Back from NY-San Juan on Caribbean Princess. Great cruise. Watched tropical storm Tomas form off St. Lucia. Once again, after I purchased the soda card, I turned invisible. Oh! Only to the waitstaff though. Seems others can see me. Can't quite figure it out. I talk to them. They seem to look at me. Or maybe they just see an empty seat and wonder why it's empty and no one is trying to use it. Ah-ha. Light bulb time! It's those eight magic words that turn me invisible. "Can I get you anything from the bar?"
And I forgot. The entertainment! I've seen the same shows for the past five years. The same leads for three of them. COME ON ALREADY! Unable to learn new things? And the comedians onboard-they announced that they would be doing they same show, same jokes, the next night for those who didn't see it now. ARE YOU KIDDING? Mr. Funnymen can't come up with different material for the three nights that they entertain?
Last edited by wrockbill; November 6th, 2010 at 09:46 AM.
I'll give the comedians a bit of a pass. Usually they do two shows at two different times to accommodate traditional diners eating at the two different seatings. On Ruby these shows were also held in the smaller Explorers Lounge and there is not a lot of room anyway.
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I have found that the shows , comedians etc are very similar on all cruise lines .Paul Pappas on HAL seems to be the except to the rule , I saw him twice on one cruise and both shows where very different.
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No comment on the soft drinks but can agree with the entertainment comment. Since we cruise often there never seems to be any changes in the production shows and I can understand that but at least the guest entertainers might switch their act once in a while. We've seen the same guys for years & they never change their act much either. There has got to be some new talent willing to work for cruise ship wages or maybe they don't pay all that much to interest anyone.