Remember the oldies, like "It's My Party" and “Save the Last Dance for Me”? Well, polish up those white bucks, get your poodle skirt out of the cedar chest, and prepare to stroll down memory lane. Affinity travel company Sixthman and Carnival Cruise Lines have announced the launch of the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, a 5-day, 4-night cruise offering music lovers a unique travel experience as they journey back to the birth of rock n' roll via live performances by some of the greatest artists of the '50s & '60s.
The full-ship charter cruise will set sail May 13-17, 2010 aboard the Carnival Inspiration, traveling from Tampa, Florida, and calling at Cozumel, Mexico. On board, guests will enjoy live performances from the era's top artists in an intimate and personal setting. Those appearing include Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Lesley Gore, The Original Drifters, The Platters, and Lou Christie. DJ Jerry Blavat, also known as the "Geator with the Heater," serves as host of the cruise and emcee of special events.
In addition to non-stop music and artist interactions, guests will enjoy other activities reminiscent of the era, including sock-hops, beach parties, dance contests, bingo, and more. Because the cruise is a full-ship charter, tickets to all the shows and admittance to every scheduled activity is open to all passengers. As Andy Levine, owner of Sixthman, says, "This music is the soundtrack for generations of peoples' lives, and we're excited for the opportunity to bring them together."
The setting for the Malt Shop Memories Cruise is the Carnival Inspiration, a 2,000 passenger floating resort boasting 2 pools, jacuzzis, a miniature golf course, state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, casino and multiple bars and restaurants. Guests will combine fine dining with themed leisure activities, while enjoying first-class service that is synonymous with the Carnival name.
Cabins for the Malt Shop Memories cruise are on sale now. For more information, or to book online, visit MaltShopCruise.com. Get ready to party like it's 1960!