SANTA CLARITA, CA – Guests aboard Caribbean Princess have voted and selected singer, dancer and musician, Nathan Foley, as Princess Cruises’ “Entertainer of the Year.” Four finalists were selected from the hundreds of talented performers—comedians, magicians, vocalists, tribute bands and novelty performers—which entertain guests on Princess stages each year. These top artists performed to enthusiastic audiences during the cruise who then cast their ballot to select the winner. This year’s competition brought a record-breaking number of guests out to vote, a nod to the level of talent among the finalists.
Guests aboard the March 6 Caribbean Princess cruise to the Bahamas enjoyed live performances from each finalist. The finalists were determined by the Princess Cruises entertainment department based on guest surveys and onboard audience response. Along with Foley, the finalists included Comedian A.J. Jamal and Magician Alex Ramon. Foley was announced as the winner on the final night of the cruise at a celebratory event in Princess’ signature venue, The Piazza.
Sydney, Australia native Foley has 23 years of stage and television experience as a singer and presenter on the Australia hit show HI-5 and the 2015 series I Will Survive. He is the recipient of several awards, including three Logies (Emmy Award equivalent), five Arias (American Music Award equivalent) and a Helpmann Award (Tony Award equivalent). As a soloist, Nathan received the MO Award, ACE Award for “Best Young Entertainer” and the Variety Humanitarian Award for “Best Young Artist of the Year.”
“Congratulations to Nathan Foley for being chosen as Princess Cruises’ ‘Entertainer of the Year,'” said Adrian Fischer, Princess Cruises’ vice president of entertainment experience. “This year’s finalists displayed such incredible talent; our guests were overjoyed by the entertainment and excitement of the competition.”
This is the line’s fifth annual “Entertainer of the Year” program, which was established to recognize the high caliber and diversity of guest entertainers that perform on each Princess cruise. Previous Entertainer of the Year winners, Ben Seidman, Zach Winningham, Tony Tillman and Carlos Oscar continue to perform year round on Princess and remain among our top-rated entertainers throughout the fleet.
As the new holder of the line’s “Entertainer of the Year” title, Foley also received a cash prize of $5,000.