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Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers Part of the 2017 Soul Train Cruise Lineup

Kool & the Gang (Credit: Sylvia Mautner)Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan and Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers are among the many acts that will take part in the fifth Soul Train Cruise next year. The nautical music extravaganza will embark from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 4 and sail through the Caribbean until March 11.

Along the way, the ocean liner will stop at Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. Other performers on the cruise include The Commodores, Peabo Bryson, The S.O.S. Band, Thelma Houston, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Billy Paul, The Intruders, Melba Moore and many others. Tony Cornelius, son of late Soul Train emcee Don Cornelius, will host the cruise, and the original Soul Train Dancers also will be on hand to entertain the crowds.

In addition to the many musical performances, the cruise will offer a variety of special events and activities, including artist interviews and panel discussions, tribute shows, cooking demonstrations, themed parties, dance lessons from original Soul Train Dancers and much more.

Cabin prices begin at $1,775 per person.  You can find out more details about the cruise by visiting

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