Soul Train was, in its heyday, the biggest dance show of its kind ever shown on television. For two decades, it showcased the baddest and best in soul, funk and disco music in a style never seen before or since. It’s demise was massively lamented, and a void was created that nothing has ever been able to fill.
Until now, that is.
Like the venerable Orient Express before it, Soul Train is being hauled back out of the sidings, buffed, shined and bejewelled, and sent out to sea. The journey takes the form of a fabulous, week long overkill of platinum chip soul, disco and funk outfits, showcased aboard Holland America Line’s spectacular Eurodam on a week long circuit of the Eastern Caribbean, sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale on February 23rd, 2014.
The ports of call alone are compelling enough, with a visit to chic, cosmopolitan St. Barts, a rare, overnight stay in funky, feisty St. Maarten, and a visit to Holland America’s private island of Half Moon Cay. Throw in the world class comforts of a stylish, sophisticated five star resort such as the Eurodam, and it’s a double winner.
But then, of course, there is the actual line up. If soul is your food, then this is the most fantastic, all you can eat buffet ever set afloat on the high seas. Here’s some of the roster of luminaries being specially shipped aboard to ensure that the Eurodam rocks, hustles and grooves until the break of day;
The Isley Brothers- Charlie Wilson-Roberta Flack-Jeffrey Osborne-The Commodores-Stephanie Mills-Peabo Bryson- Morris Day and the Time-The Manhattans- Maxi Priest-The Chi Lites-Honey Cone- Ray, Goodman and Brown-Peaches and Herb-DWB-Blue Magic-Cool V.
If this lot doesn’t get you out of your seat and back into sequins, flares and the Spanish Hustle, I suggest that you check your pulse. It’s quite possible that you might a;ready be dead. This fabulous combination of smooth grooves and decadent, five star funk and disco is a full ship charter, and definitely not for the shy and retiring.
Combining the comforts of a world class floating resort like the Eurodam with the colours, feel good vibe and sheer fun of the Caribbean is sweet enough, but adding such a hugely talented entertainment handle is something else again. The Soul Train brand of cruises is now established as firmly up and running, and features similar, funk fuelled fests to the magical Mexican Riviera in the fall.
It’s also worth noting that, while the bulk of the partiers will hail from the USA, a facility exists on line for international guests to book as well. For further details, check out the website at: http://www.soultraincruise.com
Get out there…