Well, I am finally home from my performance cruise to Alaska and British Columbia with Aquafest Cruises and WOW, what a trip! The ship was absolutely amazing and courtesy of Holland America Lines with over 1900 passengers and 1000 crew members on board.
Our first day was a sea day, all water, no land, grey skies and a bit rocky, but we made it through the day to the eve of my first of two shows on board in the appropriate named Queen’s Lounge. I called this my “Pop Show”, as it was made up of material from my new album and a few other songs that I have always loved to perform from Duncan Shiek, Elton John, and a special rendition of the The Love Boat with a few lyrical changes…lol. The evening was a great success and I couldn’t wait for the next show a few days later.
Our first major sighting was the next day going through Glacier Bay where we got to see some of the most amazing glaciers on the earth! The day was sunny and spectacular (see pic at top left..yes, I took that!) and I felt like I was in a painting…very surreal!
On Wednesday, we finally docked in Juneau, the capitol city of Alaska. Unfortunately, the weather was quite bad and our fabulous shore excursion to fly in a sea plane and land on a glacier was cancelled…Fine by me, I was in no mood to have a reenactment of The Titanic via sea plane!
My next performance was Thursday night and I called this my “Broadway Show”. I sang all Broadway, something I had not done in a long while. Everything from Kicks, The Musical to Rockey Horror to The Fantastiks and Porgy and Bess…YES, it was a lot of fun. I shouldn’t forget my Puerto Rican version of Tomorrow from Annie. All in all, a fun night!
Self-proclaimed “Female Delusionist”, Bianca Del Rio, was also on board with me and boy did she keep us on our toes. She had a wig and a dream and look at her now! If you’re in New York, be sure to catch her at Barracuda on Tuesday nights and Vlada Lounge on Thursday nights! She is one of a kind!
The rest of the trip was great and the people on the cruise were some of the nicest people I have met in a long time. If you have the chance to take a vacation, be sure to check out Aquafest Cruises!
Until next time!