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Old March 21st, 2011, 10:32 AM
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What is your favorite type of entertainment ? Singers ,musicians ,comedians ?

I like to hear a good band with one or two good singers .
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On my last two cruises ( Oasis and Allure ), I enjoyed it all. The production shows, the comedians, the acqua show and the ice show and the singesr and musicians as well. I just wish those cruises had been longer.

I can't pick a favorite. Each evening and some afternoons we had plenty of top notch entertainment.

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My last cruise had a great house band with a terrific singer ,much too good to be on a ship.
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My favourite theatre is repertory theatre - and cruise ships don't do that and I don't expect them to

My cruise experience is limited but the quality of the music was poor. I did try the shows but left very quickly - they offended my ear.

They could cancel all shipboard entertainment as far as I am concerned. But again that is not the reason I cruise

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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:22 PM
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Like Annie, we don't cruise for the entertainment.

Our favorite show is the Crew Show. Some of these young people are very talented !

A good comedian is a blessing, but really not usually found on a cruise... .

We usually find the entertainment at "Crooner's" to be enough for us !
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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Definitely musical acts, especially if they are "Oldies".
Not a big fan of song and dance numbers, except of course if the music is good. Really like the bands who can play and sing, solo artists who play guitar and sing or piano with sing alongs.
We've been lucky to see some very good acts on cruises, and unfortunately, some very bad pool bands too. I don't know how some of them get hired...

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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:25 PM
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On our last cruise ,the second female lead singer was the wife of the CD .That was the only way she could have achieved that position .
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Its usually hit or miss. Comedians are usually my favorites, but also seen some musical groups, hipnotists, jugglers, and the like that were pretty entertaining. The Ice Skating shows on the bigger RCL ships were pretty watchable.

On the other end of the scale to me are the line production shows. I call them "Jazz Hands Shows". The Ship bands are usually good and there are sometimes some talented singers, but put it all together in a show with a medley of songs and random dancing and jumping around and I'm looking longingly for the exit. Unfortunately the wife is usually sitting in the seat next to me enjoying herself, so there I sit. At least seeing her enjoy it is a win...

Only show I ever actually walked out on was a well known ventriloquist act booked on Princess. Lordy that was awful. It was easy for the wife and I to sneak out discreetly by blending in with the rest of the crowd heading for the exit 10 minutes into the show.
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