Cruise Archive · 2009 Review

Off to See the Lizard
By Lewie Edwards

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I'm not really sure where to start except that this was an absolutely phabulous experience. Charlotte and I have been on cruises before and have enjoyed them, but the Parrothead Cruise surpassed that in almost every way.

Two of our club members had been on previous Parrothead cruises and always talked about the great experience. I thought it would be a great way for my wife and I to get away following my year in Iraq, so I called and made the reservation as soon as it came open to the general Parrot Head population. I am definitely glad I did, because it sold out in less than a day!!

The cruise kicked off with a great Bon Voyage party. The entertainment was first class with great music from James "Sunny Jim" White and John Frinzi accompanied by Charlie De Cosa. We even had some of our cruise entertainers join in for a couple of songs. It was a great way to get us "ready" for a week of non stop fun!

If I tried to go into everything that was great on this cruise, you would be reading for hours. Whether it was the pub crawl, the pool invasion, the great entertainers, the Fete at the Frog party, the virgin olympics or the toenails, it was all a blast. The cruise excursions were fun, but by far, the time on the boat with all the great parrot heads was even better. A new tradition was started this year, as always one to raise money for our charity, and that was the Pink Out where we all wore pink shirts to dinner one night. It was a sea of pink and definitely caught the attention of the other cruisers.

Other than the new phriendships we made, and the tremendous amount of money we raised for breast cancer research, the Songwriters' Showcase was phenomenal!

The team that worked on the Parrot Head Cruise put on a great experience that I will continue to tell everyone about. If they do even half as good as they did last year, this will be an experience NOT TO BE MISSED!!! I know we won't miss it!!! Parrothead Cruise 2010 here we come . . .

Lewie Edwards
President, Wasatch Mountain Parrot Head Club
Park City, Utah

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