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Carnival and Jazz Cruises Elvis Cruise


Need a break from your hectic schedule of business travel and meetings? What better way to get away than with The King on a Caribbean Cruise. Carnival Cruise Lines and Jazz Cruises, LLC have partnered to offer “The Elvis Cruise,” the first “authentic,
fully licensed specialty cruise that celebrates the music and life of the legendary Elvis Presley.” HeHe! The four-day cruise is scheduled to depart from Jacksonville, FL, on August 30, 2007. The ship will visits ports in Freeport and Nassau, in the Bahamas.

The one-of-a-kind voyage will be hosted by Jerry Schilling, longtime friend and confidant of the late Elvis Presley, and author of the book, Me and a Guy Named Elvis. Is he from Tupelo? Entertainment during the cruise will include live shows from artists who performed with Elvis and have been recognized for continuing his musical legacy, including the TCB Band, the Jordanaires, the
Imperials, the Dempseys, Ronnie McDowell, Terry Mike Jeffrey & Band, Ruby Wilson and others.

“The Elvis Cruise” will celebrate the various phases of Elvis’ musical life and career and include tributes to Elvis’ performances in Memphis, Hawaii and Vegas, his dedication to Gospel and his gold hits. A number of themed events also will be featured, including an Elvis tribute contest, open to all guests, which will award $10,000 in prize money. Other activities will range from autograph and Q&A sessions with the musicians and hosts, to the Elvis Cruise T-Shirt Party, Elvis-themed bingo and more. Elvis bingo?!

The Carnival “Fun Ship” Celebration features a plethora of lounges, bars and nightspots, along with a health and fitness center, Wi-Fi Internet access, cellular phone service, and three pools. The 1,486-passenger vessel also contains three restaurants, including two elegant main dining rooms with extensive menus and wine lists, and a poolside eatery offering a wide variety of cuisine, in addition to 24-hour pizza and self-serve ice cream/frozen yogurt. Mmmm, ice cream. A sushi bar and complimentary
24-hour stateroom service are also available.

Jazz Cruises is currently accepting reservations for the upcoming “Elvis Cruise” aboard Carnival’s Celebration. Prices begin at $750 per person based on double occupancy and include all “Elvis Cruise” activities. That’s pretty steep for the Bahamas.

If you love The King, call Jazz Cruises at (800) 704-3034 or visit