7 Nights – 16th Annual Halloween Cruise

Hosted Group Gay Men & Women

Departs from New Orleans, Louisiana on October 21, 2017 returning October 28, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Pearl
Departs from New Orleans, and sails to Cozumel, Roatan, Harvest Caye, Costa Maya, with 2 sea days and back to New Orleans


Leslie Jordan - Headliner Entertainer

For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant Colonel with the Army, was killed in a plane crash when he was only 11. Uncertain about his direction in life, an inescapable talent for high camp, not to mention an impish mug and pocket-sized structure ideal for commercials, must have inspired Leslie enough to risk taking on Hollywood in 1982.

Following training with acting coach Carolyn Barry, who ran the Professional Artist's Group during the 80s, he became highly marketable in commercial spots. TV would invariably be the next step. In the midst of it all he involved himself deeply in writing. Avid L.A. theatergoers will probably recognize him for such prone-to-misfit characters as Brother Boy, an institutionalized drag queen, in "Sordid Lives," and Peanut, a habitual barfly, in "Southern Baptist Sissies." His own one-man testimonials, such as the off-Broadway "Hysterical Blindness" and the more recent "Like a Dog on Linoleum," show an actor quite adept at baring his soul and exposing his childhood agonies on stage amidst laughter and tears.

These shows came at a price, however. A self-proclaimed substance abuser and sexaholic, Jordan spent jail time more than once for DUI before facing his inner demons and reaching full recovery (since 1996). In the end he has reaped the rewards of comedy success.

In low budget film projects since 1988, he has been part of such off-the-wall material as Frankenstein General Hospital (1988), Black Velvet Pantsuit (1995) and Farm Sluts (2003), to name a few. He has also experienced the joy of seeing one of his own writing projects come to full fruition with the film Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000). He was also given the chance to recreate his Big Brother role in Sordid Lives (2000) to the big screen. TV has been an exceptionally inviting medium over the years with a number of fun, flouncy roles coming his way. Noted for his catchy guest work on "Murphy Brown" and "Lois & Clark," among others, he was also a series regular on Reasonable Doubts (1991) and Hearts Afire (1992).,/p>

These days Leslie has a wonderfully wicked recurring role as a (very) small thorn in Megan Mullally's side on the popular Will & Grace (1998) sitcom. Playing the snide, mincing and unconvincingly homophobic hanger-on Beverley Leslie, the actor plays the hilarity up for all its worth. At other times his loser types have proved quite touching, if pathetic, in offbeat drama.

Amy & Freddy - Featured Entertainers

Quite possibly, Amy & Freddy can lay claim to one of the longest running gigs in show biz, as headliners for 14 consecutive years on one of the world's highest profile cruise line companies, RSVP Vacations.

AMY ARMSTRONG is the unforgettable sassy, brassy, saucy, plus sized chanteuse who belts, bowdlerizes, boogies, and bares her soul at the microphone.

FREDDY ALLEN, Pianist and Music Director, sometimes joins her in song as the patience-of-a-saint, ivory-tickling sidekick.

Theirs is a rare talent to captivate, amuse and enchant!

Their signature renditions alternate between the bluesy and the bawdy, the inspiring and the insightful, the tasteless and yet tantalizing, and ALWAYS with the powerhouse pipes of Ms. Armstrong in perfect synchronicity with Mr. 's piano-playing pastiche.

Having shared stages around the world in 20-plus countries with the likes of such show business icons as BEA ARTHUR, KATHY GRIFFIN, MARY WILSON, PHYLLIS DILLER and JENNIFER HOLIDAY, to name a few, AMY & FREDDY are well known to audiences as finalists on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (2009).

"Vibrant and alive with fire and brimstone one moment, then poignant and can break your heart with every subtle nuance in a ballad the next." John Hoglund - Back Stage Magazine, New York

Headliner - Miss Coco Peru

Storyteller/monologist Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp grew up in the Bronx on City Island and got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of NYC after he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show "Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret" in the early 90's. On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's Fineline feature film, trick (Sundance 1999) and Richard Day's IFC feature length comedy Girls Will Be Girls. For this film Coco shared the Best Actress Award with his two co-stars Jeffery Roberson and Jack Plotnick at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen as well as the Best Actor Award at Outfest Film Festival. Other film appearances include To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Nick and Jane, and Straight-Jacket. Coco can be heard in the Disney animated feature, The Wild as Mamma Hippo! Coco has appeared on TV in Arrested Development, Twins, Will and Grace, New York Undercover, Showtime's Rude Awakening, Bravo's Boy Meets Boy, Bravo's Sexiest Moments in Film, Bravo's Welcome to the Parker, and in an Orbitz commercial that was nominated for a 2005 GLAAD Media Award. Coco also has her very own half- hour LOGO comedy special taped as part of the "Wisecrack" series. The episode airs regularly and is available on itunes! More recently, Coco appeared in follow-up Girls Will Be Girls short films, recreating her role from that now cult film on the small, small screen also known as the internet. Coco's live one-person shows include: "Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret", "Miss Coco Peru: A Legend in Progress" ('92 MAC and Bistro Award), "Miss Coco Peru at the Westbeth Theatre" ('95 MAC Nomination), "Miss Coco Peru's Liquid Universe" ('98 GLAAD Nomination), "Miss Coco Peru's Universe" ('99 LA GLAAD Nomination), "Miss Coco Peru's Glorious Wounds", She's Damaged" ('01 LA GLAAD Nomination) "Miss Coco Peru is Undaunted" ('04 GLAAD Award Winner, Ovation Nomination), and most recently "UGLY COCO." These shows have been performed to sold out audiences in Theatres, Clubs, Restaurants, Ballrooms and Cabarets throughout the US and abroad. An avid traveler, some of Miss Peru's favorite venues have been Joe's Pub, Rose's Turn and the Westbeth Theatre in NYC, The Renberg Theatre, The Beverly Hills Playhouse and The Gardenia in Los Angeles, The Colony Theater in Miami, The Soho Theatre in London, the AB Hotel in Sydney, Australia, Phoenix's Little Theater, Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater, The Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Charlotte's McGlohan Theatre, The Blue Moon in Rehoboth, Delaware, The UU Meeting House in PTown, Maine Street in Ogunquit, Maine, Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Harrahs Reno, a yacht on the Mediterranean, a living room in Pittsburgh and a nudist camp in the mountains of Malibu, California. Coco hosts an on-going live series of shows at the Renberg Theater in Los Angeles called Conversations With Coco in which Coco interviews and celebrates the lives and careers of the GLBT community's favorite icons. Miss Peru's guests have been the amazing Bea Arthur, the sassy Lainie Kazan, drag legend Mr. Charles Busch, and the beautiful Lesley Ann Warren.

In addition to being the Grand Marshall of the PTOWN Mardi Gras Parade in 2008, Coco has also hosted the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's Gala, Lifeworks Comedy Night, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles 2009 Spring show "And the Award Goes to..." and the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards.


From humble beginnings in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada to dancing in the hallways and entertaining his parents with renditions from "Beauty and the Beast" in the living room, Kevin Levesque couldn't stop moving. Ironically enough, it wasn't until Kevin was 6 years old that he joined a hockey team and realized he was meant to be a performer on stage not ice. Years later, Kevin joined the Mississauga Youth Theatre and landed his first role as Bobby Shaftoe in the production "Babes in Toyland". His entire family came to see it, and Kevin recalls, "I was fabulous!" Kevin went on to study drama at the Cawthra Park School for the Arts in Mississauga, until grade ten brought an overdose of Shakespeare. Not interested in the tragic bard, Kevin switched his focus to dance. After high school, he began coming downtown and frequenting Toronto's gay village. He saw his first drag show when he was 19 and loved it! After a dare to try drag from a friend, Kevin gave it a shot. His first performance went off without a hitch and Miss Conception was born! From there on in, Kevin has won countless titles, including Miss Canada Continental, Smirnoff Twisted, Coors Lite Queen of Halloween, Ontario's Next Top Drag Queen, Miss Gay Universe, Miss Gay Toronto, Entertainer of the Year and so many more. He's also appeared in "Queer as Folk," "Degrassi: The Next Generation," and the first ever contestant in drag on "Wipeout Canada." Kevin is known for his International One Man Live singing "Stage to Screen show" Performing throughout Canada, United States and Mexico. His New 2014 Live singing show is called "Delusions" and features a comedic take on Lady Gaga, Cher, Adele, Katy Perry, Tina Turner, Celine Dion and more fabulous Divas.

Michael Kessler -- Aquafest DJ

Michael Kessler is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and has been making people happy with his musical talent and keen ear as a DJ for over 25 years. During his time in Alaska, Michael was known throughout Anchorage and other parts of the state. He was hired many times to travel in extreme weather just to bring good music to out of reach places. Michael left Alaska and moved to Houston in 1998 and has entertained at several clubs including his last stop at "Rich's". In 2002, he was asked to partner with Aquafest Cruises and bring his musical entertainment skills onto the high seas. Since then, Michael has been in command of the dance floor on more than 20 cruises and continues to participate on the annual Aquafest Halloween cruise.


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