By the time you read this, Susie and I will be winging our way to Houston, Texas, with our eventual destination the Port of Galveston, where on Sunday the 17th, we will rondezous with Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas, have a couple of Texas Ice Teas upon boarding, and then meet up with Our Boys! Our Boys (ie…youngest child Kenny and his husband Chris) have been on the Liberty since mid-January, and we are looking forward to spending the next 2 weeks with them in the Caribbean!
Kenny is one of the 6 Lead Entertainers aboard the Liberty, and Chris is a Lead Dancer/Aerialist and the Dance Captain of the company. The contract the boys are currently on, started with rehearsals at the Royal Caribbean Studio in Miami, Florida back in November of 2018, and they will be on the ship through early November of 2019. The main shows they do are Saturday Night Fever, the Musical and a Cirque de Sole type show called In The Air.
In SNF, Kenny is Father Frank, the Priest brother of the main character Tony. In addition, both Kenny and Chris play many other small parts, and of course, Chris is prominently featured in all the dance numbers. Chris is also Kenny’s understudy in the show. Based on the movie Saturday Night Fever, there are lots of great dance numbers and the very familiar music of the Bee Gees! This is the third contract the boys have done on the Liberty, and our third cruise with them, so we know what to expect, but we are still excited to see them on stage, and honestly, 2 weeks in the Caribbean is much better than traveling through a blizzard to Janesville, Wisconsin in December to see Kenny perform!
The other show, In The Air, is comprised of a number of different scenes, all revolving around music, and featuring spectacular dancing and flying sequences. Kenny is the host of the show and starts it, as well as being featured in several numbers, and the grand finale. Chris is both a dancer and an aerialist in the show, flying high above the stage on rings, swings, and even just long banners of cloth! Oh Boy!
Watch Kenny open the show!
This is a video of one of Chris’ Flying numbers, shot in rehearsal
Kenny also does a 70’s Set on the Promenade Deck during the big, ship-wide 70’s Party!
But the real fun times we’ll have with Our Boys are the times we sit around having a drink, or the places in the ports we relax, and even just hanging out on our balcony!
It’s fun to be on the ship, but it’s more fun to be with Our Boys, and to enjoy whatever they have planned for us! Now, they are working, so that means that sometimes Mom and Dad have to amuse themselves. Perhaps we’ll take another Martini Making Class!
Whatever we do, we know it will be fun and we will have 14 days of great family time! As we have on past cruises, we have opted not to get Internet service on the ship, so please don’t look for an ongoing commentary here about what we’re doing and where we’re going. During the course of the cruise, we will make 3 stops in Mexico, one in Honduras, one in the Cayman Islands, and one in Jamaica. On our return, I would expect that we will be sharing some details of our exploits, but till then, just imagine we’re having 14 glorious days in the Caribbean!
Sue and Frank