For Immediate Release
March 11, 2013
THE REVIEWS ARE IN:
FIRST-EVER SOUL TRAIN CRUISE
A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
SUPERSTARS AND FANS RAVE ABOUT
CONCERTS BY THEIR FAVORITE ARTISTS,
SOUL TRAIN THEMED ACTIVITIES, WORLD CLASS DINING
Overwhelming Demand Prompts New Cruises
To Set Sail in
October 2013 and February 2014
Fairfax, VA (March 11, 2013) — Last month’s inaugural Soul Train Cruise lived up to the iconic television show’s legacy as “the hippest trip,” as the sold-out ship returned to port filled with ecstatic travelers calling the voyage “one of the best in the history of all cruises.” With round-the-clock entertainment that included performances by the biggest R&B artists of all time, Soul Train-inspired games and activities, and luxurious vacation amenities ranging from lavish meals to deluxe accommodations, The Soul Train Cruise was such an unprecedented success that Entertainment Cruise Productions and StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will launch two additional voyages within the next 12 months. Soul Train Cruise Fall will depart on October 5th from San Diego, CA and Soul Train Cruise 2014 will depart on February 23,, 2014 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Information on both cruises can be found at www.SoulTrainCruise.com.
Anchored by an incredible array of concerts by the biggest and most iconic acts in R&B history (including Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Kool and the Gang, Jeffrey Osborne, Jody Watley, War, the Spinners, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics, Cuba Gooding, Sr. and the Main Ingredient, Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, George Duke and many more), the Soul Train Cruise was also host to exclusive activities and events. Wine tasting with Jeffrey Osborne, dancing until dawn as special guest DJ Biz Markie spun the hits, stepping up to the legendary Soul Train Line, and playing classic Soul Train games such as the Scramble Board filled the days and nights, causing one guest to exclaim, “this was the best by far. Loved, loved, loved everything, the entertainment, the parties, the food, even the awesome gifts.” The cruise was highlighted by the screening of the documentary “The Hippest Trip in America” hosted by Tony Cornelius, the son of founder Don Cornelius’ son and a Soul Train producer. Tony later joined in panel discussions about his father and the impact his vision had on popular culture throughout the world and multiple generations.
Fans that may have missed the maiden voyage of the Soul Train Cruise can make plans to travel on one – or both – of the upcoming trips. Soul Train Fall will sail from October 5th through 12th, traveling from San Diego to Bahia Magdalena, Puerto Vallerta and Cabo San Lucas. Onboard concerts include performances by Earth, Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne, The Whispers, Freddie Jackson, The Ohio Players, Jennifer Holliday, Billy Paul, Con Funk Shun, Regina Belle, the Bar-Kays, the Dazz Band, the Mary Jane Girls, The Original Lakeside, A Taste of Honey (featuring Janice Marie), DW3 and both comedian Alonzo Bodden and DJ Biz Markie returning to keep the party going. Exciting details on the 2014 trip will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Entertainment Cruise Productions Holdings, LLC
Entertainment Cruise Productions Holdings LLC is a joint venture between Entertainment Cruise Productions and Direct Holdings Global LLC. Direct Holdings Global, most notably associated with the success of the Time Life brand, is a multi-channel marketer, distributor, and leader in entertainment and lifestyle direct-to-consumer marketing.
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The Brookes Company
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