Jimmy 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.
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.
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
– 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.”