EMBRACING THE SPIRIT OF 50S AND 60S ROCK N ROLL, BLUE SUEDE CRUISE CELEBRATES THE KING, ELVIS PRESLEY, AND THE GREATS FOR LEGENDARY CRUISE DEPARTING SYDNEY FROM 17-24 NOVEMBER 2023
For 50s & 60s Rock N Roll lovers, it doesn’t get much better than embracing the music of the King himself, Elvis. That is the concept behind Cruise N Groove – Elvis Meets The Legends. In an extravaganza that features over 40 music acts, including many of the world’s best Elvis Tribute Artists, music fans are in for a treat on this seven-night cruise, departing Sydney in November 2023.
Tribute Artists have been a well-loved part of music festival voyages, so when it came time to organise 2023’s cruise program, Choose Your Cruise, the company responsible for bringing the best music acts to Australian waters for over a decade, knew a team of award-winning Elvis’ and other classic Rock N Roll artists would be a winning combination due to overwhelming demand from previous cruise guests.
Blue Suede Cruise will combine the best elements from Choose Your Cruise’s previous 50’s/60’s & Elvis music charters, which have included their inaugural charter in 2010 under the same namesake of Blue Suede Cruise, Rock the Boat 1 (2011) & Rock the Boat 2 (2012), Rock the Boat Salute to the Sixties (2016) and of course 2018’s Cruise N Groove – Elvis Meets The Legends.
Choose Your Cruise’s Caitlin Manov says the team are very excited about the 2023 line-up. “Elvis is undoubtedly the biggest legend in Rock N Roll and has influenced musicians that transcends genres for the past 60 years,” she says. “We have always payed homage to The King on board Rock the Boat, having at least one Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) on board and seeing how much our passengers love the energy and sense of nostalgia that comes with someone performing his songs, it is an honour to provide a 7-night cruise dedicated to his music and legacy.”
Featuring: SHAWN KLUSH (USA) • DEAN Z (USA) • BILL CHERRY (USA) • DWIGHT ICENHOWER (USA) • JAY DUPUIS (USA) • BEN THOMPSON (UK) • MC JEFF LEWIS (USA) • FRANKIE J HOLDEN & WILBUR WILDE • ROBERTSON BROTHERS 1960’S VARIETY TV SHOW • SHAKE, RATTLE & ROCK! WITH DEAN Z (USA) • THE BEATLEZ • SCOTT CAMERON ‘THE BUDDY HOLLY SHOW’ • THE CLIFF RICHARD EXPERIENCE • MD JASON RUSSO WITH FULL 13 PIECE E.I.C. BAND
Plus many more!
With artists from the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, there is a wealth of rock n roll knowledge and experience from around the world heading onboard.
“Being able to bring together a multitude of international headliners renowned for their tributes to The King is something we are incredibly proud of and looking forward to hosting all this incredible talent on board in November 2023.” Says Caitlin. “We have had the pleasure of welcoming Shawn Klush, Dean Z, Bill Cherry and Ben Thompson on board Elvis Meets The Legends 2018, so being able to have these fan favourites back to perform on Blue Suede Cruise was a no brainer. We also have a selection of incredible artists who compliment the Elvis theme perfectly, ranging from iconic original artists such as Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde to additional tribute artists like Scott Cameron’s ‘The Buddy [Holly] Show’, our guests on board will be in for a treat on this cruise.”
It is not just about the live music either, there will also be a variety of experiences onboard such as the dress-up theme nights, ‘Vegas Renewal of Vows’ ceremony, Elvis and Priscilla Look-A-Like contests, and many other special attractions in store for all passengers. Everything music lovers could want in a rock n roll dream holiday is all on the one luxury ship – there is no doubt, that this is a once-in-a-lifetime music experience.
Blue Suede Cruise – Elvis Meets The Legends departs from Sydney on November 17th for seven-nights on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, visiting South Pacific ports such as Noumea in New Caledonia and Lifou in the Loyalty Islands. Passengers onboard will enjoy exceptional service with all entertainment, dining and activities catered for. If you love next-level thrills, world-class dining, and stellar entertainment — you’ll love Brilliance of the Seas. This headliner brings Royal Caribbean fleet favourites, like rock climbing 40 feet above deck, a rotating bar with spectacular views and the Adventure Ocean youth program to life along with VIP guest lounges and a poolside cinema screen.
Tickets for Blue Suede Cruise – Elvis Meets The Legends [17-24 November 2023] are on sale now, departing from Sydney. Prices start from $2849 per person, twin share (interior stateroom).
Blue Suede Cruise is available now to all travel agencies nation-wide. For more information, contact Choose Your Cruise by calling 1300 247 371.
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