Kenny Rogers, Randy Owen, and More to Headline the 2016 Country Music Cruise
The annual Country Music Cruise has released its line-up and is open for booking. Hosted by the the Grand Ole Opry, the 2016 voyage will take place from January 16th-23rd this year. Here's who made the roster this year: Kenny Rogers, Randy Owen of Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mel Tillis, Kathy Mattea, B.J. Thomas, The Bellamy Brothers, Johnny Lee, Jamie O'Neal, and more. Ccruise-goers can expect all of the concerts, meet-and-greets, line dancing, and destination visits that the trip is known for, as well as a new "Opry morning at sea" featuring musicians performing Opry style (with no further explanation as to what that means, one can only assume it's going to be "grand").
The ship—Holland America's m/s Westerdam—will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will make stops in Key West, Ocho Rios in Jamaica, and Grand Caymen. Pro tip: the Grand Ole Opry directs customers to mention the code "Opry" when booking for special savings and an invite to an on-bard Opry-only cocktail party. Prices start at $2,700 for a standard room and crawl to $8,000 for a penthouse suite. For more information on reserving your spot, visit the cruise's website.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.