FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Talk about a throwback. A 1980s-cruise themed after the music of the decadent decade is making a comeback.
“The 80s Cruise,” which recently sailed out of Fort Lauderdale on the Celebrity Infinity, returns next year on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas.
Passengers will be able to meet their favorite musicians and watch them perform throughout the ship. Bands include The B-52s, Berlin, Patty Smyth and Scandal and The Motels. In all there are 50 concerts planned, according to Entertainment Cruise Productions, the event organizer.
Original MTV veejays Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter will also be on board to host day panels and trivia games. The cruise also includes costume parties (think big hair and lots of neon).
The seven-day cruise departs PortMiami March 8 with stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Labadee, Haiti.
“There is absolutely nothing that comes close to the outrageous fun on The 80s Cruise,” said Terri Nunn, lead singer of Berlin in a release. “It takes everything we love about that amazing time in our lives and turns it up to 11.”
Rates start at $1,400 per person and the price include all concerts, activities, casual meals and gratuities. For more information, visit www.the80scruise.com or call 844-384-8080.
It’s one of several recent music-themed cruises that have launched from South Florida. Jon Bon Jovi will headline the “Runaway to Paradise” cruise on the Norwegian Jade April 12-16 from Miami. And the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block have also hosted cruises from Miami and Fort Lauderdale.