Thursday, September 6, 2007

Cruises: What's New Pussycat?

We Americans share a great deal of our heritage, not to mention our language, with Great Britain, so I wonder why "Bagpuss" is not in our vocabulary. What's a Bagpuss? It's the cute little pink-striped kitty cat pictured here... sort of a kinder and gentler Brit version of the American cartoon Garfield.

And what this has to do with cruises--according to news from Ocean Village, the British cruise line for "people who don't DO cruises" the iconic pink cat from the acclaimed 1970's British children's television series, is setting sail aboard both of their ships beginning in October 2007, allowing adult passengers to enjoy a trip down memory lane and their children to make a close acquaintance with the enduringly popular character. In 1999, Bagpuss was voted the UK’s most popular BBC children’s program of all time and his appeal remains strong today.

Children and retro-loving adults alike will have the opportunity to meet and greet Bagpuss in person aboard Ocean Village, get their photo taken with him, and also enjoy a combined puppet and TV story-time performance, introduced by Bagpuss' famous rag doll sidekick Madeleine, in the Connexions bar onboard both Ocean Village ships. Sounds like fun to this Cruise Diva!

In case you aren't familiar with the line, check out Ocean Village to see what you're missiing.

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