MB 026: Cruise Ship Magician – Part 2


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The Business of Becoming A Cruise Ship Magician Part 2

How To Land Yourself a Gig Doing Magic on Cruise Ships

Where do you start? Do you wish you had someone to guide you along the path, or should we say navigate you through the rocky waters of breaking into the cruise ship entertainment industry?

You would be hard pressed to find someone better than this episode’s guest. Fred Becker has been at sea performing magic on cruise ships for over 25 years.

Fred shares SO MUCH many great insights you’ll be reaching for your towel and suntan cream and heading out the door.


In this episode we talk about:

  • The growth of the cruise ship entertainment market. It’s a good time to be doing magic on cruise ships.
  • Are you the right type of magician to be going to sea?
  • Just what sort of act you need and how much time you need to be able to cover.
  • How lighting and sound requirements affect you.
  • The importance of understanding ‘theater’
  • The importance of ‘cruise directors’ and how they are critical to your success as a cruise magician.
  • Just how important your  promo reel is.
  • What makes a good promo reel for cruise ships.
  • How to approach work as an entertainer on a cruise line. Is it better with an agent or going it alone?
  • How much do cruise ship magicians get paid?
  • Practical steps to get started on your career as a ship magician.


Links and resources discussed in this episode:

Fred Becker’s Cruise Ship Course: Gigs on Ships

Fred’s main site:   www.BeckerMagic.com

Also find Fred here:  www.FredBecker.com

If you missed last week’s episode, listen to it here: Cruise Ship Magic Part 1 with Stephen Cloete


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