Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Carnival Cruise Line Announces their Concert Series


Jennifer Hudson, Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, Martina McBride, Chicago, Jewel
And Many More Confirmed For 2014 Performances

MIAMI (January 22, 2014) – Turn up the volume live music fans! Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled a new entertainment offering to bring the best in live music to the seas. A first-of-its-kind experience in the cruise industry, the Carnival LIVE Concert Series offers Carnival guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard performance by a diverse roster of popular music artists while ships are docked at select ports of call.

Carnival has booked 49 performance dates for the 2014 concert series with the following artists:

  • 38 Special
  • Chicago
  • Daughtry
  • Foreigner
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jewel
  • Kansas
  • Lady Antebellum
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Martina McBride
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • REO Speedwagon
  • STYX
  • Trace Adkins

“Performing live is one of my favorite things,” said GRAMMY® Award-winner, Jennifer Hudson at an exclusive launch event for Carnival LIVE in New York City on January 22. “I’m excited to be part of this unique concert series that will allow me to interact with my fans in such an intimate and memorable setting.”

In addition to the Carnival LIVE Concert Series, Carnival is also enhancing its popular shipboard house bands. The bands will feature both male and female lead singers, a more choreographed, themed and diverse set list, and increased interaction with guests. Nine Carnival ships currently feature the new bands, with implementation across the full fleet over the course of this year.

“Onboard entertainment is an important part of the overall guest experience when cruising,” said Mark Tamis, senior vice president of guest operations for Carnival Cruise Lines. “With the Carnival LIVE Concert Series, our guests will enjoy an exclusive performance with one of their favorite artists for an extraordinary value. Combined with our enhanced house bands fleetwide, this is just another example of the many ways we are constantly looking to create even more fun and memorable moments for our guests.”

Tamis added, “The Carnival LIVE 2014 Concert Series is also a great tool for our travel agent partners, providing an additional feature at a great value that can be promoted when selling Carnival cruises.”
Beginning in April 2014, Carnival LIVE concerts will take place on board eight Carnival ships that call in the following ports: Cozumel, Mexico; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Catalina Island, California. Artists will join the ship while in port, perform in the main show lounge that evening, and debark following their show.

Tickets cost $20-40 each and a limited number of VIP tickets are also available for each show for $100-$150 each. The VIP experience includes an artist meet and greet, photo opportunity, seating in the first three rows and a commemorative laminated concert pass. All tickets can be purchased through Carnival’s online Shore Excursion System prior to sailing, or on board participating ships at the Shore Excursion Desk based on availability.

Consumers can visit www.carnival.com/CarnivalLive to view the full list of 2014 Carnival LIVE concert dates.  Call CruiseOne to book!  1-800-645-1481


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Hi Faithful Crafting Friends!

I am SO EXCITED about a new book that is coming out! My relative, Tiffany Pastor, has written a novel about human trafficking in America. “CHILDREN of the CITY” is an amazing story that spreads awareness inciting action.  She is giving 40% of profits right back into freedom fighting organizations, too!

>> I am so inspired by the vision of how this book can impact our country! JANUARY is National Human Trafficking Awareness month, and Tiffany just launched a indiegogo project on Jan. 12 to build momentum for the book. As we pre-order the book or donate it will expand the impact of the story sending it into cities we could not reach by ourselves.

Check out the website:

Watch the video then click on "Fund this Project Now" to be transferred to their indiegogo page.

You will be blown away by the powerful book trailer on the website. Please feel free to share this with others. I just had to send this your way. Freedom is coming!

Share with us your thoughts on the book trailer.  Persons leaving a comment will be entered to win a prize pack from Cruise & Crop.


For Freedom,
Gail & Cheri