Cruise News — September 5, 2014 – Music Stars Booked for Fantastic Voyage

Cruise News — September 5, 2014

Music Stars Booked for Fantastic Voyage

Earth Wind & Fire, R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, TLC, and LL Cool J will be among those performing on an upcoming Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage benefit cruise.

The superstar lineup, billed as “The Ultimate Party with a Purpose,” will take place on Carnival Breeze, embarking from Miami on April 11, 2015. Proceeds support historical black colleges and universities (HBCUs), of which Carnival Corp. is a proud sponsor. For more information, visit



  • French line Compagnie Du Ponant is dropping the CD and becoming just Ponant. The name Ponant is shorter and easier to remember, officials noted. Ponant is also the name of the company’s first ship, a three-masted sailing vessel…
  • If you are cruising to St. Barts this fall you might want to arrive on shore hungry. The 1st Taste of St. Barth Gourmet Festival will run October 31 through November 3, and feature special menus by visiting chefs. Chef Patron of the festival is much-acclaimed superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten….
  • Holland America Line has something to crow about – Statendam and Westerdam achieved perfect scores of 100 on recent CDC health inspections….
  • Mark Fosselman of Diamond Head, Mississippi, just set what’s believed to be a record in the 42-year history of Carnival Cruise Lines, doing 33 back-to-back cruises, 270 days total, on Carnival Elation out of New Orleans. He said the feat was in honor of his late wife.

Elation B2B (33 cruises)
— Fran Golden





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Photo credits: Fantastic Voyage – Rance Elgin; Mark Fosselman – Carnival Cruise Lines.




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