CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2019
BIGGEST PROG LINE-UP IN HISTORY ANNOUNCED
PROG-ROCK’S ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT SEA
HOSTED BY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMERS, YES
SAILING FEBRUARY 4-9, 2019 ABOARD ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS
VISITING KEY WEST, FLORIDA AND COZUMEL, MEXICO
LINE-UP FEATURES 25-PLUS-PERFORMING LEGACY AND NEW PROGRESSIVE ARTISTS INCLUDING: STEVE HACKETT, MIKE PORTNOY, FISH, RIVERSIDE,
JORDAN RUDESS FROM DREAM THEATER, JOHN LODGE of the MOODY BLUES,
GAZPACHO, PENDRAGON, PFM, FROST, BRAND X, SOFT MACHINE, SPOCK’S BEARD, ENCHANT, AIRBAG, MAGIC PIE, BARAKA, ELECTRIC ASTURIAS, IO EARTH, IN CONTINUUM,
DISTRICT 97, DAVID CROSS BAND, MARBIN, UNIKUE plus ALAN HEWITT AND ONE NATION
MODERATED BY JON KIRKMAN
CRUISE GOES ON SALE TODAY (3/28)
Details for the sixth annual Cruise To The Edge — prog-rock’s premier festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons, YES — have been announced.
The 2019 Cruise To The Edge, Proggers of the Caribbean, progressive rock’s preeminent fan/artist experience, kicks off its public on sale beginning today (3/28). Cabins are available at CruiseToTheEdge.com, with prices beginning at $1,299 per person, double occupancy. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age.
Anchored by prog rock icons, YES, the event features some of the world’s greatest prog-rock musical artists. This magical 5-night cruise sails from Tampa, Florida next February 4-9th aboard Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Brilliance Of The Seas, visiting two ports of call: Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.
Joining YES will be Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy and newcomer Riverside, making their long-awaited debut aboard Cruise to the Edge in 2019. Finally, FISH, the respected former lead vocalist of the band Marillion, will be making a rare North American appearance and first on the cruise, performing selections from his old band along with solo material from his illustrious career.
The 2019 lineup will also feature several other iconic newcomers, including: Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater, Pendragon, Gazpacho, Brand X, Marbin, UniKuE, Magic Pie and Alan Hewitt’s One Nation. Other esteemed CTTE alumni confirmed to return include: PFM, Frost, Soft Machine, Spock’s Beard, Enchant, Airbag, Baraka, Electric Asturias, IO Earth, Dave Kerzner’s In Continuum, District 97, and the David Cross Band. Also, special guest and new Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Lodge of The Moody Blues will be making his encore appearance with his 10,000 Light Years Band, playing solo material and Moody Blues favorites. Finally, UK journalist and YES historian, Jon Kirkman, will emcee and moderate the cruise.
Beyond the sun, fun and exquisite dining, there will be Artist/Cruiser Photo Experiences, Q&A Sessions, Special Theme Nights and other events designed to optimize the Artist/Fan Experience. This year will once again feature the unparalleled 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 (guests are invited to play with a headline act), Artist’s Choice (featuring fans and Prog legends performing together), The Main Event (where guests can shine with fellow Late Night Live musicians), and Overtime Jam (where guests can choose a song to be featured in a late-night jam). For more info on the CTTE Late Night Live, please visit: ctte-grid.com.
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, CRUISE TO THE EDGE is truly the greatest prog rock show on earth and is a can’t-miss event for prog enthusiasts throughout the world.
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Founded in 1968 by the late Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES has 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. The band’s albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total during the band’s long and successful career that has so far spanned over 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 follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and SoundCloud.
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 the 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 info, visit OTBlue.com.