CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2017
–PROG-ROCK’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL SAILING FROM TAMPA TO COZUMEL FEBRUARY 7-11, 2017—
GOES ON SALE TODAY (5/11) AT CRUISETOTHEEDGE.COM
LINE-UP FEATURES 15-PLUS ARTIST PERFORMANCES INCLUDING: YES, KANSAS, STEVE HACKETT, JOHN WETTON, MIKE PORTNOY AND MANY MORE
ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS
INCLUDES TWO DAYS AT SEA FOR MORE MUSIC
Details for the fourth CRUISE TO THE EDGE excursion–prog-rock’s largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES–have been announced, and it promises to be one of the best. Featuring the greatest prog-rock musical artists, CTTE has teamed up with Royal Caribbean for the party, which runs from Tampa, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico February 7-11, 2017. Next year’s cruise has been upgraded to include two full days at sea, departing from Tampa for the first time.
This full-charter cruise goes on sale today (5/11/2016) with cabins starting at $999 per person (double occupancy) with children 11 and under at the time of sailing are free when sharing a cabin with 2 full fare paying adults. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are mandatory for all passengers regardless of age. For booking and more info, visit CruiseToTheEdge.com and connect on Facebook and Twitter.
Iconic prog-rock artists and cruise headliners YES, Kansas, Steve Hackett, John Wetton and Mike Portnoy will perform multiple sets on Royal Caribbean’s state-of-the-art Brilliance Of The Seas. In addition, CTTE and Progressive Nation will present Mike Portnoy’s 50th Birthday Bash aka #MP50 (an all-star career retrospective concert spanning 30 years of music featuring an array of artists to be announced). Other esteemed performers confirmed include: Patrick Moraz, Bad Dreams, Neal Morse Band, IO Earth, Spock’s Beard, Alex Machacek, Änglagrd, Stick Men, Haken, Pain of Salvation, Curved Air, Electric Asturias, District 97, Scott Henderson and Focus, with more bands to be announced. In addition, famous YES album design artist Roger Dean will be aboard to talk about the back story of his unique designs and the cruise will be hosted by UK journalist and preeminent YES expert, Jon Kirkman. Click here to watch the 2017 CTTE lineup reveal video.
Beyond the once-in-a-lifetime intimate music experiences with iconic artists, the guests will get to partake in a wide array of activities. Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be Artist/Cruiser Photo Experience, Q&A Sessions, Late-Night Surprise Performances and more. This year will also feature the unprecedented CTTE Late Night Live, where fans can sign up to showcase their own musical talents in four different performance scenarios: Late Night Live Pro Jam, where you could be invited to play with a with a headline act; Artist’s Choice, featuring fans and Prog legends performing together; The Main Event, where it’s your choice to shine with fellow Late Night Live musicians and Overtime Jam, where a song of your choosing could be featured in a late-night jam.
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 VitalitySM 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. Combined with some of the best food and service afloat, this will be one of the greatest Prog music extravaganzas ever produced. Reservations for the cruise will open May 11, 2016 at 12 noon Eastern at CruiseToTheEdge.com.
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world. For more info, visit YesWorld.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About ON THE BLUE:
ON THE BLUE–promoter for the Cruise to the Edge–is a leader in cruise charter innovation, having sailed over 100,000 passengers in that last 20 years. The principals of ON THE BLUE have deep roots in the music industry, having provided world-class cruise ship production management for celebrities and musical artists for over two decades. ON THE BLUE has run dozens of charter and large group programs for organizations, corporations, celebrities and artists throughout North America, and has played major roles in the development of ground-breaking theme cruise concepts. Past charters have included an array of Fortune 500 companies plus theme cruises featuring entertainers such as Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Journey, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Night Ranger, The Moody Blues, UFO, Queensryche, Tesla, Cinderella, Yes, Little River Band, UK, Steve Hackett, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake, O.A.R and many others. For more information, visit otblue.com