Gregg Kaminsky, who co-founded R Family Vacations with Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell, recently told Playbill.com that the entertainment will begin Feb. 18 with "Rosie's Broadway Belters." Seth Rudetsky will be the musical director for the evening, which will feature choreography by Michael Lee Scott and costumes by Bobby Pearce. Those scheduled to belt out Broadway favorites include Ruthie Henshall, Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Marya Grandy, Malcolm Gets, Kathy Brier, Jimmy Smagula and Kerry Butler.
Pop star Gloria Estefan will perform Feb. 19, and Feb. 20 will feature a taping of Kathy Griffin's "My Life on the D-List."
Two programs will be presented Feb. 22: a kids variety show featuring Erin Lee and Marci, and a comedy showcase hosted by Rudetsky. The latter will include performances by Jessica Kirson, Rudetsky and Poppy Champlain.
On Feb. 23 the cruise line will present NCL's Cirque Show, and the week of entertainment will conclude Feb. 24 with a 50's night that features songs from Grease, Hairspray and Forever Plaid. The themed evening will boast the talents of Henshall, Ripley, Skinner, Grandy, Gets, Brier, Smagula and Butler as well as Sarah Uriarte Berry, Anika Larsen, Tim Howar, Drew Garaci, Leo Diagnault, James Wesley, Cliff Thorn and Anne Steele. Brian Nash will also be featured in the piano bar.
The cruise, which is open to all, departs Feb. 18 in Miami and spends Feb. 19 at sea. The ship will dock in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 20; in St. John's, Antigua, Feb. 21, and in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands Feb. 22. Feb. 23 will be spent at sea before arriving in Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Feb. 24. The seven-day cruise will return to Miami on Feb. 25.
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R Family Vacations, the first travel company devoted to gay and lesbian family vacations, has one goal: "to provide acceptance for all families and to create a welcoming and nurturing environment so a good time can be had by all."