Saturday, August 18, 2012

Aboard Riviera: Dinner with J R Lustig

On our July Mediterranean cruise on Riviera we were more than happy to encounter Assistant Cruise Director J.R. Lustig.

We've sailed with him on Oceania twice before. Our first cruise with JR was on a transatlantic from Buenos Aires to Barcelona. He was acting Cruise Director and we found him to be one of the most personable individuals we've ever met. The second occasion was our Baltic cruise just a few years back.

As we recall, JR is originally from Wisconsin, and his background includes the experience of winning a substantial sum of money on one or two of the big TV game shows. He's a fine singer and we've enjoyed his own one-man show aboard.

As an assistant cruise director, one of his major responsibilities is running Bingo, which is not ordinarily one of of our favored pastimes.

He did, however, most kindly invite us to dinner one evening and we enjoyed the occasion thoroughly.

He's a real gentleman with a great sense of humor and we hope our paths cross again.

Thanks for dinner, J. R.!

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