It was announced today that Dave Matthews
& Friends will headline an intimate, exclusive concert in the Bahamas as part of a 3 day rock and roll cruise next February. The Dave Matthews & Friends Caribbean Cruise Getaway will set sail on February 3, 2006, on two elite Royal Caribbean cruise ships, the Sovereign of the Seas and the Majesty of the Seas, and will arrive at an undisclosed Private Island location where Dave Matthews & Friends will headline a live concert. On the open seas, fans will be entertained by such artists as Bob Weir
, G. Love and Special Sauce
, Toots and the Maytals
, North Mississippi Allstars
, Mike Doughty's Band
, and others. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
The ships sail from Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida and converge in the Atlantic to sail tandem to the Bahamas. The cruise schedule has been uniquely devised to integrate great live music with traditional sailing and island activities. From special television channels and movies, to twilight concerts on the outside pool decks to headliner concerts indoors, the 3 day adventure will be packed with music, parties and incredible cuisine.
Carrying fans and musicians together, the cruise begins with onboard live concerts which will go late into the evening. The ships dock in Nassau on February 4 for shopping, exploring, and island adventure before tenders ferry fans to a secret island for an evening performance by Dave Matthews & Friends in a secluded beach setting. An after-show Secret Island Party will close out the evening's activities before the late night tenders return passengers to their ships for more music, great cuisine and casino action on board.
Sailing overnight, the ships will dock on February 5 at Royal Caribbean's private island, CocoCay, where a variety of adventure and activities await the passengers. With nature trails and aquatic facilities, CocoCay offers activities for every taste, from parasailing to snorkeling all above a reef abundant with wildlife. The ships dock in their home ports on February 6.
Tickets go on sale at 2:00 p.m. EST on Monday, October 31. Cruise
reservations and accommodations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.