Friday, August 31, 2007

The Elvis Cruise: A day in Freeport, Bahamas

Let's back up a bit--back to when we arrived onboard. Everyone received a beautifully designed combination program- and- journal for The Elvis Cruise. Then, when we returned to our staterooms after dinner, there were Elvis posters awaiting us. We were able to put them to use this morning during autograph sessions with the stars who actually shared the stage with Elvis and who keep his legacy alive. How cool is that?

Today we docked in Freeport, Bahamas at noon and it's a tough call--what to do... go shore to shop or stay onboard to play Elvis Bingo... that's E for Elvis, P for Presley. A downpour cut the shopping short, so we were able to do both.

Instead of dinner in our assigned restaurant, we took advantage of the lovely evening and opted to grab a bite in the casual Bistro to dine outside. The prime rib and batter fried shrimp were excellent.

Tonight's big production show, "Aloha," featured music from Elvis' time in Hawaii. Performed by Ronnie McDowell, Terry Mike Jeffrey, and The Imperials, the songs really brought back memories. "American Trilogy"--the finale--brought everyone to their feet!

Afterward, The Elvis Cruise hosted the first-ever challenge to find the best Elvis Tribute Artist at sea. The contestants are really battling it out for cash prizes before a standing room only audience.

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