MOODY BLUES CRUISE 2018

MOODY BLUES CRUISE

ANNOUNCES THE ZOMBIES TO REUNITE ON 2018 VOYAGE TO CELEBRATE 

50th ANNIVERSARY OF ODESSEY & ORACLE;

THE MOODY BLUES, ALAN PARSONS, THE ORCHESTRA, 

LITTLE RIVER BAND, DAVE MASON, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, 

AMBROSIA & MORE CONFIRMED FOR 4th ANNUAL EXCURSION

LIMITED CABINS STILL AVAILABLE ON FIVE-NIGHT FAN CRUISE

VISITING GRAND CAYMAN AND COZUMEL JANUARY 2-7, 2018

MBC '18 Marquee

The fourth MOODY BLUES CRUISE has just announced The Zombies will reunite on the 2018 five night fan cruise — sailing out of Miami January 2-7, 2018 aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Eclipse — with original members Chris White and Hugh Grundy joining Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent and their mates to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their legendary album Odessey & Oracle.

Limited cabins are still available aboard the full-charter cruise starting at $1799 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.

In 1967, five young Zombies walked into Abbey Road Studios #3 (right after some lads from Liverpool had finished their sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band) and recorded what became their final album, as the original band broke up soon after. They never suspected that two years later, the final track “Time of the Season” would become a #1 hit around the world and that decades later, Rolling Stone would list Odessey & Oracle at #100 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. 50 years later, Moodies Cruisers will be treated to a double-bill of the current and original Zombies line-ups, performing all fan favorites and for the last time ever, the entire Odessey & Oracle album from start to finish.

So much more than a rock festival at sea, the immersive MOODY BLUES CRUISE 2018 is poised to be the best in its four-year history. Previously announced acts joining headliners The MOODY BLUES on their 2018 excursion dubbed Sur la Mer are ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT, THE ORCHESTRA, LITTLE RIVER BAND, DAVE MASON, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, AMBROSIA, RICHIE FURAY, STRAWBS, CARAVAN, LIGHTHOUSE, IDES OF MARCH, SHAWN PHILLIPS, MIKE DAWES, RANDY HANSEN, MELLOW YELLOW and special guests YOUNG DUBLINERS.

Sailing out of Miami on Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Eclipse, the voyage will feature stops in George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Once music fans board the ship on January 2nd, they’ll be treated to an unlimited complimentary buffet, free access to the ships state-of-the-art fitness center, pools, jacuzzi’s, deck chairs, casino and nightclubs. Over five nights at sea, fans will experience multiple sets from their favorite acts, intimate showcases, Q&As and meet-and-greet events. For cruise-goers wanting to start 2018 off in Moody Blues style, there will be a special New Year’s Eve concert and party in beautiful Miami, as well as New Year’s Day football-watching and music party, complimentary for all cruisers.

The Moody Blues formed in 1964 and have sold over 70 million records and influenced countless rock and prog music artists. Of the cruises, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward says, “It’s such a great opportunity to have all the fans together. I think the cruises are probably more about the people who love the Moody’s music getting together; I think we’re kind of incidental to it. I’m looking forward to it; it’s always fun. And it’s good to be with other artists. So much these days we’re the only artists on a bill; you never get to meet other people, but on the cruises you do. And there’s some really great people this year that I’m really looking forward to seeing again.”

For booking and more info, visit MoodiesCruise.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About ON THE BLUE:

ON THE BLUE–promoter for The Moody Blues Cruise–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 and many others. For more information, visit otblue.com.

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MOODIES CRUISE 2018

FIVE-NIGHT FAN CRUISE SET FOR JANUARY 2-7
VISITING GRAND CAYMAN AND COZUMEL

THE MOODY BLUES, ALAN PARSONS,THE ORCHESTRA, LITTLE RIVER BAND,
DAVE MASON, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, AMBROSIA & MORE
CONFIRMED FOR 4th ANNUAL EXCURSION

CRUISE GOES ON-SALE TODAY (8/23) AT 12 NOON ET/9AM PT

So much more than a rock festival at sea, the immersive MOODY BLUES CRUISE 2018 is poised to be the best in their five-year history. The January 2-7, 2018 trek will feature the flagship MOODY BLUES plus ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT, THE ORCHESTRA, LITTLE RIVER BAND, DAVE MASON, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, AMBROSIA, RICHIE FURAY, STRAWBS, CARAVAN, LIGHTHOUSE, IDES OF MARCH, SHAWN PHILLIPS, MIKE DAWES, RANDY HANSEN, MELLOW YELLOW and special guests YOUNG DUBLINERS, with more acts to be announced. The 2018 excursion dubbed Sur la Mer goes on sale today (8/23) at 12 Noon ET/9am PT at MoodiesCruise.com.

Moodies Marquee

Sailing out of Miami on Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Eclipse–one of the finest sea vessels in the cruising industry–the voyage will feature stops in George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Over the five nights at sea, music fans will catch sets from their favorite acts, intimate showcases, Q&As and meet-and-greet events. For sea-goers wanting to start 2018 off in Moody Blues style, there will be a special New Year’s Eve concert and party in beautiful Miami, as well as New Year’s Day football-watching and music party, complimentary for all cruisers.

Once music fans board the ship on January 2, they’ll be treated to an unlimited complimentary buffet, free access to the ships state-of-the-art fitness center, pools, Jacuzzi’s, deck chairs, casino and nightclubs. Various payment plans and VIP packages are available, but several options have sold-out in the pre-sale, which was offered to returning Moodies cruisers. Double-occupancy cabins currently available, start at $1,599, with children 11 and under at the time of sailing free, when sharing a cabin with 2 full fare paying adults. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are mandatory for all passengers regardless of age.

Moodies Cruise '18

The Moody Blues formed in 1964 and have sold over 70 million records and influenced countless rock and prog music artists. Of the cruises, Moody Blues frontman JUSTIN HAYWARD says, “It’s such a great opportunity to have all the fans together. I think the cruises are probably more about the people who love the Moody’s music getting together; I think we’re kind of incidental to it. I’m looking forward to it; it’s always fun. And it’s good to be with other artists. So much these days we’re the only artists on a bill; you never get to meet other people, but on the cruises you do. And there’s some really great people this year that I’m really looking forward to seeing again.”

In a review of this year’s cruise, Goldmine Magazine‘s Lee Zimmerman said, “…every note, every verse, every chord, lost or otherwise, resonated with cosmic meaning. That devotion, that constant tug of memory and meaning, was clearly present throughout the four-day journey, resonating in each concert and every encounter.”  He added, “The Moodies’ storytelling session was full of rare insights and anecdotes, and when the crowd was invited, a couple of dozen at a time, to snake their way onstage for group photos, the opportunity to get up close and personal was a moment to relish indeed.”  In conclusion, he said, “Any opportunity to celebrate one’s musical heroes is an excursion worth taking.  Appreciation is always best served when it can be done in the present, and not as a sad reflection on the past. The Moodies are already looking forward to reconvening on the sea next year, and fans would be well advised to make their plans to join them.”

For booking and more info, visit: MoodiesCruise.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About ON THE BLUE:
ON THE BLUE–promoter for Moody Blues Cruise–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 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