Carib Lingo: Damian Marley’s reggae cruise offers something special
Misani | 9/19/2013, 2 p.m.
Have you been looking for a super special getaway package for next fall? Well, look no further. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Norwegian Cruise Lines have something very special for you. It’s the first annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, a one-of-a-kind, five-night musical voyage that will set sail from Miami to Jamaica in October 2014.
Live performances will be presented by Damian Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Julian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Jo Mersa Marley, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Black-Am-I and other artists. There will also be sound systems and DJ sets from David Rodigan, Stone Love, Renaissance, Mighty Crown and Gramps Morgan.
The state-of-the-art Norwegian Pearl ship will set sail on Oct. 20, 2014, from Miami and make stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica, before returning to its point of departure on Oct. 25, 2014.
The Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise is being hyped as “all that is reggae … all that is Jamaica.” The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) will play an essential role in disseminating information about the cruise.
“As the home of reggae, Jamaica is proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Jamrock Reggae Cruise. This is a wonderful opportunity for music lovers to get immersed in the rich history of Jamaican music. The JTB will be on board to promote the island’s diverse offerings, which are available for visitors to enjoy. The cruise will serve as an opportunity to whet the appetite of reggae music lovers to visit and explore the birthplace of reggae,” stated John Lynch, Jamaica’s director of tourism.
Tickets for the first annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise went on sale on Sept. 11. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com or call 1-800-248-7471.