Monday, November 30, 2009

Seven Godmothers for Oasis of the Seas

It’s a radical idea, but what do you expect from the world’s most revolutionary cruise ship? At today’s official naming ceremony seven women will stand up as godmothers for Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. That’s one extraordinary woman per neighborhood. According to the cruise line each godmother was chosen because she personifies strength of character and exemplifies the spirit of giving. They are as follows:

Gloria Estefan: world-renowned singer and songwriter. (she was godmother of Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas).
Michelle Kwan: Olympic games medalist and the most decorated figure skater in United States history. She is also an American Public Diplomacy envoy promoting education, positive health practices and respect for diversity
Jane Seymour: a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress, as well as an Officer of the British Empire, who remains actively involved in the J and J Foundation benefiting children in need.

Dara Torres: twelve-time Olympic medalist and oldest female swimmer to compete in a record five Olympic games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008)
Keshia Knight Pulliam: film and television actress is best known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on the classic sitcom "The Cosby Show."

Shawn Johnson: four-time medalist at the 2008 Olympic games for women’s gymnastics and cancer philanthropist.

Daisy Fuentes: international television personality and producer, beauty and fitness expert, who is committed to improving children’s health and treatments through St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Starlight Children’s Foundation and the March of Dimes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Oasis of the Seas on Good Morning America this Friday

Tune in to Good Morning America this Friday (11/20/09) between 7 AM and 9 AM for a live broadcast onboard the NEW Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. Direct Line Cruises will have staff onboard the world's largest cruise ship for the next two weeks. For live updates and photos onboard, make sure to visit our Facebook page.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Epic Entertainment

When one thinks of world class entertainment, places such as Las Vegas and New York City come to mind. What about cruise ship entertainment? Would it be a stretch to say you could find that same caliber of entertainment at sea? Not if the cruise ship you’re talking about is the soon to be sailing Norwegian Epic!

“Howl at the Moon”, a Rock N Roll Dueling Piano Bar, will make Headliners aboard the Epic its newest location. Already in 14 cities nationwide, this high energy show not only entertains guests, but allows them to become part of the show. The audience is encouraged to sing, dance and clap along with music from the 70’s up till today. The show itself is a four hour late night experience that allows people to stop by for a drink or settle in for more of their evening. I’ve been told by people that have experienced this show is that the biggest problem with “Howl at the Moon” is that every time you get up to leave they begin playing another song you forgot how much you loved! Another amazing addition to the entertainment lineup just revealed is “Legends in Concert”, the original and largest celebrity tribute show in the world! “Legends” has earned numerous entertainment industry awards and its no wonder. Their shows appeal to music fans of all ages. The collection of celebrity impersonators include, but is not limited to Elvis, Cher, Madonna, Barry White, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, and Tim McGraw. Three performers will be onboard at a time, with the performers rotated every four months to keep the show fresh and exciting. The free 45 minute concert will be held six times per cruise in the Epic Theater. A cabaret style show spotlighting one of the performers will be held in the Manhattan Room, the NY inspired supper club.

The lineup of entertainment was impressive aboard the new NCL Epic before the new additions were announced. It included Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams and Dinner, Fat Cats (blues and jazz), and the comedy of Second City. Now my only concern would be having enough time during a one week Caribbean cruise to experience everything the Norwegian Epic has to offer!