Classic country music and some of its most distinctive voices will take center stage when the Grand Ole Opry sails the Caribbean with its Classic Country Cruise Feb. 8 – 14, 2009. Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry star Mel Tillis is set to entertain during the cruise alongside fellow Opry stars John Conlee and Jeannie Seely plus country favorites T.G. Sheppard and Mandy Barnett.
Classic country fans will experience private shows by the artists performing their own hits in addition to all-time country classics throughout the week. Additional musical fun onboard will include classic country karaoke with celebrity judges, screenings of classic country television performances, an exclusive cocktail party, and a classic country storytelling session in which the entertainers on board answer fan questions and share their favorite stories from their collective years in the music business. A full casino, deck activities, dancing, first-run movies, and gourmet dining also are included.
Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, passengers aboard Carnival’s Freedom will visit three ports of call: Key West, FL; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Grand Cayman.
Prices for the Grand Ole Opry cruise begin at $899 per person based on double occupancy. For more information on each artist on the cruise, cruise blogs, and more, visit oprycruise.com. To book a cruise, contact Corporate Travel Service Inc. at (866) 653-OPRY (6779).
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. Opry performances are held in Nashville, TN every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 16.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. A uniquely American experience for more than 80 years, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Grand Ole Opry Weekend, airs on more than 200 country radio stations across the country and on the Armed Forces Radio Network, and Opry Live airs each weekend on Great American Country (GAC). The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels. For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com