CRUISIN COUNTRY 6 SAILING FROM BRISBANE FOR FIRST TIME EVER
Off the back of incredible success in Tamworth, with featured artists Amber Lawrence, Luke O’Shea, Lyn Bowtell, Kristy Cox and Dean Perrett all taking home Golden Guitars, Australia’s leading music-themed charter company, Choose Your Cruise, has announced the much-anticipated return of their sell-out country music festival at sea.
In a company first, Cruisin Country 6, will set sail from Brisbane on November 13 – returning November 21st, 2016, for eight nights of the very best Australian country music has to offer aboard the luxurious Legend of the Seas.
Committed to showcasing Australia’s home-grown talent, Cruisin Country 6 gathers superstars from the Australian country music industry into one almighty ‘music festival at sea’. Passengers will join a who’s who of country music stars including:
2015 CMAA Golden Guitar Winners: Amber Lawrence [‘Female Artist of the Year’], Luke O’Shea [‘Male Artist of the Year’, ‘Heritage Song of the Year’ & ‘Album of the Year’], Dean Perrett [‘Bush Ballad of the Year’ & Vocal Collaboration of the Year], Lyn Bowtell [‘Best Alternative Album’]
and Kristy Cox [‘Bluegrass Recording of the Year]
Plus Beccy Cole, Melinda Schneider, Shane Nicholson, Felicity Urquhart, Drew McAlister, Simply Bushed, Travis Collins, Jasmine Rae and many more!
Cruisin Country 6 passengers leaving from Queensland’s capital city will be the first Choose Your Cruise customers to enjoy a fresh itinerary including new ports of call in Mare (Loyalty Islands) and Mystery Island (Vanuatu), as well as stopovers in the ever-popular Isle of Pines and Noumea (New Caledonia), quintessential ports for Cruisin Country.
With Cruisin Country 5 (October 9-17, 2015) nearing its fifth consecutive sell-out success with limited cabins still available, Cruisin Country offers both cruise enthusiasts and country music fans alike a truly immersive country music holiday experience, offering the best mix of luxury surrounds, first class dining, relaxation and non-stop entertainment; all while sailing the South Pacific.
“It makes sense all round to be launching our new-look Cruisin Country 6 from Brisbane with so much talent coming out of Queensland and surrounds. We’re confident that each year Cruisin Country sets sail we are building the brand to be one of the premier country music experiences of the year; holding its own against any other festival in Australia.” Said Mick Manov, CEO of Choose Your Cruise.
Queensland’s own country music legend Adam Brand is excited to be headlining the music festival at sea in his inaugural appearance. “A bunch of the biggest country music fans in Australia, almost 40 great performers and a luxury cruise ship for eight nights of adventure – bring it on, I can’t wait to get on board,” he said.
Australia’s favourite country music singer-songwriter sweetheart and Golden Guitar winner, Amber Lawrence, is over-the-moon to be included in the line-up once-again. “With a whole new ship, itinerary and line-up, joining previous crowd pleasers and some of my own all-time favourite artists, this Cruisin Country 6, is set to be the best ever,” she said.
In keeping with the inclusive nature of country music, Cruisin Country 6 also offers passengers a chance to sing their hearts out at the open mic sessions; develop their talents at song writing and guitar workshops; even to strut their stuff in the professionally organised dance lessons and events.
The magnificent vessel, Legend of the Seas* is the brand new host for this scintillating cruise. The ship has six outstanding entertainment venues which will host Australia’s best country music talent over the unprecedented eight night cruise.
Cruise holidays continue to capture the interest of the Australian public more than any other nation with an industry rise of over 20% per annum for 11+ years. Current trends predict this year more than one million Australians will choose cruising, many of them opting for bespoke holidays that cater to their personal tastes, such as those created by Australia’s top cruising company, Choose Your Cruise.
*On board Legend of the Seas, passengers can rest up and recuperate at the VitalitySM Spa, or retreat to the glass-canopied Solarium adults-only pool. For the adventurous there is even a rock climbing wall and the Casino Royale®, plus bars and lounges to relax in when not getting down to the music or visiting the new line-up of countries.
Prices start at $2,556.00 per person, twin share