Thursday, December 1, 2011

Celebrities Take To The Sea

Cruise Diva has had the good fortune to meet a few celebrities on cruises—Suzanne Somers and Gavin McLeod come to mind because they both graciously and patiently posed for photos with their fellow passengers. However, you’re not always assured to see real big-time celebrities on a cruise, unless of course you are sailing on Disney Fantasy. Upon its launch in March 2012, the Muppets make their debut on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship in an all-new adventure game, “The Case of the Stolen Show”

While playing, guests take an interactive adventure quest around the ship, uncovering clues via more than a dozen pieces of Enchanted Art and physical “evidence.” The adventure begins with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and a cast of more than 20 Muppets preparing to stage a big performance. But there’s a problem with their props. Oops. Kermit’s banjo is missing, Fozzie’s squirting flower has vanished, Gonzo’s crash helmet has gone astray, Animal’s drum sticks have disappeared, and the Swedish Chef can’t find his cleaver! All of the props for the big show have been stolen by a cunning thief (or more likely, another Muppet).

As the game progresses, Pepe the King Prawn offers to take on detective duties to help Kermit and the rest of the Muppet gang find their missing props. Kermit, not confident about Pepe’s detective skills, turns to the guests for help. Guided by a map and holding a unique game card in front of select pieces of Enchanted Art, guests unveil clues and find missing props. Elsewhere on the ship, guests may check a Muppets message board and find a Muppet-sized stateroom door to discover clues. Their mission is to identify the culprit and solve the crime before it’s time to raise the curtain and light the lights on the Muppets’ big show.

“The Case of the Stolen Show” is a self-paced adventure game designed for guests ages nine and older. There are several possible endings and multiple randomized events—so each time a guest plays, they have a different gaming experience.

Sounds like a lot of fun and I hope Miss Piggy will pose for a photo with me to add to my celebrity snapshot collection. I know she’s as gracious as Ms. Somers and, hopefully, as patient as the Captain of the Love Boat.

Image Courtesy of Disney Cruise Line

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