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#1
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Joined May 2014
What's your favorite kind of music or specific songs you like to hear on cruise ships especially if you are on crystal?
#2
319 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
Hands down it's got to be Louis' "What a Wonderful World" because it signifies that we are embarking on a great experience.

Jay
#4
New York, NY
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Joined Aug 2010
I agree with Paint Horse. Other than in lounges and theaters, music on a cruise ship can be very intrusive, especially if you're trying to have a quiet meal or conversation in dining areas, or relax by the pool.
#5
Central Maryland
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Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by jssabs
Hands down it's got to be Louis' "What a Wonderful World" because it signifies that we are embarking on a great experience.

Jay
Gee, I never thought of that as "music". Especially when I'm on the Symphony Sun Deck looking down on the bridge wings watching the officers tweak the controls, the thruster wash rolling alongside the ship and the skyline slowly starting to move that's a sensual experience that transcends any music, even though it is a lovely song.

I have so many favorites, especially the Avenue Saloon and the jam sessions where the Galaxy and Stardust/Starlite orchestras join up, but I love just about all of it.

Roy
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#6
Toronto, Canada
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by asdf12
What's your favorite kind of music or specific songs you like to hear on cruise ships especially if you are on crystal?
I'm very happy with no music outside of the lounge areas - the sound of the wind and sea is what I like. I like the classical trio that plays in the Crystal Cove and Palm Court, and this trip I hope to sample the Avenue Saloon late night.
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#7
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Joined May 2013
We lobbied hard to kill the Lido deck music which also played loudly in Palm Court. I think it worked as there was none on our last cruise in August/September.
#8
Palm Desert, California
1,681 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by rafinmd
Gee, I never thought of that as "music". Especially when I'm on the Symphony Sun Deck looking down on the bridge wings watching the officers tweak the controls, the thruster wash rolling alongside the ship and the skyline slowly starting to move that's a sensual experience that transcends any music, even though it is a lovely song.

I have so many favorites, especially the Avenue Saloon and the jam sessions where the Galaxy and Stardust/Starlite orchestras join up, but I love just about all of it.

Roy
Agree. After Louis it has to be the wake on aft decks. Trying to find that sound for iPad or iPhone on iTunes, but no luck so far
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#9
The Right Coast
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Joined Sep 2005
I love listening to Joe Foos in the Crystal Cove and anything he plays. We happened to see him a few days ago and he was not playing the piano.

At home I love hearing "What a Wonderful World" sung by anyone because it reminds me of Crystal.
Carol
#10
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Joined Jan 2014
Originally posted by suzeluvscruz
We lobbied hard to kill the Lido deck music which also played loudly in Palm Court. I think it worked as there was none on our last cruise in August/September.
I think that recorded music should be low, just barely loud enough to be heard over the ship's sounds, and should be some but not all places, and some but not all times. It should be sophisticated and elegant, appropriate to the venue. The live poolside music can be louder, more "fun" and even campier, but the recorded music should be *background* music.
#11
USA
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Joined Mar 2014
I find the live music by the pool terribly offensive when I am trying to read a book, have a chat with a friend, take a nap etc.
#12
Toronto, Canada
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by Crownimperial
I find the live music by the pool terribly offensive when I am trying to read a book, have a chat with a friend, take a nap etc.
I'd say I found it very annoying rather than "offensive", but in general I agree. However, I found it only happened for a while over the lunch period, so I moved elsewhere for a while.
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#13
New York
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Joined Jul 2001
Well it goes without saying that our number one favorite is "Louie". Actually when I hear it at home or any other place, I tear up.......oh heck, I tear up onboard as well!!!
As for other music, anything that Mark wants to play in the Saloon after hours is perfect. Doesn't get much better!
#14
Palm Desert, California
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Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by Crownimperial
I find the live music by the pool terribly offensive when I am trying to read a book, have a chat with a friend, take a nap etc.
The live music on Lido only happens on sea days, and only for an hour. We like it and know many others do as well. During that hour there are so many other places to not hear music . . . . Aft decks, Palm Court, Crystal Cove, Library, Bistro . . . . . Why not let us enjoy our little bit of music? Thanks
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#15
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Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by Rally
The live music on Lido only happens on sea days, and only for an hour. We like it and know many others do as well. During that hour there are so many other places to not hear music . . . . Aft decks, Palm Court, Crystal Cove, Library, Bistro . . . . . Why not let us enjoy our little bit of music? Thanks
+1... It's the only place onboard with music at that hour, so the entire rest of the ship and open decks are available for quiet time -- including places like the aft decks which are quieter to start with than the pool is.

My only complaint is that sometimes the groups can't carry a tune in a...errr...swimming pool. They didn't do everything badly, but there were several songs over the course of my last cruise that sent me back in from the pool very quickly before my ears started bleeding. That's unusual though, in my experience.

Vince
#16
Palm Desert, California
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Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by BWIVince
+1... It's the only place onboard with music at that hour, so the entire rest of the ship and open decks are available for quiet time -- including places like the aft decks which are quieter to start with than the pool is.

My only complaint is that sometimes the groups can't carry a tune in a...errr...swimming pool. They didn't do everything badly, but there were several songs over the course of my last cruise that sent me back in from the pool very quickly before my ears started bleeding. That's unusual though, in my experience.

Vince
Although always (?) called the Crystal Sixtect, the members vary and dome groups are better than others. One day, which I don't think was announced, a member of the group that usually performs in Palm Court showed up, placed a stool and microphone on the stage and proceeded to give a fabulous one hour concert, singing while accompanying himself on accoustic quitar. Absolutely beautiful. Dead silence during each number followed by huge applause. It was wonderful.

Sometimes, depending on the passenger mix, it can be really fun. I will never forget Alan and Cleary jumping onto the low pool wall, complete with serving trays, and leading YMCA. the place was rockin!
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#17
fort lauderdale, fl, usa
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Joined Oct 2000
We like peace and quiet on the pool deck. The recorded music is in our opinion disturbing as we read and perhaps nap. The Crystel Sextet is ok if you want to cha cha, but when they play, we leave. Maybe we're part of the demographic that likes to relax as we enjoy the sea, sun and breeze, and a younger guest might appreciate the music. We can understand that, and if we aren't happy on the pool deck, there are many other places on the ship which can suit us.
#18
Palm Desert, California
1,681 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by marienbad
We like peace and quiet on the pool deck. The recorded music is in our opinion disturbing as we read and perhaps nap. The Crystel Sextet is ok if you want to cha cha, but when they play, we leave. Maybe we're part of the demographic that likes to relax as we enjoy the sea, sun and breeze, and a younger guest might appreciate the music. We can understand that, and if we aren't happy on the pool deck, there are many other places on the ship which can suit us.
I don't remember ever hearing recorded music on the pool deck.
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#20
Palm Desert, California
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Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by CwazeAndCwaze
I was VERY upset when they played that REALLY loud rap music in the Crystal Dining Room during early seating!!!!

Fiddy Cent does NOT go with Escargot !!!!

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Scott
Well, yes, if you want to be picky, but you have to admit the Bunny Hop Remi led through the MDR afterwards was fun . . . . Even tho it interrupted the Baked Alaska Parade. Sometime ya just gotta go with the flow. And those drinks with the cute umbrellas were the perfect touch!
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