Cruise to the Edge (CTTE), the world’s greatest progressive rock experience, has announced the final artist lineup for its seventh annual voyage, this May 2nd-7th. Featuring performances from over 35 artists over two music-filled days at sea, the five-night exclusive cruise charter is sailing out of Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas® and visiting two ports: The Private Isle of Labadee and Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Jakko Jakszyk, Wishbone Ash, The Zappa Band, Klone, Nektar, Jane Getter Premonition, and Alan Hewitt & One Nation join CTTE 2022’s previously announced all-star lineup that includes: Marillion, Alan Parsons, Transatlantic, Al Di Meola, Riverside, SAGA, Al Stewart, The Flower Kings, Adrian Belew, Martin Barre, Haken, Pain Of Salvation, Protocol, McStine & Minnemann, Moon Safari, Lifesigns, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Le Orme, Dave Cureton, District 97, Stu Hamm, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Dave Kerzner, Alex Machacek, McBroom Sisters, Fernando Perdomo, Adam Holzman, Gabriel, Marbin, Ben Woods, Brook Hansen, and Late Night Live. Official cruise hosts Jon Kirkman and Roie Avin will be moderating Q&A’s and activities.
Beyond the sun, fun, and exquisite dining there will be artist/cruiser photo experiences, Q&A sessions, special theme nights, and other events designed to optimize the artist/fan experience. This year’s cruise will once again feature the unparalleled CTTE Late Night Live, where fans can sign up to showcase their own musical talents in four different performance scenarios: Late Night Live Pro Jam (guests are invited to play with a headline act), Artist’s Choice (featuring fans and prog legends performing together), The Main Event (where guests can shine with fellow Late Night Live musicians), and Overtime Jam (where guests can choose a song to be featured in a late-night jam).
Cruisers will get to experience the newly amped up Mariner of the Seas®, providing more ways to play, delicious new dining concepts, and a few surprises to thrill even the boldest cruisers. Spanning the length of Deck 5 and offering quick access to all performance venues, as well as a hot spot for cruisers to connect, the Royal Promenade features restaurants, coffee bars, and shopping. Other activities aboard the ship include boogie boarding or surfing the waves at the FlowRider® surf simulator, challenging yourself on the rock-climbing wall, soaking in one of the many hot tubs and pools, or pampering yourself in the world-class Vitality℠ Spa. New attractions to the ship include: Sky Pad® (a bungee trampoline experience that launches you sky high for gravity-defying fun combined with virtual reality headsets), The Perfect Storm℠ waterslides (plunge down three stories of twisting, turning thrills on these dual high-speed race slides until you hit the bottom), Laser Tag (grab a blaster, choose a side and gear up for a stellar glow-in-the-dark time in this bots versus aliens battle for the last planet), and the Escape Room (team up with fellow cruisers to find hidden clues and crack secret codes in your quest to rescue a time-traveling scientist).