I had wonderful time at the cruise. The guys were amazing and they were so sweet. During each events, I was always very close to the stage, either the front row or first 3 rows. Because of my Deafness, I was sectioned in an area with people in wheelchairs or any other physical issues. I had two sign language interpreters interpreting for me and they were amazing. Before the cruise, I checked their credentials and I felt satisfied because I knew they had plenty of experiences. These interpreters exceeded beyond my expectations and they both are now my lifetime friends! I love them!
Anyways, during the Sail Away party, Donnie came down to our section to give us kisses on our cheeks and hugged each of us. I thought it was really nice of him then Joe came and talked to one of the past cruiser. As he saw me while he was still talking to her, I asked him for a hug but I didn’t expect him to just get up and walk over right away to give me a hug. I told him, “Thank you.” He had this half smile, nodded and moved on to girls on my left then went around behind me.
During the Red carpet night, I got a picture with Danny which was really nice and he smiled as I said “Thank you.”
At Half Moon Cay, Donnie came to our section to comfort a girl who had panic attack because she overheated in her wheelchair. Donnie was really sweet and nurturing as he would try to cool her down with his drink & his ices. Then he monitored the security to go and get Jon and then Jon came to the girl and he comforted her too. Jon talked to the girl and he made her laugh and then she felt better. I asked Earl if it would be ok if I had picture taken with Donnie and Jon because I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate due to the current situation. I didn’t want to ask Donnie & Jon during the time when they’re trying to comfort the girl. Earl said, “Yeah, you can but please sit in your seat and wait until they go around.” So I went back to my seat, and then luckily, Jon came to me and we got our picture together. I told Jon, “Thank you for signing my door decoration.” He said, “Ok, you’re welcome.” He had this amazing sweet smile and I thanked him for the picture. He seemed shy and chuckled as he walked away from me. Donnie went around behind me giving each ladies interaction and then just as Donnie was starting to head for the crowd away from us. Earl told Donnie that I wanted a picture, and Earl told me to come over so I went over to Donnie. He seemed tense and I didn’t want our picture with him looking tense so I said to Donnie, “Do you know that you’ve got a beautiful smile?” He was REALLY confused and had this puzzled look on his face and said, “Yeah?” but it worked, cuz he smiled! *laughs* Earl took our picture ,Donnie ended up being silly and I didn’t mind it though. 🙂
Cozy & cuddly movie night was one of the highlight night, I had a t-shirt that I got from Joe’s 1999/2000 New Years Eve show in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club. Joe was busy signing autographs and it took him a little while to notice that I was “dancing” my t-shirt behind the rail by the edge of the pool near where the interpreter & the body guard were. When he finally noticed my shirt, he had this look, “When was this shirt from?” so he came to me and took the shirt from me, he stood there speechless and inspected my shirt for good 10 seconds (or maybe even more) then finally signed it. He had this incredulous look on his face when he looked down at me. I smiled and said, “I was there.” He gave me my shirt back and I gave him a letter that I wrote to him. He said, “Is this for me?” I nodded and as I was pulling my hand away, he had this look, “gimme your hand!” as he grabbed my hand & held it tightly then said, “It is good to see you.” I was shocked and felt warm all over. I was truly touched because maybe it meant he remembered me from NYC (The J&R CD signing—I wrote a blog about it). I definitely didn’t expect him to remember me but it seems like he did. I smiled and said, “Same here.” he nodded with an half smile then let go of my hand as he moved on to a girl on my left. I couldn’t sleep that night because I was really overwhelmed with this warmth & special moment with Joe. (If anyone got a picture or video of this please please send them my way or if you happen to have seen this somewhere, please help me out. Thanks!— I was using a black spaghetti nursing tank top w/ velvet maroon sweat pant) Donnie and one of my interpreter (Molly) had their moment during the “PYT” and “Tonight I’m gonna fuck you”. You should see it somewhere on YouTube. Everyone found this quite entertaining including I. 🙂
Went shopping at Nassau & went to Atlantis’s aquarium. Tried to go to swimming but there were some problem with my card in Bahamas so I wasn’t able to go swimming. 😦 After the cruise and my card worked just fine in Miami. *shrughs* Oh well.
Danny’s BBQ was entertaining & informative. His hamburger was SO DELICIOUS! Donnie’s backrub was WOWie, then Jordan and then Joe in his sexy sizzling hot white tight underwear. I was drooling! HA! I really wish I was on that table instead of that adorable girl who had this really cute LOUD giggling all the way through. She seemed disappointed when she realized Donnie wasn’t the one giving her the back rub. OOPS.
Remix night was fun and got a kiss on the cheek from Donnie again which was unexpected. Jon came around to talk to some of the girls and Danny also came around as he got some of his pictures taken. I quickly told Danny that I want some more of his hamburger, he laughed. Joe & Jordan walked by later on & grabbed some of girls hand and also took some pictures.
Meet & greet experience was an interesting & confusing experience. I had a group all set except for a Danny person for few months but it fell apart just 2 days before the cruise but found myself a new group within 5 minutes. Whew! On M&G day, I had several outfit that I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to use. I decided on a black blouse with glittery gold smiley face and tight dark blue jean. When I went down to meet my group but they had already replaced me with someone else and I was dumbfounded. But the funny thing is that, I wasn’t upset at all. I just went to the room to look for a new group and within a minute, I was in a new group. My blouse helped because people in the room immediately knew I was Joe’s girl. It was so amazing. The group was fantastic and I couldn’t have asked for a better group. Rose Tours made our group go to the front of the line because the RT wanted me to go first and it was actually nice but at the same time, I felt somewhat uneasy because a lot of folks were giving us dirty look. 😦 The group ahead of us were these gals in wheelchair, and they all had an individual picture with the NKOTB. When the last girl in wheelchair had her turn, Donnie quickly bent Danny down and started to hump him doggy style. The girl and everyone else burst out into laughter because it was really hysterical.
Right before our group went to take our picture, we were told to go in, take our picture and leave immediately. When it was our time to take picture, I walked up to Joe and he had this loud “HIIIIIII” again and I laughed. He looked at me and just smiled as he pulled me by waist and then after picture, he said, “Make sure you say hi to everybody.” I stood there feeling overwhelmed with confusion then I tried to give everyone a hug & to say “Hi” but the security was in a mad rush to get rid of us so I didn’t get the chance to.
Joe’s Duets at Dusk was amazing and truly touching.
GPS Love Fest night was another highlight for me because it was really sweet for me. I had another warm moment with Joe. First, I wanted an individual picture with Jordan and Joe because I had already taken with Danny, Jon and Donnie. So, I wrote down on a blank paper and said, ” Joe/Jordan, May I have an individual picture taken with you, please? Thanks in advance, =) ” I was patient and waited until one of them came near to our section, and when Jordan came. He saw my paper and he pressed his lip and the bottom part of his lip puckered out as he nodded then he smiled mischievously and went to another girl and took her flag then walked back up to the stage. I thought to myself, “I guess not or maybe just not right now.” Then few minutes later, Jordan laughed and walked down, gave the girl her flag and walked to me. He was smiling mischievously, I was like, “That’s very nice!” and had my picture taken with him. I thanked him and he said, “You’re welcome” and gave me a hug then walked back up on stage. Maybe about 30 minutes later, Joe was walking through our section and Joe was making eye contact with us and when he made eye contact with me and then he noticed my paper, he read it and had this really great sweet smile and he nodded and said “Yes!”. I stood up and he pulled me by waist and held me tightly. After picture, I told him, “Thank you so much!” He smiled & nodded as he looked into my eyes then walked away to get on the stage. Donnie insisted my other interpreter (Sandy) to sing to him in sign language and he was repeating after her. Really cute. Also on YouTube.
As I got off the boat and went to the hotel room but my room wasn’t ready until 3pm. I went to South Beach in Miami, had spf 50+ sunscreen on, and went swimming then laid down on the beach but OOPS, I fell asleep. A woman next to me woke me up and said, “I’m sorry but I had to wake you up because it looks like you’re badly burnt.” I was and I had sun poisoning the next day. Right now, I’m shedding like a snake and my kids are very fascinated with it. *SMH* `
I told my Deaf friends about my experience and they wanna go. Really hope I will have at least 2 of my best friends going with me.
My cruise picture: http://s260.photobucket.com/user/moonlitcatz/slideshow/NKOTB%20Cruise%202013