Well, this is going to be a bit different! On April 16th 2016 the brand new Norwegian Escape will be leaving Miami for Nassau, Tortola (BVI), and St. Thomas (USVI) and the Shanty Hounds, Dani Hoy and myself, will be aboard as part of the Trop Rock Music Festival At Sea, on April 16th, 2016!
Getting a bit more specific, the cruise will be aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new ship, Escape. When I say brand new, I mean brand new! It’s so new it’s not even built yet! It’s currently under construction in Papenburg Germany by the Meyer Werft ship building firm, a firm that has been building ships since 1795. In addition to having faith in German products, plus the added fact that this company is still family owned and in it’s seventh generation, gives me a serious feeling of confidence.
Norwegian’s Escape is due to be launched in October of this year, which also give a vote of confidence, in that if there are any growing pains, they’ll be ironed out well before April 2016. The ship has a capasity of 4200 and will be the largest ship ever based in Miami. We’re talking a state of the art ship that will be brand new.
In addition, … get this.. Escape will also have “Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea”. This is the first floating Margaritaville at sea that will feature both the restaurant, as well as the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar! Norwegian Cruise Line is also calling it a “Waterfront Music Venue”. In the future Norwegian Cruise Lines( NCL ) will expand Margaritavilles to other cruise ships, as well as two of their destination locations. Hummmm. A Trop Rock cruise, Margaritaville music venue on board, does anyone want to place bets as to where we’re playing on the ship?
Destinations will be St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and Nassau, Bahamas!!!!! WOW!
Margaritaville at Sea/5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Escape. Photo by NCL.
Naturally, as this is the Trop Rock Music Festival At Sea, in addition to us there will be other trop musical acts as well! Trop Rock Junkies, Barefoot Richie Starrett, Deanna Brown, Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways, Matt Vrba, Tim Charron, Pop Tart and the Flip Flops, What’s Going On, Florida Gulf Coast, Doug Walker, not forgetting Harry Teaford of Radio A1A, and writer and humorist Sammie Mayes.
I’ve always wanted to play on a cruise! Several years ago a friend was promoting me and when she put a cruise together, she didn’t include me. Close but no cigar. Well, now my “ship has come in” and my ship will be easily the finest ship the world has to offer, The Escape! On April 16th 2016 we depart Miami for St. Thomas (USVI), Tortola BVI), and Nassau. Big thanks to Harry Teaford of Radio A1A!!!
Anyone who is interested in joining us, please do!
Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this! Live Trop Music, a brand new absolute state of the art cruise ship sailing the Caribbean in the spring. Come and join us!!!!
Contact Deanna McElwee at 404 994 3656 or at email@example.com