Friday, November 2, 2012

Malt Shop Memories Cruise, Activities

Naturally we’re enjoying performances by all the top name rock ’n roll stars on board The Malt Shop Memories Cruise, but there’s a lot more going on in addition to the headline shows in the Mainstage Show Lounge.

Some of the other activities that are keeping us busy include Celebrity Bingo with Sheri Winkleman as Marilyn Monroe, afternoon cocktails hosted by a variety of the artists, trivia competitions, a renewal of vows ceremony, a Connie Francis tribute show in the Queen’s Lounge, the Buddy Holly Show with George Trullinger in the Crow’s Nest, dancing to the hits with DJ Joel in the Northern Lights Nightclub, and Elvis karaoke—with a special opportunity for the ladies to sing as the King. Movies of the malt shop era are screened in Eurodam’s movie theater and of course there is the Elvis Tribute Artists contest as well as Elvis performances in “The Jungle Room” where a highlight was Gino Monopoli recreating Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special.

One of the most popular events has been “Remembering Dick Clark.” Moderated by his friend and radio personality Jerry Blavat, the discussion panel included Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Dion, and Darlene Love (pictured above), all who appeared on Clark’s iconic television shows. Their stories and remembrances ranged from hilarious to touching. It was a real inside look into how those stars’ lives were touched by Dick Clark—and even his wife, who gave Chubby Checker his name!

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