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We’ve Turned Loverboy Loose for an Encore

Everybody remembers their first Loverboy song. Maybe it was “Turn Me Loose” off the band’s debut album. Their curtain-raising single, it became a Top 20 hit in their homeland of Canada. Or maybe your tune was “Queen of the Broken Hearts” – their first MTV video extravaganza and a certain showstopper when they play it again on The 80s Cruise in March. But I’m betting [Read More]

Decades Later, Patty Smyth Still an ‘80s Warrior

By Steve Spears When Patty Smyth & Scandal step on board the Explorer of the Seas next March for the 2020 voyage of The 80s Cruise, the singer/songwriter will be bringing along a career full of hits that surpasses our beloved decade. “Goodbye To You” and “The Warrior” will be the heart-pounding, foot-stomping anthems that cruise guests will jump to their feet to savor, but [Read More]

Knee Deep in the Hoopla: Starship’s Legacy on The 80s Cruise

By Steve Spears Casting a net for memories from the first-ever 80s Cruise back in 2016, so many images and moments spring to mind. Spying Huey Lewis making a beeline for the ship among the surprised boarding masses on Embarkation Day in Fort Lauderdale. The gasp of guests as they first stepped onto the Holland America Eurodam and spotted all the 80s decor already fully [Read More]

Living The Glamorous Life

Sheila E. Brings Prince-Kissed Classics & More to The 80s Cruise By Steve Spears   It’s nearly impossible to think of the ’80s without Sheila E. The famed percussionist was everywhere during our beloved decade – from singing background on Prince records, to co-starring in the big-screen rap classic “Krush Groove,” to her own solo career and the career-defining song, “The Glamorous Life.” With her [Read More]

Five Things You May Not Know About Kenny Loggins

By Steve Spears When you think of Kenny Loggins, what comes to mind first? That he’s the “king of movie soundtracks” or is it his ever-present beard? How about his pre-solo work with Jim Messina? Truth is that while Kenny’s music formed the backbone of the ’80s sound, his music truly spans decades and through different genres. He has consistently reinvented himself since the days [Read More]