On Tuesday, January 10th, Avalon will share his excitement about the new cruise and personal stories of last year’s “floating malt shop” with over 20 media outlets including Fox News, Sirius XM and Westwood One.
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 some of Avalon’s longtime friends such as Dion (who will be making a special appearance in concert on the cruise), 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.
In addition to the incredible line-up of concerts, The Malt Shop Memories cruise will offer non-stop events, parties, and ‘50s and ‘60s-themed activities throughout the ship and the entire length of the cruise. The Malt Shop Memories Cruise was developed in association with Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC. Tickets for the cruise are available now. Visit www.MaltShopCruise.com or call (877) 700-6258 (MALT). Cabin prices start at $1550 per person including all meals, entertainment and onboard activities.
The Time Life Malt Shop Memories CD collection, featuring a 10-CD box set, a 4-CD set and a holiday disc, has sold nearly 4 million CDs and remains one of Time Life’s most popular sellers.
About Direct Holdings Americas, Inc.:
Time Life is a registered trademark of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies, used under license by Direct Holdings Americas, Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc. Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Direct Holdings Americas, Inc. currently develops and sells audio and video products via retail, on line and direct response TV. In 2010, Direct Holdings Americas, Inc. launched its Starvista Live Entertainment division with the inaugural sailing of the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, now an annual event, and is expanding to include the Soul Train Cruise in 2013.
About Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC
The largest private music charter company in the world, St. Louis, Missouri-based Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises) owns, produces and promotes The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party At Sea (www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com) and The Jazz Cruise (www.thejazzcruise.com), and is proud to work with Direct Holdings Americas, Inc. for The Malt Shop Memories Cruise (www.maltshopcruise.com) and The Soul Train Cruise(www.soultraincruise.com). Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC prides itself on providing first-class musical vacation experiences featuring marquee stars from their respective genres for loyal passengers, many of whom make the cruises an annual affair. With its current slate of excursions, Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises) will have produced 35 full-ship charter cruises. Additional information is available at www.ecpcruises.com.
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