Joel's wife Peggy accompanied him as his assistant, photographer, and cheerleader. Joel entertained 6,000 passengers of all ages with thousands of colorful balloon creations over a 9 day cruise (the cruise was lengthened 2 days due to Hurricane Isaac).
People from all over the world stopped by to get a balloon creation from Joel (see the "marked map" below). Passengers of all ages even shared their thoughts about Joel's balloon art (see the "comment map" below). Even the Cruise Program Administrator took notice and has already invited Joel back! (see the letter at the very bottom of this page).
In the end, Royal Carribean and their guests loved the balloon art and excitement that Joel Tacey brought aboard!