What an unbelievable cruise!!!! And I/we, the VEGAS VOYAGERS, that is, have been on many group cruises. But the recently completed PHAT PACK cruise to the Mexican Riviera, was just outstanding.
Now I know, I am partisan. I have to tell you it was outstanding. By now, however, I am hoping the word of mouth, from those who participated in the cruise, is circulating through all the communities of those who participated.
If you speak with any of the close to 200 VEGAS VOYAGERS and PHAT PACK fans who attended, I think (know) they will tell you that the PHAT PACK put on two amazing private command performance concerts. The blend of original and show stopping music, performed by Bruce Ewing, Keven Patriquin and Randall Keith, accompanied by piano virtuoso Philip Fotenbury was beyond outstanding. And the karaoke group participation show coupled with a music workshop tutored by Rhonda Patriquin-Carleson, was a real “hoot”. Sufficie it to say, while there were a number of talented VEGAS “PHAT PACK” VOYAGERS, none of us should quit our day jobs or come out of retirement. Well, maybe close to 90 year old Sam, might consider an Elvis impersonator gig as he channeled Elvis in his memorable karaoke performance.
As for the rest of the cruise, it just couldn’t have been better. The weather was wonderful; the crew and staff of the Carnival Splendor provided great service and our stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta were sensational.
All of the year long hard work organizing, coordinating and implementing this largest ever VEGAS VOYAGER group paid off. And Sharon and I could not have done it without the help of Dan and Rana our fearless VEGAS VOICE leaders, Bill and Barbara and most of all George and Donna who made the bus rides to and from Vegas seamless, easy and efficient. What a great team!
Building on this success, keep an eye out for our second “annual” PHAT PACK cruise. We hope to announce the specifics in the April edition of the VEGAS VOICE. As good as our 2018 PHAT PACK cruise was, I know Bruce and the guys have big big plans and ideas for the next one.
Finally, the PHAT PACK cruise would not have been the success it was without all of our loyal and dedicated VEGAS VOYAGERS. Thank you all for participating. Thank you all for your kind comments. And most of all thank you to each and every VEGAS VOYAGER for you trust and confidence in Sharon and I, and the best travel “club” in Las Vegas.