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‘Successful and highly enjoyable’

Jimmy Cricket is dockside with (from left):  - Joan, David, Roger, Craig and ColinJimmy Cricket made friends with a former cook for the Queen and an American who performs Elton John tributes during his week’s stay on a cruise ship.

The famous Irish comedian appeared on a leg of a world cruise aboard P&O’s Aurora cruiseliner, between Honolulu in Hawaii and Papeete in Tahiti.

P&O’s Aurora cruiseliner

He performed in two shows over the seven nights he and wife May spent on board, mainly while the ship was at sea.

After leaving the ship, they had an overnight stay on Tahiti, before doing two overnight flights in order to get back to the UK.Papeete in Tahiti

In the picture at the top of this story, Jimmy is dockside with (from left):

– Joan and David Alan who were lecturers onboard and their specialist subject was broadcasting

 – Roger Wright was the first Simba in the London West End version of the Disney musical The Lion King and he also came third in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for someone to play the lead role in Jesus Christ Superstar that was broadcast on ITV a couple of years ago

Papeete in Tahiti

 – Craig is an American piano player and vocalist who did an Elton John tribute

 – Colin Fry, who lives in Harrogate, was the Queen’s Cook for five years and was on the Aurora giving talks on this role.

Jimmy said: “I enjoyed my short stay on the island. It was a nice and relaxing end to what proved a very successful and highly enjoyable working engagement on board this P&O vessel.”

Jimmy Cricket in Tahiti

 

In McDonald's in Papeete!
In McDonald’s in Papeete!

Crossing the Equator

The ritual involves the captain and the crew of the ship asking for King Neptune’s permission as the ship crosses the EquatorIrish comedian Jimmy Cricket and his wife May witnessed a traditional custom during their time aboard P&O’s Aurora cruiseliner.

They were on a leg of a world cruise between Honolulu in Hawaii and Papeete in Tahiti.

The ritual shown in the photo above involves the captain and the crew of the ship asking for King Neptune’s permission as the ship crosses the Equator.

Aboard P&O’s Aurora cruiseliner
Aboard P&O’s Aurora cruiseliner

Equator-crossing ceremonies, usually featuring King Neptune, are sometimes carried out for passengers’ entertainment on civilian ocean liners and cruise ships. They are also performed in the merchant navy and aboard sail training ships.

In the bottom picture, Jimmy is pictured alongside his dining companions which was an eclectic mix! Next to Jimmy’s wife, May, and on the far side are Emile and Gloria from Canada. Next to Jimmy are Peter and Sue from near Wolverhampton.

Jimmy and May flew over to Honolulu and stayed overnight in the resort of Waikiki, before boarding the ship the next day.

He performed in two shows over the seven nights they spent on board, mainly while the ship was at sea. After leaving the ship, they had an overnight stay on Tahiti, before doing two overnight flights in order to get back to the UK.

And after arriving back in their hometown of Rochdale, Jimmy only had one day off before appearing at a comedy festival at Porthill Park Cricket Club in Newcastle-under-Lyme.Jimmy Cricket, wife May and friends aboard the Aurora cruiseliner

Life’s a cruise for Jimmy!

Jimmy Cricket on the balcony of his hotel in Waikiki
Jimmy Cricket on the balcony of his hotel in Waikiki

Jimmy Cricket had a great time on his recent trip around the Pacific Ocean – and here are the photos to prove it!

Jimmy with the taxi driver who drove him from Honolulu Airport to his hotel. The chap was called Greg and he was a Vietnam veteran
JImmy with taxi driver Greg, a Vietnam veteran

The Irish entertainer appeared on a leg of a world cruise aboard P&O’s Aurora cruiseliner, between Honolulu in Hawaii and Papeete in Tahiti.

Jimmy flew over to Honolulu and stayed overnight in the resort of Waikiki, before boarding the ship the next day.

Both he and wife May enjoyed their stay on the island of Hawaii and it was a relaxing time for both of them after quite a long journey over from Manchester, which included three flights and stopovers in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Jimmy lapping up the waves on the famous Waikiki beach
On Waikiki beach

He performed in two shows over the seven nights they spent on board, mainly while the ship was at sea.

After leaving the ship, they had an overnight stay on Tahiti, before doing two overnight flights in order to get back to the UK.

And after arriving back in their hometown of Rochdale, Jimmy only had one day off before appearing at a comedy festival at Porthill Park Cricket Club in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Jimmy Cricket outside the nearby Hilton Hotel in Waikiki in Honolulu
Hilton Hotel in Waikiki
One of the natives greets Jimmy Cricket!
Greetings from a native!
Jimmy Cricket at the reception of the Doubletree Alana Honolulu Hotel in Waikiki where he and his wife stayed for one night. They even give out free cookies to guests on arrival!
At the hotel reception

From Tahiti to Newcastle-under-Lyme

 Jimmy Cricket’s career as a top entertainer is certainly a varied one.

The famous Irish comedian has been working for the past few days on board the P&O cruiseliner called the Aurora, which is described as a family-friendly, mid-sized ship (http://www.pocruises.com/cruise-ships/aurora/ship-overview/).

Jimmy joined the ship, which is on an around-the-world voyage, on Monday morning in the city of Honolulu on the island of Hawaii.Jimmy Cricket is on the P&O cruiseliner Aurora

He is expected to perform in two shows over the seven nights he will be spending on board, mainly while the ship is at sea.

Jimmy’s final destination will be when the Aurora stops off at the port of Papeete, the capital city of the South Sea island of Tahiti. Once he leaves the ship he has an overnight stay on Tahiti, before he has to do two overnight flights in order to get back to the UK!

However, once back in Rochdale he only has one day off, because he will then be appearing at a comedy festival at Porthill Park Cricket Club in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Jimmy Cricket on Sky in 2013

Jimmy Cricket already has an exciting 2013 lined up.

And you can see him live on stage at a nearby venue – or on television.

Highlights of the coming year include:

– Appearing in Sky1’s new comedy series called John Bishop’s Only Joking, scheduled for January and February

– A  return to the open seas as he is making an appearance on P&O’s Aurora cruise ship where he will feature in a leg of the ship’s world cruise during February between Honolulu, the southern-most major US city, and Papeete, capital of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean

Jimmy Cricket and the Good Old Days

– Featuring in a tour of Northern Ireland with the legendary comic showband, Clubsound – this show has proved so popular that the tour’s promoter has had to arrange a second leg!

– Headlining a national Music Hall Tour, which will visit places such as Nottingham, Cardiff, Ipswich and Tunbridge Wells to name just a few

– Appearing at Dave’s Comedy Festival in Leicester during February

–  Headlining the summer season show at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton, Norfolk, over the main six-week holiday period

– Continuing to tour with his Value for a Tenner show, with dates at Bathgate, New Brighton, Whitley Bay and Bungay already lined up for next year