That’s because it’s not the NKOTB. haha the NKOTB tickets are still pricey. they also have a Cruise with the NKOTB packages. I KNOW YOU DON’T CARE BUT JUST INFORMING YOU. lol
Fact: A year before their arena tour, New Kids on The Block were opening for Tiffany at Six Flags. And I’m pretty sure “trapped on a boat with Donnie Wahlberg” is the synopsis of a 2004 horror film whose name I can’t remember.
Currently: picturing you doing the dance from The Right Stuff video. If you aren’t actually doing it, never tell me, because this is too good.
You’ll have to imagine it for both of us—I think I can guarantee I’ve never seen the video.
I involuntarily ended up on a cruise with New Kids on the Block at the height of their popularity in 1990. It was the payoff of some contest, and I had the misfortune of booking that exact cruise.
My misfortune was mitigated somewhat by the fact that it was a two-ship cruise and they were on the other ship. My ship was still jam-packed with screaming tweens, but they were screaming tweens who were as disappointed as I was relieved that the boy-band was not on our boat.
Great. Some vacation. Trapped with a boatload of tween girls, all in swirling emotional mixtures of excitement and depression.
That’s when I realized a hard truth: In a boat there is absolutely no place in the world to go except to another part of the boat.
Best caption/photo combination from one of the most bloodcurdling stories of the week.
I worked onboard various Carnival ships for nearly 5 years. All I can think of is the poor crew members who are having to go through the same shit as the passengers AND try to help the passengers at the same time. And probably cop a shitload of abuse because CCL’s head office are a bunch of buck-passing shitstains. And, because this ship is doing one of my old runs (out of Galveston*), I will tell you that I do not remember that passenger demographic very fondly at all. Lots of racist yee-haw redneck assholes.
Funny, just the other day I was thinking back on my CCL days quite fondly. Thanks for the reminder, universe. Fuck you, nostalgia.
*I do, however, remember the lovely city of Galveston and it’s residents quite fondly. It’s not their fault they’re a cruise ship port.
Kids, practice your “The Floor Is Lava” skills. You never know when it’ll come in handy.