This is the story of my first ever gig as an entertainer on the Carnival Freedom. Actually, I'm on the Carnival Valor now. I'll be on the Freedom in a few months.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
the ship stopped mysteriously last night a couple hours after we left Cozumel. No one knew what was happening as we seemed to be turning around. I went to deck 7 forward (right below the captains lookout) which has the best view. We had turned around and were moving very slowly. Both spotlights were shining semi-frantically and i thought oh no! someone had fell off the ship.... There is a code for this that employess learn, its called "bravo bravo." I never heard this code, but still it seemed thats what was going on. I saw where there light was shining and didnt see a distinct person anywhere. But then someone else watching by me pointed out a small flashing light in the distance.. and then i realized there was a boat... A small boat had capsized and i found out later this man was in bad shape. He probably would not have survived much longer.. unfortunately my 8pm show was starting in the Ivanhoe Theater so i couldnt watch the rescue boat go out and retrieve the guy.... dang it! here is picture of the stormy waters that night....