Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- Back by popular demand, one of today’s top young bluegrass artists, The Roys, will once again be sailing on the Country Music Cruise. The Roys immediately captured the hearts of fans onboard January’s ship with impeccable musicianship, a deep appreciation of the roots of Bluegrass, and a timeless family harmony sound and were quickly asked to return when the Country Music Cruise sails again in January 2015.
"The Roys were one of our very first acts to perform on the 2014 cruise and we immediately invited them back in 2015," says Senior Vice President Live Entertainment Mike Jason. "They helped open the cruise, performed to enthusiastic fans several times during the week and were a big part, along with Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, of our Gospel & Inspiration Hour."
"Being invited to play on the Country Music Cruise is so exciting. Our love of country music runs deep and getting to share our bluegrass and country roots is an honor,” Elaine Roy adds, "We are looking forward to playing music and playing in the sun."
The Roys were named the ICM Bluegrass Artist of the Year in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and won the Top Bluegrass Artist honor at the 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards. Their song, "I Wonder What God's Thinking," was a #1 Inspirational Country Single in 2012, they made their Grand Ole Opry debut last November, and have performed on countless national television shows. The Roys’ latest album, Gypsy Runaway Train, was released last summer and debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart as well as topped the "Most Played Albums" chart on SiriusXM in October 2013. Additional information on The Roys can be found at www.TheRoysOnline.com.
The Country Music Cruise will travel throughout the Caribbean from January 18-25, 2015 on the luxury Holland America ms Eurodam, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale and making stops in the picturesque ports of Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island Half Moon Cay.
The 2015 cruise will offer live performances, bring back some of the most popular onboard activities featured on last year’s inaugural sailing and add a wide array of new artist-based events. Select artists will make special appearances at the Gospel Hour, during songwriter workshops, guitar playing seminars, panel discussions, Q&A events, cooking exhibitions, CD listening parties, autograph sessions and many others. StarVista / Time Life and ECP will continue to partner with The Grand Ole Opry to create a series of exclusive events for cruise guests with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Every person aboard the Country Music Cruise receives tickets to each main stage concert, invitations to daily activities and gourmet meals, all included in the cabin price, starting at just $2,150 per person. To book a cabin, call toll-free to (855) 33COUNTRY (855-332-6868) or go to www.CountryMusicCruise.com.
Entertainment Cruise Holdings, LLC is a partnership between StarVista Entertainment/Time Life and Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC. Together they have produced the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, Celtic Thunder Cruise, Country Music Cruise, Soul Train Cruise and the upcoming luxury StarVista Signature Cruise series on Seabourn. StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is a division of Direct Holdings Global, a leading multi-channel marketer with a broad portfolio of products and services delivered with a commitment to excellence and integrity. StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is dedicated to producing the highest quality audio, video and live entertainment experiences to help people preserve memories and create new ones. Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC is the worldwide leader in the production of jazz cruises including The Jazz Cruise (since 2001), The Smooth Jazz Cruise (since 2004) and other specialty cruises such as the Playboy Jazz Cruise and the North Sea Jazz Cruise. More than 70,000 guests have sailed on an Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC jazz cruise.