The Original Southern Rock Reunion Returns to Sea October 20-24, 2013
ATLANTA, GA - January 21, 2013 – Southern Rock Legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, in partnership with Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, will be once again bring fans and bands together for the seventh sailing of the popular Simple Man Cruise.
This southern rock vacation experience at sea will depart from Miami, FL onboard Norwegian Pearl, to port stops in Key West, FL, and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, a private island destination reserved just for the guests of Simple Man Cruise, from October 20 – 24, 2013.
Fans will experience a Lynyrd Skynyrd Sail Away Concert on the pool deck, a main theatre performance by the band and a chance to have their questions answered directly by the band during the Lynyrd Skynyrd Q&A session. Additional performing artists, theme nights, and artist-hosted activities will be announced in the coming months.
Pre-sale signup is open now at http://www.simplemancruise.com/presale.
Guests who reserve their staterooms during the Pre-Sale will have their photo taken with Lynyrd Skynyrd on board.
The onboard experience is captured in this Simple Man Cruise 2012 Recap Video http://vimeo.com/56029796.
Norwegian Pearl offers Simple Man Cruise guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, a pool, four hot tubs, and a luxurious spa offering a range of treatments. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl - guests looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames, or tempt lady luck in The Pearl Club Casino. Simple Man Cruise guests will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” slide, private cabanas, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.
Entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities are all included in the fares, which start at $700 per guest, plus taxes and fees. Staterooms go on sale to the public March 15th. More information and announcements on Simple Man Cruise can be found at www.simplemancruise.com.
About Lynyrd Skynyrd: With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlock (guitar), Lynyrd Skynyrd continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida with their August 21, 2012 release, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they continue to forge ahead. Rounding out the line-up is bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who recently joined the band, Mark “Sparky” Matejka on guitar, Peter Keys on keyboards, and Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase as the Honkettes backing vocalists.
About Sixthman: Sixthman, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, creates festivals at sea designed to set the stage for moments that make life rock! Since 2001, we have been pioneering themed cruise experiences for bands, brands, and their fans and are proud to be celebrating our 12th year and the accomplishment of executing 52 full ship charters, hosting over 100,000 guests for over 500,000 days on vacation at sea with world class artist and brand partners such as KISS, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 311, Zac Brown Band, Lyle Lovett, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel, Turner Classic Movies, VH1, along with engaging festivals such as The Rock Boat, The World’s Greatest Floating Music Festival and Cayamo: A Journey through Song. INC Magazine recognized us as America’s Fastest Growing Travel Company and the 87th fastest growing company across all segments on the INC 500 List.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards for the fifth consecutive year.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and has been named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row and “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second City®, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.
The Company has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, under construction for delivery in April 2013 and January 2014, along with one larger “Breakaway Plus” vessel for delivery in fall 2015. Known as New York’s ship, Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city, sailing to Bermuda for the summer beginning May 12, 2013. Norwegian Breakaway’s features include hull art by legendary artist Peter Max, seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York chef Geoffrey Zakarian, and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship’s iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy. Norwegian Getaway, the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, will sail Eastern Caribbean voyages beginning in February 2014. Sailings for both vessels are now on sale.
For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line, visit www.ncl.com, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Norwegiancruiseline, Pin us on Pinterest, watch us on YouTube, or contact us in the U.S. and Canada at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784).
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