On the Cruise to the Edge, all passengers on board that have sailed on previous Moody Blues Cruises, or plan on sailing on the next one, were invited to John's Private/Photo Opt. Event on this sail. We received a private invitation to the event in our cabin. What a lovely, intimate evening! There may have been about 50 of us who attended that party. We were greeted at the door with one of John's Krisemma (red) Wines, and were asked to relax and take a seat at a table of our choice in the Viking Lounge of the ship. The CTTE Staff said John would come to each of our tables and he would have his photographer snap a pic with him. Unlike other photo opts, the staff said we can take as much time as we'd like conversing with John and he'd autograph anything we'd like. When John came to our table, he greeted us with a warm handshake and smile and, probably, talked with us for about 15 minutes. My husband, Steve, was especially pleased that John signed his original Days of Future Past Album from 1967. John explained to Steve that he could tell it was purchased in the states as the DOFP cover was a bit different than the one released in UK (John also commented on the frayed edges and could tell Steve must've listened to it quite a bit!). For me, he signed the CD covers of his Natural Avenue and 10,000 Light Years Ago albums. I told him he should consider singing some of the songs from Natural Avenue on a future solo tour...he started singing to me in my ear, "You've got to know where you're going..." (from his song Children of Rock and Roll on that album) and looked at me and said, "You sing the next line with me." I did and we laughed and he (teasingly) told me he was going to invite me on the next tour to join the band! LOL We also talked about his acoustic version of Isn't Life Strange, their plans for a UK tour, among other things. Later, we mingled w/ Alan Hewitt. The evening concluded with John, Alan, and Duffy King serenading us with three songs. We walked out, expressed our gratitude to him for his kindness, and he gave me a quick hug. I noticed for all of the time John took with us, he did the same with everyone else at this event. He never rushed any of his guests! My husband and I were absolutely impressed with John's respectful, gracious, friendly nature to all of us who have been following the MB music for a long time. One the organizers of the MB cruises told me during the party that John and his family are some of the nicest people to work with in the business! He is such a gentleman!