At the beginning of May we joined Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas for the transatlantic crossing from Miami to Harwich, England. This is our 2nd time on the Jewel and it was so nice coming back to a warm welcome and so many familiar faces. Most of the technicians in the theater have worked with us before so our show install was one of the easiest we’ve ever had, but we’re also excited to be performing several new illusions this year that they hadn’t seen before. So far this year, Kyle and I have performed 8 different versions of our show, each with a different order and combination of illusions chosen specifically for the demographic of our audience. We’re really proud of the work that we’ve done over the last year to add new material to the show, and be versatile enough that we can provide the best show possible for any type of audience, in any venue.
After a great opening night with standing ovations, we visited a few ports in the Normandy region of France. From Cherbourg, France we took a tour the historic WWII sites of Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery in Normandy. It was very surreal for us to stand in the same place where so many American soldiers died, but I’m glad we had the opportunity to see it in person and remember the they did for us.
This is our 4th summer in Europe, and this time we’re back touring the Baltics and Scandinavia now. Over the next few months we’ll be visiting England, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Russia. We really like this region of Europe, especially the medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia, walking through the old town there is like stepping back in time. I’m having a great time taking photos of all of our travels, and I update our Facebook page frequently with new ones. Below is a photo I took of the sunset around 10 PM after sailing from Stockholm. They call it the land of the midnight sun, and it’s just gorgeous. – Mistie