After hosting their first themed cruise last March, The Moody Blues will once again head out to sea with an impressive lineup of fellow rockers in the spring. The Moody Blues Cruise 2014 will set sail from Miami on April 2 and make stops in Nassau in the Bahamas and Grand Turk Island before returing to port on April 7.
Among the many artists who'll be joining The Moodies on the musical voyage are The Who's Roger Daltrey, Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer and former members of Electric Light Orchestra, as well as such returning acts as The Zombies, Little River Band, pop singer Stephen Bishop, folk rockers The Strawbs and Toto singer Joseph Williams. This year's event has been dubbed "The Return of the Isle of Wight," and will showcase music by bands that performed at the famous 1970 concert, which included The Moody Blues, The Who and ELP.
Reflecting on last year's cruise, Moodies singer/guitarist Justin Hayward tells ABC News Radio that the trip "was a great success and a lot of fun."
He adds that he found the whole experience "very, very enjoyable, and I know certainly all the fans…probably enjoyed it more than we did."
Describing some of the activities featured on the cruise, Hayward notes, "We had lots of question-and-answer things and [we played] three concerts…There were some acoustic things. It was a really good week."
Justin also reports that fans who attend this year's cruise will get to enjoy upgraded facilities. "I think they've elevated us a little bit more to one of their better boats," he explains, "so that'll be nice."
Besides the many concerts and Q&A events, The Moody Cruise will offers various other activities and attractions; fine dining and buffets; and access to fitness centers, pools, a casino, a night club and more. Visit MoodiesCruise.com to check full details about the trip, including pricing options.
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