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So let me say that working on a carnival cruise ship was so much fun. I met so many great fun people, from kids to grandparents. This was only my second cruise. I worked the Elation ( the name of this ship, not my mood, altho I am quite elated), 2 weeks ago. I, of course, was a little intimidated. Me, a seasoned “blue” comic going on a ship to entertain the kiddies and the older folk? Oh boy, maybe not the best idea….

 

So the first trip I was basically in my dungeon, yes the room is so far below deck I would get the bends coming up to the top of the ship. No windows, a bed the same size as my nieces Barbie dolls bed, with a fold down bunk on top…whooo whooo!  But free… who can beat free?????

I was trying to write new material, wow, there’s a new concept… trying to edit old material to do without the f-bombs that I love so much, and coming up with stuff that would entertain the little ones but at the same time make the adults laugh. Not so easy, I must give kudos to my fellow ship comics that do it all the time.  Loved the staff, they were so encouraging and sweet and helpful, even tho I felt like a complete and utter failure on the first cruise… the spicy shows were better, but still not a comedy club audience so I was a little disappointed in my show.

But lo and behold, and yes I am using all the corny cornucopia of trite clichés, they asked me right back and less than a week and a half later, there I was floating with the flotsam on the sea.

This time I felt so much better, I wasn’t getting totally lost on the ship every time I left my room, I figured out how to take a tiny shower and still get all the parts washed LOL, and I felt a little more confident now that I had passed the “test”.

My shows were fun, the audiences were fabulous, and it was just a wonderful time.  I never went out on the tour in progresso, the city not the soup, I’ve been to Mayan ruins and the temperature was almost 100* and I’ve got enough age spots and wrinkles to make a girl crawl into a bottle of moisturizer so I blew that trip off. I did get off the ship and walk to the little “village” to shop around and take pics of everyone having a blast dancing on the local bar, again literally, and eating and drinking till it was time to board again.

Our other comic had a blow out on his way to the airport, so he missed the boat…again literally, I guess you’re not supposed to call a ship a boat, but that’s what it is a big friggin BOAT! So our schedules were changed and I did longer shows and I was the only comic till he got on in Cozumel and did 3 shows that last night. This of course let me be just a “cruiser” with no responsibility so I went on shore in Cozumel with one of the musicians and ate my favorite thing, black bean soup, guacamole and cold beer in a tiny little outdoor restaurant. Fabulous.  The only thing was, I was jealous when I saw the divers in the suits coming in to eat. Probably the only time, and the last time, I will be in Cozumel without being in the water. I went snorkeling by myself on the first cruise.  I will go diving on the next.

And I was able to get free wifi and get on line and get my fix!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, how dependent are we on our electronics to stay in touch, read the news, gossip, facebook, etc… (and believe me I can barely do my facebook, but when I couldn’t get to it,  I felt totally isolated, like a prisoner in lockdown?) Ha!!!

Anyway,  bottom line, gonna post some of my favorite pics and thank you to all the passengers that were so kind, and kind enough to tell me they loved the show, and kind enough not to, when they didn’t LOL!!  Hey kids, see ya next time!

Thanks all

 

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