men tell no tales, but what about pirates in the flesh? Uncover the
real story this spring as Disney Cruise Line features an event sure
to send shivers up any seafarer's spine. "Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Legend Lives On" cruise will take Guests to World's End and
beyond, led by actors Lee Arenberg and Martin Klebba - better known
to fans as Pintel and Marty from all three "Pirates of the
Caribbean" films. This high-seas journey promises an earful of
behind-the-scenes movie lore, tomfoolery, and exclusive treasures
... dare ye listen to the yarns these superstar scoundrels can spin?
Setting sail March 8 to 12, the Disney Wonder will host this
pirate-themed party, traveling to Nassau and Castaway Cay. With 10
distinctive decks, the ship offers luxurious staterooms,
restaurants, pools, shops, and first-class family entertainment.
Guests must register for the event to participate in the scheduled
pirate-themed activities. A private welcome reception with Lee,
Marty, and renowned artist Dave Avanzino will kick off the first day
of the cruise.
Both actors are extremely enthusiastic when talking about the
upcoming trip. Lee says, "It's always a pleasant surprise when we're
asked to do these things. I've been on a Disney Cruise before and
it's a million times more fun than you can imagine." "I've never
been on a cruise ... except for two years on the Black Pearl," Marty
adds with a laugh.
Having been members of Jack Sparrow's motley crew, Lee and Marty are
thrilled to share amusing anecdotes and on-set memories with fans.
"We're actors who believe life is an adventure ... that's why
playing a pirate is so much fun for us as well as the audience. They
were sort of nonconformists in an ever-conforming world and it's
great being able to relive a little part of that," explains Lee.
However, the swashbuckling lifestyle can be taken just so far.
"Obviously, we have better hygiene than real pirates. Our teeth are
a lot cleaner!"
Wardrobe, makeup, and prosthetic teeth aside, Lee's Pintel is truly
quite a character. He's best remembered for the infamous "Ello,
Poppet!" line, coming between captains Jack Sparrow and Hector
Barbossa in the heat of a power struggle, and comedic jousting with
his tall, one-eyed sidekick Ragetti. Small but mighty Marty was
characterized by his courage, French accent, and fancy
swordsmanship. Never revealing his mysterious past, Marty was
recruited by Sparrow in Tortuga to help recover the Black Pearl from
With sun, sand, and glorious weather, there's no better place to
retrieve a notorious ship. So how do the actors feel about returning
to pirate territory, commonly known as the Bahamas? "It brings back
such fantastic memories ... the warm waters and beautiful skies of
the Caribbean. It's an amazing part of our lives and it'll be great
to visit again," Lee continues. Marty wholeheartedly agrees. "Once
we get there, I think it'll feel like we never left. I can't wait."
Sightseeing, dining, and mingling with Guests are just a few of the
things this busy duo can look forward to. The four-day itinerary
consists of a seminar with the actors, event-exclusive gifts, an
up-close look at actual props from the movies, private meet and
greet with the actors, an interactive viewing of "Pirates of the
Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," surprise entertainment and
activities on board as well as at Castaway Cay, special dining
times, availability of limited edition movie merchandise, and a
hands-on workshop with guest artist Dave Avanzino.
Though the actors are privy to some top secret surprises, Guests are
truly in for a treat. According to the actors, fan response should
be positive. Marty recalls, "We've done a few charity events
together and any time Lee's come out with me, the people just love
it. We work off each other so well that it's like second nature. And
once we get the audience involved, we're on a roll and next thing
you know an hour or two flies by. You don't even realize it because
you're having fun."
Lee sums it up like this. "It doesn't take much for actors to give
fans an extra 30 seconds. If you're nice about it, it makes your day
anyway. And Marty and I specialize in being nice ... that's really
true. We're good friends on and off screen and we just like meeting
people. I think the audience will dig it. To be honest, I'm sure
they'd rather see Johnny and Orlando, but we'll represent the
franchise the best we can. We bring the spirit and the love of these
characters... which is what we always bring."
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend Lives On" promises
cruise-goers an unforgettable adventure with some pretty personable