My last cruise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Updated: Jul 3, 2020

These are very uncertain times for all of us. I hope you stay safe and healthy. I don't think we can remind each other enough to wash your hands and stay home.

I was on board the Celebrity Reflection when the first case was reported in the USA.

Needless to say, I was watching the situation unfold intensely.

I joined the ship in Fort Lauderdale for a six-day contract and flew home from Aruba.

The shows went great and I was happy to see my good friend and long time Celebrity Cruise director, Rich Cleisen.

When I landed I got an email from the cruise director if I could come right back to the ship for three days. At that time travel was starting to get very complicated and the cruise industry had announced a strict new procedure that stopped ship-to-ship transfers.

Ship hopping many of us call it, basically, the new rule meant we could return to the same ship without quarantine (if you were healthy) but all guest entertainers had to wait 21 days before boarding a new ship.

Aruba airport at sunset

As we all sit and wait this out, I hope everyone stays home and safe.

All of my events have been postponed or cancelled. In regards to the 2020 OWOW Magic Festival, we haven't made a decision yet. Stay tuned to the Ontario Week of Wonder Magic Festival, stay tuned and visit for updates.

If you are a magician or fan of the art, be sure to catch our daily magician livestreams, weekdays at 10am EDT with my co-host Graeme Reed. Watch here or exclusively on Magician Masterclass

Stay safe friends. What are you doing to keep busy during this time?