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Liberty of the Seas and Saturday Night Fever Dazzle

Although I had just written my “LB from LB” update after visiting Liberty of the Seas post dry dock, I traveled to Barcelona this week to sail with her again.  I don’t want to get accused of playing favorites with the ships, but I promised the entertainment team I would be onboard when we premiered our latest Broadway Show, Saturday Night Fever the Musical.  I also wanted to see how Liberty and the team onboard did after her first embark in Barcelona, as this is her inaugural season in Europe.

Saturday Night Fever the Musical

The guest reaction to SNF (That’s how we refer to Saturday Night Fever internally) was nothing short of amazing.  The first song started and the guests were already clapping and totally into the show.   The audience participation continued through the one hour and twenty minute long show, and culminated in a six minute finale that had the guests on their feet the entire time singing, dancing and clapping wildly.  The cast is incredibly talented, in fact, the lead “Tony” actually just came from playing the lead in Grease on the West End in London.  The caliber of the cast is unbelievable, because not only do they have to be great singers, but the level of dancing is also highly complex.  I know I am biased, but this is the best show we have done yet.  I don’t want to spoil too much, so everyone will have to sail on Liberty to experience this special show.

As I did my incognito walk around, I always enjoy watching the guest reaction to our product.  This sailing was 4 nights and over 2,300 guests were Spanish.  This is more than three times the usual amount of guests on this itinerary.  It was very interesting to see what a great asset the digital signs were for our non English speaking guests.   These signs are in five languages, and they were used extensively by our guests and got rave reviews.  I stood behind a number of guests and asked if I could help them with anything and they said no, that they loved the signs and got the information they needed.

Liberty of the Seas Digital Sign

Captain Charles Tiege invited me to dine at the Captain’s table, and it was truly a reflection of the global nature of our brand.  We had a number of our most frequent cruisers at the table, and it included couples from Texas, Germany, Canada, and two couples from Spain.   As we introduced ourselves around the table, it was interesting to hear the Spanish guests say this was their 43rd cruise, and the German guests had just returned from Allure.

I’m headed home today and sailing on Majesty of the Seas this weekend for a Make a Wish Board retreat and also our Anchored in Excellence program, so I will be sure to update everyone on what is happening on Majesty next week!

9 responses to:
“Liberty of the Seas and Saturday Night Fever Dazzle”

  1. Glenn

    We’ll be boarding Liberty in 3 weeks! Our 4th RC cruise~~~ VERY EXCITED!

    • Adam

      Congratulations, Glenn. We can’t wait to have you back onboard. Being your 4th cruise, have you become a member of the Crown & Anchor Society yet? If you’d like to be, you can find all the details here.

  2. Bernadette bryson

    The SNF show on board The Liberty Of the Seas was just amazing! I enjoyed so much I went twice. It was like being at a Westend show. The whole cast of performers were all out of this world and Lucas who played Toni well what a talent!(was so happy got a picture with him waited for him after the show now i sound like a scarry stalker!). The dancer who blew me away was the guy who danced the Porto Rican solo dance number with the girl. Sorry I did not get his name!I was also lucky enough to get a picture with him! I would gone more but it was only on the two nights but wow wow wow. The in the air show was on the same parr! Congratulations to all the cast and a huge Thank You to them all for making my first ever cruise the holiday of a life time and one which willl be repeated very soon and the cast are one of the main reasons why!!!!

    Thank You and hope to see you all very soon!

    Bernadette

    • Adam

      We are so happy you enjoyed Saturday Night Fever, Bernadette. It’s so exciting that you got a picture with Toni, if you could share it with us on our facebook wall we’d love to see it. All in all it sounds like your first cruise was a very special one, and we’re confident that your future cruises with us will be just as memorable!

  3. Rie

    Is there a page that describes the digital signs more extensively? And which ships have them now other than the Liberty? I did a search but mostly get this same page back.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Adam

      Hello Rie, please click here for more information about our digital signage: http://bit.ly/1awiYVH.

  4. Allyson xavier

    I wii be doing a cruise soon on liberty of the seas and I would like to know if ,like the Allure,you have to book seats in advance to see the shows….shows in the theatre and shows at the ice rink.

    • Adam

      Hi Allyson – Yes, you are also able to pre-reserve showtimes on Liberty of the Seas. Find show and reservation information here: http://bit.ly/GzAHyH. I hope you enjoy your cruise.

  5. William Birmingham

    We are boarding July 2014. We are so excited. Royal is the only cruise line we would ever use. I tell everyone how amazing the ships are!!!!!

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