Saturday, March 7, 2009

Elvis Is Back On Board

The Elvis cruise is back for the third year and promises to be bigger and better than ever with more music, more live entertainment and most importantly, more Elvis! Once again hosted by Elvis’ friend and entourage member, Jerry Schilling, this year’s event will set sail Thursday, Nov 12 through Monday, Nov 16, 2009. The cruise will sail from Tampa, Florida, through the Caribbean to Cozumel, Mexico and back on the Carnival Inspiration.

Entertainment on board will include live shows from artists who performed with Elvis, along with some of the world's best Elvis tribute artists. Currently scheduled to perform are The TCB Band, The Imperials, The Sweet Inspirations, Joe Guercio, D.J. Fontana, Terry Mike Jeffrey & Band, Andy Childs, Ronnie McDowell, The Dempseys, and others. Additional entertainment will be provided by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Winners: Gino Monopoli, Victor Trevino, Ted Torres, Dwight Icenhower, Jay Zanier, Simon Patrick, Bryant Scott, Mark Anthony, Joseph Hall, and George Thomas. Also something new this year will be the opportunity to set sail with and hear from with Elvis movie costars Celeste Yarnall from Live a Little, Love a Little, Cynthia Pepper from Kissing Cousins, and Chris Noel from Girl Happy.

In addition to the music and presentations by those who knew and performed with Elvis, there will be Elvis-themed entertainment, parties and events. Everywhere you go on board this ship, we’re making certain you'll hear Elvis music. From the Grand Atrium, the gift shops and the dinning rooms, to the bars, Lido Deck and main stage, you’ll find the King of Rock 'n' Roll throughout the ship. Another exciting addition to the 2009 cruise is RESERVED SEATING in the main showroom. The earlier you book your cabin, the closer to the stage you sit! You can also rest assured that there will be no last minute deep discounting of cabins. As part of the low price guarantee, if a lower advertised rate becomes available, you will receive the difference in cabin fare as an onboard credit.

Sixthman, an affinity travel company based in Atlanta, will produce this year’s cruise. Sixthman currently delivers experiences on board cruise ships for thousands of fans of artists including John Mayer, Barenaked Ladies, Lyle Lovett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sister Hazel and others. Fares start at $599 per person + taxes and fees and you can reserve your cabin with just a $99 per person deposit. For information, call 877-SIXTHMAN or visit

What's an Elvis Cruise like? Take a look back at Cruise Diva's Memories of The Elvis Cruise.

Photo: Joseph E. Hall, International Finalist in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest 2007

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