Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas fall 2016 transatlantic cruise went from Barcelona, Spain to Tampa Bay, Florida 15 to 30 October. On sea-days, story teller Jim "Mule" Parker delivered 7 presentations, 8 hours total, on a wide variety of topics; danger, hope, humor and Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care, plus other topics of pressing interest. The Mule also looked at a dozen or so unique, interesting international characters he's known and the fixes they've gotten into. .
All presentations were in the 1,200 seat theater.
Audience for the 3rd presentation. Hopefully the moment this picture was taken wasn't a time I was trying for humor
On my stool during all the presentations. Powerpoint picture in this shot is of Stu Methven
All presentation were taped and are available on youtube. Below is the video tape of my 2nd Presentation and my 6th. They are an hour each, although you should maybe focus on just the first 15 minutes of tape 6th.
Next outing is to be very different.
Brenda and I have a gig on the SeaDream II on its transatlantic cruise out of San Juan, Puerto Rico to Malaga, Spain. Sailing 15 April 2017, arriving Spain 30 April 2017. I will be giving 6 lectures this time on some of my more familiar topics. The main difference this time is the venue. Pls note the ships below:
The ship taking up most of the frame is a Royal Caribbean ship similar to the Brilliance of the Seas that we were on in October 2016. The smaller ship on the right is SeaDream II.
The Brilliance of the Sea carries 2,500 passengers with a crew of 865. Dozens and dozens of activities to chose from day and night
SeaDream II carries 112 passengers with a crew of 85. Limited entertainment on board, although each meal is advertised as haute cuisine. Crew's job is to pamper guests. Classification of the cruising is "ultra-luxury."
The cost of the SeaDream II passage is more than 5 times the cost of the Brilliance of the Seas.
My venue is comparably smaller also.
I am goin' to need help and asking all muleoration readers to consider this once in a lifetime opportunity and join us.