Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Celebrity
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 29th, 2001, 09:07 AM
LovetheSea
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Infinity Pool Band?

Anyone recently back from the Infinity? Can you tell me which pool band is on board now?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 29th, 2001, 10:30 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 95
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

The band is Onus -- they're from St. Lucia and typical of pool bands but great. THey come out in the "audience" and get everyone involved.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 29th, 2001, 12:52 PM
Mary Lou
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Could you maybe mean Oynx? They were on Milli when we sailed in January. I thought they were great...even bought their CD.
Mary Lou
Thursday Chat Host
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 29th, 2001, 01:48 PM
Pooh Bear
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Mary Lou:

We were on Infinity in April / Hawaii: I meant to purchase the CD by Onyx but didn't get a chance. There was one song they played several times - and seems to me it was like a processional - it was really majestic and - loud. I believe it was something like Entering (or leaving) Paradise - the piece was not typical pool type music - gathered momentum as they played.

Do you see anything like Entering and Leaving Paradise listed on the CD?

(Sorry - this has been driving me CRAZY trying to remember what the piece was titled and you are the first one I've "met" who bought the CD.)

Thanks for "scratching that little itch" in by brain.

Pooh Bear
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 29th, 2001, 02:20 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New England
Posts: 2,420
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

The song is titled "Conquest of Paradise". I too fell in love with it. It sounds like a countries national anthem. Very moving. We bought it last year while in Europe on the Millennium. I have the tape. I had thought that Onyx was on the Summit though. There is another group called Opus.
Bon Voyage
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 29th, 2001, 08:03 PM
hctjdc
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Could it also possibly have been OPUS.? They were on Mercury. They are a hard-working, great reggae band playing at the pool & in the club & had everyone up with the "dollar song." Most of the songs they perform were by other performers so they did not have a CD altho' everyone wanted one!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 30th, 2001, 10:25 AM
SueM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Opus was the band on the Infinity in September.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 30th, 2001, 10:31 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 155
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

We just got back from the Infinity 10/27/01. The poolside band was Opus from St Lucia. They were very good. I believe Onyx is on the Summit now. They are also very good.
Carole =^..^=
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 30th, 2001, 11:10 AM
hctjdc
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

So if these really good bands are on Summit & Infinity--what bands are now on Mercury & Galaxy?....How long do they stay on one ship & does anyone know if this info can be checked in advance. We looked forward to seeing OPUS everyday at the pool, at the special deck parties & at nite in the Club!? On Merc. There was also a good achipella (sic) band & Joy & something in the small club bar....the Bands/music in dining room was all excellent(much better than RCCL) altho' the shows not so great!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 30th, 2001, 12:37 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 107
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

The song you want is called Conquest of Paradise and it is on the Onyx cd which I purchased last year on the Milennium. My husband loves it.

Rita
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old October 30th, 2001, 08:42 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 95
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

I guess you're right, Opus -- I remember that now -- but I checked my Daily News and it said Onus -- must have been a misprint!! THanx. Anyway, they were really good. I've heard Onyx, too. Both about the same.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old October 31st, 2001, 12:13 AM
AR
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

As a public service, here is a complete list of pool bands currently playing on Celebrity ships:

Infinity OPUS
Summit ONYX
Millie OVUM (a bunch of good eggs)
Galaxy OLEO (I can't believe they're not better)
Mercury OPAL (they're real gems)
Horizon ORAL (well spoken)
Century OVAL (not for squares)
Constellation OXEN (the yoke's on you)
Zenith Billy Bob and the Memphis Marauders

:-)

AR
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old October 31st, 2001, 08:39 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New England
Posts: 2,420
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Where in the world did you come up with this list?
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old October 31st, 2001, 11:51 AM
Shellie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

No wonder we get confused on the names! Does Celebrity "build" their own bands or something? I just assumed they hired bands that were already in existance.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old October 31st, 2001, 06:25 PM
htrotto
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Cute joke! But the band is a big thing for many of us on Carib. cruises. Sets alot of that tropical tone--even for non-dancers! So who is on Galaxy now & do the bands work the same contract schedules as the other employees?
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old October 31st, 2001, 09:47 PM
AR
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Hey, thanks for figuring out that it's a joke. I was beginning to worry.

I think the band on Galaxy now is ORKA--a whale of an outfit. They had fetched up on a desert island one day after being thrown overboard from a Carnival ship by a gaggle of crazed and drunken newlyweds. When they saw the Galaxy go by, they swam frantically to it where they were rescued, dried off, and put to work. They've been there ever since.

Sorry. Somebody stop me before I post again!! ;-)

AR
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2001, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New England
Posts: 2,420
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

AR, you need a job or a cruise! Have a great week while I am away. I will let you know what group is playing by the pool on Galaxy when I return.
Bon Voyage
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old November 2nd, 2001, 09:47 AM
LovetheSea
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

Thanks everyone for your help.I have heard good things about Opus. Hope they are still on board in Feb.!
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old November 2nd, 2001, 04:11 PM
Pooh Bear
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

That was funny, AR. Really appreciate the humor.

And thanks to everyone who helped me scratch the itch on my brain (it was diagnosed as "drain bamage") - I found a great version of "Conquest of Paradise" (performed by the Onyx on Infinity in April) on an album containing other rousing / Olympic-type processionals performed by John Williams and the Boston Pops.

Thanks again for helping me find / remember the name of that piece!

Pooh Bear
=^-.-^=
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old November 2nd, 2001, 07:43 PM
Wes Rahn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Infinity Pool Band?

I was also on the Infinity in April and had the same experience with the song. It reminded me of something one would hear as a backgroung in a movie about a Russian Atomic Sub gruiding through the water, quite haunting. I asked them for the name of the song, but I don't remember at this time. Sorry.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
band, cruise, lucia, opus, st

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pool band cricket55 Princess Cruise Lines 1 June 22nd, 2005 12:41 PM
pool band cruisermatt Teen Cruisers 1 March 19th, 2005 01:24 PM
pool band cruisermatt Entertainment on Ships 0 March 19th, 2005 09:02 AM
What is the name of pool band on Infinity? georgel Celebrity 5 January 23rd, 2003 02:25 PM
Pool Band Bobby Sue Royal Caribbean International 4 January 18th, 2003 09:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:22 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1