Irish crew make Daniel's ship a
home from home
DANIEL O'Donnell and
wife Majella went halfway around the world to board
a luxury cruise ship only to discover that eight of
the staff are Irish - including one from his home
county of Donegal.
The couple were delighted when they embarked their
plush liner, ‘The Seabourn Odyssey’, in Los Angeles,
last month, to learn that they would be looked after
during their trip-of-a-lifetime by young workers
from Dublin, Kerry, Belfast, Down, Armagh, Louth,
Cavan and Donegal.
"Danielle and Denise work in the spa while Caitlin,
Ciara, James, Luke, Matthew and Tamara all work
between the bars and the dining rooms," said Daniel.
"The staff couldn't do enough to make the trip a
special experience and all of the young Irish people
have made it feel like home."
A tanned and relaxed Daniel O'Donnell
pictured with Irish staff who work on board the
luxury liner 'The Seabourn Odyssey'. From left are
Luke from Dublin; Danielle from Kerry; Belfast
native Caitlin; Matthew from Down; Ciara from
Armagh; Cavan's Tamara; James from Louth and Denise
Meanwhile, the singer
(54) revealed he treated his fellow cruise
passengers to an impromptu concert as they sailed
across the Pacific ocean.
It seems the Donegal crooner just can't stop himself
singing even though it meant a Busman's Holiday on
the high seas.
The popular entertainer is regularly the star
performer on cruise ships for guests paying to see
him - but this time it was fellow holidaymakers who
got to hear him for free.
He also revealed that wife Majella (55) joined him
on stage for a romantic duet to the delight of the
"Although we are on holiday, a few nights ago I did
a show on board which I enjoyed very much. It's
always nice to get the chance to sing," he said.
"It's also a chance to keep the voice in order for
our shows in Killarney in August," he said.
The O'Donnells, who have so far visited Australia,
New Zealand and French Polynesia, have since jumped
ship and are now sailing through Malaysia on their
second luxury liner.
Before the couple disembarked ‘The Seabourn
Odyssey’, Daniel took time out for a photograph with
the ship's young Irish crew.
"You may wonder why (Majella's) not in the group
photo. As per usual she forgot all about the time
and missed the photocall," he quipped on Facebook.