Depending on your musical leanings, being trapped on board a cruise ship with classic rockers Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, CCR (well, more or less), Bachman & Turner, 38 Special, the Marshall Tucker Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Kentucky Headhunters, Pat Travers, The Artimus Pyle Band, Black Oak Arkansas, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, SwampDaWamp and Whiskey Myers could either be heaven on Earth or hell on Earth.
For those who gleefully view it as the former, we have got the winter 2013 vacay for you that won’t even require your best flannel shirt! Just shorts, a belly-covering T-shirt (please) and a happy, dude-friendly attitude. (Also, maybe some female passengers who are likely to be in rather short supply).
Departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida next January 10 is the Rock Legends Cruise II, featuring the above-mentioned bands performing and rubbing suntanned elbows with guests aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas vessel.
I’m going to out on a limb here and suggest that fully one-eighth of the ship’s overall cargo weight at departure will be comprised of Jack Daniels and Bud. And possibly chicken wings.
Apparently, fans will be able to enjoy live music in one of three venues, with show times set up to allow the opportunity to see every band on the lineup over the course of the five-day cruise, which includes a stopover in Labadee, Haiti. (?)
Expect the unexpected when it comes to collaboration between the bands, and the opportunity to enjoy time with your favorite artist outside the shows at specially arranged meet and greet events.
Plus, for each ticket purchased, $250 will benefit the Native American Heritage Association, which has been working on reservations in South Dakota for more than 18 years, so it’s feel-good too. More info here.