I think it is great that Princess provides this opportunity for the non "Entertainment" crew to have a moment in the spotlight.
However, I've got to admit I was a little disappointed in the International Crew Show. Not in the quality of the performances themselves but of the content. The DW & I were looking forward to a window into the world of our crew and not so much to hear them perform songs we can hear on the radio locally.
Nor did I need to see the Entertainment staff perform skits I had seen since junior high.
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I saw the Philipine bartenders on the Emerald Princess do a little show in the lobby. They had fancy pouring moves and bottle flipping like I'd never seen before. It was fabulous and very entertaining. I believe the bottle tossing act was incorporated into the crew show, but I missed the show so not sure about that.
All the cruise lines have been doing that show for at least the last 20 years. It was funny the first time but definitely not worth the time to see it again & again. I guess it provides some cheap entertainment savings for the cruise lines without having to book outside entertainers.
I guess it's an individual opinion, but I enjoy the International crew shows on Princess and I would not miss one. I especially love "If I were not upon this ship" skit, even though I have seen it many many times.
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