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The Moodie Blues Cruise IIIOn the verge of selling out for the third time, THE MOODY BLUES CRUISE III–the annual fan cruise from one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Moody Blues–has announced a number of updates, including lineup additions of Vanilla Fudge; Strawbs; Chuck Negron (former lead singer of Three Dog Night); Mark Farner (formerlead singer of Grand Funk Railroad); and Brian Howe (former lead singer of Bad Company).

The four-day, four-night voyage out of Miami, from February 26-March 1, 2016,will bevisiting tropical ports including Key West, Florida and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas aboard the NCL Pearl. Cabins are available now, starting at $899 per person (double occupancy). For booking and more info, visit: moodiescruise.com and connect on Facebook and Twitter.

As previously announced, joining The Moody Blues for one of the greatest floating classic rock events of the year will be cruise alumni The Zombies; The Orchestra; Ambrosia; Randy Hansen and Mellow Yellow. In addition to Christopher Cross; Renaissance; Rare Earth; John Waite; The Ides of March; Randy Hansen with the Music of Jimi Hendrix; plus Matthew and Gunnar Nelson performing “Ricky Nelson Remembered, a special tribute to their legendary father. As in past years, fans can expect multiple sets from their favorite bands, photo ops, special intimate performances and more aboard the NCL Pearl.

Christopher Cross made history in 1981, winning five Grammy Awards and becomingone of the decade’s most successful performers. Renaissance, led by iconic vocalist Annie Haslam, brings their unique sound to the cruise with a fusion of folk, jazz, rock and classical influences. Finally, Rare Earth will rock the ship with their top 40 hits from the ’70s, including “Get Ready,” “I Just Want To Celebrate” and many more.

According to cruise spokesperson Larry Morand, “This is one of the finest classic rock lineups we have ever put together. Of course, The Moody Blues are a rock treasure and they sound as incredible as ever.  As I tell people, life is too short to miss this one.”

Fans will have access to private concerts, Q&A sessions, Fan Jam and Karaoke Bar, special events and activities, while interacting with musical guests that influenced the music of the’70s/’80s and beyond. This is not just a “concert cruise.” It is a fan experience celebrating years of incredible music by one of the world’s most beloved bands, The Moody Blues. THE MOODY BLUES CRUISE III provides a playground for the serious fan where music and luxury cruising hook up for a vacation of a lifetime.  Limited cabins are available at $899, per person, double occupancy, while supplies last at www.moodiescruise.com.

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