With numerous daytime events to choose from, those onboard the Carnival Breeze had to consider their options. There was the HBCU Day Party and as you can imagine, that was something to see as the alumnae from the nation’s Black colleges and universities showed up and showed out in their best gear.

One of the more controversial panels was the “What Men Really Think When It Comes To Beauty” with Bobbi Brown makeup artist Tia. Dwele, Chris Paul, Huggy Lowdown and Raheem DeVaughn joined a panel that debated whether or not women’s beauty practices are truly attractive to men. Jacque Reid and Rodney Perry weighed in from the audience with Jacque taking the position that women should be able to what they want and Perry saying that men just really don’t care that much but if there are extreme changes, he just wants to get a little notice.

If you missed all those and needed a guide to gambling, Claudia Jordan‘s seminar promised to help you win at Blackjack. If that wasn’t your twist, you could have joined the Line dancers in the Atrium who were taking their dancing extremely seriously. Never get between a line dancer and her fan, OK?

On to the night and what a night it was. Mardi Gras was the theme and remember those baggage fees we discussed? Well worth it, as some of you did not come to play. If I hadn’t been there and seen it with my own two eyes, I would not have believed it. Let’s start with Tom Joyner as King T’Challa and Jenifer Lewis as the leader of the Dora Milaje and Huggy Lowdown as M’Baka. Aside from that, our cruisers are creative, ya’ll. From what looked like Mardi Gras outfits to the Hidden Figures to the Clovers from Bring It On to the Zulu Queens to Rick James and Teena Marie and the Obamas.

Fantastic Voyage 2018 Diary: Day 4  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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