Sunday, November 7, 2010

American Cruise Lines moves to warmer waters

An unexpected addition to this year's performance itinerary were concerts on the American Star (pictured), and the American Spirit, for American Cruise Lines. This summer, Chestertown, MD was added, on a trial basis, to one of the (many) itineraries ACL offers. The combination of my relationship to the Prince Theatre, and old fashioned good timing, gave me the opportunity to be part of the Chestertown experience for the new visitors. My part in this "experience" was just a piece of a much larger effort by the town planning and tourism officials to create a warm and compelling welcome for our guests. By all accounts, it was a thorough success. As for me, when Chestertown stops were completed, I was retained by ACL to perform at the Cambridge, MD port, where the touring season continued through last week. Now, the season closes on the northern destinations, as all the ship head south. The ACL schedule shuts down completely in Jan/Feb, after which the southern runs resume. In mid to late Spring, the ships again enter the Chesepeake Bay, and (by all accounts) I'll be back in the saddle. It's been a good run.

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