The 2015 Cruise to the Edge – the annual Yes fan cruise and ultimate prog rock experience announced the addition of Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse Band and Haken to its artist lineup today as well as an all-star tribute and musical farewell to Yes bassist and founding member Chris Squire, led by Portnoy.
The third annual five-day, four-night cruise will feature multiple stages of progressive rock music from the iconic and GRAMMY-winning rock band Yes, special guest Marillion and 25-plus previously announced bands including Anathema, Allan Holdsworth; Three Friends; PFM; Saga; Martin Barre, Caravan; Spocks Beard; Nektar; Änglagimage002.pngrd; Lifesigns; IO Earth; Airbag; Casey McPherson; Messenger; Dave Kerzner; Moon Safari; Barracuda Triangle; Jolly; Enchant; Thank You Scientist; Steve Rothery; Bad Dreams; and AHEPJ.
Besides the great musical performances, prog-rock music fans will get a chance to participate in special events and activities, including: “Storytellers” style concerts featuring behind-the-scenes stories from select bands, showcasing their writing/recording style and process, band history; Prog Panel Q&A Sessions; Meet & Greets; Bon Voyage Sail-Away Concert and more. In addition, Multiple Performance Stages throughout the ship will keep the action going into the wee hours with a surprise or two along the way. Finally, cruise attendees will be able to enjoy the ship’s 13 bars and lounges, various eateries, casino, spa, fitness center, basketball and volleyball court, bowling alley and more.
Cruise to the Edge on the NCL Pearl sets sail November 15th through 19th. A special pre-cruise event will take place November 14 at Magic City Casino in Miami, featuring IPA beer tasting, artist meet and greets and performances by Martin Barre of Jethro Tull, Three Friends and Lifesigns, as well as an after-hours “Electric Prog Jam,” where passengers become the stars, playing instruments to selected prog rock songs.
Details of available payment plans are listed here.