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2018 Soul Train Cruise Superstar Lineup Announced

Charlie Wilson

Back by popular demand, The Soul Train Cruise will bring along several of the biggest fan favorites who have performed on “The Hippest Trip at Sea” over the past five years when it sails in January 2018.  Charlie Wilson, Eddie Levert of The O’Jays  Jeffrey Osborne, The Whispers, The Spinners, Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr, and Howard Hewett will all deliver command performances, joined by cruise newcomers The Pointer Sisters, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Maxi Priest, Rose Royce, The Trammps featuring Earl Young and more.  The Soul Train Cruise will travel from Fort Lauderdale on January 27, 2018 through the Caribbean, with stops at St. Maarten, St. Croix and the private island of Half Moon Cay aboard the luxuriously appointed Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam before returning on February 3, 2018.

“I had such a great, great time on the Soul Train Cruise,” says Eddie Levert, who performed with The

Eddie Levert

O’Jays on the inaugural voyage in 2013.  “The special thing about the cruise is that the people onboard are really true fans. They know your music and they’ve been with you since Soul Train was on television.”   “They get a chance to be up close and personal with me on the cruise,” Charlie Wilson adds.  “We’re up on the deck, we’re up on the floors, we’re going to lunch and dinner…I’m obliging everyone for a photo or a hug or a little bit of a conversation, cause I don’t like to tell fans no.”  “As we approach our upcoming 2018 Soul Train Cruise, it continues to embody so much of what Soul Train itself stands for,” says Tony Cornelius, longtime producer of the iconic show. “It brings together, Love Peace & Soul like no one else.”

Guests aboard the 2018 Soul Train Cruise will experience 7 days of nonstop Love, Peace and Soul, spending their days and nights with the stars during more than 50 live performances and 25 celebrity interactive events.  The non-stop vacation of a lifetime includes Parties at the Pool, a Gospel Hour, All Access Pass LIVE TV interviews, cocktail receptions, Q&A sessions, dance classes with the original Soul Train Dancers, wine tasting, costume parties and so much more.

The Pointer Sisters

Cabin prices start at only $1,850 per person and include access to all of the major concerts, world-class gourmet meals, 24-hour room service and daily events.  Further information is available at or by calling 844-266-7685.

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