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Old August 16th, 2004, 06:22 PM
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Default Juilliard pianist seeks advice on cruise ship choices

Hello everyone-- I have the time and adventurous spirit to do cruises but I have no idea who to talk to or WHAT cruise ship to play on. I play everything bu mainly focus on classical sets, but I know all the popular classical- chopin beethoven rachmaninoff liszt etc, ad finitum (plus operetta and opera and broadway)...... I just want to know if you all have been on cruises where there was classical music playing?? This would be a big help. Also, it would be great help if you know who books those people so I can have a direct contact??
My website is:
www.damondenton.com
Thanks for letting me know if you have ideas or recommendations or contacts I could call. My cell # to leave a message is 706-207-8389
Thanks so much!
Damon
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Old August 16th, 2004, 06:48 PM
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We were on the Norwegian Dawn last year and they had a classical pianist perform at one of the shows. Very good. In fact we met one of the piano players that performed in one of the lounges and she was a terrific player as well. She would mix classical with popular music and made for a wonderful evening. Whatever the people wanted. As an aside, we became good friends with her and keep in contact today with her. Hope all works out for you.
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Old August 16th, 2004, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: Juilliard pianist seeks advice on cruise ship choices

Damon -

Usually the various cruise lines have an "employment" selection on their web site where you can begin your process. Here are a few toll free #'s which might get the ball rolling quicker:

Princess Cruise Lines @ 1-800 PRINCESS,
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises @ 866-314-3211,
Holland America Line @ 1-877-SAIL HAL

I recall boarding the Carnival Triumph and being greeted by a string quartet and later enjoying dinner with baby grand accompaniment - music does "set the mood.".

You got my vote, go for it! Best of success.

Willy
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Old August 16th, 2004, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: Juilliard pianist seeks advice on cruise ship choices

All of the Princess ships I've been on have had pianists in their atrium areas, typically for a few hours each evening. It seems they play a mix of classical and more contemporary well known pieces.
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