Dion, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Ronnie Spector for Malt Shop Cruise
Dion, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Ronnie Spector are just some of the stars taking part in the next Malt Shop Cruise. Webster sent over these details:
The next annual Malt Shop Memories Cruise will expand to a seven-day trip with more ports of call and additional performances by an incredible array of stars from the '50s and '60s. Departing on October 27th (through November 3rd) from Fort Lauderdale, FL, the cruise will set sail on Holland America's luxurious m/s Eurodam for Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Thomas and the private island of Half Moon Cay.
As a full ship charter, the Eurodam will be transformed into a floating '50s and '60s entertainment complex, treating passengers to concerts and special events such as sock hops, hula hoop contests, prom night, beach parties, and, of course, interaction with their favorite singers and much more.
Inspired by Time Life's popular Malt Shop Memories CD series, the voyage will be highlighted by performances by some of the biggest artists of the era, including Dion (who will be making a special appearance in concert on the cruise), Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, The Original Drifters, The Duprees, Sonny Turner (former lead singer of the Platters), Carl Gardner's Coasters, Kenny Vance and the Planotones, The Chiffons, The Tymes, The Marvelettes, Al "Lil Fats" Jackson, John Kuse and the Excellents, The Dedications, The Encounters, The Acchords, Gino Monopoli/Dwight Icenhower and, returning as the cruise host, the wildly popular oldies DJ Jerry "The Geator with the Heater" Blavat.
"You'll see some of the best entertainment from that wonderful era," says Bobby Rydell. "Mix and mingle with all of us and bring back those great memories while making fabulous new ones."