Details for the fifth annual Cruise To The Edge excursion -- prog-rock's largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons Yes -- have been announced.
Featuring some of the world's greatest prog rock artists, the five-night cruise out of Tampa, FL next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean's award-winning Brilliance Of The Seas, visiting two new ports: Belize City, Belize, and Costa Maya, Mexico. As in past years, an optional pre-cruise party (complimentary to cruisers) will be hosted in Tampa on the evening of Friday, February 2nd (details TBA).
This full-ship cruise charter goes on sale tomorrow (May 3) with cabin prices starting at $1,249 per person (double occupancy). In addition, passengers traveling from outside the U.S. may receive up to a $200 credit per cabin with the INTERNATIONAL AIRPASS CREDIT. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit CruiseToTheEdge.com and follow @cruisetotheedge on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to Yes, the lineup features Marillion, Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy (honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake) and Marin Barre (of Jethro Tull) will perform multiple sets. Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Saga, Anathema, Gong, Haken, Glass Hammer, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Lifesigns, Knifeworld, Stick Men with special guest violinist David Cross, Sound Of Contact, Moon Safari, IO Earth, Bad Dreams, Thank You Scientist and Baraka. In addition, UK journalist and preeminent Yes expert, Jon Kirkman, will host the cruise.
Royal Caribbean's Brilliance Of The Seas, combines acres of glass enclosing a nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Passengers can enjoy the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at Vitality Spa, or reach new heights climbing Royal Caribbean's signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with epic Prog Performances on stages throughout the vessel.