Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy 2009 Cruise Update – Wanna design a tote bag logo for us?

It’s now less than a month until our wonderful Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Valentines Week Cruise! We are kicking into high gear here, getting ready!

If you are interested in joining us, it’s not too late! We just had a couple from Australia book this last week.

For details and current room rates and discounts, please call Hallie Neill at 212-874-1670 or email her at

Even if you can’t attend, you might want to help on an important project! Next week I will be ordering the “goody packages” for everyone who does join us on the cruise. What I need is – a cruise logo picture! If you are a graphic designer or have a friend/relative who is one – you can help us!

We need a graphic that is about 8×10″ (can be vertical or horizontal) that includes a high-quality photo (or photos) of Jeanette and Nelson, possibly a medley of photos and a ship – or whatever – and says “Mac/Eddy Cruise 2009” on it. The artwork should be saved at 300 dpi (dots per inch) and saved as a “png” photo file. If someone needs a 300 dpi scan of a particular photo, they can contact me by email at so I can send one. Otherwise, the graphic designer can scan his/her own glossy photo of them to use – again – it must be scanned at 300 dpi. This is a volunteer project, but the designer can “sign” the design with his/her name and website address in small type, if desired.

We will give everyone until Monday, January 19, 5 pm Eastern to submit their artwork. At that time the graphic designer should email me a lower resolution jpg photo of their project that I can email to everyone…and I will then send out a newsletter that evening and let you vote on which one you like the most. I will then inform the winner who can then email me the 300 dpi final graphic.

This is exciting…let’s see what we can come up with!

PS: If you are coming on the cruise and want me to bring you any specific books, calendars, CDs, DVDs or anything else – please email me now and let me exactly what you want so that I’m sure to bring it.

PPS: For the most current details about the Jeanette MacDonald Nelson Eddy cruise, check out this link.