Looking forward to going on a cruise with my family! I was introduced to cruising when I sang as a Headline Entertainer for Crystal Cruises through the Mediterranean and Alaska and later with Cunard where I cruised through the Middle East. I was on my early 20s and it was a great way to see the world!
However, I would not say I consider cruising as a means for travel. While travel is of course part of it, I consider it more as a way to vacation with family. The travel aspect of cruising is quite constrictive, so while I enjoy getting off the ship, it’s more about the amenities the ship offers. We always get 1 cabin, for 4 adults: very close quarters which creates the perfect scenario for a comedy!! We also enjoy going to nice dinners and seeing shows together as a family. This will only be a 4 day cruise starting in Long Beach, 1 day in Catalina (I’ve never been), 1 day in Baja California and 1 day at sea. The cruise will be over New Year’s Eve and the cruise always creates a great atmosphere for celebrating.
When I was young, my parents tried to expose to as many different things as possible. When I was 7, my parents got me season tickets to see the Galaxy a soccer (European football) team and the opera. I enjoyed both very much! I ended up in playing on a soccer team for 10 years and choosing opera as a career.
So, when I go home I love my family’s enthusiasm for just being up for pretty much anything. We were given court side seats to 2 basketball games at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles with the LA Clippers. My mom is a basketball fan, but I’m honestly didn’t know so much about the game.
My whole family had so much fun! There was such a huge energy in the stadium and I loved being so close to the court that I really felt a part of the game.