Carnival Freedom’s new Playlist Productions shows are:
• 80s Pop to the Max — This high-energy show channels the era of Day-Glo, Spandex, and big hair with spirited performances of the hottest music video hits from the 1980s. From the pop-rock of Duran Duran and Cindy Lauper to the smooth soul of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson and beyond, 80s Pop to the Max takes audiences back to days when “video killed the radio star.”Presented in Carnival Freedom’s 1,400-seat Victoriana Show Lounge—which has been renovated to accommodate Playlist Productions’ sophisticated technology—the new revues were created by Carnival’s in-house entertainment team which has been expanded with new members hired specifically to concept, develop, and roll out these four new shows.
• Heart of Soul — This mesmerizing show tugs on the heart strings, capturing special romantic moments with recognizable R&B and soul hits from a host of legendary singers, from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Al Green. In a unique twist, six lucky couples are chosen for a special night of romance with VIP seats, champagne, and flowers.
• Getaway Island — A high-tech re-creation of popular beach movies of the 1960s featuring 3D special effects, Getaway Island invites guests to set their watches to “island time” as they experience a tropical island bash with music from Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, the Beach Boys and others. Getaway Island also features its own version of Carnival Freedom’s new RedFrog Pub with a cocktail glass-spinning bartender and talented guitar soloist. It’s always 5 o’ clock on Getaway Island!
• 88 Keys: The Rock n’ Roll Piano Show — Goodness, gracious great balls of fire! Highlighted by sing-along hits from Billy Joel, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others—as well as an appearance from Carnival Freedom’s own piano bar pianist—88 Keys: The Rock n’ Roll Piano Show spotlights these talented artists who have taken the term “tickling the ivories” to a whole new level.
Carnival Freedom will operate 5- to 8-day Caribbean departures from Fort Lauderdale through February 2015 and then reposition to Galveston, Texas, to sail year-round 7-day Caribbean cruises.
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