Lynyrd Skynyrd to Host Final Cruise
Lynyrd Skynyrd is scheduled to headline another cruise in 2011, but this will be the band's last "at least for a while," according to a report published today by USA Today.
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Billed as the " ultimate southern rock & rebel party on the open seas," the Simple Man Cruise has already sailed five successful annual excursions. Lynyrd Skynyrd not only plays a concert for fans onboard the ship's main deck, but also hosts a series of performances by other rock and roll acts. The line-up has not yet been announced for the next cruise, but past performers include 38 Special, Molly Hatchet, and The Outlaws.
The rock festival at sea will take place January 20th to 24th, on the Carnival Inspiration. The 4-day voyage sails out of Tampa and calls on Grand Cayman before returning to home.
When not enjoying the show, the Carnival Inspiration features plenty of other activities. Onboard, cruisers will find a 9-hole mini golf course, a resort-style pool, two dining rooms, a 24-hour pizza buffet. There is also a casino and a slew of bars, where cruisers can sit back and feel as though they're in sweet home, Alabama.
Prices start at $659 per person, based on double occupancy (plus taxes and fees). For more information visit www.simplemancruise.com.