FAIRFAX, Va., — Just 75 days after it was announced this, the inaugural SOUL TRAIN CRUISE has exceeded expectations by selling out so quickly. In response to the overwhelming demand, a second seven day cruise has been scheduled for 2013, departing from San Diego on October 5th and traveling to Cabo San Lucas, with two days in Puerto Vallarta and a scenic cruising of Baja Magdalena. Luxury cabins aboard Holland America’s m/s Westerdam went on sale on September 27.
Artists confirmed to perform onboard include Earth, Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne, The Whispers, Freddie Jackson, Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, Jennifer Holliday, Billy Paul , ConFunkShun, Jody Watley, Regina Belle, The Bar-Kays, The Dazz Band, The Mary Jane Girls, The Original Lakeside, A Taste of Honey featuring Janice Marie, DW3, Comedian Alonzo Bodden and DJ extraordinaire Biz Markie.
Excitement is already running high as the legendary acts look forward to the historic trip and meeting their fans. Earth, Wind & Fire declare, “Soul Train is an American institution. The weekly show not only was one of the longest running series in the history of television it changed us and pop culture forever. We are looking forward to celebrating the legacy on the SOUL TRAIN CRUISE!” Jeffrey Osborne says, “I can’t wait for the second SOUL TRAIN CRUISE to set sail in October of 2013. I will be on board performing and hanging out with all of the wonderful passengers as we visit places like Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.”
Jennifer Holliday remarks, “Performing on the SOUL TRAIN CRUISE is a very special way for me to personally thank and honor the legacy of Don Cornelius. I’m proud and thrilled to join the newest ‘Hippest Trip In America’ as we jump the track and climb aboard this beautiful ship to celebrate a music icon and set sail in the name of ‘Love, Peace & Soul’.” And Freddy Jackson agrees, adding, “What an honor it is to be performing on the SOUL TRAIN CRUISE. I will say a prayer on board for all that God has done for me as I give place to the memory of Don Cornelius with ‘Love, Peace & Soul’.”
The seven day luxury cruise will depart from San Diego, CA on October 5th, traveling to Cabo San Lucas, with two days in Puerto Vallarta and a scenic cruising of Baja Magdalena, before returning on October 12th. The Inaugural SOUL TRAIN CRUISE, featuring Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays and Jeffrey Osborne, and many more, has been sold out since early summer and will depart on February 17th from Fort Lauderdale before returning on February 24th.
The SOUL TRAIN CRUISE West will be aboard Holland America’s m/s Westerdam as was the inaugural SOUL TRAIN CRUISE. The m/s Westerdam is an internationally recognized luxury cruise ship with more than two-thirds of the cabins featuring verandas. Cruisers will enjoy world class dining, and will attend concerts by an incredible array of R&B legends such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne, The Whispers, Freddie Jackson, Jennifer Holiday, Billy Paul, Regina Bell and Jody Whatley among many others. This year will also feature a who’s who of funk bands including Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, ConFunkShun, The Bar-Kays, The Dazz Band, The Mary Jane Girls, The Original Lakeside and A Taste of Honey, featuring Janice Marie.
For additional information, visit www.SoulTrainCruise.com or call (toll free) (855) SOUL TRAIN (855-768-5872).