Nelson Eddy Jeanette MacDonald 2009 Cruise Itinerary, confirmed guest speaker K.T. Ernshaw

Above, author K.T. Ernshaw was a longtime confidant of Nelson Eddy and had firsthand knowledge of his troubled affair with Jeanette MacDonald in the 1940s.

Ms. Ernshaw has confirmed she will be a guest speaker on the Valentines Week 2009 cruise (health permitting). If you are interested in meeting someone who knew exactly what was going on, and who will speak frankly about it – don’t miss your chance to ask questions.

As of this date, Carnival Cruises has not raised the price of our cabins, so reserve your room now at the current rate!

Here is the schedule of events as we have it now (subject to change):

Feb 8 (Sun) Hospitality Desk 2:00 – 4:00 on the Lido deck in front of the glass elevators, 9th floor, for meet and greet, goodie bags and ID’s

Feb 9 (Mon) Lecture/Film 10:00 to 1:00 in the London Room. Film: Naughty Marietta

Feb 10 (Tues) Cozumel

Feb 11 (Wed) Lecture/Film 10:00 – 1:00 in the London Room. Film: Rose Marie. A SCANDALOUS AFFAIR show is 4:00 – 6:00 in the Club Rio Lounge (open to the public). Book and CD/Signing/Sale is 8:00 to 9:30.

Feb 12 (Thurs) Grand Cayman

Feb 13 (Fri) Ocho Rios

Feb 14 (Sat) Lecture/Film 10:00 – 1:00 in the London Room. Film: Maytime. Talent Night/Sing-a-long 8:00 – 11:00

Dinners for the group are set for 6:00 PM each night.

We have filled the first block of rooms and have a few more now…so contact High C Travel if you are interested…full payment is not due until late November and a small deposit will hold your room. Contact info: 212-874-1670 or email them at

If you are joining us on our cruise and have PREVIOUSLY SAILED ON A CARNIVAL CRUISE, you should call Carnival and get your cruise ID number. Then call or email High C Travel with the information. It is possible that Carnival will give you a free cabin upgrade. This is not a certainty but it doesn’t hurt to ask! Note: you cannot book a room for the special Mac/Eddy group through Carnival Cruises – you must book through High C Travel.

We are also trying to find roommates for a couple of folks. If you are interested in going on the cruise but don’t have someone to go with, contact High C Travel to see if they can help match you up.

Also, if you are wheelchair or scooter-bound, they do have handicapped-friendly rooms, so request it.

PS: We have chosen Jeanette and Nelson’s first three films to screen, plus some rare clips and TV shorts. If you are joining us on the cruise and have any other film preferences, please let us know.

Link to read more about K.T. Ernshaw and her history with Nelson Eddy