CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2018 ANNOUNCED
PROG-ROCK’S BIGGEST ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT SEA
HOSTED BY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, YES
SAILING FEBRUARY 3-8, 2018 ABOARD
ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS
VISITING BELIZE CITY, BELIZE AND COSTA MAYA, MEXICO
LINE-UP FEATURES 20-PLUS PERFORMING ARTISTS INCLUDING:
YES, MARILLION, STEVE HACKETT, MIKE PORTNOY AND DEREK SHERINIAN,
CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY, MARTIN BARRE (OF JETHRO TULL), SAGA,
ANATHEMA, GONG, HAKEN, GLASS HAMMER, ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO,
LIFESIGNS, KNIFEWORLD, STICK MEN, SOUND OF CONTACT, MOON SAFARI,
IO EARTH, BAD DREAMS, THANK YOU SCIENTIST, AND BARAKA
CRUISE GOES ON SALE TOMORROW (5/3)
Details for the fifth annual CRUISE TO THE EDGE excursion — prog-rock’s largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES — have been announced.
Featuring some of the world’s greatest prog-rock musical artists, the 5-night cruise out ofTampa, FL next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean’s award-winningBrilliance Of The Seas, visiting two new ports: Belize City, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico. As in past years, an optional pre-cruise party (complimentary to cruisers) will be hosted in Tampa on the evening of Friday, February 2nd (details TBA).
This full-ship cruise charter goes on sale tomorrow (5/3) with cabin prices starting at $1,249 per person (double occupancy). In addition, passengers traveling from outside the U.S. may receive up to a $200 credit per cabin with the INTERNATIONAL AIRPASS CREDIT. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit CruiseToTheEdge.com and follow @cruisetotheedge on Facebook and Twitter.
Iconic prog-rock artists and cruise headliners YES, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake) and Marin Barre (of Jethro Tull) will perform multiple sets. Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Saga, Anathema, Gong, Haken, Glass Hammer, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Lifesigns, Knifeworld, Stick Men with special guest violinist David Cross, Sound Of Contact, Moon Safari, IO Earth, Bad Dreams, Thank You Scientist and Baraka. In addition, UK journalist and preeminent YES expert,Jon Kirkman, will host the cruise. Click here to watch the CTTE 2018 lineup video trailer.
Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be Artist/Cruiser Photo Experiences, Q&A Sessions, Special Theme Nights and other events designed to optimize the artist/fan experience. This year will once again feature the unprecedentedCTTE Late Night Live, where fans can sign up to showcase their own musical talents in four different performance scenarios: Late Night Live Pro Jam, where you could be invited to play with a with a headline act; Artist’s Choice, featuring fans and Prog legends performing together; The Main Event, where it’s your choice to shine with fellow Late Night Live musicians and Overtime Jam, where a song of your choosing could be featured in a late-night jam.
Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance Of The Seas, combines acres of glass enclosing a nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Passengers can enjoy the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at VitalitySM Spa, or reach new heights climbing Royal Caribbean’s signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with epic Prog Performances on stages throughout the vessel. Combined with some of the best food and service afloat, CRUISE TO THE EDGE is a can’t-miss event for Prog enthusiasts throughout the world.
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Founded in 1968, Grammy-award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its’ albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its’ career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world. For more info, visit YesWorld.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About ON THE BLUE:
ON THE BLUE — promoter for the Cruise to the Edge — is a leader in cruise charter innovation, having sailed over 100,000 passengers in that last 20 years. The principals of ON THE BLUE have deep roots in the music industry, having provided world-class cruise ship production management for celebrities and musical artists for over two decades. ON THE BLUE has run dozens of charter and large group programs for organizations, corporations, celebrities and artists throughout North America, and has played major roles in the development of ground-breaking theme cruise concepts. Past charters have included an array of Fortune 500 companies plus theme cruises featuring entertainers such as Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Journey, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Night Ranger, The Moody Blues, UFO, Queensryche, Tesla, Cinderella, Yes, Little River Band, UK, Steve Hackett, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake, O.A.R and many others. For more info, visit otblue.com.