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Blue Light Yokohama – Classic Showa

Diamond Princess is cruising around Japan Asia. It’s home is Yokohama Japan. Blue Light Yokohama is a Showa song that is indispensable every night when we depart from Yokohama Port and the night before arriving in Yokohama Port. It is easy for everyone to get into the rhythm and so many smiles overflow from the audience. […]

Things I see in Showa Kayo

When I was in elementary school, I didn’t understand poetry, but I miss this song. When I reached adulthood and sang this song  “Momoiro toiki”  There are color patterns in Showa that didn’t come out in the spend era. Even the illusion of reading the picture of the Tale of Genji and it passed 100 years […]


Health and beauty tips to survive sea life.

I often get asked questions about health and beauty in ship life. Many questions from women such as; what about your skin constantly exposed to the sea air and super strong sunlight. There is no doubt that you must use a sunscreen, I use SPF70 + on my body and SPF100 + on my face […]

I still love it!

“St. Louis Blues” is a song that plays so nicely when you really get into it. It’s also a great warm-up piece. When on a cruise , it’s often required to play songs that everyone knows and songs that are easy to follow. However, I love to play blues often as it clears my senses […]

Never a dull moment

During this tour on Diamond Princess sometimes I perform at another venue aboard the ship. The ship has many lounges where live performances take place. In my case it’s always a good feeling playing at another location. Last night was no exception as I played the much larger Explorer Lounge. All is good! 🙂  

Hong Kong during the riots :(

Diamond Princess arrived in Hong Kong after a short cruise from Vietnam. The day before we arrived the captain delivered a warning letter regarding Hong Kong to all passengers and crew. At the moment because of the riots Hong Kong is tense to say the least. I love Hong Kong but, this time I’ll give it a […]

Arrived in Vietnam

Diamond Princess is cruising the south of Asia. Today 10/21 we arrived at the port of Chiang Mai, Vietnam. When you visit this resort region, you will find lots of palm trees!  I love to be surrounded by these tress and just rest for a while. Speaking of coconut trees, the last time I saw them […]

Xiamen in China

This week Diamond Princess is on a 15-day cruise around Asia from Japan to China and Southeast Asia. And today 10/19 we arrived in mainland China. I first visited China in 2015 when I was aboard Sapphire Princess, and now today I’m back and I can’t hide the surprise every time that China is making […]

Showa Kayo Nights

Diamond Princess has a plan that you don’t want to miss when you are on the Japan Cruise, Showa Kayo Night! Violin duo performers warm up the venue with classic music before I hit the stage. Then from 21:30 it’s Showa! 🙂 The history of Showa Kayo is full of masterpieces but the time is […]