Malt Shop Memories Cruise sails again in 2024

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The Malt Shop Memories Cruise sailed Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 from Fort Lauderdale to Aruba and Curacao, aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Produced by StarVista LIVE, the sold out music cruise featured daily concerts and interactive activities with cruisers and the artists including Paul Anka, The Temptations, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Jay & The Americans, The Lettermen, Al Jardine (of the Beach Boys), Darlene Love, Jay Siegel’s Tokens and Peter Asher. Additional performers onboard were Dennis Tufano (the original voice of the Buckinghams), The Vogues, The Skyliners, The Contours, The Elegants, The Reflections, Linda Gail Lewis (sister of Jerry Lee Lewis), Bobby Wilson (son of Jackie Wilson), The Bronx Wanderers, Al “Lil Fats” Jackson, Sounds of the Street and numerous tribute artists.

The 2024 sailing

The 2024 Malt Shop Cruise sails Oct. 27 – Nov. 3 from Fort Lauderdale to St. Maarten and Tortola and is now on sale and the lineup includes The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Chubby Checker, The Rascals, Darlene Love, The Duprees, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters with Jeff Hall, The Flamingos, The Coasters, Jan & Dean’s Beach Party starring Dean Torrence, The Doo Wop Project, Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Frankie Pizarro (former lead singer of The Platters), Johnny Farina, Bobby Wilson, Sounds of the Street, Hal Bruce, Vinnie Medugno, Elvis tribute artists and many more.

Save money on your cabin reservation and use the promo code “Happenings.” This cruise sells out each year.
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Here are some 2023 cruise photos by Jamie Kuser:

The Everly Set
Linda Gail Lewis (sister of Jerry Lee Lewis)
Sounds of the Street
Little Anthony
Darlene Love
Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams)
The Vogues
Jay Siegel’s Tokens
The Temptations
George Trullinger and Tim Stamper
Peter Asher
cruise host Jason Venner
Elvis tribute artists Dwight Icenhower, Matt Cage, Taylor Rodriguez and Jay Zanier
The Reflections
The Contours
Bobby Wilson
Al Jardine, co-founder of The Beach Boys
The Chiclettes

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