Have you ever heard claims by cruise lines that they feature "Broadway-style" or "Vegas-style" theatrical productions? Have you ever wondered whether the productions actually live up to the advance billing? You're not alone.
Over the course of the next five days, I'll be traveling aboard one of the largest and newest cruise ships sailing today: Royal Caribbean International's Jewel of the Seas, which departs Boston for such ports-of-call as Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine, as well as Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a return to Boston Harbor early Thursday morning.
While on board, I plan to take in as many of the cruise lines' shows as possible. After all, given my hardcore interest in theatre, how can I resist such entreaties as this from Royal Caribbean's online promotion:
With the glitz, glamour and special effects, you'll think the ship has docked on Broadway. Performed in our magnificent theatre, our live productions feature the outstanding talent of The Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers, along with well-known performers and headline acts.
It could be a contemporary musical stage production or a Las Vegas-inspired floorshow. Maybe headline entertainment or a comedy act. Whatever or whomever is on stage, one thing is for sure you'll be amazed.
All production shows are produced exclusively for Royal Caribbean and the Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers, with a variety of shows playing during your cruise vacation. Shows are offered several times each week, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner for show times.
That's certainly a lot to live up to. Of course, I have absolutely no idea what's in store for me on this journey, but I'll be sharing details on whether Royal Caribbean delivers in the days ahead.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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