CRUISE TO THE EDGE

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 SHERINIANCARL 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)

  
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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 of Tampa, FL next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Brilliance 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 unprecedented CTTE 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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About YES:
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.

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JOHN LODGE OF THE MOODY BLUES
AND HIS
“10,000 LIGHT YEARS BAND” TO JOIN
CRUISE TO THE EDGE

FIRST-EVER SOLO APPEARANCE IN U.S.

LIMITED CABINS AVAILABLE ABOARD PROG-ROCK’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL AT SEA
SAILING FROM TAMPA TO COZUMEL FEBRUARY 7-11, 2017

 CTTE '17 Marquee (Nov. 2016) (002)Marquee for CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2017 / Click here to download

After five decades of success with The Moody Blues, singer and bassist, John Lodge will be joining CRUISE TO THE EDGE (CTTE) this coming February 7-11, 2017, aboard the world’s greatest Progressive Rock Music Experience. Coming off his first solo tour in the UK this September, Lodges “10,000 Light Years Band” will accompany him aboard CTTE for exclusive performances and other events featuring the band. CTTE will be the first opportunity for fans to see Lodge and his mates “live” in the U.S.

Lodge and his band will be performing hits from The Moody Blues such as “Ride My See-Saw,” “Candle of Life,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band),” “Steppin’ In a Slide Zone,” “Peak Hour” and a treat or two from Blue Jays, plus songs from his critically acclaimed solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, which includes the single “In My Mind” and earned the iconic artist an Anthem of the Year” nomination at the 2015 Prog Magazine Awards.

Sailing out of Tampa, FL, February 7-11, 2017, CTTE visits Cozumel, Mexico with a who’s-who of prog-rock prodigies. Headliners YES, Kansas, Steve Hackett of Genesis and John Wetton of King Crimson and Asia join iconic drummer and former member of Dream Theater, Mike Portnoy, on this unparalleled music cruise experience.

In addition to hosting his 50th birthday bash on the cruise, Portnoy will–for the first time ever–perform the Dream Theater‘s “12 Step Suite” in its entirety. The music documents the musician’s battle with alcoholism, and is an ensemble of five songs recorded by the band from 2002 to 2009, with titles that reflect his struggles: “The Glass Prison, “This Dying Soul, “The Root of all Evil,” “Repentance” and “The Shattered Fortress.

Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Patrick Moraz, Bad Dreams, The Neal Morse Band, IO Earth, Spock’s Beard, Alex Machacek, Änglagard, Stick Men, Haken, Pain of Salvation, Curved Air, Frost*, Electric Asturias, District 97, Scott Henderson, Focus, The Fringe and Dave Kerzner. In addition, famous YES album design artist Roger Dean will be aboard to talk about the back story of his unique designs while the cruise will be hosted by UK journalist and preeminent YES expert, Jon Kirkman. Click here to watch the 2017 CTTE lineup reveal video.

Beyond the once-in-a-lifetime intimate music experiences with iconic artists, the guests will get to partake in a wide array of activities. Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be Artist/Cruiser Photo Experience, Q&A Sessions, Late-Night Surprise Performances and more. This year will also feature the unprecedented CTTE 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.

Cabins are still available aboard the full-charter cruise starting at $1,099 per person (double occupancy). Children 11 and under at the time of sailing are free when sharing a cabin with 2 full fare paying adults. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are mandatory for all passengers regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit CruiseToTheEdge.com and connect on Facebook and Twitter.

Credit Igor Vidyashev (2) (002) John Lodge (Credit: Igor Vidyashev) / Click here to download

 
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 information, visit otblue.com

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CRUISE TO THE EDGE:

MIKE PORTNOY TO PERFORM DREAM THEATER’S “12 STEP SUITE”

IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

FEBRUARY 7-11, 2017 FROM TAMPA TO COZUMEL, MEXICO

Prog-rock fans are in for a treat on this February’s CRUISE TO THE EDGE music vacation: iconic drummer and former member of Dream Theater, MIKE PORTNOY will–for the first time ever–perform the band’s “12 Step Suite” in its entirety on the cruise. The music documents the musician’s battle with alcoholism, and is an ensemble of five songs recorded by the band from 2002 to 2009, with titles that reflect his struggles: “The Glass Prison, “This Dying Soul, “The Root of all Evil,” “Repentance” and “The Shattered Fortress.

PORTNOY, who is also celebrating his 50th birthday on CRUISE TO THE EDGE with an all-star career retrospective concert, says: “When I came up with the idea of writing a multi-part suite that spanned 5 DT albums, (which ended up taking 8 years to complete), it was always part of my master plan to perform it in its entirely, live on stage. Unfortunately, after completing the final piece of my conceptual puzzle, I was never able to perform this creation with Dream Theater. Now I’ve decided that I owe it to the fans to finally bring my ’12 Step Suite’ to life on stage as I always had dreamed. CRUISE TO THE EDGE PASSENGERS WILL BE THE FIRST TO EVER SEE THIS PERFORMED LIVE! Joining me for this very special performance will be some great friends and amazing musicians, (yes, it’s a surprise,) that I know will kick ass in helping me with my unfinished business of bringing this piece of music to life on stage!”

Sailing out of Tampa, FL February 7, 2017, CRUISE TO THE EDGE hits Cozumel, Mexico with a who’s-who of prog-rock prodigies. Headliners YES, Kansas, Steve Hackett and John Wetton join Portnoy on the deluxe music vacation package. Over a dozen other bands are slated to perform.

Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Patrick Moraz, Bad Dreams, Neal Morse Band, IO Earth, Spock’s Beard, Alex Machacek, Änglagrd, Stick Men, Haken, Pain of Salvation, Curved Air, Electric Asturias, District 97, Scott Henderson and Focus, with more bands to be announced. In addition, famous YES album design artist Roger Dean will be aboard to talk about the back story of his unique designs and the cruise will be hosted by UK journalist and preeminent YES expert, Jon Kirkman. Click here to watch the 2017 CTTE lineup reveal video.

Beyond the once-in-a-lifetime intimate music experiences with iconic artists, the guests will get to partake in a wide array of activities. Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be Artist/Cruiser Photo Experience, Q&A Sessions, Late-Night Surprise Performances and more. This year will also feature the unprecedented CTTE 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.

Cabins are still available aboard the full-charter cruise starting at $999 per person (double occupancy). Children 11 and under at the time of sailing are free when sharing a cabin with 2 full fare paying adults. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are mandatory for all passengers regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit CruiseToTheEdge.com and connect on Facebook and Twitter.

Portnoy

 

CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2017
PROG-ROCK’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL SAILING FROM TAMPA TO COZUMEL
FEBRUARY 7-11, 2017
GOES ON SALE TODAY (5/11) AT CRUISETOTHEEDGE.COM

LINE-UP FEATURES 15-PLUS ARTIST PERFORMANCES INCLUDING: YES, KANSAS, STEVE HACKETT, JOHN WETTON, MIKE PORTNOY AND MANY MORE

ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS INCLUDES TWO DAYS AT SEA FOR MORE MUSIC

Cruise to the Edge 2017 Marquee
Above: Marquee for CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2017

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Details for the fourth CRUISE TO THE EDGE excursion–prog-rock’s largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES–have been announced, and it promises to be one of the best. Featuring the greatest prog-rock musical artists, CTTE has teamed up with Royal Caribbean for the party, which runs from Tampa, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico February 7-11, 2017. Next year’s cruise has been upgraded to include two full days at sea, departing from Tampa for the first time.

This full-charter cruise goes on sale today (5/11/2016) with cabins starting at $999 per person (double occupancy) with children 11 and under at the time of sailing are free when sharing a cabin with 2 full fare paying adults. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are mandatory for all passengers regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit CruiseToTheEdge.com and connect on Facebook and Twitter.

Iconic prog-rock artists and cruise headliners YES, Kansas, Steve Hackett, John Wetton and Mike Portnoy will perform multiple sets on Royal Caribbean’s state-of-the-art Brilliance Of The Seas. In addition, CTTE and Progressive Nation will present Mike Portnoy’s 50th Birthday Bash aka #MP50 (an all-star career retrospective concert spanning 30 years of music featuring an array of artists to be announced). Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Patrick Moraz, Bad Dreams, Neal Morse Band, IO Earth, Spock’s Beard, Alex Machacek, Änglagrd, Stick Men, Haken, Pain of Salvation, Curved Air, Electric Asturias, District 97, Scott Henderson and Focus, with more bands to be announced. In addition, famous YES album design artist Roger Dean will be aboard to talk about the back story of his unique designs and the cruise will be hosted by UK journalist and preeminent YES expert, Jon Kirkman. Click here to watch the 2017 CTTE lineup reveal video.

Beyond the once-in-a-lifetime intimate music experiences with iconic artists, the guests will get to partake in a wide array of activities. Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be Artist/Cruiser Photo Experience, Q&A Sessions, Late-Night Surprise Performances and more. This year will also feature the unprecedented CTTE 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, this will be one of the greatest Prog music extravaganzas ever produced. Reservations for the cruise will open May 11, 2016 at 12 noon Eastern at CruiseToTheEdge.com.

About YES:
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists 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, 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 information, visit otblue.com.

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For press inquiries, contact Reckoning PR:
Aaron Feterl │aaron@reckoningpr.com
Todd Brodginski │ todd@reckoningpr.com