When Martina McBride took the stage I had to pause and take a moment. Could this really be happening? Was I watching those legendary lips belt out sweet music from a few feet away? Was I not squinting and craning my neck as I gazed upon a jumbo tron with thousands of other fans in a crowded stadium?
Those 18 songs passed by in slow motion in that intimate setting on board the Carnival Ecstasy that evening. Martina and I were making a memory. Together. With the handful of other country music fans who had followed her onto the ship. She could see all of our faces and we could look into her eyes. This was a real connection being made. For a few moments that night we had a country music legend all to ourselves, and that my friends, is priceless…
(Carnival Live dates sill remain in 2014 with a bevy of different musical acts on several different Carnival ships. To book your Carnival Live Cruise visit Carnival.com/Live or for a more personal experience book with my own personal travel concierge Carrie by calling 866-972-6244 ext. 772)
Special thanks goes out to Carnival for providing me passage and concert tickets. I was not required to write this post and all opinions are my own.