It would seem that The Candies are destined for a life on the waves… or at least on board! Last week we were asked if we could do a last minute booking on one of the luxury river cruise ships, docked in Bordeaux.
Onboard, our ship boasted luxurious staterooms, a stunning main lounge and piano bar, a fabulous dining room and even a fitness room, sauna, walking tracks, a whirlpool and a hair salon… indeed it was rather special.
We drove to Bordeaux, allowing plenty of time for the journey. We did not want to get stuck in Bordeaux traffic and be late for our big night! As we were early, we parked up along the Quai and took a stroll beside the mighty Garonne and stopped for a quick drink and some people watching.
At the appointed hour we met the representative at the entrace to the ship and we were welcomed on board by the very lovely duty crew. We were shown into the piano lounge, asked what we would like to eat and then shown our stateroom where we could change… and gosh it was all very, very wonderful.
We installed our stands and banners, plugged in our mics and the on-board musician arrived for a quick sound-check. When all was ready we were served a fabulous dinner, at a table overlooking the river, and once we had wined and dined we went below decks to change. We felt tonight needed a touch of glamour and so we had chosen long black sequin dresses… and they suited the mood perfectly! At 21:15 we were introduced and our performance started.
Tonight was never about filling the dance floor, we were there to provide high quality entertainment to the guests… although we’d have to admit there was quite a lot of dancing going on!
We had a wonderful evening, we met some lovely people who had travelled from across the globe for this trip… and more importantly the captain was pleased! It’s quite possible The Candies will be back for a return visit very soon!
Did we say already that we love our job?!