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Artist Spotlight

Katrina Brings the Sunshine to The 80s Cruise

Every year on The 80s Cruise, one or two artists manage to exceed even the wildest of expectations and deliver breathtaking performances that leave guests clamoring for more. In 2018, that was Katrina, ex Katrina & The Waves. I remember her performance in a jam-packed lounge atop the Celebrity Summit that spring. Katrina stormed the stage with her tight-as-a-drum backup band blasting out the opening [Read More]

Q&A with Loverboy’s Paul Dean & Doug Johnson

THE 80s CRUISE: What are you most looking forward to on The 80s Cruise? PAUL: Hanging out with the fans from all over the world, hearing the other bands perform, and, of course, ROCKIN OUT to our own songs! DOUG: Getting to meet the other artists and hanging out with the fans.   THE 80s CRUISE: We will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the start of the [Read More]

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]