“When the producers of The 80s Cruise asked me to be the first artist to ever host the cruise, I wanted to do it right, which means doing it big,” says Springfield. “I will be everywhere on the ship!” Springfield will perform three concerts onboard, host four parties, hold an autograph session, play in both the Celebrity Poker Tournament and the popular 80s themed live game show and participate in a Q&A session in front of a live audience. Throughout the week, he’ll also drop by other concerts to introduce the band to fans.
Rick Springfield rose to stardom in the 1980s, debuting as heartthrob Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital in 1981 while hitting #1 on the pop charts at the same time—and winning a GRAMMY Award—with “Jessie’s Girl.” His songs dominated the airwaves in the years that followed, with “I’ve Done Everything For You,” “Don’t Talk To Strangers,” “Affair of the Heart,” “I Get Excited,” “Human Touch” and more. Springfield continues to balance both acting and music, most recently starring with Meryl Streep in “Ricki and the Flash” (2015) and as Lucifer on the television show “Supernatural.” He is also best known for a recurring role on “True Detective” and “Californication” while headlining tours around the world.
The 80s Cruise will rock with awesome activities and excellent events all day. Big hair and big shoulders rule the 80s Prom and the Back To The 80s Night parties along with a Neon Beach Party and ‘80s Movie Costume Party. Leg warmers and sweatbands aren’t just fashion accessories during aerobics classes and ping pong tournaments. A live 80s Game Show, throwback Karaoke and “You Be the VJ” contest turn the spotlight on the guests. Interviews with 80s superstars held in front of live audiences, awesome 80s videos and movies that play non-stop in every cabin and a genuine video game arcade supply never-ending entertainment options. Rick Springfield will be joined by the biggest artists of the era, including Loverboy, Mike & the Mechanics, The Tubes, and Tommy Tutone with more performers to be announced in the coming weeks.
The cruise takes place aboard Celebrity Summit, part of the highest rated fleet of premium ships delivering extraordinary service, exceptional dining featuring menus crafted by a James Beard award-winning chef, elegant rooms, and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the most luxurious spa club at sea. Cabin rates for The 80s Cruise includes all concerts, activities and events onboard the cruise, gourmet and casual fare meals, 24-hour room service, port charges, taxes, and onboard gratuities. Further information can be found at the80scruise.com.
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