I was on the Kon Tike Tour from St Thomas in 1983 whe I saw Mamie Van Doren sitting with a young man, her son. I asked her for her autograph and asked if she minded posing for pictures. she was very gracious.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
that's interesting, I would hav ethought that celebrities would not want to to be stuck on a huge ship with a lot of people who might bother them for their autographs, take pictures of the all day long, etc... it would be like a ship of paparazzi.... I would think they all hire private yachts as they can afford to.............
Cruising in the 70s and 80s was way different than what it is nowadays. I hope that does not sound corny, it's not my intention.
John Tesh and Connie Sellecca on the Pride in January. John was there to do shows for a fan club or something like that. He ended up performing for everyone when the ship broke down and we spent an extra day at sea. By the way, Connie still looks pretty hot!
Aegean I Sept /01 Athens
Carnival Valor Jan /05 Miami
Carnival Valor Jan/06 Miami
Carnival Pride Jan/07 Long Beach
Splendour of the Seas Sept/09 Venice
Adventure of the Seas Jan/11 San Juan
Adventure of the Seas Feb/12 San Juan
Navigator of the Seas Jan/13 N'arlins
We met Shirley Jones from the Partridge Family on a Carnival cruise. she was there to preform one night, but stayed for several days. I helped her find her way one day when she got turned around and couldn't get to where she was going. Another night my husband sat next to her in the casino.
February 25, 2011
The Osmond Brothers (Wayne, Merrill & Jay) entertained one evening aboard the Grandeur of the Seas in 2000. We were neutral about the Osmond family but decided to see the show anyway. WOW! What fabulous musicians they are as well as very funny. We became instant fans and saw their Christmas show (with Jimmy, too) when they came to Michigan 3 years ago.
Anyhow, we saw Merrill the following day on Labadee. He and his wife were taking photos of each other on the walk out to Dragon's Breath Rock (just like all of us passengers). My husband and I politely interrupted their walk to tell him how wonderful their performance had been the night before. (Like they haven't heard that a million times during their 50 years in show business.) Merrill was so gracious and asked if we liked anything in particular. I told him the harmonies in the old George Harrison song "Something" was outstanding and gave me goosebumps. He seemed truly interested.
I saw Merrill the following day at lunch going through the buffet line but I left him alone.
Also, on the NCL Starward in 1983, Jerry Van Dyke was our "star entertainer" of the week. We saw him the following evening in the casino with his wife. He appeared to not want to be noticed. We didn't intrude.
My DS and DBIL won a cruise on the Pride last year and knew nothing about cruise message boards so I did some research and found out that they were on a Rusty Wallace cruise. None of us even had a clue as to who Rusty Wallace was. I googled and found out that he has something to do with racing cars. They had a great cruise but never met him or even saw him and probably wouldn't have recognized him if they did. That is the closest any of the family has been to meeting anyone "famous" on a cruise. Cruisegirl
S/S Yarmouth-7/62; Celebration - 9/99; Inspiration - 12/00; Jubilee - 10/02; Elation Thanksgiving cruise - 11/03; Elation again - 12/04; Carnival Conquest - 2/06; Carnival Glory Super Bowl cruise - 2/07; Ecstasy - 6/07; Ecstasy - 11/07; Carnival Conquest - 10/08; Conquest inaugural cruise to the Bahamas - 2/15/09; Triumph cruise to Western Caribbean Jan. 16, 2010, Ecstasy cruise to nowhere, July 4 weekend 2010. Carnival Magic, 10-28-2011, Barcelona to Galveston.