Justin Hayward Leads ‘On the Blue’ Cruise 2019
Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward will be the musical host of a new classic rock cruise scheduled for 2019.
He’ll be joined by the Zombies, Dave Mason, Steve Hackett, Alan Parsons, Procol Harum and others for On the Blue, which takes place Feb. 10-15 next year aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas. You can see the current lineup below. More acts will be announced later.
Organizers for On the Blue – who are also responsible for many other similar seagoing events – said that Hayward will build his sets from his solo songs as well as his five decades with the Moody Blues. "Attendees can expect some familiar faces from Hayward’s Moodies past to join him onstage, along with a variety of classic rock legends,” they noted.
The ship, which features two large music venues, will have undergone a $100 million renovation by the time the festival takes place. Destinations during the journey include Nassau, the Bahamas and the private island of Labadee.
“Cruisers will get to experience the new Mariner of the Seas, providing more ways to play, delicious new dining concepts and a few surprises to thrill even the boldest cruisers,” organizers said. "This is going to be a ‘wow’ ship with some of the finest music and events featuring some of the greats in classic rock.”
Tickets go on sale at OnTheBlueCruise.com on March 14 at 1PM ET, with cabin prices starting at $1,099 per person.
The Moody Blues will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.
On the Blue Cruise 2019
The Orchestra featuring former members of ELO
The Young Dubliners
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